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Drew Ballensky is general manager of Duro-Last Roofing, Inc.’s central U.S. facility in Iowa and company spokesman for Duro-Last’s cool roofing, sustainability and architectural education programs. He is past-president of the Chemical Fabrics and Film Association and chairman of CFFA’s Vinyl Roofing Division. Drew earned his bachelor’s degree in industrial technology from the University of Northern Iowa and master’s degree in business administration from Florida State University. Drew has over 29 years experience in business and industry in various engineering and managerial capacities. He has worked in the U.S. and Canadian operations for a major international manufacturer of pre-engineered steel buildings, was a financial analyst with a major athletic apparel manufacturer and was an owner of a general contracting company.
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Hersheypark Arena ceiling renovation brightens interior, improves acoustics

September 24, 2013

Editor's note: This is a sponsored article. All text and images were provided by the sponsor company.


Hersheypark Arena in Hershey, Pa., unveiled a new look following a $500,000 ceiling renovation. The 77 year-old structure’s original cork ceiling tiles were removed and replaced with a light tan cellulose spray-on insulation called K-13.

The change brightened the interior and also is designed to reduce echoes and improve acoustics. Rink ice, banners and speakers were removed and plastic sheeting was placed over the interior bowl to protect against debris during the project that began Aug. 12. The new coating is about 1.5 inches thick, the same as the cork. In recent years many of the 18-by-24-inch cork panels were coming loose, prompting the decision to replace the interior ceiling. The cork was adhered to the ceiling concrete when it was installed in 1936.



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