Demilec Launches Spanish-Language Spray Foam Applicator Training Program
To Combat Construction Industry’s Skilled Worker Shortage
Attendees become Demilec-certified spray foam installers upon completion
of three-day training program
July 19, 2017 - Demilec, one of the largest manufacturers of spray applied polyurethane
foam in North America, has launched a Spanish-language Spray Foam Applicator
training program at its headquarters in Arlington, Texas, in an effort
to combat the construction industry’s critical shortage of skilled
workers and to support its contractors in an increasingly diverse employment
market. The three-day training sessions, which take place monthly, cover
spray foam safety guidelines, building science and code issues, dispensing
equipment and application techniques for all Demilec spray foam systems.
“Training and technical assistance are some of the most important
services that we can provide to support our contractors to help them run
and grow their businesses. With the construction industry’s shortage
of skilled workers, trained spray foam applicators are desperately needed.
With these Spanish training classes, we aim to expand the talent pool
of skilled workers,” said Vince Kerr, Technical Representative at Demilec.
As part of the hands-on training program, each attendee troubleshoots the
equipment and “pulls the trigger” in Demilec’s University
Spray Lab. Upon completion, attendees are certified by Demilec to apply
the company’s spray foam insulation products.
“The share of builders reporting either some or a serious shortage
has skyrocketed from a low of 21 percent in 2012, to 46 percent in 2014,
52 percent in 2015, and now 56 percent in 2016," said Paul Emrath,
economist for the National Association of Homebuilders, in the organization’s
most recent annual national workforce survey.
Additionally, media reports call the shortage of skilled workers particularly
troublesome in Dallas-Fort Worth, which is experiencing an unprecedented
population and construction boom and has a significant Spanish-speaking
Demilec has been recognized as an industry leader in using innovative technology
and advanced science to create a line of open-cell and closed-cell spray
foam insulation and coatings for more than 33 years. Demilec focuses on
meeting market demands for more energy-efficient products and serves a
range of industries, including industrial, residential, commercial, agricultural,
original equipment manufacturer, education, water, oil & gas, energy,
military and civil. For more information, visit
To learn more about Demilec’s training initiatives, visit http://www.demilec.com/Contractors/Applicator-Training.aspx