Established in 1972, Foam Supplies, Inc. (FSI) has emerged from its humble beginnings to the leading polyurethane systems house in the world today. Founded by David and Karen Keske, FSI began and remains a family owned and operated business.
Foam Supplies was born from serving markets and customers our then much larger competitors chose to ignore. Ignored because, well, they were just “too small” and not important enough. A philosophy that has no place at FSI. Throughout our growth, we remain committed to serving customers, large and small, with the same products, services, intensity and passion.
The family business, once a “two-man band”, working out of their home in Creve Couer, Missouri, is now well over 100 people strong with a Research and Technical Center in Earth City, MO and 4 production facilities In the United States and global production facilities and offices in the EU, China, and India.
Our history is earmarked by challenging the status quo and hence, many “firsts.” We have led industry with innovative products that have paved the way in the pursuit of environmental responsibility and sustainability. We were the first to patent and deliver a CFC-free rigid foam technology. This success was followed by leading industry with HFC PU technology. Not resting on our laurels, in 1998 we continued innovating and set out to pre-empt regulatory mandates by developing the most environmentally sustainable and responsible polyurethane technology in existence. In 2002, we realized that goal with the patent and launch of ecomate technology. Ecomate was the first, and remains, the most tested, proven and sold “next generation” blowing agent technology today. No other technology can match ecomate’s environmental stewardship or reliability. Our Success through Innovation will not end with Ecomate.
The Foam Supplies’ story has been also been distinguished by engineering, application, and field-technical expertise. We remain the last full-service provider in polyurethanes and continue to offer and develop dispensing equipment like the SLUG Pro, in addition to “turn-key” packages. Our approach is service intensive; “We Service What We Sell.”
Regardless of our products and services our companies greatest asset will always be our employees. We are family. Our people…..our family…..we are tenacious and continue to challenge the status quo to better serve customers. The concept is simple, use the “Golden Rule” methodology and when our customers grow, we will grow, not vice versa. Our customers are extended family and deserve the best. This belief is why our family is fanatical about taking a first-class approach to everything we do.
Years in Business
At Foam Supplies, we hold some simple beliefs about life and business that drive the decisions we make every day.
We have a constant and uncompromising intention to “do the right thing” in every interaction with our customers, employees, vendors and other industry partners. And that includes being completely honest in every situation, even when it may be difficult.
Treating people with respect
Healthy, honest relationships are not just the most successful, but also the most enjoyable and rewarding.
Highest level of quality & service
When a company places its trust in us, we feel we have a responsibility to do everything we can to help that company succeed.
Fair profits for all
We don’t have pressure from stockholders to constantly increase our profit margins, so can share that benefit with customers & vendors.
“Success through Innovation” isn’t just a slogan, it’s the way we’ve built and grown our business since the beginning.
At each new challenge in the polyurethane industry, we have delivered solutions — to technological issues, governmental mandated regulations and market-driven influences.
When the Montreal Protocol dictated the need for alternatives to Freon 11 and 12, we patented the first non-CFC rigid polyurethane chemical system. As additional governmental regulation required new types of chemistry to further address issues of greenhouse gases, global warming and ozone depletion, our research and development team again answered the call with new and innovative chemical systems like ecomate®.
Today, more than ever, we place great importance on continuous improvement, and are committed to leading the industry in polyurethane research and development. That’s why we employ a full staff of experienced chemists, who are dedicated to solving the problems of today and creating the products of tomorrow.
With a production capacity of more than 100 million pounds of polyurethane foam a year, we have never failed to meet a customer’s supply needs in our 45+ years in business.
At our headquarters in Earth City (St. Louis), Missouri, we have an 80,000-square-foot manufacturing plant, as well as a similar-sized facility in Lewisville (Dallas), Texas. Our large production volume, our long history in the industry and our key strategic alliances give us dependable access and control of the vital resources we need to supply our customers.
Foam Supplies is also one of the few companies with the unique ability to offer both pressurized and non-pressurized bulk delivery. In fact, we have offered pressurized delivery of polyurethane foam longer than any of our competitors. This provides our customers with the safest supply method available, with the lowest exposure to chemical. And it is also the most environmentally friendly method, with true cradle-to-grave responsibility and no chemical waste. Plus, in our long history of chemical storage and transport, we have never had a reportable spill.
Environmental stewardship has always been a key focus at Foam Supplies. We feel we have a responsibility as a chemical systems supplier to do everything within our power to minimize the impact our products have on our precious and fragile environment. And that responsibility is always at the forefront of our research and development efforts.
However, we realize that simply creating environmentally friendly products is not enough. Our foam systems and other products are of no use to our customers if they don’t also outperform the competition and do so at a competitive price. So we’re proud of the fact that we’ve developed urethane technologies that not only help protect the environment, but also provide excellent insulation, flotation and safety properties — without increasing costs for our customers (and often reducing costs).
Our affordable, eco-friendly ecomate® blowing agent and family of foam systems is a great example. It has no ozone depletion potential (ODP), no global warming potential (GWP) and no volatile organic compounds (VOCs), meaning it does not contribute to smog production. Ecomate® meets all current and future regulatory requirements and is GRAS and U.S. EPA SNAP approved to replace HFCs and smog-producing hydrocarbons.