Heat and Frost Insulators News and Events

Remembering General President Emeritus James A. Grogan, Jr.

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of The International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers General President Emeritus James A. Grogan, Jr.

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Insulators gain key advocacy wins in 2022 budget

Heat and Frost Insulators in Canada have much to be proud of following a busy but productive first half of the year.

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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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