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Industry News: RL Adams Plastics introduces the new Home Barrier System

RL Adams Plastics introduces the new Home Barrier System….the Builder & Remodeler’s Choice for house wrap alternative.

 

PC 2000 New Construction

 

Recently Eco Homes in Indiana used the new POLYCORE 2000 Home Barrier fanfold in lieu of standard house wrap, and the results were pleasing not only to the home owners eyes but also labor savings realized by the contractor. This new approach offers less cumbersome installation typical of 9’ house wrap rolls and eliminates the need for a subcontractor associated with the installation and purchase of house wrap on a job site. The additional benefits range from offering an R-value and creates an air/water gasket performance at penetration, as well as around windows and doors during installation. Please visit the RL Adams Home Barrier System tech sheet for more details, and see what the future holds for exterior home barrier systems.

 

R.L. Adams Plastics Inc. Rewarded for Energy-Efficiency

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R.L. Adams Plastics Inc. Receives $63,000 Rebate

 for Energy-Efficient Company Expansion

WYOMING, Mich., June 12, 2015 – A family owned Wyoming manufacturer is saving energy and money with improvements to its expanded warehouse, resulting in an energy efficiency incentive payment of more than $63,000 from Consumers Energy.

Karl Adams, general manager of R.L. Adams Plastics Inc., received a ceremonial $63,272  rebate check this week from Consumers Energy during a presentation at the company’s new 100,000-square-foot warehouse, part of its complex at 5955 Cross Roads Commerce Parkway.

 

“Using energy-efficient building materials and processes, our new warehouse will save us tens of thousands of dollars in energy costs annually,” Karl Adams said. “It has been great working with Consumers Energy to achieve these savings.”

R.L. Adams Plastics, Inc produces state of the art foam products for retail, distribution, and professional sales channels.  Its three main industries include food service, building products and arts and crafts.

“Helping companies like R.L. Adams Plastics save money while growing their business is our Promise to Michigan, and we’re pleased they have been an active participant in the energy efficiency program,” said Teri

 

VanSumeren, Consumers Energy director of energy efficiency solutions. “Using less electricity helps customers save money, promotes economic development and allows Consumers Energy to fulfill our Promise to Michigan.”

Consumers Energy’s energy efficiency programs have helped Michigan homes and businesses save more than $855 million since 2009.

 

Consumers Energy, Michigan’s largest utility, is the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy (NYSE: CMS), providing natural gas and electricity to 6.6 million of the state’s 10 million residents in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.

 

 Media Contacts: Roger Morgenstern, 616-530-4364 or Brian Wheeler, 517-788-2394

 

The Bucket Test: XPS vs EPS Fanfold

Below is the second video in our polystyrene fanfold education series. This video illustrates the benefits of using extruded polystyrene (XPS) over expanded polystyrene (EPS). We invite you to try the simple test on your own as the effects of water on each product may be difficult to see in this video. Remember- water permeation can turn into mold.

 

Fanfold Comparisons with RL Adams Plastics, Inc.

Below is an educational video for homeowners, contractors, and buyers to properly understand the characteristics of the various polystyrene fanfold offerings available in the marketplace. We provide the facts, and you make the decisions! Curt VanDyke is our Director of Product Development and Building Products.

 

Industry Announcement

R.L. Adams Plastics, Inc. and The Dow Chemical Company is pleased to announce our newest product offering, POLYCORE 5000. This new product will offer several advantages in the residing and new residential markets.

POLYCORE 5000 is our first 1/2″ product offering and comes in a 1/2″ x 4′ x 24′ bundle faced on both sides with a special polyethylene blend film. Designed to be the equivalent of three 4′ x 8′ sheets, one bundle can easily be carried over the shoulder by a contractor. Comparing this to the task of carrying one cumbersome 4′ x 8′ sheet illustrates the convenience and efficiency POLYCORE 5000 will provide.

This product does not contain fire retardants and is not targeted for use in the commericial side of the industry. We expect contractors will find many benefits for using POLYCORE 5000 for their residing and new residential projects. POLYCORE 5000 is available in Dow blue or POLYCORE beige colored foam.

Orders are now being accepted.

Did You Know?

Did you know that our Black Readi-Board works great with chalk? Try it out! It can be an inexpensive way of adding flare to any project or keeping your kids busy for hours.

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RLAP Scores “Excellent” in GMP Audit

On December 1, 2011 RL Adams Plastics participated in its annual ASI Food Safety Audit and received a rating of 96.53% and a mark of “Excellent.” This year was Adams’ third year participating in the audit and they received an “Excellent” rating all three years.

RL Adams’ rating of excellence recognizes that their facility was found in an audit by ASI Food Safety Consultants to have a high level of food safety, exemplified by excellence in conditions and in programs for food safety management. The ASI Food Safety certification lasts a full year.

Building Products Industry Announces New Program

R.L. Adams Plastics, Inc. in partnership with The Dow Chemical Company is pleased to announce we are now offering direct access to Dow underlayment brands. R.L. Adams Plastics, Inc. will be the exclusive and direct source for your underlayment product needs, providing direct sales, service, and order management. Along with this direct sourcing change, we are implementing an improved product quality and value pricing strategy effective February 2012. R.L. Adams Plastics, Inc. is committed to growing our underlayment business and continuing to uphold the integrity of the Dow brand name. We look forward to servicing your needs.

For questions, product literature, and rep agency contact information please contact:

 

Curtis VanDyke

Director of Product Development and Building Products

cvandyke@goadams.com

616-261-4400 Phone

 

 

RL Adams Scores “Excellence” Four Consecutive Years

On December 6th, 2012 RL Adams Plastics, Inc. participated in ASI’s Food Safety audit. For the fourth consecutive year RLAP scored a rating of “Excellence”, maintaining their astounding cleanliness and professionalism in the workplace.

ASI Food Safety Consultants recognized RLAP’s facilities to have a high level of food safety, exemplified by excellence in conditions and in programs for food safety management.  This was RLAP’s fourth year participating in the facility audit.

Readi-Board Art Project

RL Adams Plastics partnered with Walker Charter Academy for their end of the school year art project. RL Adams Plastics donated a variety of foam boards from their Readi-Board line to Ms. Turnbull’s class at Walker Charter Academy of Walker, Michigan to be crafted, painted, decorated, and sculpted. The project was centered on an artistic display of emotions. Judging by the outcome of the students’ work, the project was a great success. RL Adams Plastics thanks Ms. Turnbull and her students for their work.