Polyguard Products is pleased to announce settlement of the false advertising litigation “Polyguard Products, Inc. v. I.S.E.L., LLC”, in United State District Court of the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division, Civil Action No. 3:17-cv-03218-M. The settlement can be viewed as a victory for end users because the parties have agreed to claim only those anti-corrosion properties which are backed up by test results and to make those test results available to end users on their websites. “ISEL won’t be able to claim anti-corrosion properties without actually conducting and publishing the test results” said Shawn Eastham, President of Polyguard. “As we have asserted all along, both the ISEL and their private label products are not the same as the RG-2400 and can’t match our performance or successful track record. We believe the potential environmental, safety, and lost productivity caused by Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI) should require a rigorous evaluation process for CUI coatings”.
To: All Polyguard Mechanical Division Customers
Date: March 11, 2019
Subject: Changing Pallet Configuration
Over the next 60 to 90 days, we will be transitioning to new pallet configurations for our Mechanical Division Alumaguard, Insulrap and Zero Perm roll products. Roll products that currently ship as 36 roll pallets will be reduced to 30-roll pallets. Pre-paid freight requirements currently set at 2 pallets of 36 rolls (72 rolls) will now be 2 pallets of 30 rolls (60 rolls). Alumaguard All-Weather which currently ships as one pallet of 36 rolls prepaid will now ship as a 30-roll pallet pre-paid.
We're making these changes for two primary reasons: safety in stacking pallets in racks and better protection of the boxes to minimize damage in shipping.
Attached to this letter are photos of new pallet configurations for Insulrap 50 and Alumaguard All-Weather, as examples. You'll note that we will no longer put rows of rolls perpendicular to the previous row. Our box supplier indicated to us that rolls should be stacked and parallel to each other to maximize box strength. Reducing rolls per pallet to 30 significantly reduces the weight of the pallet; allows us to use a slightly smaller pallet; makes the pallets easier and safer to handle and stack in racks; and minimizes damage during transit.
We ask for your help in this transition. We currently have stock levels on our floor of various products in 36 roll pallets. We will no longer make any product for stock in a 36-roll pallet, but it will take us some time to work through the 36-roll pallets we have in inventory. It's unlikely we will be shipping any 30-roll pallets before the middle of April, but we would ask for your patience. Please continue to order based on 36-roll pallets until Customer Service alerts you that 36-roll pallets are no longer available. We apologize in advance if you need to change your PO at that time but once a product is converted to 30 roll pallets, it will be permanent.
At Polyguard, we continue to strive to offer high quality, innovative products and world-class customer service. That includes how we package our products and safety in handling our products both in our plant and your warehouse. We hope you see this change as a positive.
Polyguard has announced the promotion of Karen Zambrano to Associate Engineering Specialist for the Mechanical Division. Karen’s primary responsibilities will be supporting Polyguard’s specification effort targeting the engineering community; attending job installations; assisting customers with technical inquires; and introducing Mechanical products throughout the Southern Region and other strategic opportunities in North America.
This new position will help support the growth Polyguard’s Mechanical Division has enjoyed over the last five years.
Karen joined Polyguard in 2016 working as Executive Assistant for the CEO and President. In her time at Polyguard, Karen has shown an ability to master new skills and a willingness to tackle unfamiliar tasks to achieve personal growth and help the company. Karen is most recognized for taking the initiative to learn different aspects of the manufacturing business while completing a wide-range of corporate, manufacturing and sales tasks.
Karen has both a BAAS degree from the College of Science & Engineering and Master of Science in Management degree from the College of Business at Texas A&M University-Commerce.
Karen will be working under both Co-Division Managers Nate Brink and Tony Garone. Tony stated that “Karen’s strong interpersonal skills, ability to adapt to changes, being a team player and helpful attitude made her a perfect candidate for us.” The Mechanical Division specializes in anti-corrosion, vapor barriers, weatherproofing jackets and insulation products for different mechanical systems in various industries.
