Heat and Frost Insulators News and Events

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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Mechanical Insulator training will be valuable to climate change fight

As the country comes to grips with the reality of climate change, energy efficiency becomes  increasingly essential to infrastructure. Mechanical insulation will play a critical role in that transformation. The efforts to better insulate America’s buildings will lead to unprecedented demand for Mechanical Insulators, spurring the growth of apprenticeships.

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New Illinois law will use clean energy transition to create union jobs

Clean energy is the future. As we move towards a carbon neutral energy economy, millions of new jobs will be created — and many will be unionized.

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Insulators demand the trades be involved in clean energy

Tradesmen and tradeswomen must be brought along with the rest of the workforce as the U.S. takes an eco-friendly approach to infrastructure and energy. Local 1 Retiree, former Missouri state senator and current Mechanical Insulators LMCT Deputy Director Gina Walsh explained initiatives in place to ensure building trades unions have a seat at the clean energy table and more on a labor-focused podcast.

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Promoting suicide prevention on Workers’ Memorial Day

Construction workers face plenty of hazards on the job, but they can also struggle when they leave the jobsite. On Workers’ Memorial Day, the International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers and our affiliates are working to promote safety and wellbeing in all forms.

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Lower your energy costs by installing mechanical insulation

The storm in Texas this winter caused unthinkable damage to homes, businesses and infrastructure, leaving many without running water and electricity. The International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers are continually promoting mechanical insulation and the many benefits. 

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Infrastructure investment to create mechanical insulation jobs

The mechanical insulation industry won’t be going anywhere, anytime soon. Our Union’s joint labor and contractor effort, the Mechanical Insulators Labor Management and Cooperative Trust (LMCT) Executive Director Pete Ielmini explained how mechanical insulation jobs will be created on a labor-focused podcast.

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LMCT Executive Director hypes Climate Jobs Illinois on labor podcast

With the new year approaching, Mechanical Insulators Labor Management and Cooperative Trust Executive Director Pete Ielmini explained the importance of a new job-creating climate initiative on a labor-focused podcast.

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Insulators LMCT Director discusses labor history on union podcast

Just ahead of Thanksgiving, Mechanical Insulators Labor Management and Cooperative Trust Executive Director Pete Ielmini discussed the importance of labor unions and outlined some of the most important accomplishments of the labor movement on a labor-focused podcast.

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LMCT Deputy Director on AWF Union Podcast ahead of NABTU TWBN

Mechanical Insulators Labor Management and Cooperative Trust Deputy Director Gina Walsh appeared on the Oct. 12 episode of America’s Work Force Union podcast to give a preview of the North America’s Building Trades Unions’ Tradeswomen Build Nations Conference.

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