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Volume 1 | Summer 2013

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Newsline 14 Plymouth Foam Sculpting Contest This past December, Plymouth Foam instituted the first ever EPS Foam Sculpting Competition. The event took place at the WinterFest in Milwaukee, WI; a seasonal family-friendly festival and carnival. Plymouth Foam organized the event in conjunction with Allan Haas and Don Berg, who have promoted sculpting events for 20 years and recently began using EPS as a medium for indoor events. During a tour of Plymouth Foam's molding facility with CEO Dave Bolland, they were inspired when they saw large billets of EPS foam rolling down the conveyor belt, and realized they would be an interesting artistic medium. This led to the foundation of EPS 3D Art International, the company through which they promote EPS sculpting competitions in tandem with Plymouth Foam. Six professional sculptors submitted entries, which they crafted from 3 ft. by 6 ft. blocks of EPS donated by Plymouth Foam. The artists were instructed to produce sculptures based on a wintertime theme. A check for $1,000 was presented to Scott Andrews, the winner of the competition, for his submission titled "Jack Frost." Many other amateur submissions carved from 14" cube blocks (also provided by Plymouth Foam) were received from high schools and colleges around Milwaukee. The winner from the amateur category was presented a check for $250. Several of the amateur submissions were displayed at the 2013 EPS EXPO in Cincinnati, OH. n EPS-IA Member Companies ACH Foam Technologies ADLAM Films LLC AFM Corporation Airlite Plastics Co./Fox Blocks APTCO, LLC Aqua-Pak Styro Containers Ltd. Armstrong Brands, Inc. Atlas EPS, A Division of Atlas Roofing BASF Corporation Beaver Plastics Ltd. BuildBlock Building Systems, LLC Cellofoam North America, Inc. Concrete Block Insulating Systems, Inc. DiversiFoam Products Drew Foam Companies, Inc. Evergreen Chemicals USA, Inc. Flint Hills Resources, LP FMI-EPS, LLC Foam Equipment & Consulting Co. Foam Fabricators, Inc. Fransyl LTD Georgia Foam Inc./ Mid-Atlantic Foam Groupe Isolofoam HIRSCH Americas, LTD Houston Foam Plastics Huaxinxing Mould Co., Ltd Huntington Foam LLC InSoFast, LLC Insulation Corporation of America Insulation Technology, Inc. Insulfoam LLC KBM ApS Kurtz ERSA Lanxess Corporation Le Groupe LegerLite, Inc. Lifoam Industries Logix ICF Ltd. Mansonville Plastics(BC)Ltd./First Choice Manufacturing MODIX Corporation Nexkemia Petrochemicals Inc. Northwest Foam Products NOVA Chemicals, Inc. Nudura Corporation OPCO, Inc. Plasti-Fab Ltd. Plymouth Foam Inc. Polar Industries, Inc. Polyfoam Corporation Polyform Inc. Polymos Inc. Progressive Foam Technologies, Inc. ProWall Building Products Quad-Lock RAPAC, LP RecycleTech Corp. Riemschneider Recycling & Plastics, Inc. Sebright Products, Inc. Shelter Enterprises, Inc. Solid Green Systems Sonoco Protective Solutions Takashima U.S.A., Inc. TEC Associates Therma Foam, LP Thermal Foams, Inc. Truefoam Limited Versa-Tech, Inc. Zimmermann Management Solutions, LLC Published by EPS Industry Alliance | ©EPS-IA 2013

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