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60 Years Old and Going Strong

March 17, 2015

Gaco Western has been building on a legacy of innovation since 1955 when Aubrey Davis founded the company and began selling 4 oz. cans of neoprene coating.  Sixty years later, Gaco Western remains family-owned; Gaco products are proudly made in the USA and cover millions of square feet of buildings; the company has earned a trusted reputation in the construction industry. 

GacoProFill Open Cell Spray Foam System
Increases Yield – Eliminates Waste – Reduces Labor

February 23, 2015

Gaco Western showcased their innovative, time-saving GacoProFill SYSTEM at the recent NAHB International Builders Show in Las Vegas and at the Spray Polyurethane Foam Association (SPFA) Convention and Trade Show in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Gaco Western Launches GacoGives and Raises $39,080 for Non-Profit Organizations

December 22, 2014

Gaco Western recently unveiled a new social responsibility program, aptly named GacoGives. “As part of truly living our Core Values, we support Doing the Right Thing with a Humanistic Approach and this is extended beyond Gaco by supporting our communities and the causes we believe in,” said Vicki Campbell - VP, People Strategy & Development.

Gaco Western Recognized for Commitment to Health, Safety and Product Stewardship

October 28, 2014

Gaco Western is proud to be a member of the Spray Foam Coalition and now displays the SFC Code of Conduct Seal at and in recognition of its commitment to the continuous improvement in health, safety and product stewardship of spray polyurethane foam (SPF) products. As Chair of the Spray Foam Coalition, Peter Davis – Gaco’s Chairman and CEO – led the industry-wide effort to develop the Code of Conduct and was instrumental in gaining support from all current members of the SFC.

Gaco Invests in Contractors' Success

October 8, 2014

At Gaco Western we are passionate about safety, performance, quality and the professionalism of our contractors in the SPF industry. We believe the SPFA Professional Certification Program combined with our own GacoWallFoam Qualified Applicator Program are crucial to ensuring our contractors remain competitive among the best of the best in the industry.

Save Energy Dollars with New GacoProFill Foam Insulation

September 9, 2014

GacoProFill is a compressible, polyurethane foam installed in existing homes that can quickly bring a home up to current energy standards providing draft free, quiet comfort. Millions of older homes in the United States were constructed without insulation; new GacoProFill Polyurethane Foam from Gaco Western offers homeowners a superior solution for insulating their existing, uninsulated wall cavities with the same quality of polyurethane foam insulation used in today’s new construction projects.

Fabulous sprayability, GreenGuard certification AND certification as an ABAA Evaluated Material - Gaco 183M offers it all.

February 27, 2014

Gaco Western, a leader in innovative spray foam insulation products, is pleased to announce that the company's Gaco 183M Closed Cell Foam has successfully completed the Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA) Material Evaluation process and has been deemed an "ABAA Evaluated Material" and part of an "ABAA Evaluated Assembly".

New GacoFireStop2 is AC377 Appendix X approved

January 10, 2014

Gaco Western, a leader in innovative spray foam insulation products, has introduced a new generation GacoFireStop2 Open Cell Foam.  New GacoFireStop2 offers higher yields up to 15,000 board feet and better performance including improved sprayability and rise, excellent adhesion, and easy trimming. It contains high bio-renewable content for sustainability, plus GacoFireStop2 uses standard ISO which helps reduce product handling costs.

Gaco Sales Teams Achieve SPFA Certification

August 5, 2013

Gaco Western, a leader in innovative spray foam insulation products, is pleased to announce that the company's GacoWallFoam Sales Team and Gaco's Architectural Sales Team have achieved SPFA Professional Certification. The teams attended a three-day New Applicator School at the state-of-the-art GacoUniversity training facility in Waukesha, Wisconsin, where they participated in the SPF Assistant, Installer and Master Installer Programs, which included hands on training.

Gaco Western Promotes Vicki Campbell to Vice President, People Strategy & Development

June 25, 2013

Gaco Western’s employee base totaled 69 when Vicki Campbell joined Gaco in May of 2007 as Director, Human Resources. Today both employee population and revenue has grown significantly, as has the company’s Human Resources responsibilities. In her role as Vice President, People Strategy & Development, Campbell will continue to lead Gaco’s strategic efforts, support and empower Gaco’s employees, and prepare the leadership team to continue to grow the people and the company.

Gaco Western Adds Jobs - and Bricks and Mortar

June 20, 2013

Five years ago, Gaco Western's Wisconsin workforce numbered 17; today that number is 70 and growing. From Solvent-Free Silicone to Spray Foam Insulation, Gaco has experienced record growth not only in sales, but in employee base and facility size.

GacoWallFoam 183M Awarded GREENGUARD and GREENGUARD Gold Certifications

May 13, 2013

Gaco Western, a leader in innovative spray foam insulation products, is pleased to announce that the company’s GacoWallFoam 183M Closed Cell Spray Foam Insulation has been awarded UL Environment’s GREENGUARD and GREENGUARD Gold Certifications, signifying that samples of 183M have been tested and certified to be in compliance with stringent chemical emissions standards set by UL Environment, which are amongst the world’s most rigorous, third-party chemical emissions standards.

Gaco Western Commits to SPFA Certification by January 1, 2015

May 3, 2013

Gaco Western, a leader in innovative spray foam insulation products, is pleased to announce that the company has made a commitment to ensure GacoWallFoam contractors are certified under the SPFA Professional Certification Program by January 1, 2015.

