Heat and Frost Insulators News and Events

Local 95 meets with contractor regarding Carleton University renovation project

HFIAW Local 95 in Ontario wanted to make sure the contractor for a major renovation project at Carleton University’s Life Science building knew their members are the most-skilled and highly-trained mechanical insulation workforce around.

The project involves renovating a specialized laboratory that supports experimental work in the biological, biochemical and behavioral sciences.

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2017 Canadian Building Trades Conference

Similar to the U.S. Conference, the Canadian Building Trades Conference featured an impressive schedule of presentations from national and provincial leaders from the major political parties, as well as updates from construction industry leaders on major Canadian infrastructure projects.

The highlight of the Canadian Conference was the dedication of the Building Trades Workers Memorial on May 16 to honor the men and women of the Canadian Building Trades. The importance of the dedication of this impressive memorial was evident for several reasons.

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2017 MAC Details Released

As we prepare for the upcoming 2017 Master Apprenticeship Competition and JATC Conference, Local 95, the host local, released event details. 

For the first time, the MAC and JATC Conference will be held in Canada, not in the U.S. The MAC will begin on Sunday, June 25 in Toronto and the JATC Conference will begin on Wednesday, June 28. Both events will conclude on Friday, June 30. 

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Local 46 apprentice wins MAC, honors former training director

The HFIAW Master Apprentice Competition (MAC) seems to grow in popularity and excitement every year. The annual competition where 10 apprentices compete as Conference representatives to be crowned the “Best of the Best” included an emotional finish this year in Toledo, Ohio.  

Held in conjunction with the 41st annual Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee Conference, the top HFIAW apprentice competitors arrived having already won at the Local and Conference levels.  

“Our training is what sets our profession apart, it is what makes us the best,” HFIAW General President Bud McCourt said during the MAC.

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Help is available for members displaced by Northern Alberta wildfires

An Important Message from General President James P. McCourt and General Secretary-Treasurer Gregory T. Revard:

Insulators International officers and staff are monitoring the situation in northern Alberta. We want to assure our Brothers and Sisters in the region that we are deeply concerned about everyone’s safety, but more important: We are prepared to help.

We know that some of our members and their families are among the more than 80,000 people forced to flee from the spreading inferno around Fort McMurray. Homes have been destroyed, and in some cases entire neighborhoods have been decimated.

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Canadian Study Shows Union Construction Demonstrably Safer Than Non-Union Construction


This is the first peer-reviewed Canadian study to examine the occupational health and safety benefits of unions in Ontario's industrial, commercial and institutional (ICI) construction sector.
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Opinion: Canada Needs An Energy Plan

By Lee Loftus, Special To The Sun August 18, 2015

What Canada's premiers said in July is wrong - there are simple answers to developing a national energy strategy - but what's difficult is making tough decisions.

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Union seeks certification vote at 2 Toyota plants in Canada

TORONTO (Reuters) -- Canada's largest private-sector union said on Wednesday it plans to hold an organization vote for about 7,000 workers at two Toyota Motor Corp. assembly plants in Ontario early this year.

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Canada Welcome to the Campaign

On your mark, get set, go!
Moments ago Prime Minister Stephen Harper asked Governor General David Johnston to dissolve Parliament, confirming what everyone in Ottawa has over-speculated on for months: Canada’s 42nd Federal Election has officially begun.
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Unionized labour invests in Canada

Geoff Dueck Thiessen, in his piece Make public-work bids truly open (June 29), leans upon common misguided and unsubstantiated assertions in arguing against the project labour agreements that are used in Manitoba's public works projects.

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