Heat and Frost Insulators News and Events

International Apprentice and Training Fund Hosts OSHA Training

Posted by on Wed, May 10, 2017 @ 10:05 AM

In late March, the Insulation Industry International Apprentice and Training Fund (IIIATF) sponsored an OSHA 510 course, a prerequisite class to both the OSHA 500 32-hour class and the OSHA 500 40-hour class. It was held at the Maritime Institute in Maryland and 20 instructors attended.

This course certifies that all of the trainers that completed the course are now eligible to teach the OSHA 10- and OSHA 30-hour classes for the next 4 years.

The instructors for the course were Training Directors John Stahl from Local 14 in Philadelphia, PA, Bob McGuckin from Local 17 in Chicago, IL and Brian Cavey from Local 24 in Washington, DC.

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Topics: OSHA, IIIATF, Apprentice and Training Fund, Insulation

Job Action at Carleton University in Ottawa

Posted by on Mon, May 8, 2017 @ 08:05 AM

When it comes to performing mechanical insulation, the members of the Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers are the most skilled and highly trained workforce available.

HFIAW Local 95 in Ontario wanted to make sure that the decision makers for the Carleton University Life Science project know that our workforce is the most qualified workforce available, while sharing with them all of the benefits that HFIAW Insulators bring to every project on which they work.

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HFIAW Organizers facilitate Building Trades Academy 103 Course

Posted by on Fri, May 5, 2017 @ 10:05 AM

The Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers Organizing Department has been working with the North America's Building Trades Unions (NABTU) to have Local Union Organizers trained through the Building Trades Academy.

The mission of the Building Trades Academy is to provide educational programs that offer useful and practical skill building to Building Trades union staff as well as leadership training to help them strengthen their unions.

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NABTU Legislative Conference held in Washington DC

Posted by on Wed, May 3, 2017 @ 14:05 PM

The annual North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) Legislative Conference was held in Washington, DC over 4 days in early April.   

The conference was attended by all of the Building Trades Unions and delegates, including international administration from the Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers.

Before the conference began, the DC Friends of Irelandheld their benefit dinner and General President Emeritus James A. Grogan was in attendance. President Grogan was recognized for his continued support and dedication to this charity and received a standing ovation from everyone in attendance.

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Topics: Building Trades Legislative Conference, NABTU, North America’s Building Trades Unions, Washington, DC

New Orleans Apprentice prevails in Conference MAC

Posted by on Mon, May 1, 2017 @ 13:05 PM

The Southwest States Conference held their Master Apprentice Competition during the last meeting in New Orleans at HFIAW Local 53's Apprenticeship Building.

The competition included Collin Gillis from Local 87, San Antonio, TX, Chris Nickel from Local 94, Oklahoma City, OK and Gustavo Machigua from Local 53, New Orleans, LA.

Machigua prevailed in a very tight race to win the Southwest States Conference Master Apprentice Competition and the chance to represent the conference at the International MAC.

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Topics: Master Apprentice Competition, MAC, Apprenticeship Competition, Apprenticeship Training Conference, New Orleans, LA, Southeast States Conference, Local 53

HFIAW Local 78 Volunteers with USA to Renovate Barn

Posted by on Fri, Apr 28, 2017 @ 15:04 PM

This story comes from Union Sportsmen's Alliance (USA), on a conservation project completed this past fall in Alabama. HFIAW Insulators Local 78, chartered in Birmingham, was heavily involved with this project. 


For years, Alabama State Parks have been unable to afford many necessary repairs and updates. To offer support, Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) volunteers recently renovated a horse barn at Oak Mountain State Park, transforming a structure that had fallen into disrepair into a potential increased revenue source for the park.

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Topics: USA, Local 78, Birmingham, Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama, Union Sportsmen's Alliance, Insulators Local 78

Local 6 Attends Massachusetts Girls in Trades Career Fair

Posted by on Fri, Mar 3, 2017 @ 15:03 PM

Local 6, chartered in Boston, Mass., attended the second successful Massachusetts Girls in Trades Conference and Career Fair in March. The event was hosted by Massachusetts Girls in Trades Advisory Board and was held at IBEW Local 103.

The program is to introduce high school girls, as well as their Career Counselors and Educators, to the trades. This event was attended by more than 350 students and over 50 educators from 22 area high schools.

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Topics: Apprenticeship, Career Day, Girls in Trades, Local 6, Boston, Massachusetts

2017 MAC Details Released

Posted by on Fri, Mar 3, 2017 @ 15:03 PM

As we prepare for the upcoming 2017 Master Apprenticeship Competition and JATC Conference, Local 95, the host local, released event details. 

For the first time, the MAC and JATC Conference will be held in Canada, not in the U.S. The MAC will begin on Sunday, June 25 in Toronto and the JATC Conference will begin on Wednesday, June 28. Both events will conclude on Friday, June 30. 

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Topics: Canada, Apprenticeship, Master Apprentice Competition, MAC, Apprenticeship Competition, Local 95, Toronto, Canada, IIIATF

Building Trades and AFL-CIO offer Specialized Construction oriented Organizing classes for HFIAW Organizers

Posted by on Fri, Jan 13, 2017 @ 10:01 AM

The Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers understand the importance and impact that Organizing has on our union. As such, we value the opportunity to train our Local Organizers to the highest degree.

For the last several years, our International Organizing Department (IOD) has financially supported the training for Local Organizers to attend five different construction organizing classes conducted by the National Building Trades' Training Academy (BTTA).

In 2015, an additional class provided by the AFL-CIO's Organizing Institute (OI) was added to the list of classes the IOD provides financial support for our union’s Organizers to attend.  The purpose of this class is not necessarily designed to teach organizing strategies, techniques and tactics; instead the primary focus of the OI's class is to assess a potential Organizer's skills and ability to effectively communicate and interact with people to encourage them to join or sign with our union. 

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Topics: HFIAW, Organizing, training, Building Trades Academy, BTA, Organizers, Training Conference, OMS, COMET

Local 24 members works on $3.8 billion liquid natural gas facility

Posted by on Fri, Jan 6, 2017 @ 10:01 AM

Members of HFIAW Local 24 Baltimore/Washington are helping complete the largest construction project in the history of Maryland.

Dominion, one of the largest power suppliers in the U.S., is currently in the midst of the Cove Point project. Situated on Chesapeake Bay, this expansive project will convert the existing liquid natural gas (LNG) import facility into a bi-directional import-export facility.

Instead of just taking in LNG for domestic use in the 14 states Dominion covers, the facility will handle LNG coming into the terminal and shipping it overseas for international use.

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Topics: Local 24, Baltimore, Washington, Liquid Natural Gas, Maryland, Dominion, Chesapeake Bay, Cove Point

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