NIA's April 2018 E-News Bulletin
April Is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April is a united effort sponsored by the National Safety Council (NSC) to recognize and eliminate preventable deaths from distracted driving. Visit the NSC website for tools for employers.

NIA Resources
Insulation Outlook has a new Safety Matters column. In the April/May issue, the column addresses distracted driving and driver safety. NIA's updated Safety Handbook for Insulation Workers and Safety Handbook for Insulation Distributors and Fabricators also contain new sections on avoiding distracted driving. More information on NIA's Safety Handbooks is available in our Product Spotlight below and in NIA's Online Store.
New Editorial and Advertising Opportunities Debut in Insulation Outlook

June Issue Editorial Focus: Insulation Design
NIA members can submit their project case studies on insulation design and insulation.
Editorial and advertising deadline: April 16
Art due: April 19

June Special Advertising Section: Safety Award Winners
All advertisers that win a 2017 NIA Safety Award will receive special recognition in the June issue.

New Advertising Opportunity: Insulation Essentials
The Insulation Essentials special advertorial section is a brand-new industry showcase for new products and industry innovations, just like yours. Contact Rob Glass today to have your company featured.

Meet with Rob at the Annual Convention 
The Annual Convention is almost here! To make the most of your time, please contact Media Strategist Rob Glass before Convention to set up a meeting to review the many advertising opportunities available to help your business connect with the NIA audience. Contact Rob at or 717-430-2212 to set up a time on April 17 or 18.
For editorial submissions, email Caitlyn Freitas at
For advertising, email Rob Glass at
NIA's 2018 Convention Is this Month! Pre-event Registration Ends April 11

Don't miss out on the biggest and best event in our industry! NIA's 63rd Annual Convention is taking place April 18-20, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Orlando, Florida.
Already registered? We look forward to seeing you! Look out for an email next week with all the details you need to make the most of your time in Orlando.

Click here to learn more and register

With the help of our Associate (Manufacturer) members, NIA has launched the Premier Industry Manufacturer Program to recognize and distinguish exemplary companies as industry advocates and leaders. Through this program, NIA's Associate members demonstrate to customers that their company is a recognized leader amongst their peers.

Available exclusively to NIA Member companies, this pilot program has been developed to reward Associate members for their actions. The plan is to continue to develop the program to ensure it provides the most value to NIA's Associate members and brings recognition from peers and clients.Associate members who reach the point requirement threshold will be recognized as Premier Industry Manufacturers. Applications are due May 23, 2018. For questions, email

Click here to learn more
Click here to download an application
Click here to learn how to earn points
Support Our Troops and Our Industry at NIA's Silent Auction

A fun evening of competitive bidding takes place on Friday, April 20, at NIA's 4 th Silent Auction, held on the final night of the 2018 Convention. Net proceeds from this biennial event will be split between  Operation Homefront and the NIA Foundation for Education, Training, and Industry Advancement.

Learn more about the Silent Auction
Preview current Silent Auction items
Target Your Audience with a NIA Digital Package

We have many ways to reach your key audience through NIA digital products. From email blasts to online ads, NIA has you covered.

Email Rob Glass at 
New Liability Insurance Coverage for NIA Members

NIA's Environmental/Pollution Liability Insurance Program, offered by Navigators and Alliant/Mesirow, is available exclusively for NIA members and offers supplemental protection and liability coverage. Details about coverage for pollution incidences, protection for key pollution risk exposures, and applications are available on NIA's website. For questions, please contact Matt Stevens, Alliant Americas, at

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Product Spotlight: NIA's Newly Updated
Safety Handbooks for Insulation Workers and Distributors & Fabricators   
NIA's pocket-sized safety handbooks offer practical tips for contractors and workers looking to maintain a safe working environment.
New sections include heat-illness prevention, fall protection, and distracted driving. Both handbooks contain both English and Spanish versions of the text.  
Click here to order yours! 
Key Dates

April 18-20, 2018*
NIA's 63rd Annual Convention, Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, Orlando, FL
*Please note the new Wednesday - Friday schedule.

July 10-11, 2018
July Board of Directors Meeting (Closed Meeting)
Palm Beach, Florida

November 14-15, 2018
Fall Summit 2018
MGM National Harbor, National Harbor, MD (outside of Washington, DC)

April 3-5, 2019
NIA's 64 th Annual Convention
Grand Hyatt Baha Mar, Nassau, Bahamas

For more information on NIA events, please email

Click here for the NIA Calendar of Events
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