Introducing InsulTech Chapel

From the depths of the Covid 19 pandemic emerged a realization that would change InsulTech forever: faith and work are not meant to be separated. In 2021, InsulTech invited a former US Army chaplain and pastor/therapist to lead our company in a weekly Christian chapel service. It started as a way to help get through a tough time, and it was and will always be optional, but what has emerged from this is something special that positively affects many aspects of InsulTech’s business.

Through open, transparent conversation,  the company has been challenged to raise its game in many areas — in how we communicate, how we work together, and how we take responsibility when things go wrong.  We seek to conduct business without hypocrisy, in a way that is upright, open and honest. We actively seek to make a positive impact through all the relationships that develop in the course of business. We pray for the physical and spiritual wellbeing of those whose lives we have the honor of sharing — and we have seen God do great things!

InsulTech is not a perfect company, and we are not perfect people, but we seek something better than the temporary success that this world offers. Our theme scriptures for 2024 are:

Matthew 7:12
So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.

Proverbs 27:17
As iron sharpens iron,
so one person sharpens another.

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Whether you work at InsulTech or not, you are welcome to join us. For more information, contact Sean Deshler — sdeshler@insultech.com.

Service Spotlight: Mobile Production

To support our customers’ time sensitive commissioning and test requirements,  InsulTech offers  mobile production services.  This service, operated by InsulTech Field Engineers and Installation technicians, allows for rapid modification of factory produced insulation blanket products.

Originally developed to aid marine engine OEMs overcome the challenges of International Marine Organization (IMO) Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) testing, InsulTech’s mobile production has become an integral part of many complex projects — from reciprocating engine sites, to turbomachinery applications to oil and gas and petrochemical plants.

InsulTech Sponsors American Legion Riders 2024

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InsulTech is proud to have sponsored the 2024 The American Legion Riders – Post 19 4th Annual Helping Our Heroes Run. Over 100 riders participated in this event.

The focus of this event was to raise money for American Veterans, specifically for assisted living, food and clothing, and home repair (landscaping, air-conditioning, plumbing.

InsulTech was one of the primary sponsors, as well as volunteered to work the event, performing setup, assisting with registration, serving food, assisting with raffle and performing cleanup duties.  Other event sponsors include Boston’s Pizza, the Four Points Sheraton, Olive Garden, Hooter’s, IHOP, Inca Lanes, JMZ Drivelines and Auto, Liberty Motorsports, Lowes, Mazda Flight Line, AMVETS, AL Post 19, AL Post 20, Aresh and David Anderson, Amsoil Dealer Jason Keranen, and others.

InsulTech’s mission is, as stated in Matthew 7:12, to treat others as we would have them treat us. We believe that no American veteran should ever be without basic needs and we applaud the American Legion riders as well as all the Yuma business who supported this event. We are proud of the InsulTech employees who took the initiative to step up and support this worthy cause. Thank you.

InsulTech Team at Yuma County Amazing Race 2024

On April 12, InsulTech Yuma employees participated in the 2024 Yuma County Amazing race.

This was a team race event. The InsulTech team competed against other local businesses and organizations, including: Liggett (Electrical / HVAC company), Yuma Humane Society, B&G Foods, Arizona Western College (AWC), Yuma Sun (Newspaper), Yuma Regional Medical Center, Culligan Water (Water conditioning), Crossroads Mission (Rehab Center) and Imaginary Friends (Graphic Design Services).

The teams were given staggered starting times and winners were determined based on time to complete the race course. At the starting location, the teams were given their first challenge. Upon completion of the first challenge, the teams were given a checklist of the ten locations they must visit in order to complete the race. The team will then drive to the first location. At each location, the teams needed to complete that location’s challenge. Once that challenge is complete, the location representative provided them with an envelope with puzzle pieces in it.

Once the team had successfully completed the challenges at all ten locations, the team went to the finish line. Before a team can officially cross the finish line, the team must complete a puzzle using all the puzzle pieces received throughout the race. Upon successful completion of the puzzle, the team’s time was recorded.

The event featured a reception at Julieanna’s Steakhouse where prizes were awarded. It was an awesome event.

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InsulTech Now Offers UL Certified Foil Heat Shields

InsulTech is pleased to announce the recent completion of UL certification for our metal foil heat shield product line.

Our products have been successfully tested and meet all requirements of UL 1709 and may now bear the UL Recognized Component mark.

InsulTech’s continued investment in approvals supports our customers’ compliance requirements and affirms our commitment to safety and quality.

