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Green Builder Hot 50 Products 2016 Editors' Choice

Lapolla Industries’ 4th Generation Foam Recognized in Green Builder® Media

Lapolla Industries’ 4th Generation Foam Recognized in Green Builder® Media

FOAM-LOK™ 2000-4G Hot 50 Products 2016 Editor’s Choice

 

Houston, TX, February 23, 2016Lapolla Industries, Inc. (“Lapolla”) (OTCQB: LPAD) – a Houston-based global supplier and manufacturer of spray polyurethane foam insulation and other energy saving products, today announced being selected in the Hot 50 Products, 2016 Editor’s Choice in the Annual Awards Issue of Green Builder® Magazine.

Doug Kramer, CEO and President of Lapolla, stated “Lapolla made a commitment to reduce the use and emissions of potent greenhouse gases known as hydrofluorocarbons (HCFs) in its energy efficient spray foam products.  We have done just that with our Next Generation 4G Technology.”

“We applaud Lapolla’s dedication to reducing carbon emissions and using sustainable materials,” says Green Builder Media CEO, Sara Gutterman. “Lapolla is setting an example for manufacturers of all kinds with respect to analyzing the impact of their products and manufacturing processes.”

”Being selected in the Award-Winning Coverage of Sustainable Construction, Products and Lifestyles Green Builder Magazine, speaks volumes about Lapolla being a leader in the private sector developing new technologies addressing the issues in President Obama’s Climate Action Plan by creating more climate-friendly products that are less harmful to the environment,” Mr. Kramer concluded.

Lapolla is the first manufacturer globally to offer a third party tested and approved wall foam system that uses the Solstice® Liquid Blowing Agent, a next-generation blowing agent made by Honeywell. The product not only improves foam performance, but also delivers environmental benefits. Solstice® LBA has an ultra-low global warming potential of 1, which is 99.9 percent lower than today’s most commonly-used blowing agent, HFC-245fa, a hydrofluorocarbon, while retaining its insulating performance. Solstice® LBA is nonflammable, has received EPA approval under the Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) Program and is not a volatile organic compound.

Lapolla’s foam products include spray foam insulation for residential and commercial perimeter walls, crawl spaces and attic space applications. The Company also supplies spray foam and elastomeric coatings for low slope residential and commercial roofing. Lapolla supplies polyurethane as an adhesive for board stock insulation to roofing substrates for commercial and industrial applications as well as sundry items.

Check us out at http://www.greenbuildermedia.com/hot502016-products/lapolla-industries-foam-lok-2000-4g. For a full list of the 2016 Hot 50 Products visit www.greenbuildermedia.com/hot50-2016.

About Green Builder® Media

Green Builder Media is the nation’s leading media company focused on green building and sustainable living. With a comprehensive suite of content marketing, digital, social, and print media options, high-profile demonstration projects, market research, and live events, Green Builder Media offers a blend of visionary and practical information covering a broad spectrum of sustainable living topics, including Internet of Things, smart home technologies, energy efficiency, water conservation, indoor air quality, resilient housing, renewables and clean transportation. For more information, visit us at www.greenbuildermedia.com.

About Green Builder® Magazine

Green Builder magazine is the building industry’s leading magazine focused on green building and sustainable development. Green Builder offers practical, cost-effective information to a community of the most advanced building professionals across the country. The magazine’s nationally award winning editorial team blends top-quality visionary content with sophisticated design to generate an unforgettable publication that addresses the most important issues of our time.

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 residential, industrial and commercial markets, for both new construction and retrofit applications. More information at www.lapolla.com.

 

Forward Looking Statements

Statements made in this press release that are not historical facts constitute “forward-looking statements” pursuant to Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Any such forward-looking statements should be considered in context with various disclosures made by Company about its business. All information as of date hereof. Company undertakes no duty to update any forward-looking statement.

 

Investor Relations Contact:

Michael T. Adams, EVP

Tel: (281) 219-4700

Email: info@lapolla.com

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Lapolla Chairman, Richard Kurtz, Cutting Energy Costs At His and Others’ Buildings

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As a landlord, Richard Kurtz of the Kamson Corp. in Englewood Cliffs faced a few expenses that just seemed to keep growing: insurance. Taxes. And heating costs.

