Fox Blocks Expands Manufacturing of ICF to Alaska
LAS VEGAS, NV. (September 11, 2013) – Fox Blocks, the fastest growing manufacturer of Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF) in North America, is expanding its manufacturing to Anchorage, Alaska. Fox Blocks are manufactured regionally in 13 locations across the US and Canada and backed by the Airlite Plastics Co., a privately held company, with more than 60 years of high-end plastic and EPS foam product manufacturing experience. Manufacturing in Anchorage will provide local supply of the company’s products and services in Alaska. The Fox Blocks regional sales manager for Alaska is George Volker.
“We have wanted to strengthen our presence in Alaska for some time, we feel the market potential for our products in Alaska is significant,” said Mike Kennaw, Vice President of Sales. “Establishing in- state manufacturing allows us to provide ICF products to local dealers who then can supply their contractor and builder customers. Timely supply and a strong product are keys to a quick efficient build”
Through a partnership with Insulfoam Manufacturing Facility in Anchorage, Alaska initially Fox Blocks will be manufacturing and supplying to the Alaska construction market 8-inch block: straights, extended corners, Fox insulated window & door Buck, and HV Clips. Additional products will be offered in 2014.
Fox Blocks ICF is a solid choice for building contractors looking to maximize energy efficiency. The Fox Block wall system provides an extremely energy efficient building envelope offering superior strength, sound, air quality, and well insulated walls. ICF is a solid monolithic concrete wall and withstands the worst of earthquakes, fires, and high winds. In addition, ICFs contribute to sustainable construction in many other ways including the noise reduction qualities of the reinforced concrete and foam, the solid insulated concrete walls offer long term safety and protection from the outside elements. ICF homes, unlike traditional wood framed homes are built to last and reduce maintenance.
In addition, Fox Block ICF offers cost and speed efficiencies. Fox Blocks construction of a full concrete wall or basement can be completed in less time than a conventional forms and snap ties. The walls are insulated and ready for electrical placement and finish. The Fox Block ICF is a win-win on speed construction, cost and then long term performance for the homeowner.
“Manufacturing Fox Blocks in Alaska allows us to deliver ICF to our customers faster and more efficiently.” said Regional Sales Manager George Volker. “In a cold climate like Alaska not only will our product increase energy efficiency, but the severe weather shortens the construction season, our Fox Blocks products are installed quicker than traditional materials, therefore we can speed-up construction.”
Fox Blocks product lines include: Fox Blocks Straight Block, Extended Corner Block, HV Clip, Fox Blocks Energy Stick, and Fully Integrated Continuous Insulation Fox Buck. For more information, please visit www.foxblocks.com.
About Fox Blocks
Fox Blocks is a leader in developing and manufacturing Industrial Strength Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF). As the fastest growing manufacturer in North America, Fox Blocks is known best for its ease of use, product engineering and speed of construction. Fox Blocks are manufactured regionally across the US and Canada and backed by the Airlite Plastics Company, a privately held company, with more than 60 years of high-end plastic and EPS foam product manufacturing experience. Fox Blocks provides a complete range of products used in commercial and residential construction. Recognized as a Best in Class Sustainable Green Building Solution, Fox Blocks has produced over 40 million square feet of ICF wall surface for the construction industry. For more information please visit www.foxblocks.com.