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Progressive Foam Celebrates 20 Year Anniversary
April 30, 2012
Beach City, Ohio- Progressive Foam Technologies, Inc. today announced it is celebrating its 20th anniversary as an innovative manufacturer of siding insulation products. Progressive Foam was founded in April of 1992 and has grown from a handful of people to more than 100 employees with $22 million in annual sales. Located in Beach City, Ohio, the company is dedicated to providing innovative siding insulation systems to make homes comfortable and energy-efficient.
Co-founder and President Patrick Culpepper began Progressive Foam by borrowing $200,000 from two friends on a handshake. The first facility was a small pole building located just south of New Philadelphia, Ohio, where they manufactured insulation for use behind vinyl siding. Twenty years later, Progressive Foam now operates out of an 111,000 square foot facility on 10 acres in Beach City, Ohio, and has its products installed on over 650,000 homes in the United States and Canada. The company recently expanded its product offerings to include siding insulation for use behind any type of siding material, including fiber cement, composite wood, steel, brick and cultured stone.
Culpepper attributes the lasting success of Progressive Foam to the dedication of its employees. “It’s all about the people you put in the building. If you employ good people, and provide the environment and tools that they need, good things will happen.” This combination has proved successful for Progressive Foam, made evident by the fact that the majority of their employees have been with the company for five years or more.
Culpepper adds that continual improvement is another cornerstone for Progressive Foam. “As a company committed to product innovation, we are proud to say that we currently hold 13 U.S. and Canadian patents, five of which have issued in the last 12 months, and have six patents pending for future products.” Some of these future products are currently being manufactured at their Beach City facility for release later this year.
About Progressive Foam
Progressive Foam Technologies, Inc., headquartered in Beach City, Ohio, is a siding insulation company dedicated to providing innovative products that make homes comfortable and energy efficient. They manufacture siding insulation from expanded polystyrene foam (EPS), which serves as a thermal bridge reducer while increasing energy efficiency, reducing air infiltration and providing moisture management. For more information, visit www.progressivefoam.com.
For more information, contact:
Lauren Higl, Marketing Manager