• July 5, 2016
    A Well-Oiled Machine: Uline Targets Efficiency and Performance to Exceed Expectations
    Completed in January of 2016, Uline's new 1,000,000 sf facility known as W2 is a state-of-the-art distribution center that is the best organized of all of Uline’s facilities.  Since building on past experience is key to efficiency in so many ways, W2 is largely a duplicate of its predecessor W1...
  • April 26, 2016
    Memories to Last a Lifetime
    Nearly 50 years since it was built, the Kansas State University Memorial Stadium was overdue for revitalization. On both the east and west side of the stadium an interesting challenge was faced during early design discussions: what to do with the concrete risers above the revitalized...
  • April 5, 2016
    ACH Geofoam Protects a Warehouse in Wisconsin from the Earth and the Sky
    How to cost-efffectively nestle a building into a hillside was a problem facing Peter Sherrer, owner of PSG, a Wisconsin based firm specializing in real estate and construction.  The building in questions was a new 55,000 squre foot office and distribution center for Wisconsin Vision Associated of Burlington.  Early design investigations into different structural engineering systems suggested the possibility of using Foam-Control® EPS Geofoam.
  • February 29, 2016
    Inspired by Nature
    Dynamic in its ability to be precisely shaped, light-weight enough to be safety suspended above the public, and large enough to accomplish the life-like scale of mega animals cost effectively – sculptor Stephen Kesler’s medium of choice for marine replicas at the Living Planet Acquarium in Draper, Utah is expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam, manufactured just a few miles from his studio by ACH Foam Technologies. 
  • January 19, 2016
    Home Grown Success
    Cost, quality, and long-term performance were key variables of material selection for the Badger State Fruit Processing plant expansion.  Foam-Control PLUS+ architectural EPS insulation provided all three key elements.  Unlike other roof insulations, the R-Value of EPS remains the same over time.  The NRCA recently released an updated recommendation for designers to use R-5 per inch of thickness in all climate conditions for polyiso insulation when evaluating actual in-service R-values.
  • January 15, 2016
    Grant Program Expands EPS Recycling to Curbside

    Generally in the past, the bulk of EPS foam recycling efforts have focused on industrial sectors where distributors and vendors recycle large volumes of material collected from protective packaging from products like refrigerators or TVs. The FRC grants will target entities that manage residential curbside and drop-off recycling programs.

  • September 11, 2015
    Newly-Designed Universal Wine Shippers
    There are many aspects of producing wine that require near-constant attention to achieve the product consistency.  Now, thanks to recent packaging improvements that high-end product consistency is easily extended beyond the vineyard, through the distribution process and right to the retailer or consumer’s front door.
  • September 8, 2015
    A Dynamic Roof-Top Renovation Supported By Geofoam Brightens the Day
    The idea of a gorgeous rooftop tenant recreation and lounge area would appeal to most, however few outside of the design and construction industry appreciate the immense challenge of adding this type of space on top of a 60-year-old roof.  On the Prudential roof deck renovation, two types of Geofoam were used. 
  • August 18, 2015
    Using EPS Geofoam Forms Opens a World of Possibilities for Concrete Construction
    On the construction of the Cheyenne South Valley Connector project, innovation came in the form of an unusual application of ACH Foam Technologies’ Foam-Control EPS Geofoam.  Geofoam was used to create the form work required to shape the bridge’s three concrete piers.
  • April 2, 2015
    ACH Foam Technologies’ EPS Geofoam Supports Structures Beyond Roadway Projects
    Denver, CO - ACH Technologies’ Foam-Control EPS Geofoam is best known for its use on roadway and embankment projects. An engineered lightweight material made of expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam with
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