He couldn't do much about the first two, but he decided to tackle energy costs at the roughly 14,000 apartments Kamson owns in the Northeast. That led him to become a majority shareholder about a decade ago in a Houston-based company, Lapolla Industries Inc., which makes spray foam insulation and other energy-saving products.

Kurtz, who also is the chairman of Lapolla's board, said that through Lapolla's AirTight division, he has cut energy costs in half at his apartment complexes in Lodi and Garfield by adding spray foam insulation, wireless thermostats and more efficient boilers and water heaters.

Now, Kurtz plans to do the same at his other complexes, and he's also reaching out to other landlords. Lapolla's AirTight division recently signed a $1 million-plus contract to improve the energy efficiency at Jacob Ford Village, a 270-unit Morristown complex owned by Rochester, N.Y.-based Home Properties.

"This is serious savings for a landlord," Kurtz said. "I feel saving on energy offers the greatest upside and success for property owners." It's also better for the environment, he added.

The AirTight program costs $3,000 to $4,000 per apartment, Kurtz said, but the savings on utility bills will allow property owners to recover those costs in five to eight years. Most of Kamson's portfolio consists of two-and three-story garden apartment complexes, and the company pays heating costs in 90 percent of them.

Brent Kohere, regional vice president for Home Properties, said he was drawn to AirTight's program because AirTight offers a turnkey package, including helping his company get state rebates for the improvements.

"We're looking at some substantial energy savings," Kohere said. Between the rebates and the energy savings, he said, "it essentially pays for itself over a few years."

Kurtz gives much of the credit for AirTight to Bill Murphy, a longtime Kamson employee who developed the program.

"Landlords seem to be more interested now in getting more efficient heating systems than in the past," said Murphy.

 

Ty Pennington with Spray Hose

Ty Pennington Signs on as Spokesperson for Lapolla Industries, Leading Spray Foam Insulation Brand

Star of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” to Raise Awareness about the Advantages of Choosing Spray Foam Insulation during Home Construction and Renovations
Houston, TX, May 19, 2014Lapolla Industries, Inc. (“Lapolla”) (OTCQB: LPAD), a Houston-based global supplier and manufacturer of spray polyurethane foam insulation, reflective roof coatings, and equipment, has announced that home improvement superstar, Ty Pennington, will act as the Company’s official spokesperson. Ty will promote Lapolla’s products in upcoming national and local campaigns, as well as make appearances at international trade shows and participate in consumer events, media relations and social media activities.

“Ty Pennington is one of the most trusted names and faces in home improvement and renovation. We view our partnership with Ty as an opportunity to reach a broader audience to educate them on the importance and value of spray foam insulation,” said Doug Kramer, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lapolla Industries. “Like Lapolla’s foam insulation, Ty is recognized and respected by contractors, builders, and home owners for his innovative and intelligent techniques for improving homes.”

Mr. Pennington is best known for hosting and leading the design team on “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.” Prior to that role, he was the lead carpenter on TLC’s “Trading Spaces.” He is also the author of two books on home improvement.

“For years, I’ve been bringing attention to the importance of purposeful and creative home renovation,” said Ty Pennington. “By teaming up with Lapolla, we have an opportunity to build awareness about the importance of proper insulation to create significant energy savings to the entire residential market. The best home construction in the world needs the best, most efficient insulation to be truly effective for home owners.”

Ty’s role with the Company is aligned with the beginning of the home construction and renovation season, a time when Lapolla’s environmentally friendly products are top of mind. The Company’s products are known for their ability to reduce energy consumption in the residential, industrial and commercial markets for both new construction and retrofit applications, preventing heat or air conditioning from escaping. Lapolla’s spray foam can cut a buildings’ energy use by up to 40 percent for the life of the structure.

Lapolla also recently announced that its AirTight®Division is implementing a Multi-Family Energy Savings Program to contribute to additional savings – amounting to more than 55 percent – for landlords and property owners. This four-component program is a turn-key service that provides energy assessments and analysis with the assistance of independent consultants, project design, and regulatory due diligence to secure rebates from state and utility authorities.

Lapolla’s foam products include spray foam insulation for residential and commercial perimeter walls, crawl spaces and attic space applications. The Company also supplies spray foam and elastomeric coatings for low slope residential and commercial roofing. Lapolla supplies polyurethane as an adhesive for board stock insulation to roofing substrates for commercial and industrial applications as well as sundry items.

