Barrier Technology

30 April 2009

New market opportunites in Canada

Last week, Barrier's President and CEO, Michael Huddy traveled to Alberta, Canada to meet with our Canadian wholesaler, Okaply, local code officials, members of the fire department, Structural Insulated Panel manufacturers, and residential building material suppliers.

Starting May 1, 2009, Alberta's building and fire codes are changing, which is creating significant opportunity for products like Blazeguard Fire-Rated Sheathing. One change taking place is the requirement for implementing fire protection techniques and materials used during the construction phase to protect adjacent buildings from catching fire.

Another viable market opportunity is for the interior wall of structural insulated panels. Mike Huddy and Clint Van Berkel of Okaply visted eGreen, a potential client who constructed a sample interior wall using Blazeguard. They were very pleased with the result.

Clint Van Berkel with Okaply looking at a sample of Blazeguard Fire-Rated Sheathing.

The white, Blazeguard face which was texturized and then painted.

Canada is an exciting opportunity for Barrier to further expand commercial modular business and to help meet the upcoming new building codes both during the construction phase and in the structural insulated panel markets. Keep checking back for updates...

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Barrier develops, manufactures, and markets proprietary fire resistant building materials designed to help protect people and property from the destruction of fire. Barrier's award-winning BlazeguardĀ® structural wood panels exceed International Building Code requirements in every targeted fire test and application. BlazeguardĀ® is coated with Barrier's patented, non-toxic, non-combustible Pyrotite formulation, which releases water when exposed to the heat of fire.