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Chip Holton Named NCFI Polyurethanes President. Former Dir. of Ops Says “Shift” New Word for 2015 and Beyond

MOUNT AIRY, NC—NCFI Polyurethanes, and its parent company, Barnhardt Manufacturing Co. (BMC), today announced the Board of Directors has named Chip Holton as the company’s president effective January 1, 2015. Holton joined NCFI as Dir. of Operations in 2012, and brings with him an extensive, and impressive, operational leadership background. Holton, 50, holds an engineering […]

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Steve Riddle Retires as President of NCFI Polyurethanes

Led NC Company to Global Success, Pioneered US Foam Markets, Ran with Bulls in Spain, Conquered Highest Points in Eastern States, Five Marathons and Counting MOUNT AIRY, NC—The board of Barnhardt Manufacturing Co. (BMC), parent company of NCFI Polyurethanes, announced today the retirement of NCFI president, Steve Riddle. Riddle, 66, became the foam company’s fourth […]

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Successful Mission for US Foam Company, NCFI Polyurethanes, and NASA with Orion Spacecraft Test Flight

MOUNT AIRY, NC—NCFI Polyurethane’s 30-year partnership with NASA was re-launched Dec. 5, 2014 with the space agency’s first successful post-Space Shuttle launch of the Orion spacecraft. NCFI’s spray polyurethane foam insulation (SPF) is used on the second stage liquid fuel tanks of all NASA spacecraft. “NASA and the United Launch Alliance (ULA—the Boeing and Lockheed […]

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VA Company Uses NCFI’s TerraThane Geo-Tech Foam System to Save Parking Lot, Time, and Money for NC Municipality

MOUNT AIRY, NC—Concrete Jack, Inc. of Williamsburg, VA, a company specializing in concrete leveling and foundation repair along the Eastern Seaboard and the South, used TerraThane Geotechnical Foam system to help save the parking lot of a Wake Forest, NC auto repair business. “Parking lots are notorious for sinking from failed storm water structures,” says […]

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US Foam Company, NCFI Polyurethanes® Turns Fifty. Founders Included Chemist from Manhattan Project, Pioneer of Urethanes, and Charlotte-Based Cotton Company

MOUNT AIRY, NC—NCFI Polyurethanes, an international manufacturer of rigid and flexible polyurethane foams turns 50 this year. The Mount Airy-based company got its start in 1964 as North Carolina Foam Industries through a partnership between Dr. Harris W. “Ace” Bradley, who had worked on the Manhattan Project during WWII and with Dupont in discovering and […]

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