Heat and Frost Insulators News and Events

U.S. 2016 Elections: U.S. Congress (U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives)

Posted by on Mon, Nov 7, 2016 @ 13:11 PM

Voters will also determine the control of the U.S. Congress.  In the U.S. Senate, Republicans currently have a 54-46 majority, and there are 34 Senate races this year (24 seats are Republican and 10 are Democratic).  If Hillary Clinton is elected president, Democrats will need to win 4 additional seats to win the majority (As Vice President, Tim Kaine would give Democrats the Senate majority if the Senate election was deadlocked at 50-50).  In the U.S. House of Representatives, the Republicans have a 247-186 majority, and it is expected that House Democrats will gain seats, and there is the potential for significant gains for House Democrats.

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Topics: Government Affairs, Construction Industry, Union Sportsmen's Alliance, Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers

La. bucks construction worker trend

Posted by on Fri, Sep 11, 2015 @ 12:09 PM

Ken Naquin, chief executive officer for the Louisiana Associated General Contractors, said while there’s still a need for pipefitters, millwrights and welders, the demand for construction workers has dropped lately in South Louisiana.

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Topics: Construction Industry

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

Posted by on Thu, Sep 10, 2015 @ 09:09 AM

 

 
 
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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Topics: Construction Industry, Canadian Conference

Construction training facility opens in Meriden

Posted by on Mon, Aug 31, 2015 @ 12:08 PM

MERIDEN — A construction trade training facility recently opened on Center Street, with organizers hoping to capitalize on the city’s many building projects.

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Topics: Construction Industry

10 Trends Defining the Construction Industry

Posted by on Mon, Aug 31, 2015 @ 12:08 PM

When experts discuss rapidly evolving industries, construction rarely makes its way into the conversation. 

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Topics: Construction Industry

Computer chip plant construction gives big boost to 65 subcontractors

Posted by on Tue, Aug 18, 2015 @ 10:08 AM

Plumbers, electricians, specialty gas suppliers and exhaust fan installers are among the 65 subcontractors that have been busy helping GlobalFoundries construct a 90,000-square-foot addition to its computer chip manufacturing plant in Malta, New York.

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Topics: Construction Industry

YOU SHOULD KNOW…

Posted by on Tue, Aug 11, 2015 @ 16:08 PM

New reports from the Department of Energy show that the U.S. is at nearly 66 gigawatts of installed wind capacity, that the industry supports 73,000 jobs and that it is cheaper than it’s ever been. (Washington Post)

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Topics: Construction Industry

Clark Construction wins $470M Sea-Tac Airport international terminal contract

Posted by on Fri, Jul 10, 2015 @ 11:07 AM
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is getting a new International terminal and Clark Construction will build it.
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Topics: Construction Industry

Deluge of refinery expansions run risk of cost overruns, delays, report finds

Posted by on Fri, Jul 10, 2015 @ 10:07 AM
 

Refineries are expanding for the first time in years to soak up a wave of cheap crude unleashed by the U.S. shale boom, but their lack of in-house construction experience puts the projects at greater risk for cost overruns and delays, a new report finds.

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Topics: Construction Industry

The Top 10 Advantages To Joining A Union

Posted by on Tue, Jun 30, 2015 @ 13:06 PM

More than just benefits and job security, there are many advantages to joining a union – here are the Top 10.

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Topics: Union Advantage, Construction Industry, Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers, Canadian Conference

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