Lapolla Industries Announces Upgrade to OTCQX®
By Business Wire News
By Business Wire News
Lapolla Industries, Inc. (“Lapolla” or “Company”) (OTCQX: LPAD), a Houston-based global supplier of energy saving products, today announced it has qualified and started trading on the OTCQX® Best Market, operated by OTC Markets Group, effective July 1, 2016.
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Douglas J. Kramer, President and CEO of Lapolla, stated, “Moving up to OTCQX is an important strategic step in our investor outreach commitment. Being traded on OTCQX will allow for greater exposure, accessibility, and liquidity from the investment community as we execute on our global strategy to deliver our energy saving products to key markets around the world.”
Lapolla is the first manufacturer, globally, to commercialize a third party tested and approved wall foam insulation system that uses an HFO cutting edge technology, offering an environmentally friendly, zero ODP and ultra low GWP. Lapolla’s FOAM-LOK 2000-4G (4th Generation) not only delivers environmental benefits that are 99.9 percent better than today’s most commonly-used blowing agents, the 4G now provides enhanced insulation values and yield from previous generation technology, bringing economic and bottom-line value to contractors and consumers.
Kramer continued, “Our global network of independent distribution and installing contractors continues to grow. The technology is at a tipping point of becoming mainstream around the world, providing Lapolla an opportunity to lead the transition from traditional insulation systems to advanced technology, literally changing the way in which we design and construct buildings, with an outcome of tighter, stronger and more energy efficient structures. Lapolla’s 4G advanced technology enters the global markets well ahead of eventual mandates by the US EPA and other foreign government mandates for change. These changes come as a result of the globally recognized initiatives, such as the Montreal Protocol, requiring reductions in greenhouse gases. Many countries around the world, from Europe, Scandinavia, the Middle East and South America, have already set required timelines for change, some currently implementing tariffs on old technology to encourage quicker adoption.”
As a result of Lapolla’s leadership in driving change, Kramer was invited to the White House to participate in the Executive Roundtable of the President’s Climate Action Plan. Kramer is now a regular participant at this annual event at the White House and Lapolla has since been named a Partner to the White House in the President’s Climate Action Plan. Kramer commented, “It’s been gratifying to get this recognition and to help lead such an important charge while knowing that the ultimate consumer value is so profound.”
Ty Pennington, from two time Emmy award winning Extreme Makeover – Home Edition (broadcasted on ABC), is the celebrity spokesman for Lapolla. Kramer said, “Driving consumer awareness and pull through is our goal as all consumers are looking for ways to gain not only energy savings, but also high performance homes.” Pennington commented, “This is personal for me. My mother struggled for many years with asthma and we are all aware of the growing epidemic levels of respiratory sensitivities. Lapolla’s 4G helps create better air quality by eliminating unwanted, unconditioned air, from entering the building. These airborne pollutants are one of the growing reasons for the surge in asthma among children. I have Lapolla 4G technology in my home,” said Pennington.
“At the end of the day, the clear global strategy, the strong management team, the 4G advanced technology, the global network, the consumer messaging, and the financial results, will drive shareholder value,” Kramer concluded.
U.S. investors can find current financial disclosure and Real-Time Level 2 quotes for Lapolla on www.otcmarkets.com.
About Lapolla Industries, Inc.
Lapolla Industries, Inc. is a global supplier and manufacturer of spray polyurethane foam insulation, reflective roof coatings, and equipment designed to reduce energy consumption in the residential, industrial and commercial markets for both new construction and retrofit applications. More information is available at www.lapolla.com.
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