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.