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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Biden speech highlights 2022 NABTU Legislative Conference

In April, the North America’s Building Trades Union (NABTU) Legislative Conference was held in-person in Washington, D.C. after a two-year break due to COVID-19.

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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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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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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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