The International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers has been making their voice heard lately on the legislative front.
Heat and Frost Insulators News and Events
The Labor Management Cooperative Trust (LMCT) made a presentation during the annual National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) meeting in California. Local 5 Business Manager Michael Patterson and Local 16 Business Manager Mel Breshears joined LMCT Interim Director Rob Hall for a panel discussion about energy and the benefits of Mechanical Insulation on systems. With attendees from across the United States, the exposure for our union was great with the potential to engage in more work opportunities across the county.
More than 2,800 attendees discussed, networked and learned about the importance of empowering tradeswomen during the 2019 North America’s Building Trade Unions (NABTU) Trades Women Build Nations (TWBN) Conference.
The 10th Annual Breath of Life Foundation golf fundraiser took place in late September at Stonewall Jackson Golf Resort in Roanoke, W.Va.
Topics: Central States Conference, Breath of Life Foundation, Local 3, Cleveland, OH, Local 37, Evansville, IN, Local 41, Fort Wayne, IN, Local 46, Knoxville, TN, Local 47, Grand Rapid, MI, Local 75, South Bend, IN, Local 80, Charleston, WV, Local 84, Akron & Youngstown, OH, Local 207, Regional Abatement, Local 50, Columbus & Dayton, OH, Local 8, Cincinnati, OH, Local 18, Indianapolis, IN, Local 25, Detroit, MI, Local 45, Toledo, OH, Local 51, Louisville, KY, Local 52, Oak Ridge, TN
The Insulation Industry International Apprenticeship and Training Fund (IIIATF) held its annual New Local Union Officers Training event in late October. On Oct. 21, the IIIATF welcomed 30 newly elected officers to the week-long training, which was held at the Maritime Institute Conference Center in Baltimore, MD .
In September, HFIAW Local 53 New Orleans opened a brand-new state-of-the-art training center. Located in the lower level of the Local 53 Union Hall in Kenner, La., the building has 2,000-square-feet of training space, both interior and exterior, with additional external storage.
Topics: Local 53, New Orleans, LA
As the calendar year draws to a close, it is a good time for Insulators and their families to remember to perform some necessary maintenance around the house, such as change the battery in all smoke alarms, replace the furnace filter and shut off the water to the outdoor spigot.
Topics: Health and Welfare
On Oct. 25, 2019, Local 16 Retired Brother Robert “Spider” Cantley was presented with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) annual President's Award. Pictured is LLS President & CEO Dr. Louis DeGennaro (left) presenting Brother Cantley with the award at a ceremony held in San Francisco.
Apollo Beach, Fla. — Hundreds of local youth and their families gathered Saturday, Nov. 2, to celebrate the dedication of a new boardwalk and fishing pier at the Suncoast Youth Conservation Center (SYCC) in Apollo Beach, Florida.
On Oct. 7, Insulators Local 6 Training Coordinator Rick Rothwell and Brother Joe Gallagher met with a Democratic Presidential Primary candidate.