Is There Innovation In The Contracting Business?

4 Technologies Drive Up The Energy Job Market

Employment in the “energy” industry is on the rise, according to the second annual National Energy Employment Report issued by the Department of Energy (DOE) in January. In fact, 6.4 million Americans now work in energy, adding more than 300,000 net new jobs in 2016, which is 14% of the nation’s overall job growth. “This report verifies the dynamic role that our energy technologies and infrastructure play in a 21st century economy,” said David Foster, DOE senior advisor on industrial and economic policy.

The report also showed that the energy efficiency sector had the largest increase in jobs, adding 133,000 jobs in 2016 for a total of 2.2 million people. The job outlook remains bright as well. According to the report, the energy efficiency sector is predicting hiring rates of 9% in 2017, or 198,000 new hires. According to the report, much of this energy efficiency job growth can be attributed to advances in four major technology areas:

  1. Efficient appliances
  2. HVAC
  3. Advanced Building Materials
  4. Lighting

We see the Spray Foam Hybrid as a spray technology that will fit nicely into two of these categories, that being HVAC and Advanced Building Materials. We believe that this new portable spray foam machine will transcend between both the low pressure spray and high pressure spray foam industry. Recently, I will able to give our Elevator Pitch to a room full of 400+ people who were there to listen to new business ideas.  Could the Spray Foam Hybrid fit into the Spray Foam Sweet Spot? Time will certainly tell, won’t it?

Portable Spray Foam Components

What makes for a great spray machine

If you are looking for a small, portable spray foam system for your business, you know that this is a very difficult proposition. Why? There are a lot of reasons for this challenge, but probably the biggest one is that most commercial spray foam equipment is designed to be used for large volume projects. If you want to spray an entire house and you need to do it fast and as affordably as possible, then a large spray foam rig is the way to go. Of course, with that performance comes a high price. Most new spray foam rigs start at $40,000 and can run all the way up to $100,000+.

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So if that isn’t what you are looking for, then hopefully this Free Report will help you in your discovery process. Before we go into a discussion about the individual components, let’s see what category of user that you fit into. Normally, you will fit into one of four areas of spray foam application so where do you currently find yourself on this list?

  1. You have your own small project and you want to do it yourself, but you don’t have any mechanical skills.
  2. You have your own projects that you want to do and you have mechanical skills or support.
  3. You are a commercial contractor who wants to add portable spray foam to your business, but you have never worked with two component polyurethane chemistry.
  4. You are a commercial contractor that currently works in the spray foam industry and you want to expand your business so that you can take advantage of smaller projects.

So now that you have identified which type of business category that you currently find yourself engaged in, understand that this Free Report relates mostly to those in Categories #2, #3 and #4. If you are in Category #1 and are looking to do a project for yourself, you will need to do additional homework on this subject or just look for a company that can provide some outside assistance.