Heat and Frost Insulators News and Events

Trade Requires Problem Solving, Teamwork for Successful Insulation

Posted by on Thu, Jul 30, 2020 @ 12:07 PM
Apprenticeship Minnesota highlighted one of our Local 34 Apprentices in a recent promotion to encourage Apprenticeships as an ideal pathway to a successful career for Minnesota youth. 

Former graphic designer and restaurant manager enjoys variety of jobs and physical activity of insulation trade

When Laura Goff of Circle Pines graduated from Inver Grove Heights schools in 1998, she did what was advised at
the time.

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LMCT Executive Director interviewed on labor union podcast

Posted by on Mon, Jul 27, 2020 @ 08:07 AM

Mechanical Insulators Labor Management and Cooperative Trust Executive Director Pete Ielmini joined the America’s Work Force Radio Podcast on July 22 to discuss registered apprenticeship programs and the future of the mechanical insulation industry.

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Topics: Construction Industry, Registered Apprenticeship Programs, Labor Management Cooperative Trust, Insulators Union

Mesothelioma Patient Registry slated to receive government funds

Posted by on Thu, Jul 23, 2020 @ 10:07 AM

The Insulators Union is proud of our allies in the U.S. House of Representatives for including funding to complete the Mesothelioma Patient Registry Feasibility Study in their Fiscal Year 2021 Appropriations bill to fund the Department of Labor, Health and Human Services and Education.

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Topics: Government Affairs, Mesothelioma and Asbestos Related Diseases, Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers, Insulators Union

Local 47 Brother celebrates 79 years(and counting!) as a Union member

Posted by on Wed, Jul 8, 2020 @ 12:07 PM

Brother Woodrow Smith, known to his friends as “Woody,” has been a pillar to generations of HFIAW Local 47 members. And his four-digit registration number is only part of the reason why.

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Topics: Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers, Local 47, Grand Rapid, MI, Insulators Union

Disaster Relief fund helps members hit by flooding in Michigan and Fort McMurray

Posted by on Wed, Jul 8, 2020 @ 12:07 PM

Heavy rainfall in May and the failure of two dams caused severe to a portion of Michigan that impacted numerous members of Local 47 in Michigan. Similar flooding problems hit Local 110 members in the Fort McMurray area in Canada.

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Topics: Insulators Disaster Relief Fund, Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers, Insulators Union

Names drawn for annual Florence Bernard/Alta Miller Scholarship

Posted by on Wed, Jul 8, 2020 @ 11:07 AM

Winners were randomly selected for the 30th Annual Florence Bernard/Alta Miller Scholarship Drawing in mid-June.

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Topics: Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers, Florence Bernard/Alta Miller Scholarship, Insulators Union

Local 14 Brother catches state-record flathead catfish

Posted by on Wed, Jul 8, 2020 @ 11:07 AM

A member of HFIAW Local 14 and Union Sportsmen's Alliance (USA), set a new Pennsylvania fishing record. Lifelong angler, Brother Jonathan Pierce, 34, of Roxborough, Pa., hauled in a 56.3-pound flathead catfish during the Memorial Day weekend.

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Topics: Union Sportsmen's Alliance, Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers, Insulators Union

Mechanical Insulation Tax Incentives Included in House Legislation

Posted by on Thu, Jul 2, 2020 @ 16:07 PM

After much effort and coordination, the U.S. House of Representatives passed an infrastructure bill, which includes mechanical insulation tax incentives.

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Topics: Government Affairs

Legislation seeks to improve infrastructure, provide Insulators jobs

Posted by on Fri, Jun 26, 2020 @ 16:06 PM

U.S. Sen. Tina Smith (D-Minn.) and U.S. Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-De.) introduced legislation aimed at creating jobs and providing stimulus funding for infrastructure projects.

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Topics: Government Affairs

Mechanical Insulation Legislative Update - June 26, 2020

Posted by on Fri, Jun 26, 2020 @ 09:06 AM

An update from Government Affairs Director Chip Gardiner:

Since last November when we first secured mechanical insulation tax incentives into the House Ways and Means GREEN bill discussion draft, we have been optimistic that the Mechanical Insulation tax incentives would be included as part of a larger infrastructure bill that the U.S House of Representatives would consider and approve. Our optimism was further increased when the Joint Committee on Taxation contacted us to get information that they needed to complete their economic/budgetary analysis for the Mechanical Insulation tax incentives.

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Topics: Government Affairs, Mechanical Insulation, Insulators Union

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