Armacell Announces the Winners of the 2017 ArmaFlex Photo Contest
Three winners chosen among entries from around the world!
Chapel Hill, NC January 11, 2017. – Armacell, a leader in the flexible foam insulation market, announced the top winners of its first annual ArmaFlex Photo Contest. The competition encouraged insulation contractors around the globe to send in photos of their best ArmaFlex installations.
The contest, which was launched in August 2017, sought to recognize insulation contractors who are skilled craftsmen at their trade. More than 40 entries were submitted over four months. The top honors went to:
- First Place: Jan Baarspul of Jan Baarspul Isolatie in the Netherlands
- Second Place: Dominick Landi of Florida Coastal Services in Fort Lauderdale, FL
- Third Place: Donald Mokma of Precision Insulation in Sacramento, CA
Judging took place in December in front of a committee of ArmaFlex application specialists and trainers along with members of Armacell’s Marketing team. Together the team has over 70 years of insulation expertise. The entries were judged on:
- Interesting application or job
- Skillfulness of installation techniques
- Artistic angle or composition of the photo
- Creative depiction of ArmaFlex tube, sheet or roll insulation materials
“We know insulation contractors who install ArmaFlex insulation take pride in their work,” says Joanna Beckman, Marketing Communications Manager-Americas at Armacell. “It takes quite a bit of skill to install the product and when done properly the finished equipment looks great as well as being thermally protected. We thought a photo contest would be an interesting way for installers in the field to show off their workmanship.”
The winners received $500, $200 and $100 USD respectively. The winning photographs will be promoted on the Armacell North American website as well as at the AHR Expo in Chicago January 22-24, 2018.
Armacell will announce the dates of the 2018 Photo Contest in the coming months. See the winning photos and other entries at http://www.armacell.us/news/
As the inventors of flexible foam for equipment insulation and a leading provider of engineered foams, Armacell develops innovative and safe thermal, acoustic and mechanical solutions that create sustainable value for its customers. Armacell´s products significantly contribute to global energy efficiency making a difference around the world every day. With 3,000 employees and 25 production plants in 16 countries, the company operates two main businesses and generated net sales of approx. EUR 560 million and adjusted EBITDA of approx. EUR 100 million in 2016. The Advanced Insulation business focuses on insulation materials for technical equipment. The Engineered Foams business develops high-performance foams that are used in high-tech and lightweight applications. For more information, please visit: http://corporate.armacell.com/.
Armacell LLC is headquartered in Chapel Hill, NC and operates six manufacturing facilities in the US and one in Canada. For more info visit: www.armacell.us.
First Place: Jan Baarspul of Jan Baarspul Isolatie in the Netherlands. Insulation shown on a chilled water system.
Second Place: Dominick Landi of Florida Coastal Services in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Insulation on a yacht’s AC closed loop chilled water system.
Third Place: Donald Mokma of Precision Insulation in Sacramento, CA. Insulation on large chilled water pipes and equipment for a new chiller plant at a hospital in Fresno, CA.
Download the press release here.