IKO Joins Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Association

The Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Association (PIMA) has announced that IKO has joined the association effective Jan. 1, 2018.

“With its understanding about the impact of insulation on building performance and the strength of its advocacy on behalf of its members, PIMA is a resource to the polyiso industry,” says Derek Fee, spokesman for IKO North America operations. “IKO values the power that comes from collaboration and we look forward to a mutually beneficial relationship.”

Founded in 1951, IKO first manufactured building paper and added a shingle plant in 1959. IKO entered the U.S. marketplace in 1979 and has expanded its presence by building new plants across North America. IKO has production plants for industrial roofing membranes, liquid waterproofing products and polyisocyanurate (ISO/PIR) insulation on both sides of the Atlantic. IKO has more than 3,500 employees and more than 25 manufacturing plants in Canada, the U.S., England, Belgium, Holland, France and Slovakia. The company ships roofing products to 96 countries around the globe.

“As an association of manufacturers committed to promoting and improving polyiso products, we benefit when we unite behind common goals. IKO participation in PIMA will strengthen our role as the voice for the North American polyiso industry,” says Justin Koscher, president of PIMA. “Our joint efforts help members keep pace with advancements in policy and technical discussions, and our combined strength gives visibility to the performance of polyiso products for the entire building envelope.”

Other polyiso manufacturing members of PIMA include Atlas Roofing Corp.; Carlisle Construction Materials; Firestone Building Products; GAF; Johns Manville; Rmax and Soprema.

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