Heat and Frost Insulators News and Events

Insulators Union to Testify in House Energy and Commerce Hearing

Posted by on Wed, Sep 18, 2019 @ 16:09 PM

The US House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee has developed a Subcommittee on Energy that will hear At Large International Vice President Tim Keane testify on Friday, September 20, 2019. The hearing is entitled “Building a 100 Percent Clean Economy: Solutions for the U.S. Building Sector" and will also include testimonies from American Institute of Architects 2018 AIA President Carl Elefante, FAIA, U.S. Green Building Counsel Senior Policy Counsel Elizabeth Beardsley and American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy Executive Director Steven Nadel.

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Topics: Energy, Government Affairs, Mechanical Insulation, Energy and Commerce Committee

Clean energy tied to infrastructure  legislation

Posted by on Wed, Mar 13, 2019 @ 15:03 PM

Government decisions impact many aspects of our daily lives (the taxes we pay, our ability to secure work, the health and safety of our workplace, health care and retirement benefits), and as such, our union has, and continues to emphasize, the importance of electing candidates who support the union construction industry, specifically the work of the Insulators.

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Topics: Government Affairs, Mechanical Insulation

College football at center of iSave promotion, networking efforts

Posted by on Fri, Dec 8, 2017 @ 08:12 AM

For the second year in a row, the Insulators’ contractor association, iSave, worked with a group of HFIAW Local Unions to create networking opportunities centered around major college football games.

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Topics: Mechanical Insulation, Labor Management

Legislative Update: Mechanical Insulation Incentive Bill progress

Posted by on Mon, Apr 11, 2016 @ 15:04 PM

With the support of Congressman Bob Dold, Republican from Illinois, as the new sponsor of the Mechanical Insulation Incentive Bill, we worked with his staff to identify a lead Democrat co-sponsor.

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Topics: Tax Credit, Government Affairs, Mechanical Insulation

Bipartisan Support for Mechanical Insulation Incentive Bill

Posted by on Thu, Mar 31, 2016 @ 10:03 AM

Congressman Bob Dold, R- Ill, and House Democrat co-sponsor, Congresswoman Linda Sanchez, D -Ca, introduced the Mechanical Insulation Incentive Bill (H.R. 4165) to the U.S. House of Representatives on Dec. 3.

The Mechanical Insulation Incentive bill was originally co-sponsored by Representative Sanchez, and has since gained the support of Representative Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill, in December of 2016, Representative Richard L. Hanna, R-NY in February of 2016, and most recently Representative Daniel Lipinski, D-Ill, on March 14.

Both Congressman Dold and Congresswoman Sanchez serve on the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee and together, they are well-positioned to promote the tax incentive for mechanical insulation.

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Topics: Tax Credit, Government Affairs, Mechanical Insulation

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