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. In recent years, updated building codes like the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) administered by the International Code Council require a building to have a tighter envelope and more insulation. Insulation is evaluated based on how effectively it traps heat or R-Value, and builders and consumers are demanding products that are higher in R-Value. Because of this, insulation is becoming a key part of energy efficiency retrofits and new construction. 

This is good news for an industry with a large manufacturing presence in the United States and the ability to serve both domestic and export markets with various insulation product choices. The supply chain, which is very short and consists of mainly chemical inputs, is also, for the most part, domestically sourced.

Fiberglass insulation is a popular product choice among professional and DIY installers and is used in a variety of applications. Despite some concerns over health issues, further discussed in this website's "Minimize Harmful Chemicals" section, foamed plastic is gaining popularity in residential settings given its high R-value. Insulation manufacturers offer a wide range of insulation materials beyond these two major materials, like cellulose, polystyrene, or mineral wool. Many common materials have health concerns due to chemical components. As a result, some manufacturers are developing advanced materials like aerogels or non-toxic products like natural fibers or mycelium.

Company Location
Firestone Building Products Company Salt Lake City, Utah
Firestone Building Products Company DeForest, Wisconsin
Flint Hills Resources Peru, Illinois
Flint Hills Resources Wichita, Kansas
FMI-EPS, LLC Jerome, Idaho
FMI-EPS, LLC Post Falls, Idaho
Foam Laminates of Vermont Starksboro, Vermont
Foam Supplies Inc. Earth City, Missouri
Foam Supplies Inc. Lewisville, Texas
FOAM-TECH North Thetford, Vermont
Foametix Cartersville, Georgia
Future Building of America Company Farrell, Pennsylvania
Gaco Western Nashville, Tennessee
Gaco Western Waukesha, Wisconsin
GAF Cedar City, Utah
GAF Parsippany, New Jersey
GAF Statesboro, Georgia
GAF Gainesville, Texas
GAF Cedar City, Utah
GAF Burgaw, North Carolina
GAF Cleveland, Ohio
GAF Wind Gap, Pennsylvania
General Coatings Manufacturing Corporation Fresno, California
Geocel Products Group Elkhart, Indiana
Glavel Inc. Burlington, Vermont
Glavel Inc. Essex, Vermont
Good Shepherd Wool Fernandina Beach, Florida
Great Lakes Solutions El Dorado, Arkansas
Great Lakes Solutions El Dorado, Arkansas
Great Lakes Solutions Magnolia, Arkansas
Great Lakes Solutions Middlebury, Connecticut
GreenFiber Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
H.B. Fuller Saint Paul, Minnesota
H.B. Fuller Roseville, California
H.B. Fuller Morris Plains, Illinois
H.B. Fuller Grand Rapids, Michigan
H.B. Fuller Fridley, Minnesota
H.B. Fuller Blue Ash, Ohio
H.B. Fuller Mesquite, Texas
H.B. Fuller Vancouver, Washington
Hamilton Manufacturing Inc. Twin Falls, Idaho
Harbor Foam Grandville, Michigan
Harsco Metals & Minerals Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
Harsco Metals & Minerals Gary, Indiana
Havelock Wool LLC San Francisco, California
Havelock Wool LLC Sparks, Nevada
Havelock Wool LLC San Francisco, California
Henkel Corporation Rocky Hill, Connecticut
Henry Company LaGrange, Ohio
Henry Company Garland, Texas