Denver, Colorado - ACH Foam Technologies is to expand its R-Control SIPs (structural insulated panels) manufacturing operation into its McCarran, Nevada facility. The Denver, Colorado-based foamer said this move will allow it "to better serve western US customers, specifically those in Nevada and Northern California."
ACH notes that in February this year SIPs were tested and approved by NTA Inc., a third-party laboratory, for use in seismic construction. This will make use of SIPS in construction "even more appealing to customers in the western US and seismic areas," the company said.
Noting ACH's excitement about being able to offer faster, more cost-effective shipping to customers in the western US, Frank Kiesecker, senior VP of sales & marketing, added, "Our McCarran plant is our most state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, ready to accommodate ACH Foam's R-Control SIPs operation."
Also, Kiesecker said, with "the recent approval of R-Control SIPs for seismic zones D, E & F, ACH Foam Technologies is poised to deliver the best possible customer service to the western seismic region."
The company says that R-Control SIPs offer environmental and cost benefits. They are 50 - 70 percent more energy-efficient than conventional stick framing with fibreglass insulation. They also save 30 - 40 percent in labour costs. Waste at the jobsite is significantly reduced because SIPs are custom manufactured to meet specific project needs.
ACH said its SIPs are also specified for use in LEED-certified projects. LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) is a certification programme for green building.