Heat and Frost Insulators News and Events

2019 JAC Conference held in Arizona

Posted by on Thu, Jul 11, 2019 @ 15:07 PM

The Insulation Industry International Apprentice and Training Fund (IIIATF)’s 44th Annual Joint Apprentice
Conference (JAC) took place in Arizona this May, and for the first time, it was combined with the annual Local Union Officers Meeting.

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Topics: Apprenticeship and Training Fund, Joint Apprentice Conference

New golf event raises money for Asbestos Research Charitable Trust

Posted by on Thu, Jul 11, 2019 @ 11:07 AM

The first annual Insulators Tissue Bank and Asbestos Research Charitable Trust Golf Fundraiser raised more than $200,000 to help finance much-needed research for asbestos-related diseases.

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Topics: Insulators Tissue Bank and Asbestos Research Fund

800 Insulators expected on  Ethane Cracker Plant in 2020

Posted by on Thu, Jul 11, 2019 @ 09:07 AM

Dating back to 2012, Beaver County, Penn. knew there would be a construction boom on the horizon after the Shell Oil Company announced plans to build an Ethane Cracker plant along the Ohio River.

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Topics: Local 2, Pittsburgh, PA

Apprentice competition brings three events together

Posted by on Wed, Jul 10, 2019 @ 15:07 PM

For the first time in the 116-year history of the union, the Insulators held the Local Union Officers Meeting, the Joint Apprenticeship Conference and the Master Apprentice Competition (MAC) at the same time and same location.

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Topics: Master Apprentice Competition, Local Union Officers Meeting, Apprenticeship and Training Fund, Joint Apprentice Conference

Western Canada prevails in the 2019 Master Apprentice Competition

Posted by on Wed, Jul 10, 2019 @ 11:07 AM

For the first time in competition history, an apprentice from HFIAW Local 119 earned the Master Apprentice Competition (MAC) title.

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Topics: Master Apprentice Competition, Apprenticeship and Training Fund

Insulators in the outdoors - Union Sportsmen's Alliance

Posted by on Mon, Jul 8, 2019 @ 13:07 PM

The HFIAW is a proud charter union of the Union Sportsman's Alliance (USA). 

We know many of our members enjoy the great outdoors, the below photo album catalogs all of the images that have been sent to the IAHFIAW to share their love of the outdoors and have a chance to be published in the quarterly edition of The Insulators Journal.  

The pictures in the below album have been updated to reflect the most recent Summer edition submissions. 

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Topics: Union Sportsmen's Alliance

USA, Union Volunteers Restore Trinity River National Wildlife Refuge Fishing Pier

Posted by on Tue, Jul 2, 2019 @ 13:07 PM

Spring Hill, Tenn. — A popular fishing pier on Champion Lake in the Trinity River National Wildlife Refuge received a much-needed face-lift thanks to union volunteers, the Union Sportsmen's Alliance (USA) and the Lower Trinity Basin Master Naturalists. 

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Topics: Union Sportsmen's Alliance, Local 22, Houston

Leading by Example

Posted by on Mon, Jun 24, 2019 @ 08:06 AM

Sixty kilometers east of Turin, Italy, nestled on the shore of the Po River sits the Italian town of Casale Monferrato. For centuries this community has been the important centre of the Piedmont Region of Italy and today boasts a beautiful bounty of rich history and beautiful architecture. However, for over 80 years Casale Monferrato and all its’ citizens were buried in clouds of asbestos fibres from the manufacturing of fibre cement products by the Eternit factory. For those eight decades the community was destroyed by the cynicism of those who, for the sake of profits, did not hesitate to put in danger the health of the employees, their relatives and of all of those, who by simply living in the town, were forced to breath this dust of death. The last century has resulted in Casale Monferrato being known as the epicentre of mesothelioma and asbestos disease.

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Topics: Local 95, Toronto, ON, Canada's Building Trades Unions (CBTU)

USA Honors Insulators Local 14 Training Coordinator John Stahl with Conservation Steward of the Year Award

Posted by on Tue, Jun 18, 2019 @ 12:06 PM

Spring Hill, Tenn. — The Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) has honored International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers (Insulators) Local 14 Member John Stahl with the 2019 Insulators Conservation Steward of the Year Award for his exemplary commitment to conservation and community service.

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Topics: Union Sportsmen's Alliance, Local 14, Philadelphia, PA

Union Sportsmen’s Alliance Hosts Family Campout at Montgomery Bell State Park

Posted by on Tue, Jun 11, 2019 @ 08:06 AM
Burns, Tenn. — More than 70 youngsters and their families joined union volunteers for a weekend packed with conservation-related activities during the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance’s (USA) third annual Family Campout at Montgomery Bell State Park in Burns, Tenn., June 8 and 9.
 
The weekend included variety of engaging outdoor experiences including a snake exhibition, youth fishing derby, hiking and an instructional archery event. Along with the free events, free lodging and delicious meals enjoyed by all participants, youth also received a rod and reel courtesy of Pure Fishing and game calls provided by Plano Synergy.
 
Organized by the Union Sportsmen's Alliance, the event was supported by the Nashville Building and Construction Trades Council (BCTC), Tennessee AFL-CIO Labor Council, Montgomery Bell State Park and Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.
 
The Montgomery Bell campout was part of a series of free, community-based outreach activities organized under Work Boots on the Ground—the USA’s flagship conservation program. It was also supported by national conservation partners Provost Umphrey Law Firm, Pure Fishing, Plano Synergy and the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation.
 
USA Conservation Coordinator Cody Campbell felt the event went well and noted its importance to families new to outdoor recreation.
 
“It was extremely rewarding to see youth and parents enjoy themselves outdoors together, especially those who’ve never experienced these traditional outdoor activities or gotten close to nature,” said Campbell. “We opened the door to a whole new world for them and provided the tools and confidence to continue exploring it.”
   
One parent told Campbell the weekend-long event was, “Our first experience camping, fishing and spending time outdoors as a family.” Another said bringing his family to the campout, “Really brought us all together.”
 
While volunteering at the event, Nashville BCTC President Anthony Nicholson was reminded of the benefits union members enjoy while giving back to their communities and encouraging young people to get outdoors.
 
“Some of these children had never fished before, never owned a fishing pole or even sat by a campfire,” he said. “Getting together with other union members to introduce them to these experiences was priceless."
 

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Topics: Union Sportsmen's Alliance, Local 86, Nashville, TN

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