The Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Association (PIMA) announced that IKO has joined the association effective January 1, 2018. IKO is a global leader in the roofing, insulation and related building products.

“With its deep understanding about the impact of insulation on building performance and the strength of its advocacy on behalf of its members, PIMA is a tremendous resource to the polyiso industry,” said Derek Fee, spokesman for IKO’s North American operations. “IKO values the power that comes from collaboration and we look forward to a mutually beneficial relationship.”

Founded in 1951, IKO first manufactured building paper and added a shingle plant in 1959. IKO entered the U.S. marketplace in 1979 and has steadily expanded its presence by building new plants across North America. IKO has production plants for industrial roofing membranes, liquid waterproofing products and polyisocyanurate (ISO/PIR) insulation on both sides of the Atlantic. IKO has more than 3,500 employees and more than 25 manufacturing plants in Canada, the United States, England, Belgium, Holland, France and Slovakia. The company ships roofing products to 96 countries around the globe.

“As an association of manufacturers committed to promoting and improving polyiso products, we benefit when we unite behind common goals. IKO’s participation in PIMA will strengthen our role as the unified voice for the North American polyiso industry,” said Justin Koscher, President of PIMA. “Our joint efforts help members keep pace with advancements in policy and technical discussions, and our combined strength gives visibility to the superior performance of polyiso products for the entire building envelope.”

PIMA’s other polyiso manufacturing members include: Atlas Roofing Corporation, Carlisle Construction Materials, Firestone Building Products, GAF, Johns Manville, Rmax and Soprema.