Heat and Frost Insulators News and Events

Tradeswomen group holds first of two webinar events

Tradeswomen from all over North America took part in a webinar event in March that was designed to take the place of last year’s Trades Women Build Nations in-person event, which was cancelled due to COVID-19 safety precautions.

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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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Virtual New Officers Training held in March

Newly elected Local Union Officers attended the Insulation Industry International Apprentice and Training Fund (IIIATF) New Officers Training course, which was held virtually at the beginning of March due to continued safety concerns related to the pandemic. 

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Former Local 84 Business Manager, Rollin “Rollie” Reth, passes away

Rollin R. Reth passed away on March 7 at the age of 72. He was the former Business Manager of HFIAW Local 84 in Akron & Youngstown.

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Some good news, and some realism about the pandemic

At this moment (March 2022), it is a hopeful time during the viral pandemic with infection rates plummeting and no surprises have appeared on the horizon.

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Local 5 members help build stadium that hosted Super Bowl

For members of Insulators Local 5 in Los Angeles, this year’s Super Bowl was extra special, and it was not because a local team won the Lombardi Trophy.

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Biden Executive Order on PLAs will benefit HFIAW members

The Executive Order signed by President Joe Biden in early February requiring the use of Project Labor Agreements on federal construction projects above $35 million will benefit the Insulators Union and create more work opportunities for our members. 

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Jerry Donovan, former Local 1 Business Manager, passes away

Jerry Donovan, retired Local 1 Business Manager, passed away on Jan. 5 after suffering a heart attack. He was 62.

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LMCT hires lobbying firm, State Federal Strategies

The Mechanical Insulators Labor Management Cooperative Trust (LMCT) is proud to announce a new partnership with the lobbying firm State Federal Strategies.

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Insulators determined to advance agenda in turbulent times

Canada’s 2022 parliamentary calendar kicked off on Jan. 31 when the House of Commons reconvened for its winter/spring session.

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