Heat and Frost Insulators News and Events

Local 50 project showcased in climate change report

A project completed by HFIAW Local 50 members was featured in a recently released report focusing on how labor unions can play an essential role in addressing climate change.

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Seattle PLA puts Local 7 members to work on new NHL arena

Members of HFIAW Local 7 helped bring top-level professional hockey back to Seattle after nearly a century absence. 

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IIIATF hosts virtual grant writing course

The Insulation Industry International Apprentice and Training Fund (IIIATF) hosted an online Grant Writing Course during first full week in October.

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General President Revard promotes disaster relief fund on podcast

International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers General President Gregory T. Revard joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss The Insulators Union Disaster Relief Fund that provides emergency funds to members impacted by natural disasters.

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Infrastructure bill could be the solution to Ohio’s lead pipe problem

There are at least 650,000 known lead pipes in Ohio that deliver polluted drinking water. Ohio has the second highest number in the nation, next to Illinois. 

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USA Hosts ‘Fishing Lines at Christmas Time’ for San Antonio Youth

Union Sportsmen’s Alliance’s (USA) official press release:

Spring Hill, Tenn.Despite the cold temperature and strong wind, more than 150 participants turned out at San Antonio’s South Side Lions Park on December 11 for Fishing Lines at Christmas Time—the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance’s (USA) first holiday-themed youth fishing event.

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Mechanical Insulator training will be valuable to climate change fight

As the country comes to grips with the reality of climate change, energy efficiency becomes  increasingly essential to infrastructure. Mechanical insulation will play a critical role in that transformation. The efforts to better insulate America’s buildings will lead to unprecedented demand for Mechanical Insulators, spurring the growth of apprenticeships.

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General President Revard promotes veterans on Union Podcast

International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers General President Gregory T. Revard joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast on Veterans Day to discuss opportunities available for veterans through the HFIAW’s registered apprenticeship program. 

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New Illinois law will use clean energy transition to create union jobs

Clean energy is the future. As we move towards a carbon neutral energy economy, millions of new jobs will be created — and many will be unionized.

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Mechanical Insulation Tax Credits in new Build Back Better legislation

Insulators Union General President Gregory T. Revard released the following statement on the inclusion of mechanical insulation tax incentives in President Biden's Build Back Better framework and U.S. House legislation:

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