Labor Management Cooperative Trust

The Labor Management Cooperative Trust (LMCT) is a program to promote the heat and frost insulation industry and expand opportunities for both labor and management. The initiative was put into place by the International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers and its signatory contractors in 2007.

The LMCT is made up of progressive individuals throughout the industry whose collective goal is to promote the following market segments:

  • Mechanical Insulation
  • Fire Stopping
  • Hazardous Waste Remediation
Within these marketing segments, our industry professionals are concentrating on the objectives of user education, industry promotion, training, and state/federal legislative initiatives.

The program offers invaluable resources and relationships to help grow the businesses of our signatory contractors, including an experienced and fully-trained workforce and membership in a contractor association that promotes the industry jointly.

Changing initiatives in the industry, such as Fire Stopping, have created numerous opportunities for our LMCT contractors. We provide the educational resources for you to be able to expand your business into markets outside of strictly "Mechanical Insulation" or "Hazardous Waste Remediation." The LMCT also provides access and training on planning programs, such as 3E, that gives our contractors an awareness of the true value and savings provided by properly spec'd jobs. This research helps give our contractors the upper hand in working with end users, owners, and engineers.

LMCT contractors equipped with the trained and disciplined workforce provided by the International Union are much better suited for today’s ever-changing marketplace.

The LMCT works tirelessly to raise awareness of the importance Mechanical Insulation plays in today's business marketplace through various marketing and advertising initiatives. We represent a working relationship created to forge an environment that provides expanded job opportunities for our contractors.

Contractors Earn Safety Awards

The LMCT is proud to work with five insulation contractors that received recognition from the were recognized from the National Maintenance Agreement Policy Committee (NMAPC) Awards for their milestone safety accomplishments. The following signatory contractors received an NMAPC Zero Injury Safety Award (ZISA) at the annual ZISA Gala in the National Cathedral in Washington, DC in September of 2019.

  • George V. Hamilton, Inc.; Cardinal Operating Company; Upper Ohio Valley Building Trades Council for 862,527 Work Hours at the Cardinal Plant in Brilliant, OH
  • Gribbins Insulation Company; Marathon Petroleum Corporation; Insulators Local 37
  • Burnham Industrial Contractors; FirstEnergy Corp.; North Central West Virginia Building Trades Council
  • Thermal Solutions, Inc.; United States Steel Corporation; Pittsburgh Building Trades Council;396,081 Work Hours
  • Triangle Enterprises, Inc.; Arkema, Inc.; Insulators Local 37
2019 NMAPC Zero Injury Safety Award