NIA's March 2018 E-News Bulletin
March Is Ladder Safety Month

During March 2018, National Ladder Safety Month will bring heightened awareness to the importance of the safe use of ladders through resources, training, and a national dialogue.

Read a few ladder safety tips from a NIA Health and Safety Committee Forum, which addresses training, inspections, specifications, and more.

Click here for ladder safety tips
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 the NIA Foundation for Education, Training, and Industry Advancement.

Operation Homefront Serves Our Military Families
Operation Homefront serves our military families
The 2018 Silent Auction Task Force is actively seeking donations. Suggested donations are listed on NIA's website. Donors may also make cash donations, which NIA staff will use to purchase items for the auction on their behalf. If you would like to donate, please contact Aimee Doyle at

March 21: Deadline for item donations
March 28: Deadline for cash donations

Learn more about Silent Auction
Preview current Silent Auction items
Big Deadlines Are Nearing for NIA's 2018 Convention

Register Now and Save!

NIA's 63rd Annual Convention is taking place April 18-20, 2018, in Orlando, Florida, and will debut the new Wednesday-Friday schedule. Don't miss out on the biggest and best event in our industry!

Attention New Members and First-Time Convention Attendees!
Tips and Resources for First-Time Attendees, a brand new web page, was designed with new attendees in mind. We've got a list of to-dos for before, during, and after Convention, along with personalized schedules by member type that will help you maximize your time and your investment.
Travel Notification: Beware of travel/hotel reservation scams. More information is available on NIA's website.

Bonus Advertising Exposure in Insulation Outlook

Reserve Ad Space in the Insulation Outlook April/May Special Convention Double Issue
The April/May issue of Insulation Outlook is NIA's 63 rd Annual Convention double issue, which focuses on the state of the industry. Receive bonus distribution at the Annual Convention when you advertise in this special issue!
Insulation Outlook New Advertising Opportunity: Insulation Essentials
The Insulation Outlook Insulation Essentials special advertising section is a brand-new industry showcase for new products and industry innovations, just like yours. Contact your advertising consultant Rob Glass today to have your company featured.
Target Your Audience with a NIA Digital Package
We have many ways to reach your key audience through NIA digital products. From sponsorship email blasts, to online ads on high traffic pages, NIA has you covered.

For details, email Rob Glass at
NIA's Premier Industry Manufacturer Program

NIA developed the Premier Industry Manufacturer Program to recognize Associate (Manufacturer) members who demonstrate leadership, commitment, and support to the mechanical insulation industry and NIA. Each year, Associate members will have the opportunity to earn points for their participation and involvement in NIA and regional associations. Associate members who reach the point requirement threshold will be recognized as Premier Industry Manufacturers. Applications and more details will be available later this month.

For questions, email
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 and protection for key pollution risk exposures and applications are available on NIA's website. For questions, please contact Matt Stevens, Alliant Americas, at

Click here to learn more
Product Spotlight: NIA Insulation Sampler  
The NIA Insulation Sampler provides samples of 20 generic mechanical insulation product types and accessories. These small, portable sample boxes are designed for ease of use, with an illustrative product schematic guide that denotes the product type. The kit is an excellent tool for your internal training and resource library, as well as external sales discussions and presentations. For more information and ordering, please contact or click here to visit our Online Store.

Members: $175
Non-Members: $255
Key Dates

March 13, 2018
Technical Information Committee (TIC) Winter Meeting
Reston, VA, and via GoToMeeting
To register, email

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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