Heat and Frost Insulators News and Events

Mechanical Insulation and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

In May, the Biden Administration celebrated six months of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) being enacted. 

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Insulators LMCT task force will address construction worker suicide

Mechanical Insulators Labor Management Cooperative Trust (LMCT) Executive Director Pete Ielmini recently joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and talked about efforts to address construction worker suicide and the resources available to help union Mechanical Insulators. 

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Local 134 Business Manager Gary L. Guertin dies at 59

HFIAW Local 134 Business Manager, Financial and Corresponding Secretary Gary L. Guertin, 59, passed away peacefully on Feb. 2 surrounded by his family and loved ones.

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IIIATF hosts virtual nanomaterials training course

The Insulation Industry International Apprentice and Training Fund (IIIATF) hosted a virtual nanomaterials training course on Feb. 17.

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Apprentices hone skills while making holiday decorations

During the 2021 Christmas season, apprentices from several Locals spent time on a fun and creative project to display holiday spirit. 

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Tradeswomen group holds first of two webinar events

Tradeswomen from all over North America took part in a webinar event in March that was designed to take the place of last year’s Trades Women Build Nations in-person event, which was cancelled due to COVID-19 safety precautions.

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General President Emeritus James P. McCourt Honored in Washington D.C.

Leaders from the International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers (IAHFIAW) gathered on the evening of April 5 to honor General President Emeritus James P. McCourt in Washington, DC.

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Virtual New Officers Training held in March

Newly elected Local Union Officers attended the Insulation Industry International Apprentice and Training Fund (IIIATF) New Officers Training course, which was held virtually at the beginning of March due to continued safety concerns related to the pandemic. 

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Former Local 84 Business Manager, Rollin “Rollie” Reth, passes away

Rollin R. Reth passed away on March 7 at the age of 72. He was the former Business Manager of HFIAW Local 84 in Akron & Youngstown.

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Local 5 members help build stadium that hosted Super Bowl

For members of Insulators Local 5 in Los Angeles, this year’s Super Bowl was extra special, and it was not because a local team won the Lombardi Trophy.

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