NIA's October 2017 E-News Bulletin
NIA Announces New Advertising Partner: Robert Glass of The YGS Group 

NIA is transitioning from The Townsend Group to The YGS Group. The YGS Group is a media strategy company that can help you with your product and company marketing strategy. They offer customized advertising packages and new digital opportunities to help you increase your company's sales. They can even help create your ads!

Contact Robert Glass at or 717-430-2212 to build your 2018 marketing profile and place your Insulation Outlook magazine and NIA ads.

P.S. For a short time, he is offering a free ad!      
Fall Summit Rescheduled for December 12-13 in Houston

NIA is headed to Houston for Fall Summit on December 12-13. Registration has re-opened for NIA's Fall Summit after being postponed due to the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Reed Exhibitions' Insulation Expo (IEX) USA is also taking place at the same time. Make sure to visit NIA at Booth 4615 at IEX USA!

Plan to arrive on Monday, December 11, to hear from NIA Past President and Consultant Ron King on NIA's new Thermal Insulation Inspector Program (TIIP). This session will be followed by a networking reception.

Almost all of the original speakers for Fall Summit will speak at the December event, with the addition of Daniel Simmons, Acting Assistant Secretary, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), U.S. Department of Energy, and Peter Beard, Senior Vice President for Regional Workforce Development at the Greater Houston Partnership. We have a fantastic event planned and are very glad to be able to move forward with it.

Click here for the updated schedule
Click here for FAQs
Click here to register by November 17

Click here to book your hotel by November 20
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NIA's Next Energy Appraisal Certification Course Will Be Held December 13-14 

Last Chance to Become an Appraiser in 2017!
The last Insulation Energy Appraisal Program (IEAP) training course for this year is taking place immediately following NIA's Fall Summit in Houston on December 13-14. Discounted pricing is available to members who register for both events. For more information, email  

Dates: December 13-14, 2017
Location: George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, Texas
Deadline: Register by Friday, November 17, 2017

If you haven't taken the class since 2014, you will need to renew your certification. Click here for recertification information.  

Click here to learn more
2018 Membership Dues Renewal Opens Soon
NIA membership dues renewal invoices for 2018 are being mailed to the primary representative of each member company in the next few weeks. Please remit your membership dues by December 31, 2017. We thank you for your continued involvement in and support of NIA! Click here to pay your company's dues online.

For more information, please contact Kristin V. DiDomenico at 703-464-6422, ext. 115, or email
Plan Now for NIA's 2018 Annual Convention

Registration Is Now Open
NIA's 63 rd Annual Convention is taking place April 18-20, 2018, in Orlando, Florida, and will debut the new Wednesday-Friday schedule. Make your plan now to join us for education and networking that will better connect you to the industry and help you grow your business. 

NIA's Silent Auction
This popular biennial event offers an evening of competitive bidding and fundraising for NIA's Foundation for Education, Training, and Industry Advancement and Operation Homefront. Learn more about the event and how to donate by clicking here.

Travel Notification

It has come to our attention that NIA members may have received solicitations from a travel scam. At least one third-party company is attempting to encourage members to make hotel reservations through them. As per our normal process, NIA members can register for NIA's 63 rd Annual Convention through our website and attendees can make their hotel reservations directly through the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress by calling 1-888-421-1442 and mentioning they are with the National Insulation Association. You can also make a reservation by clicking here.

Click here to learn more and register
Product Spotlight: On Demand Training Portal

Vimeo On Demand Training Portal
Visit NIA's on-demand training videos on Vimeo. In addition to the free videos found on Vimeo, users can order and stream:
  • The English version of NIA's Mechanical Insulation Installation Video Series;
  • The Spanish version of NIA's Mechanical Insulation Installation Video Series; and
  • NIA's Top Talent, Leadership, Financial, and Health and Safety Webinar Series.
Note: The pricing that appears on Vimeo On Demand is the non-member pricing, and members receive a significant discount by using their NIA Member Promo Code. Contact Kristin V. DiDomenico at to get your promo code. 

Key Dates and Deadlines

October 18, 2017
Metal Building Insulation Seminar
12:00-3:00 p.m.
Las Vegas, Nevada
Contact Caitlyn Freitas for details

October 19, 2017
Metal Building Laminators Committee Meeting
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Las Vegas, Nevada
Contact Caitlyn Freitas for details

December 12-13, 2017
NIA's Fall Summit 2017
Reed Exhibitions' Insulation Expo (IEX) USA
George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, TX

December 13-14, 2017
NIA's Fall IEAP Course
George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, TX

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)

For more information on NIA events, please email

Click here for the NIA Calendar of Events