Gaco Western Celebrates Groundbreaking on 85,000 sq. ft. Expansion

November 2, 2012

Gaco Western, a technology leader in waterproofing and insulation products, celebrated the company's new 85,000 sq. ft. expansion with a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday, October 31, at their facility located at 1245 Chapman Drive in Waukesha. City of Waukesha Mayor Jeff Scrima commented, "The Waukesha family is delighted that Gaco Western is adding to the momentum of innovation and growth in our community." 

Gaco Western Introduces GacoRoof Color

GacoRoof 100% Silicone Roof Coatings provide an
aesthetically pleasing way to enhance virtually any roof surface.

October 2, 2012

Gaco Western, a leader in innovative silicone roofing systems, introduced six new colors of GacoRoof 100% Silicone Roof Coating. The GacoRoof coating line now includes nine contemporary colors: White, Gray, Green, Light Tan, Rustic, Medium Blue, Black, Brown and Red. These popular colors, combined with GacoRoof’s superior waterproof protection, offer building and homeowners an attractive way to recoat and renew failing roofs. 

Visit Gaco Western in Booth #321 at this year's
ICAA Convention & Trade Show

October 1, 2012

Gaco Western, an industry leader in technical innovation, with best-of-class products that are FIRST in Technology and Product Quality, will be exhibiting at this year’s ICAA Convention & Tradeshow in Dallas, TX on October 4-5, 2012.

Gaco Western Expands Operations in Waukesha

August 13, 2012

Gaco Western, LLC, a technology leader in waterproofing and insulation products, is proud to announce the expansion of their Waukesha facility located at 1245 Chapman Drive.

City of Waukesha Mayor Jeff Scrima commented, “The Waukesha family is delighted that Gaco Western is adding to the momentum of innovation and growth in our community.”  

Gaco Western Introduces GacoFlex WalkPad

July 23, 2012

Gaco Western, a leader in innovative silicone roofing systems, has developed a new coating product: GacoFlex WalkPad. This silicone-based, solvent-free, yellow sealant provides an excellent alternative to conventional walkway mats. WalkPad contains a unique thickening agent in the silicone to provide the durability and resistance to tearing that is needed on rooftop walkways, yet unlike conventional mats that must be laboriously adhered to the roof to prevent blow-off, WalkPad becomes an integral part of the roof and cannot blow off.  

GacoWallFoam Open Cell Foam Earns ICC-ES Evaluation Report

June 14, 2012

Gaco Western, a leader in innovative spray foam insulation, is pleased to announce GacoGreen 052/052N recently received an evaluation report (ESR# 2478) from ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES), providing evidence that the half pound open cell spray-applied polyurethane foam meets the following code requirements.  

Gaco Western Introduces GacoSeamSeal

November 21, 2011

Gaco Western, a leader in innovative silicone roofing systems, is pleased to announce a new and unique product: GacoSeamSeal. This silicone-based, solvent-free tape comes in a liquid form, and a unique thickening agent in the silicone gives it the sealant properties of regular roof tape as it dries. Yet unlike regular roof tape, GacoSeamSeal  can be applied with a brush, trowel,  piping bag, or roller to make the process of sealing seams and roof details faster and easier. 

GacoFireStop Highlights Gaco Western Booth #107 
at Insulation Contractor's Association of America Exhibit

September 19, 2011

Gaco Western is pleased to showcase GacoFireStop at the ICAA show September 22-24 in Orlando, Florida. GacoFireStop meets the needs of contractors who want to both save money and keep up with code requirements. With new code requirements for ignition barriers in attics and crawl spaces contractors are faced with lengthy and expensive requirements to apply an additional ignition barrier. Waiting for the foam to cure and applying an ignition barrier increases labor time and expense.

GacoFireStop Receives IAPMO Certification

August 18, 2011

Gaco Western, a leader in innovative spray foam insulation, is pleased to announce a new evaluation report on GacoFireStop. Gaco Western's GacoFireStop 5500 passed the industry Appendix X flammability test for the second time last month. Now IAPMO Evaluation Service has issued IAPMO ES Evaluation Report Number 0233 certifying  that GacoFireStop meets and exceeds the building code prescriptive and performance requirements based on third party laboratory testing. Building code officials and contractors can have confidence in the Evaluation Report (ESR) released today and available on the Gaco Western website: report confirms that GacoFireStop can be installed in attics and crawl spaces without the use of an additional ignition barrier.

Gaco Western Roof Foam Weathers the Storm

August 10, 2011

Gaco Western, a leader in innovative coatings and the maker of the industry's first solvent-free silicone coating, is pleased to announce that its roofing system consisting of RoofFoam spray polyurethane foam and roof coatings meets the needs of building owners and contractors facing the dangers posed by the hurricane season. The company's spray foam carries the Miami-Dade County Notice of Acceptance, certifying that the foam will protect the roof at design wind speeds up to 150 miles per hour when applied over concrete, steel, or a smooth-surface BUR roof deck.

Gaco Western Announces Appointment of Eric Zimmerman
as VP of Operations and General Manager

August 1, 2011

Gaco Western, the first manufacturer to produce open cell polyurethane spray foam insulation with a built-in fire retardant to pass rigourous Appendix X fire testing, is pleased to announce the appointment of Eric Zimmerman as Vice President of Operations and General Manager.




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