You have heard about the benefits of building with Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) walls for years. ICF’s are proven energy efficient products that have been well documented to significantly reduce heating and cooling loads in buildings. These products are typically foam stay-in-place concrete forms specified for projects designed to provide high performance building envelope walls.
Airlite Plastics Co. in Omaha, Nebraska (a family owned company est. 1946) manufactures ICF’s as part of a diverse line of products offered to their customers. Approximately 1.6 billion units of plastic and foam are produced annually. This is accomplished with 675 employees – working around the clock – within 650,000 square feet of building space. Airlite produces plastic containers and insulated packaging products for the food, medical, pharmaceutical, animal health, agricultural, mail order, and Sporting Goods markets, as well as ICF’s for the construction industry.
15 years ago, Airlite began manufacturing ICF products for their first customer. Since then, Airlite has provided their engineering design services and manufacturing expertise to several ICF sales/marketing companies. Five years ago, after seeing the growth of the green building market, Airlite decided to design, develop and build their own ICF wall system.