Heat and Frost Insulators News and Events

Instructors and Training Coordinators come Together for 2023 JAC

Instructors and Training Coordinators from across the U.S. and Canada gathered in Houston for the 2023 Joint Apprentice Conference (JAC) for multiple days of collaboration and learning.

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Winners drawn for the 33rd Annual Florence Bernard/Alta Miller Scholarships

The HFIAW was thrilled to continue the tradition of honoring late General President Emeritus William G. Bernard by drawing the names of members’ families who would receive scholarships for the next academic year.

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Apprentice from Western States Conference Wins 2023 Competition

Ten apprentices from across the U.S. and Canada earned the right to represent their Conference in Houston for the highly anticipated 2023 Insulation Industry International Apprentice and Training Fund (IIIATF) Master Apprenticeship Competition (MAC).

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Conference Apprentice Competitions get ready for Houston

The competitors heading to Houston in July for the 2023 Master Apprentice Competition (MAC) are winning their way there by besting fellow apprentices at Conference events around the U.S. and Canada.

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Apprentice competition brings three events together

For the first time in the 116-year history of the union, the Insulators held the Local Union Officers Meeting, the Joint Apprenticeship Conference and the Master Apprentice Competition (MAC) at the same time and same location.

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Western Canada prevails in the 2019 Master Apprentice Competition

For the first time in competition history, an apprentice from HFIAW Local 119 earned the Master Apprentice Competition (MAC) title.

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Former Local 17 MAC Competitors put skills on display at major trade show

When a prominent local contractor was tasked to help set up the display area for Johns Manville during the 2018 International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition in Chicago, Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers Local 17 turned to two former Master Apprentice Competitors to handle the job.

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Local 27 Apprentice wins 2017 MAC title

Gustavo “Gus” Rodriguez, an Apprentice from HFIAW Local 27 Kansas City, was named the winner of the Master Apprentice Competition based on his performance in Toronto, Canada at the end of June.

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Conference apprentice competitions select finalists for International MAC

As Local Training Directors prepare to attend the JATC Conference in Toronto this summer, 10 highly-skilled HFIAW apprentices are getting ready to compete in the 2017 Master Apprentice Competition.

The International Master Apprentice Competition will be held in Toronto, beginning on June 25, with the JATC Conference starting June 28. Both events will conclude on June 30. 

Most of the 10 apprentices coming to compete in Toronto have already competed and won similar competitions at the Local and then District Conference level. Here are the results from those competitions:

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New Orleans Apprentice prevails in Conference MAC

The Southwest States Conference held their Master Apprentice Competition during the last meeting in New Orleans at HFIAW Local 53's Apprenticeship Building.

The competition included Collin Gillis from Local 87, San Antonio, TX, Chris Nickel from Local 94, Oklahoma City, OK and Gustavo Machigua from Local 53, New Orleans, LA.

Machigua prevailed in a very tight race to win the Southwest States Conference Master Apprentice Competition and the chance to represent the conference at the International MAC.

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