Heat and Frost Insulators News and Events

Getting rid of asbestos, Part 1

When I raise the issue of banning the use of asbestos, the most common response I get is: “Isn’t asbestos already banned?” 

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IIIATF holds Advanced Pads, Metal Layout Train-the-Trainer courses

In mid-May, over a dozen Local JATC Training Coordinators and Instructors attended the Advanced Pad Development and Advanced Metal Layout Train-the-Trainers courses at the Local 17 Training Center in Chicago.

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CBTU Legislative Conference looks to better future for Canadian Trades

The Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU) held its annual legislative conference in Ottawa from April 25-28, following two years of virtual events due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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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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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Local 50 project showcased in climate change report

A project completed by HFIAW Local 50 members was featured in a recently released report focusing on how labor unions can play an essential role in addressing climate change.

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Seattle PLA puts Local 7 members to work on new NHL arena

Members of HFIAW Local 7 helped bring top-level professional hockey back to Seattle after nearly a century absence. 

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IIIATF hosts virtual grant writing course

The Insulation Industry International Apprentice and Training Fund (IIIATF) hosted an online Grant Writing Course during first full week in October.

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Infrastructure bill could be the solution to Ohio’s lead pipe problem

There are at least 650,000 known lead pipes in Ohio that deliver polluted drinking water. Ohio has the second highest number in the nation, next to Illinois. 

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