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.

Forward Looking Statements
Statements made in this press release that are not historical facts constitute “forward-looking statements” pursuant to Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Any such forward-looking statements should be considered in context with various disclosures made by Company about its business. All information herein is as of date hereof. Company undertakes no duty to update any forward-looking statement.

Investor Contacts:
Todd Fromer / Phil Carlson
KCSA Strategic Communications
Phone: 212-896-1215 / 212-896-1233
Email: tfromer@kcsa.com / pcarlson@kcsa.com

Media Contacts:
Samantha Wolf / Jon Goldberg
KCSA Strategic Communications
Phone: 212-896-1220 /212-896-1282
Email: swolf@kcsa.com  / jgoldberg@kcsa.com

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Lapolla Industries’ AirTight® Division Launches Energy Savings Program For Multi-Family Residential Properties

Leading Spray Foam Insulation Company’s New Program Allows Property Owners and Landlords to Save up to 50% on Energy Bills

HOUSTON–April 28, 2014–Lapolla Industires, Inc. (“Lapolla”) (OTCQB:LPAD), a Houston-based 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, today announced the launch of its AirTight® division’s Energy Savings Program for multi-family residential properties.

Lapolla’s AirTight division primarily focuses on marketing, promoting, and selling energy saving products and energy reduction services. AirTight has created a proprietary, end-to-end energy savings program that is specifically designed to address multi-family residential properties throughout the United States. This retrofit energy conservation program, conceived and put into place by the Company’s Chairman, Richard J. Kurtz, can save landlords approximately 50 percent in annual energy costs while dramatically reducing the properties carbon footprint, increasing the tenants comfort, as well as increasing the overall value of the property.

To date, there are approximately 22 million apartments throughout the United States of which approximately 8 million apartments have the property owner paying the entire heating expense for a calendar 12 month period. The program’s main focus will be these 8 million apartments.

The AirTight Multi-Family program consists of two fundamental components. First, each property’s building envelope — the separation between the interior and the exterior environments of a building — is encapsulated and insulated with Lapolla’s cutting-edge technology polyurethane spray foam. Second, the AirTight team overseas the installation of a turn-key technology package on site at each property. This package consists of wireless thermostats and apartment controls in each unit, high efficiency hot water heaters, modern high-tech boilers, and high efficiency lighting throughout the building among other energy saving technologies.

“Individually, each element of this program is proven to contribute to energy savings and reducing a building’s environmental footprint,” stated Richard J. Kurtz, Chairman of Lapolla Industries. “But consolidating each component into an end-to-end retro-fit program brings incredible value to the building owners and environment, and we believe this solution will address an enormous untapped demand in the market.”

“As the CEO of the Kamson Corporation, I manage and maintain more than 85 multi-family residential buildings in the North Eastern United States. I can say confidently, along with insurance and real estate taxes, energy utilities are one of the three largest expenses landlords and property managers are repeatedly subjected to today. As such, my team and I have tested this program on my properties, and have experienced consistent reductions in energy costs of approximately 50 percent on an annual basis. We are confident that this program will be successful and anticipate interest from major U.S. property managers and real estate developers going forward,” concluded Mr. Kurtz.

Lapolla’s foam products include spray foam insulation for residential and commercial perimeter walls, crawl spaces and attic space applications. The Company also supplies spray foam and elastomeric coatings for low slope residential and commercial roofing. Lapolla supplies polyurethane as an adhesive for board stock insulation to roofing substrates for commercial and industrial applications as well as sundry items.

Home builders and renovators around the world recognize Lapolla’s brand as having one of the most varied and comprehensive product suites of energy-saving spray foam solutions to offer customers, both commercial and residential.

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.

Forward Looking Statements

Statements made in this press release that are not historical facts constitute “forward-looking statements” pursuant to Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Any such forward-looking statements should be considered in context with various disclosures made by Company about its business. All information herein is as of date hereof. Company undertakes no duty to update any forward-looking statement.