Founded in 1953, Polyguard Products specializes in products which protect surfaces and structures from moisture, water, or other undesired substances. Polyguard is an industry leader in the production self-adhesive protective coatings for engineering and construction. Polyguard is also a 100% employee-owned ESOP with 25 consecutive years of sales growth.
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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact JC Cody at 214-515-5000 or email at Jcody@polyguard.com.
ENNIS, TX – Polyguard Products Inc. announced this week that 2017 marked its 25th consecutive year of top line sales growth for the company.
“This streak rivals any that I know in the business world,” President Shawn Eastham said. “This is a credit to our diversity, the quality of our manufacturing practices and, most importantly, the employee owners who take so much pride in the work they do every day.”
Polyguard’s streak began in 1992 and has withstood the financial ups and downs of the various markets Polyguard serves, including several nationwide recessions. The leadership in place at Polyguard credits this to several factors that make Polyguard a unique company, highlighted in the company tagline: Employee Owned. Innovation Based. Expect More.
“Employee owners, historically, take a greater sense of pride in what they do, more responsibility for the overall health of the company, and there’s a system of checks and balances that keeps everyone working for the good of the entire company,” CEO John Muncaster, who has been the head of the company since the mid-1980s.
As a result of these increased sales, Polyguard more than doubled its manufacturing capabilities by moving the majority of its manufacturing facility to Corsicana, Texas to keep up with demand.
Founded in 1953, Polyguard Products specializes in products which protect surfaces and structures from moisture, water, or other undesired substances. Polyguard is an industry leader in the production of self-adhesive protective coatings for engineering and construction.
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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Tre Bischof at 214-515-5000 or email at Tbischof@polyguardproducts.com.
Effective September 1, 2017, Tony Garone and Nate Brink have been named co-division managers for the Mechanical Division of Polyguard Products, Inc.
After 30 years in the industry, Patrick Dunn, who has served as Vice President of the Mechanical Products since 1998, has decided to retire. He will remain with Polyguard during 14-month Phased Management Succession ending in October of 2018 and will serve as a technical consultant beginning in late 2018.
“Tony and Nate have done an excellent job during their time with Polyguard’s Mechanical Division and we look forward to continuing the success and expansion we enjoyed during Patrick’s time leading the division,” President Shawn Eastham said. “Patrick has been a valuable member of our team and is a major reason why we’ve enjoyed 24 consecutive years of sales growth.”
Tony Garone has been with Polyguard since 2009 and has over 35 years of industry experience. Tony will manage the administrative aspects of the division.
Nate Brink has been with Polyguard since 2010 and has 15 years of industry experience. Nate will take over sales/technical management responsibilities.
Founded in 1953, Polyguard Products specializes in products which protect surfaces and structures from moisture, water, or other undesired substances. Polyguard is an industry leader in the production self-adhesive protective coatings for engineering and construction. Polyguard is also a 100% employee-owned ESOP with 24 consecutive years of sales growth. [read more…]
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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Tre Bischof at 214-515-5000 or email at Tbischof@polyguard.com.
Polyguard PolyPhen® Insulation as featured at IEEE GlobalSpec – Engineering 360 Direct:
Phenolic Insulation – A Wise Choice For Chilled Water Piping
Chilled Water Systems: The Basics
Cool water is circulated to an electric chiller that lowers water temperature to around 45ºF or less. The chilled water is pumped to an air handling unit, where it captures ambient heat and disperses cool air. Large commercial and industrial systems may feature chillers weighing several hundred tons and a vast network of piping. By equipping each room with its own air handler, each area of a large building can be precisely cooled using a single chilled water system.
What is Phenolic Insulation?
Phenolic insulation for use in chilled water applications is produced in large buns. These buns are cut by insulation fabricators using automated computer profiling saws into pipe insulation sections to meet the required R value for a given project. Phenolic foam is a predominantly closed-cell material. Pairing closed-cell phenolic insulation with a good vapor barrier can result in a permeability rating of nearly 0.0, an ideal target for applications like chilled water where condensation is a concern.
Making Sense of Insulation Materials
The end result of these characteristics determine if a product is ideally suited to chilled pipe insulation. But every chilled water system varies, so when selecting insulation, a range of materials should be considered.
