Heat and Frost Insulators News and Events

Owlstone Medical and the International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers Partner to Identify Breath Biomarkers for the Early Detection of Malignant Mesothelioma

Posted by on Tue, Jun 4, 2019 @ 15:06 PM

Cambridge, UK, and Lanham, MD, USA June 05, 2019: Owlstone Medical, a global diagnostics company developing a breathalyzer for applications in early disease detection and precision medicine, announced today the formation of a partnership with the International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers (IAHFIAW), formerly known as the Asbestos Workers, a building trades union in the United States and Canada, to identify and verify breath-based biomarkers for the early detection of malignant mesothelioma.

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Topics: Asbestos, Mesothelioma, Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers

JATC instructors attend advance training classes in Chicago

Posted by on Mon, Mar 11, 2019 @ 15:03 PM

For roughly three weeks in January, a few dozen instructors attended advanced training classes at the HFIAW Local 17 Training Center in Chicago to help better equip them to teach specialty crafts that make our trade an art form.

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Topics: IIIATF, Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers, Apprenticeship and Training Fund

Communication, collaboration leads to new pads created for TVA turbines

Posted by on Thu, Oct 4, 2018 @ 16:10 PM

Members of HFIAW Local 86 have been working at the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Gallatin Combustion Turbine Plant since October 2017. The plant, which houses four GE and four Westinghouse units that have a combined generation capacity of 600 megawatts, is located adjacent to the Gallatin Fossil Plant in Gallatin, Tenn.

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Topics: Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers

Disaster Relief Available for HFIAW Members

Posted by on Sat, Sep 22, 2018 @ 04:09 AM

Attention Brothers and Sisters:

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Topics: Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers

A celebration of Labor Day 2018

Posted by on Wed, Sep 5, 2018 @ 15:09 PM

Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of working men and women. It was started by the labor movement in the late 19th century and became a United States federal holiday in 1894. Originally, Labor Day gave workers the chance to campaign for better working conditions and pay.

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Topics: Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers

HFIAW Sisters to attend Women Build Nations Conference

Posted by on Tue, Aug 28, 2018 @ 11:08 AM

The Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers is proud to be part of the 2018 North American Building Trades Unions (NABTU) Women Build Nations Conference and have many of our Sisters slated to attend this conference.

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Topics: IIIATF, Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers, Apprenticeship and Training Fund, Women Build Nations Conference

Op-Ed: Pennsylvania can’t afford to lose nuclear power plants and their jobs

Posted by on Thu, Jul 5, 2018 @ 15:07 PM

In late May, HFIAW Local 23 Business Manager Bill McGee co-authored an Opinion Editorial published in the local newspaper, The Morning Call. McGee is an elected Northampton County Councilmen who takes the time to further advance the labor issues that affect the Brothers and Sisters in the Harrisburg, Pa. area. Below is the op-ed McGee wrote with Tony Iannelli, president and CEO of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce and a co-chair of Nuclear Powers Pennsylvania.

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Topics: Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers

Scholarships awarded during 28th Annual Florence Bernard and Alta Miller event

Posted by on Thu, Jul 5, 2018 @ 10:07 AM

The 28th Annual Florence Bernard and Alta Miller Scholarship Drawing was held during the 2018 Local Union Officers Meeting in St. Louis.

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Topics: Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers, Florence Bernard and Alta Miller Scholarship

Increased interaction, engagement  the focus of Local Union Officers Meeting

Posted by on Thu, Jun 28, 2018 @ 17:06 PM

More than 250 delegates, international union officers and invited guests attended the 2018 Local Union Officers Meeting in St. Louis. 

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Topics: Local Union Officers Conference, Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers

Thermography and Green Awareness classes taught in Canada and U.S.

Posted by on Wed, Apr 4, 2018 @ 11:04 AM

A pair of two-day Thermography classes were conducted by the Insulation Industry International Apprentice and Training Fund in Canada and the United States.

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Topics: IIIATF, Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers, Apprenticeship and Training Fund

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