CONTACT: Investor:
KCSA Strategic Communications
Todd Fromer / Phil Carlson
212-896-1215 / 212-896-1233
tfromer@kcsa.com / pcarlson@kcsa.com

or

Public Relations:
KCSA Strategic Communications
Samantha Wolf / Jon Goldberg
212-896-1220 / 212-896-1282
swolf@kcsa.com / jgoldberg@kcsa.com

or

Corporate:
Lapolla Industries, Inc.
Douglas J. Kramer / Mike Kontranowski
281-219-4100
info@lapolla.com

Lapolla Reports VP of AirTight Division

Brings a Proven Multi-Family Property Background

HOUSTON, TX — (BUSINESSWIRE) — January 8, 2014 — Lapolla Industries, Inc. (“Lapolla”) (OTCQB:LPAD), a Houston based 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, announces Pete Pierangeli as VP of AirTight Division.

“We are pleased to announce this appointment,” reported Richard J. Kurtz, Chairman of the Board of Lapolla. “Pete brings proven leadership to Lapolla and will be responsible for starting up and building the AirTight Division’s Multi-Family Property Retrofit Program nationally. His career has focused on innovative, sustainable solutions that reduce property owners’ operating costs and he has worked directly within the property management industry and real estate industry associations,” continued Mr. Kurtz.

Mr. Kurtz further commented, “I own and manage 85 multi-family properties through The Kamson Corporation in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York and Connecticut. Out of necessity and in order to gain control of increasing energy costs, I made substantial investments in identifying and implementing energy conservation measures in many of these multi-family properties, the results of which have proven out to be between 30% and 50% savings on energy costs on an annual basis.” “The AirTight Division’s Multi-Family Property Retrofit Program uses proven design elements to make energy saving improvements in multi-family properties and brings them to other multi-family property owners and industry participants to help them realize the same results,” concluded Mr. Kurtz.

Before joining Lapolla, Mr. Pierangeli was part owner of Pierangeli Group Inc., a diversified, closely-held, family wholesale distribution and manufacturing business, with a national Multi-Family Maintenance Repair and Operations (MRO) division that was sold in a national roll-up where he served as president. After the roll-up, he served as vice president of national accounts and led such sales of the new business. Mr. Pierangeli earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Drexel University in Philadelphia and served as the university’s Marketing Society President for two years; and earned an Owner President Management (OPM) certification at Harvard University.

About the AirTight Division
The AirTight Division, an operating unit of Lapolla, is primarily focused on marketing, promoting, and selling energy saving products and energy reduction services. The AirTight Division’s Multi-Family Property Retrofit Program is a proprietary energy conservation measure program which involves providing for an energy use and savings analysis for a multi-family property and implementation of identified energy conservation measures suitable for such property with the goal of containing and reducing energy costs on an annual basis.

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.

Forward Looking Statements
Statements made in this press release that are not historical facts constitute “forward-looking statements” pursuant to Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Any such forward-looking statements should be considered in context with various disclosures made by Company about its business. All information herein is as of date hereof. Company undertakes no duty to update any forward-looking statement.

Lapolla Contacts:
Douglas J. Kramer, CEO
Harvey L. Schnitzer, COO
Michael T. Adams, CGO
Charles A. Zajaczkowski, CFO
(281) 219-4700

Lapolla and Mark Group Enter Five Year Supply Contract

AirTight SprayFoam® Exclusive for United Kingdom Market

HOUSTON, TX — (MARKET WIRE) — February 4, 2013 — Lapolla Industries, Inc. (“Lapolla”) (OTCQB:LPAD), a Houston based global supplier, and manufacturer of spray foam insulation and equipment designed to reduce energy consumption in the residential and commercial markets, for both new construction and retrofit applications, announces long term exclusive supply agreement with Mark Group for the United Kingdom markets.

Richard J. Kurtz, Chairman of the Board of Lapolla Industries, Inc. commented “We are pleased that Mark Group chose Lapolla to be its exclusive supplier in the United Kingdom for installation of spray foam insulation relating to the government’s Green Deal requirements. Lapolla offers world class service and technical support to meet Mark Group’s needs.”

The Green Deal helps homeowners, landlords, and renters make energy-saving home improvements, like insulation, to make their home more comfortable and lets them pay for some or all of the improvements over time on their utility bill. Repayments will be no more than what a typical household should save in energy costs.

Bill Rumble, Chief Commercial Officer from Mark Group says “we are very excited about building a strategic partnership with Lapolla to expand our product offering across the UK and our international markets”.

