Showing posts from September, 2020

Much Ado About Foam

Have you noticed dark spots in the foam insulation of your ASL Solutions insulated DP, DP Hunter, or CRB? Does it seem odd to you that the insulation is in pellet form instead of solid panels? Where does the foam come from, anyway? Lucky for you, we've got answers to all of the above questions (and more)! Foam Products Corporation supplies ASL Solutions with big, super sacks of expanded polystyrene beads, or EPS for short. This is actually recycled material that would have otherwise ended up in a landfill! The recycled foam comes in different colors, so that’s why there are some darker spots in the insulation. The foam is originally from a huge block that FPC cuts with hot wires (amongst other methods) to shape the foam they sell to the refrigeration and insulation industries. EPS keeps the heat in the doghouse. Whatever FPC has left over after cutting the shapes they need is considered scrap, so they grind that up and sell it to ASL to use in the dog houses as insulation. It would

Meet the ASL Product Models: Norman Enzo Kieffer!

This is the first bio in our series of Meet the ASL Product Models written by our intern Skye Isabella Rose Iwanski. Norman Enzo Kieffer Norm looking thoughtful on a drive. Norm is a gregarious, adorable joker. He’s a border collie/husky mix with a huge personality. Norm is a registered therapy dog with Pet Partners and certified in assisted play therapy. He loves working with people, especially kids. He’s an incredible little fellow with eyes that wrap you up in a big warm hug and an absolutely infectious smile--you can’t look at him and not smile right back. Norm, hard at work! When Norm walks into a room, he immediately wants to make people feel at ease: he seeks people out and nudges their hand until they’re petting him. He’s named after Norm from Cheers, after all. Norm likes to remind people that it’s normal to get around a little differently--he’s missing one of his legs, but that doesn’t hinder his agility at all. He can jump four to four-and-a-half feet in the air and clear a