In the below article posted by SPFA on February 26, 2013, they are claiming to save the day with 5 days notice. They are publicly stating Connecticut was trying to catch them by surprise. This simply was not the case.
Below is SPFA’s public statement online;
“SPFA’s Dr. Richard Duncan Testifies in Connecticut on HB 5908, a Bill Considering SPF Certification”
On February 21, the General Law Committee of the State of Connecticut Legislature held a hearing regarding HB 5908, a bill considering the need for professional certifications for the SPF industry. This hearing was only announced five days prior to the date, during the end of SPFA’s Annual Convention and Expo, which left very little time to prepare. Dr. Duncan attended the hearing and offered testimony found on SPFA’s YouTube page here. SPFA testified that it would support the committee’s efforts to consider certification requirements for SPF professionals, and informed the committee of its new industry consensus-developed, ANSI/ISO-accredited Professional Certification Program. SPFA hopes that should this bill move forward, such a program would be a reference point and resource for the state rather than having legislators look to create requirements from scratch. The final product and exceptionally hard work put in by the SPFA members in development of this program could not have come at a better time.
The above article is all Public Relations FLUFF!
Here you will see SPFA deleted my testimony from the link they posted on their public website which shows only Dr. Duncan’s testimony.
This is the full public testimony of Dr. Duncan and Richard Beyer.
My (Richard Beyer) written testimony submitted to the “Connecticut Legislative Law Committee” on February 21, 2013, page 26 (subject heading page) “December 12,2012, 11 a.m. Legislative Office Building” is proof SPFA is lying in their public relations statement that they “only had 5 days to prepare”.
SPFA and Anchor Insulation called for this meeting on December 12, 2012 along with Paul Duffy V.P. of Icynene. Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (aka) SPFA, Kurt Reisenberg was well advised of the governments position regarding H.B. 5908 as indicated on page 27 under “Moving Forward ” “If the State would look at requiring certification for State and Municipal projects they would not object to training standards too (because it is something they already do).”