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Industrias SPI Venezuela Celebrates its 2nd anniversary with big gains.

Friday, December 6th, 2013

Solid Products Inc.’s Venezuelan manufacturing partner Industrias SPI Venezuela enjoyed significant growth during its second full year of manufacturing. “In spite of the difficult political and economic environment here our year over year growth in sales of over 30% was no less than incredible” said Industrias plant manager Luis Sanabria.  “In two short years we have become the industry standard in finishing compound.  Even with the unknown future economic conditions here the beginning of exportation should allow us to continue our growth.”

Although the production at the plant remains full out Industrias SPI Venezuelan partners and management found time to celebrate the second anniversary in style.  A two day yachting trip to Venezuela’s treasure destination Los Roques with its sensational blue water and unmatched white sand beaches was the perfect site for the party.

Solid Products, Inc. president Gregory Frings was on hand to help with the celebration which included a fresh lobster extravaganza.  “I am extremely proud of our team here.  The quality of the products we continue to produce here is a result of their attention to detail.  Those efforts have resulted in growth we honestly weren’t expecting given the situation.  I am very happy to be where we are in such a short time,” said Frings.


Pro Plaster has Added a New Joint Compound to their Lineup

Saturday, September 7th, 2013


Press Release:  Pro Plaster, a longtime importer, wholesaler and retailer of professional drywall finishing materials, tools and accessories, is proud to announce the release of a new all purpose joint compound, the Handyman Range.  Currently available in Australia, this all purpose joint compound can be used upon various applications, provides a smooth finish, low shrinkage, and easy cleanup in a 4kg bucket!

Check it out now!


Pro Plaster Products announces a new year expansion

Monday, October 15th, 2012

Pro Plaster Products, Solid Products Australian partner, has announced expansion plans for 2013.  Barely more than a year into the manufacturing of drywall finishing compounds PPP needs to increase its production capability. Managing Director Perry Richardson indicated that increasing demand even in a challenging economy will require an increase to their present capacity. “Due to increasing demand and anticipated future growth we feel it is necessary to invest now to meet what we expect to be continuing demand growth” said Richardson . “Our success has exceeded our initial expectations and it
is our intent to continue to be the industry standard and continue to grow market share”.

Richardson made the announcement at the recent meeting of the APBA held September 21st through the 28th in Kona, Hawaii. The expansion will begin in the first quarter of 2013 and is expected to be complete sometime in the third quarter. Richardson indicated that the expansion will result in a near doubling in their capacity at the Capalaba, Queensland facility. He also indicated that they had begun preliminary sight studies on possible future locations.


Solid Products, Inc. on the Grow

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

For the second time in less than a year, Solid Products, Inc.(SPI) has been identified as a partner in a new drywall joint compound manufacturing facility.  Earlier this year it was announced that Pro Plaster Products with the assistance of SPI had begun manufacturing compound in a facility outside Brisbane, Australia. The latest news comes from Venezuela where Industrias SPI Venezuela, C.A. has begun manufacturing compound in Guarenas, Venezuela.

“It is just the normal progression of what we have been doing for years” said Gregory Frings, president of Solid Products, Inc.  “We have shipped thousands of containers all over the globe and we have been a private labeler for some of the world’s largest gypsum wallboard manufacturers.  We have been extremely fortunate to find the right partners that share our vision”.

Luis Sanabria the General Manager for Industrias SPI Venezuela, C.A. is excited about the new venture.  “We are excited to be manufacturing superior quality compounds.  Drywall usage is really in its infancy in Venezuela and we look forward to growing with the market.  It is a great position to be in, making the best compound available in the marketplace.”

SPI Venezuela intends to produce in excess of 10 million gallons annually.  The facility will not only supply material to Venezuela but intends to supply material throughout Latin America.

For more information contact Luis Sanabria at


Pro Plaster Products Opens Compound Manufacturing Facility

Monday, August 29th, 2011

Press Release – August 1, 2011

Pro Plaster Products, a longtime importer, wholesaler and retailer of professional drywall finishing materials, tools and accessories has begun manufacturing drywall finishing compounds in Australia. Perry Richardson, Pro Plasters’ Managing Director says, “This has been a long time coming. We have been importing compounds for over 15 years always with the idea that one day we would manufacture locally. Finally it has come to fruition.”

The facility is located just outside Brisbane. According to Richardson it is the result of an ongoing alliance with Solid Products, Inc. (SPI) of Richfield, WI USA. “We have imported Sudden Bond 4T for many years and 4T has become the industry benchmark, we are happy to now be producing that same quality product here. Our ongoing relationship with SPI will help us to expand our product offering and ensure quality.”

It is Pro’s intent to manufacture a complete line of drywall finishing products for wholesale and retail distribution throughout Austral Asia market. Inquiries can be directed to Perry Richardson at


Announcing Fast 5 and StraitFlex

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007

We’re excited to announce the availability of our Fast5 Sudden Bond Sprayable Drywall Surfacer. In addition, we now stock and utilize the new StraitFlex Original with Holes corner drywall tape.

From our products page:

Introducing our newest drywall surfacing product, Fast 5. Competitively priced, this labor reducing easy-to-paint sprayable drywall surfacer is perfect for application over a Level 4 Gypsum Board Finish.

— Our Fast 5 Product Brochure

StraitFlex is a new drywall tape designed just for corners. We use the Original With Holes variety in our projects and recommend it for all your drywall corner taping needs. Further information can be found on the StraitFlex website.

As always, thanks for choosing Solid Products, Inc. If you have any questions about the above news post, please don’t hesitate to contact us anytime. We love hearing from our loyal customers!


New Downloads, Product Brochures Available

Monday, August 20th, 2007

We just finished updating our pages in include all of Solid Products’ product brochures and material safety data sheets (MSDS).

Each contains information regarding product use, safety and precautionary information, and much more. You can find all our product brochures available as PDFs for download under Products & Services. Our MSDS sheets are also available as PDFs under the Downloads & Resources page.

All our PDF downloads require Adobe Acrobat or a similar PDF viewer. We recommend Acrobat Reader 8.

For questions regarding any of our products or MSDS sheets, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Thanks!


Solid Products Unveils New Website

Friday, August 17th, 2007

Welcome to the new Solid Products, Inc. website!

Designed by Mark Otto Design and built on the open-source, PHP-based content management solution, WordPress, the new SPI website is built with Web-standards and semantic markup to provide the best experience for all our customers and visitors.

Great new features include:

  • A site-wide search function
  • Dynamic sidebars, showing only what you need when you need it
  • Our Press Room, updating you with recent happenings and important events involving SPI
  • A comprehensive listing of all our product brochures in our new Downloads & Resources section
  • …and much more!

Thanks for visiting! Please let us know if you have any questions or comments involving our new website, our products and services, etc. We love hearing from our customers!



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