Houston, Texas - Fire retardant developer Flame Seal Products Inc. has reported a strong upturn in sales following a moderate first quarter due to the winter slow down in construction, leading to reduced demand for spray foam insulation .
First quarter sales revenues were $311 858, which the company said was low considering its extensive marketing efforts during the last quarter of 2011. Flame Seal added that the anticipated beginning of the building season that typically occurs in late March to early April did not at first show up in Flame Seal's sales numbers.
However, Flame Seal said it increased the intensity of its marketing efforts and by mid April sales began to climb. Flame Seal claims that in late April - early May it began receiving a massive increase in phone calls and emails with purchase orders, bid requests, and proposals for negotiations on very large projects, including government and military.
The Houston, Texas-based company said purchase orders for May totalled over $260 000. The first week of June is already indicating an even greater upward trend, Flame Seal said in a 6 June news release.
"It seems a combination of good fortune, and reward for a long, hard-fought battle, has resulted in widespread acceptance of our product for thermal barrier use on foam insulation," said president Michael Kiser. "We are now faced with a 'good' problem... having to catch up with sales orders. This we are accomplishing by stocking up on raw materials that have longer lead times, and negotiating new supply agreements."