Heat and Frost Insulators News and Events

Federal Mechanical Insulation Act introduced by Rep. Sánchez

Legislation that seeks to ensure that federal buildings utilize mechanical insulation and that it is installed by individuals who have completed a registered apprenticeship program was introduced into Congress.

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Installation of Mechanical Insulation could qualify for a tax credit

Mechanical Insulators Labor Management Cooperative Trust (LMCT) Executive Director Pete Ielmini joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and talked about the Commercial Buildings Energy Efficiency Tax Deduction.

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Ielmini: Mechanical Insulation energy audits can benefit taxpayers

Mechanical Insulators Labor Management Cooperative Trust (LMCT) Executive Director Pete Ielmini joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and talked about the importance of Mechanical Insulation energy audits and why the National Energy Conservation Policy Act should be amended to ultimately benefit taxpayers.

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LMCT addresses construction worker suicide as part of OSHA event

Mechanical Insulators Labor Management Cooperative Trust (LMCT) Executive Director Pete Ielmini joined America’s Work Force Union Podcast and talked about the alarming suicide rate of construction workers and the resources available to help those in crisis. 

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Reduce fossil fuel use through the use of Mechanical Insulation

Mechanical Insulators Labor Management Cooperative Trust (LMCT) Executive Director Pete Ielmini joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and explained how the proper installation and maintenance of Mechanical Insulation can help reduce U.S. fossil fuel consumption, which in turn, will help protect the environment.

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Getting rid of asbestos, Part 1

When I raise the issue of banning the use of asbestos, the most common response I get is: “Isn’t asbestos already banned?” 

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Firestop installation can be lucrative for unions and contractors

Mechanical Insulators Labor Management Cooperative Trust (LMCT) Executive Director Pete Ielmini joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and talked about why firestop measures are critical to public safety and how the firestop industry can be a highly lucrative for both contractors and members of the International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Craftworkers.

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IIIATF holds Advanced Pads, Metal Layout Train-the-Trainer courses

In mid-May, over a dozen Local JATC Training Coordinators and Instructors attended the Advanced Pad Development and Advanced Metal Layout Train-the-Trainers courses at the Local 17 Training Center in Chicago.

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CBTU Legislative Conference looks to better future for Canadian Trades

The Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU) held its annual legislative conference in Ottawa from April 25-28, following two years of virtual events due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Biden speech highlights 2022 NABTU Legislative Conference

In April, the North America’s Building Trades Union (NABTU) Legislative Conference was held in-person in Washington, D.C. after a two-year break due to COVID-19.

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