Sector: Insulation

Market Overview: This section focuses on insulation products, which is the material that most professionals rely on to help reduce energy costs and make a building more energy efficient.

New building construction and energy efficiency retrofits of existing buildings are on the rise. The 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) created tougher building codes that are requiring a building to have a tighter envelope and ducts and more insulation. Because of this, insulation demand is expected to rise in the U.S. 7.0 percent annually to $10.4 billion in 2019.

This is good news for an industry that has a large manufacturing presence in the United States and the ability to serve both domestic and export markets with a variety of insulation product choices. The U.S. export market for insulation grew over 7 percent between 2010 and 2013 and is projected at $1.3 billion in 2017 with Canada and Mexico receiving the vast majority of those exports.

Fiberglass insulation carried almost half of the market demand in 2014 and is a common product choice among professional and DIY installers. Foamed plastic insulation came in second in market share to fiberglass and is expected to grow into a $4.6 billion market by 2019. Despite some concerns over health issues, foamed plastic is gaining popularity in residential settings given its high R-value and the need for compliance with the 2012 conservation codes.

The supply chain, which is pretty minimal for insulation products, is also for the most part domestically sourced.

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Company Location
Owens Corning Elroy, Arizona
Owens Corning Kansas City, Kansas
Owens Corning Tallmadge, Ohio
Owens Corning Santa Clara, California
Owens Corning Delmar, New York
Owens Corning Duncan, South Carolina
Pacific Allied Products Ltd. Kapolei, Hawaii
Pittsburgh Corning Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh Corning Sedalia, Missouri
Pittsburgh Corning Fresno, Texas
Plasti-Fab Blissfield Blissfield, Michigan
Plasti-Fab Lebanon Lebanon, Ohio
Plasti-Fab Minnesota Lester Prairie, Minnesota
Plymouth Foam Inc. Gnadenhutten, Ohio
Plymouth Foam Inc. Plymouth, Wisconsin
Plymouth Foam Inc. Becker, Minnesota
Polar Industries Inc. Prospect, Connecticut
Polymaster Inc. Knoxville, Tennessee
Powerfoam Insulation Midlothian, Texas
Premium Spray Products Catersville, Georgia
Prowall Building Products Casa Grande, Arizona
Prowall Building Products Phoenix, Arizona
Prowall Building Products Oxnard, California
Quadrant Spray Foam Insulation McKinney, Texas
Reflectix Inc. Markleville, Indiana
Resisto Gulfport, Mississippi
Resisto Wadsworth, Ohio
RHH Foam Systems New Berlin, Wisconsin
Rhino Linings Corporation San Diego, California
Rhino Linings Corporation Carrollton, Texas
Rmax Operating LLC Fernley, Nevada
Rmax Operating LLC Greer, South Carolina
Rmax Operating LLC Dallas, Texas
Rock Wool Manufacturing Company Leeds, Alabama
Roxul Inc. Byhalia, Mississippi
Rubicon Inc. Geismar, Louisiana
Searles Valley Minerals Overland Park, Kansas
Searles Valley Minerals Trona, California
Shelter Enterprises Inc. Cohoes, New York
Styrotech Inc. Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
SWD Urethane Mesa, Arizona
TAP Pest Control Insulation Lula, Georgia
Tascon Industries Houston, Texas
Therma Foam LLC Hillsboro, Texas
Thermafiber Inc. Wabash, Indiana
Thermal Corporation of America Mt Pleasant, Iowa
Thermal Foams Buffalo, New York
Thermal Foams Cicero, New York
Thermo-Kool of Alaska Wasilla, Alaska
Thermoguard Insulation Company Spokane, Washington