Help Wanted. The Looming Skilled Worker Shortage.
It’s been coming on for a while. Today our industry sees a workforce of HVAC, mechanical contractors and insulation contractors that typically skews middle-aged or older. Many younger workers have chosen paths other than joining the skilled trades for almost two decades. The times are changing and we need to pass along knowledge to the next generation of workers now. See how industries have been tackling the issue head on.
Armacell is Watching this Important Global Megatrend: Urbanization
Globally more people live in cities than in rural areas, and that trend is set to continue. Read more to find out how Armacell is paying attention to these trends.
Protecting Ductwork and Cold Water Piping From Mold
There are more than 100,000 known species of mold. Mold spores are everywhere, indoors and outdoors, on our clothes, in our building materials, and in the air we breathe. We can’t avoid them, but we can minimize their potential for growth in our buildings. And we should. Mold is a common allergen; it exacerbates asthma, and can cause respiratory problems. It can also have far reaching legal consequences for owners and others in the construction industry.
Armacell Announces New ArmaFlex® Shield: Tough Enough for the Job
Armacell’s newest addition to the ArmaFlex family is a continuous coil pipe insulation with a strong protective coating for challenging applications. This latest innovation is a moisture- and UV-resistant insulation solution with a durable protective coating specially designed for line set and HVAC/R applications. It is a low-maintenance alternative to unprotected insulation or adding a separate jacket on the jobsite.