About Lapolla Industries, Inc.

Lapolla Industries, Inc. is a global supplier, and manufacturer of spray foam insulation and elastomeric protective coatings, and equipment designed to reduce energy consumption in the residential and commercial markets, for both new construction and retrofit applications. Additional information about Lapolla is available at www.Lapolla.com.

About Mark Group Limited

Mark Group Limited is a United Kingdom based national company with over 1,400 employees, dedicated to providing a ‘whole house’ solution to energy-efficiency. Founded in 1974, Mark Group has already helped to make more than two million homes more energy-efficient, currently installing around 6,000 insulation measures every week. Mark Group’s services are tailored for homeowners as well as builders, architects, local authorities and government bodies. Additional information about Mark Group is available at http://www.markgroup.co.uk.

Forward Looking Statements

Statements made in this press release that are not historical facts constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are necessarily estimates reflecting the best judgment of senior management and express the Company’s opinions about trends and factors which may impact future operating results. Such statements rely on a number of assumptions concerning future events, many of which are outside of the Company’s control, and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from opinions and expectations. Any such forward-looking statements should be considered in context with the various disclosures made by the Company about its businesses. All information in this release is as of the date hereof. The Company undertakes no duty to update any forward-looking statement to conform the statement to actual results or changes in the Company’s expectations. Copies of Lapolla’s press releases and additional information about Lapolla is available at on the World Wide Web at www.lapollaindustries.com.

Lapolla Industries Contacts:
Douglas J. Kramer, CEO
Harvey L. Schnitzer, COO
Michael T. Adams, CGO
Charles A. Zajaczkowski, CFO
Tel: (281) 219-4700

Lapolla Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire AirTight

Expands Penetration into Conventional Insulation Market

HOUSTON, TX — (MARKET WIRE) — June 4, 2008 — LaPolla Industries, Inc. (LPAD) a leading national manufacturer and supplier of spray foam and coatings designed to reduce energy consumption in the commercial and residential markets, announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of AirTight Marketing & Distribution, Inc. (“AirTight”).

Based in Rutledge, Georgia, AirTight is one of the Southeast’s leading spray foam insulation distributors. AirTight’s staff has decades of experience in the insulation market and offers one of the top turn-key start-up and training programs in the United States.

Douglas J. Kramer, president and chief executive officer of LaPolla, stated, “The AirTight acquisition significantly expands our distribution reach, allowing us to more effectively pursue the estimated 12,000 conventional insulation contractors that currently exist nationwide. It also adds highly skilled professionals to our staff and lets us further leverage our existing infrastructure to meet the demands of this high growth market. We are thrilled to welcome AirTight into the LaPolla family. They have built a loyal customer base, as well as strong brand name recognition, and we look forward to building upon that legacy.”

Ted J. Medford, president of AirTight, stated, “LaPolla is the ideal partner for AirTight. LaPolla’s operational and manufacturing expertise combined with our products, customer training and certification programs, will give us the ability to significantly expand our spray foam insulation customer base. We look forward to working with LaPolla and I am confident that we will become the preeminent provider of spray foam insulation solutions.”

Financial terms of the AirTight transaction were not released. The transaction is subject to completion of customary and ordinary due diligence and closing on July 1, 2008.

About LaPolla Industries, Inc.
LaPolla Industries, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and supplier of spray polyurethane foam for insulation and coatings targeting commercial and residential applications in the building envelope construction industries. Additional information about LaPolla is available on the World Wide Web at www.lapollaindustries.com.

Forward Looking Statements
Statements made in this press release that are not historical facts constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, Section 21 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are necessarily estimates reflecting the best judgment of senior management and express the Company’s opinions about trends and factors which may impact future operating results. Any such forward-looking statements should be considered in context with the various disclosures made by the Company about its businesses including, without limitation, the risk factors described in its periodic reports filed with the SEC. The Company undertakes no duty to update any forward-looking statement to conform the statement to actual results or changes in the Company’s expectations. For further information regarding risks, uncertainties, and other factors associated with LaPolla’s business, please refer to Lapolla’s SEC filings, including, but not limited to, its annual report on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, which are available at www.lapollaindustries.com.

Lapolla Industries, Inc. Contacts:
Douglas J. Kramer, CEO
Michael T. Adams, CGO
(281) 219-4700