SOURCE: LaPolla Industries, Inc.

LaPolla Industries, Inc.

February 12, 2009 14:27 ET

LaPolla and IDI Reach Exclusive AirTight SPF Distribution Deal

Conventional Insulation Installers Provided Opportunity to Become Licensed SPF Applicators

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - February 12, 2009) - LaPolla Industries, Inc. (OTCBB: LPAD) ("LaPolla"), a leading manufacturer and supplier of spray foam insulation and coatings designed to reduce energy consumption in the commercial and residential new construction and retrofit markets, today announced that it has reached an exclusive distribution arrangement with IDI Distributors, Inc. ("IDI") under LaPolla's AirTight Program.

LaPolla's AirTight Program is a turn-key start-up and training program providing spray polyurethane foam (SPF) and specialized equipment allowing conventional insulation contractors to transition into SPF insulation for both residential and commercial construction. Under the AirTight Program, applicators become licensed through LaPolla, and now IDI, to use LaPolla's products and proven sales and marketing techniques while receiving unparalleled technical and equipment support.

Douglas J. Kramer, President and CEO of LaPolla, stated, "This insulation industry partnership with IDI accelerates the transition of potentially thousands of existing conventional insulation contractors into the spray foam insulation business and furthers our respective strategic plans. In addition to the LaPolla and AirTight sales forces, IDI will now be able to identify and initiate new AirTight licensed applicators."

Joe Novogratz, President of IDI, commented, "The new partnership now created under LaPolla's AirTight Program will provide our existing and prospective customers with the support they need to successfully add SPF to their products and service offerings."

About LaPolla Industries, Inc.

LaPolla Industries, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and supplier of spray polyurethane foam for insulation and coatings targeting commercial and residential applications in the building envelope construction industries. For more information, visit

About IDI Distributors, Inc.

IDI Distributors, Inc. is a leading national distributor of insulation products. IDI's network of locations throughout the United States provides customers with the highest quality, market-focused information, and opportunities in the insulation industry. IDI's commitment to quality stems from a long term association with Owens-Corning. IDI's team consists of highly trained professionals, consultants, and industry specialists dedicated to providing quality products, service and information. For more information, visit

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Contact Information

  • LaPolla Industries, Inc. Contacts:
    Douglas J. Kramer, CEO
    Michael T. Adams, CGO
    (281) 219-4700

    Public Relations Contacts:
    Adam Handelsman
    5W Public Relations
    (212) 999-5585