The chart above shows the balance between a material’s thermal resistance value (R=1/k, where k=thermal conductivity) and vapor permeability. High thermal resistance and low vapor permeability is desirable.
Click here for more information: http://globalspecdirect.com/view_online.asp?1439116&f5876ba6cd438c7e&18
ENNIS, TX – The National Center for Employee Ownership announced Polyguard Products Inc. was the winner of its inaugural video contest earlier this month at its annual conference in Denver. The purpose of the video contest, open to all Employee Stock Ownership Plan companies throughout the nation, was to highlight the benefits of employee ownership and focus on the culture behind what makes those companies so unique.
“We’re proud of our culture of employee ownership and it’s great to be recognized by our peers as a first-rate ESOP Company,” said President Shawn Eastham, who was in attendance for the announcement. “We pride ourselves in hiring the best of the best, and this further exemplifies the talent level of our employee owners.”
Polyguard employee owners Cecilio Acosta and Emily Abrams were the directors on this year’s video project which can be found on YouTube by searching Polyguard as well as on the www.polyguard.com website.
Founded in 1953, Polyguard Products specializes in products which protect surfaces and structures from moisture, water, or other undesired substances. Polyguard is an industry leader in the production self-adhesive protective coatings for engineering and construction. Polyguard is also a 100% employee-owned ESOP with 24 consecutive years of sales growth.
The NCEO is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit membership and research organization with over 3,000 members that was founded in 1981 to provide most objective and reliable information possible on employee ownership.
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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Tre Bischof at 214-515-5000 or email at Tbischof@polyguard.com. [Read more...]
16 March 2017 – “Expansion Against Headwings” | World Pipelines
Polyguard has purchased a new facility in the town of Corsicana, Texas that more than doubles the manufacturing capabilities.
The global oil and gas industry is currently experiencing leaner times due to depressed pricing. In spite of this challenging macro-economic environment, Polyguard Products Inc. has announced that at the end of its most recent fiscal year it has completed 24 years of unbroken sales expansion. This means since 1992 total sales have always exceeded the prior year’s sales. To accommodate this growth, Polyguard purchased a new facility in the town of Corsicana, Texas (close to the existing facilities in Ennis, Texas) that more than doubles the manufacturing capabilities. This facility will open in the middle of 2017 and represents a significant capital investment.
ENNIS, TX – Polyguard Products Inc. announced that 2016 will mark its 24th consecutive year of top line sales growth for the company.
“Polyguard’s 24-year string of top line sales growth increases was certainly not a goal,” CEO John Muncaster said. “It started in 1992, and at that point Polyguard was just trying to survive the early 1990s recession and the fire which has destroyed our plant, lab, and offices two years before.”
“We don’t know of any firm who can match this 24-year string of consecutive sales growth. As to ‘why’, the answer is clear to us. Polyguard’s tagline is ‘innovation based…. employee owned…. expect more’. Our constant stream of innovative products, and our ‘above and beyond’ employee owners, are the reasons for the constant growth.”
Muncaster said Polyguard is looking forward to hitting a landmark by increasing sales yet again in 2017.
“A string of increases in sales growth may not have been a Polyguard goal in 1992, but it is a goal in 2017, because a 2017 increase will give us a full quarter century of consecutive sales growth.”
Founded in 1953, Polyguard Products specializes in products which protect surfaces and structures from moisture, water, or other undesired substances. Polyguard is an industry leader in the production of self-adhesive protective coatings for engineering and construction. [Read More…]
MECHANICAL PRODUCTS PRICE INCREASE EFFECTIVE 1-1-17
Polyguard’s Mechanical Division sent a letter in mid November announcing a price increase scheduled to go into effect on 1/1/2017 to include the following products; all increases will be 5%.
- Alumaguard Family
- Insulrap Family
- ZeroPerm & ZeroPerm Tapes
- Some Assorted Accessories
Increases will be included in work-in-progress projects which were bid with escalation.
We appreciate your support of Polyguard Products and look forward to continued success in 2017.