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The history of our family owned business dates back nearly 70 years ago in Northwest Arkansas.
America is where the entrepreneurial spirit lives and it's a privilege to serve our customers.
Our History

1948
The Ralph Jones Company, Inc was founded as a manufacturer's representative firm for various types of building materials. Company name was changed to Insul-Bead Corp a few years later.

1957
Extruding machines and related equipment were purchased for manufacturing plastic building materials. Decades later this would open the door to manufacturing encapsulated dock flotation, boat dock bumper and other dock building materials.

1960
Equipment was purchased for the manufacturing for polystyrene materials including floating logs for boat docks.

1967
Insul-Bead Corp changes ownership and began focusing it's manufacturing efforts on boat dock flotation.

1979
It was in 1979 when now President/CEO Brent Cannon found employment as a production worker. As he worked his way up the ranks through years of hard work he was developing his entrepreneurial spirit to leed the company forward into the next century.

1991
After twelve years of service Brent Cannon had a huge vision for the then ailing company. In 1991 He and his wife Rhonda purchased Insul-Bead and began expanding the product line outside the confines of EPS with roto-molded products, welding and steel works.

1997
This is the year Insul-Bead expanded beyond its present location, adding an additional ten-acre facility to allow growth in both the expanded polystyrene business and the foam filling of encapsulated float drums.

1999
By 1999 another seven acres were added for the construction of a new state-of-the-art rotational molding plant. This allowed the company to manufacture more float drum shells and lift tanks for the marine industry, all under one roof.

2007
The year 2007 found the company expanding yet again with another large building to house additional molding space and product staging areas. Office remodeling and product display areas were also completed.

2012
In 2012 Insul-Bead launched HarborWare®, their direct-to-consumer retail brand and online webstore that markets it's own catalog and products from other manufacturers. This same year Insul-Bead expanded it's office space to allow more growth.

Today
Today, Insul-Bead has one of the most reputable names across industries and arguably the most extensive catalog of both commercial and residential dock products in the United States.
 
Our Mission
What started as a simple dream is now a company that has four facilities spanning over forty acres. Still remaining is our strive for excellence in everything we do and the belief that the customer is the most important piece in every decision we make. We will always push forward to bring revolutionary new products to meet and exceed customer expectations. This is my personal promise to you.

Brent Cannon
President/CEO



Family Legacy
For two generations our family owned business has been serving customers all across the United States. We are proud to be American owned and that over 90% of our products are made right here in the USA where good hard working jobs ought to be. We believe the true heart of America lies in the hands that build it.

Joey Cannon
Logistics & Sales