“Achieving UL certification is a big step forward in expanding the applications and potential customers for the T301 product line,” said Mark Brown, National Channel Partner Manager at InsulTech. “We are excited that new customers will be able to experience the performance and installation benefits that T301 offers.”

InsulTech also offers a wide range of UL certified sewn fabric insulation jacket products. UL File number:AU5204-FTSR2

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InsulTech Soft Wrap Capacity Grows

InsulTech continues to increase output in the production of our sewn fabric insulation (aka softwrap) product lines. this increase is the result of added personnel, equipment, training, and continued improvement in flow, linkage and manufacturing processes.

We have open softwrap capacity in Yuma and San Luis Rio Colorado. Our operations team is the best in the business and lead times for established programs are 2-3 weeks. Our engineering has decades of experience with a wide range of thermal and acoustical insulation challenges -- especially in power generation, on and off highway vehicles, and marine applications. We are here to help.

For more information about our sewn fabric insulation product lines, go here: Learn More

 

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Product Spotlight: T301 – Cost Neutral Foil Replacement for Sewn Fabric Jackets

To meet the needs of on and off highway vehicle OEMs, InsulTech’ has developed T301- a cost neutral metal foil, "clamshell" style replacement to sewn fabric insulation blankets (aka "softwrap").

This solution is suitable for harsh environments and can survive road and site conditions of extreme duty and high mileage equipment.  T301 foil heat shields are capable of direct exposure to flames without risk of burning or permanently deforming. They also resist vibration, hold-up to washing, and can withstand flammable liquids.

High durability materials are used to maximize performance over total lifecycle, and, unlike most foil insulation products, the startup costs including tooling, NRE are minimal... often zero. Learn more.

 

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InsulTech Expands Tooling Center in Yuma

InsulTech is pleased to announce an expansion in our tooling capability at our Yuma, Arizona plant. This site now has 4 CNC mills a wood router, 3D printer and a tool buildup and validation cell. This in-house capacity adds to InsulTech’s preexisting capacity to run 12 concurrent toolsets; however, having this capability on premises in Yuma allows for rapid response for tool adjustment and repair requirements that arise from production activities in Yuma Arizona and San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico.

InsulTech produces a wide range of tools, including foil form dies, weld fixtures, assembly fixtures and check fixtures.  Material capabilities include a wide range of high density plastics, composites, aluminum and wood (short run). Tool materials are selected based on part characteristics, volumes and program life.

It also allows InsulTech to input programs with short launch windows, in some cases going from order through design, tooling, FAI/PPAP, soft launch and rate readiness in less than 6 weeks.

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InsulTech Adds Foil Capabilities in SLRC

InsulTech is pleased to announce the addition of foil encapsulated and foil clamshell production capability at its high temperature insulation plant in San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora Mexico.  The is added capability is made possible by the addition of 15,000 square feet of manufacturing space bringing the site total to 45,000 square feet. This site has been operating since Fall of 2021 and and is located near the San Luis commercial border crossing.

Capital expenditures to facilitate foil production include a new embossing/corrugation line, hydraulic presses and welding/assembly cells. It also is supported by the capabilities and personnel of the sewn fabric production line. Foil production began in early July 2022.  Further expansion of foil capabilities are in the planning phases.

“Adding foil to the SLRC site has many strategic advantages,” said Sean Deshler, Commercial Director, InsulTech. “This site is proven to provide the unique combination of globally competitive rates, industry-best lead times and world class quality. From this manufacturing center, we are well positioned to provide the best total value to customers — especially OEMs in the Americas.”

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InsulTech Qualifies Total NATO Supply Chain

In light of recent geopolitical events, InsulTech has qualified NATO-based tier 1 and tier 2 sources of supply for all standard raw material inputs for its custom thermal insulation product lines, including insulation materials, cloth, metal foils, sheet metal, hardware and thread.

For many years, InsulTech has complied with DFARS 252.225-7009 Restriction on Acquisition of Certain Articles Containing Specialty Metal for defense projects. InsulTech has now expanded this capability to all products and programs.

“We hope that this is turns out to be an unnecessary precaution,” said Sean Deshler, Commercial Director, InsulTech. “We highly value our sources around the world and especially those in Asia and we hope that trade will continue to flow unobstructed. However, if we have learned anything over the past few years, it is wise to plan for low probability, high impact events.”

InsulTech is a leading manufacturer of thermal insulation and head shielding products for energy, transportation, aerospace and defense applications.

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