Huntsman Building Solutions Celebrating the Success of HBSU Educational Program for Spray Foam Contractors
25 Jul 2023
More than 2,000 industry professionals in the U.S. have enrolled in HBS University
The Woodlands, TX (July 25, 2023) – Huntsman Building Solutions, the global leader in high performance, sustainable building envelope solutions, is celebrating the success of HBS University (HBSU), the company’s educational program for spray foam contractors and installers. Established in January 2021, HBSU offers curriculum for both brand-new and seasoned professionals, providing numerous courses spanning the areas of Building Science and Engineering, Applicator Training, Applicator Assistant Training, Sales, Roofing and Concrete Lifting.
“With more than two-and-a-half years under our belt, we are extremely proud of the program and its role in the professional enrichment of our industry’s contractors and installers,” says Vincent Kerr, director of technical service with Huntsman Building Solutions. “HBS University is designed to provide guidance to contractors of all professional skill levels, whether new to the industry or simply in need of a refresher course, and the interest and participation in the program continues to grow.”
HBSU courses are offered virtually, with numerous sessions scheduled each month. Contractors and installers may easily sign up online to participate at https://huntsmanbuildingsolutions.com/en-US/about/training-courses. Existing courses include:
- HBSU Building Science and Engineering Training, a one-hour course
- HBSU 101 Applicator Training, a two-day (14-hour) course
- HBSU Applicator Assistant Training, a three-hour course
- HBSU 201 Sales Training, a two-day (14-hour) course
- HBSU 301 Roofing, a two-day (14-hour) course
- HBSU Alt 1 Concrete Lifting
Additionally, two new courses will debut in the Fall of 2023:
- HBSU Alt 2 Retrofit Application
- HBSU Applicator 101 Training in Spanish
As a leading global provider of world-class spray foam systems, Huntsman Building Solutions is committed to safety and best practices in the installation of its products. “No matter what class is taken, these will always be two driving themes that inform the material and that contractors will walk away knowing much more about,” adds Doug Brady, chief strategy officer.
Participation in HBSU has been strong since the program’s inception. To date, more than 2,000 professionals have enrolled in the program. Additional program statistics include: 620 spray foam applicators/installers tested and passed the HBSU 101 Applicator Training; 70 assistants tested and passed the HBSU Applicator Assistant Training; 70 participants tested and passed the HBSU Alt 1 Concrete Lifting Training; 250 salespeople participated in HBSU 201 Sales Training; and 50 people participated in HBSU Building Science and Engineering Training.
“Based on consistent demand, we are confident that interest in HBSU will only continue to grow,” says Doug Brady. “And our team is proud to do our part in bettering the spray foam community and its members with the education that will help ensure product performance, safety, satisfied customers and the continued marketshare growth of spray polyurethane foam.”
To learn about HBS University, to register for courses and to explore additional contractor resources provide by Huntsman Building Solutions, visit https://huntsmanbuildingsolutions.com/en-US/solutions/insulation/contractors
About Huntsman Building Solutions:
Huntsman Building Solutions is a global leader in high-performance, sustainable building envelope solutions. Its systems and solutions are widely utilized to optimize commercial and residential structures worldwide in both new construction and retrofit applications. Formed in 2020 with the acquisition of Icynene-Lapolla and its combination with Demilec, the Huntsman Building Solutions business capitalizes on legacy industry technologies, environmental stewardship and the power of the Huntsman brand. Visit www.huntsmanbuildingsolutions.com.
Huntsman Corporation is a publicly traded global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated and specialty chemicals with 2022 revenues of approximately $8 billion. Our chemical products number in the thousands and are sold worldwide to manufacturers serving a broad and diverse range of consumer and industrial end markets. We operate more than 60 manufacturing, R&D and operations facilities in approximately 30 countries and employ approximately 7,000 associates within our continuing operations. For more information about Huntsman, please visit the company's website at www.huntsman.com.