• Insulation Industry Webinar Series Continues on Apr. 9
  • NIA's May Virtual Courses
  • Federal Infrastructure Proposal Released
  • Congratulations to NIA's Award Winners and How to Apply This Year
  • NIA Reaches 89% Membership Renewal!
  • NIA Advocates for Tax Incentives and Estate Tax Overhaul
  • Insulation Outlook Editorial and Advertising Opportunities
  • Plus, much more!
Free Webinar This Week! Click here to register.
All In? The Multi-State Push to Tackle the Climate Crisis

2021 Insulation Industry National Policy Conference Webinar Series

When: Friday, Apr. 9, 2021, Noon-1:00 p.m. ET
Presenter: Erin Beddingfield, U.S. Climate Alliance

The U.S. Climate Alliance, a nonpartisan group of 25 states and territories is working to increase the participation and collaboration of states on policies that will address climate. Please join the insulation industry conversation as we learn how the U.S. Climate Alliance plans to work with the Biden administration and states to promote clean energy, energy efficiency, and climate resilience policies to confront the crisis head-on.

Erin Beddingfield is a Senior Associate with the U.S. Climate Alliance, where she supports Alliance states in the formulation and implementation of energy efficiency policies and programs to reduce energy use in buildings.
Register by Apr. 26 for May Virtual Courses
NIA's Understanding Mechanical Insulation (formerly called Introduction to Mechanical Insulation, and Part 1 of the Thermal Insulation Inspector Certification™ Program) is available as a stand-alone course for those who have some experience in the insulation industry to make them more knowledgeable about mechanical insulation, the industry, and its products.

May 11–12: NIA's Understanding Mechanical Insulation Course

NIA's Thermal Insulation Inspector Certification Program, a two-part, four-day course to educate insulation inspectors on how to evaluate installation work and determine whether it is compliant with mechanical insulation specifications.

Part 1 on May 11–12: NIA's Understanding Mechanical Insulation Course

Part 2 on May 18–19: NIA's Thermal Insulation Inspector Certification Course

Private Hosted Courses Give You Flexibility, Cost Savings, and Convenience
NIA learning programs can be hosted for your company or clients. Contact NIA at training@insulation.org for pricing and more information. Discounted pricing is available to NIA members, Gold-Elite Foundation Contributors, and engineers.
Federal Infrastructure Proposal Released
According to analysis from the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW), the Biden administration's infrastructure proposal released on Mar. 31 included “significant spending…for retrofitting private buildings, electrifying cars, ‘redressing historic inequities’ in our infrastructure, climate change, replacing lead pipes, addressing public housing issues, changing zoning and land use policies, modernizing public schools...and more.”

Congratulations to NIA's Safety Stars!
NIA was proud to announce the 2020 Safety Excellence Award winners. NIA’s Safety Excellence Award is the only national award for outstanding safety performance in the mechanical insulation industry. NIA’s Safety Excellence Award program honors four levels of excellence: Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze for Associates (Manufacturers), Contractors, Distributors/Fabricators, and Metal Building Laminators.

Applications for This Year Are Now Open!

Safety Award Applications Due: Sept. 1, 2021 (click here to download)

Winners Announced at NIA’s 66th Annual Convention: March 30–April 1, 2022
Congratulations to NIA's Premier Industry Manufacturers!
NIA was thrilled to honor the winners of the 2021 Premier Industry Manufacturer Awards to recognize and distinguish exemplary insulation manufacturing 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.

Applications are now open, and the deadline to apply is Nov. 12, 2021.

89% of NIA’s Members Have Renewed for 2021!
We are so close to reaching our goal of having 100% of NIA members renew for 2021! Click here for a list of member companies supporting NIA in 2021. Haven’t renewed your dues yet? Click here to pay your company's dues online.

We also need your help to encourage new companies to join! New NIA President Dave Cox summarized the strength of togetherness, saying, “Connections and relationships are the backbone and the very foundation of NIA.” Please help us accomplish more this year, because together we can build a stronger tomorrow. Our next membership promotion will be available soon and new companies will be able to join NIA for 50% off the normal dues rate and receive full benefits from July 1 through December 31, 2021! Now is a great time to share with eligible companies how membership with NIA benefits your company! (This promotion is available to companies who are first-time members of NIA.)

For more information or to check your company's member status, please contact Aimee Doyle at 703-464-6422, ext. 113, or email membership@insulation.org. Click here for more details about membership.
Thank You for Attending NIA's Virtual Spring Summit!

NIA was thrilled to have nearly 130 registrants from 53 companies for the Virtual Spring Summit, which took place online Mar. 16-18. Look for full coverage in the next issue of NIA News, including highlights from each committee's industry session.
The Countdown Is On! See You at NIA's Annual Convention in October
NIA is excited to see our members in 6 months! Registration is open, and we look forward to welcoming our members and industry leaders in person this fall at the MGM National Harbor near Washington, DC, for NIA’s 65th Annual Convention, taking place Oct. 26–28.

NIA's leadership is committed to hosting a high-caliber event where attendees can reconnect and cultivate opportunities to grow an even stronger essential industry.

NIA Advocates for Tax Incentives for Homeowner Energy Efficiency Improvements and the Repeal of the Death Tax
NIA Joins Fellow Insulation Groups in Calling for Tax Incentives for Homeowner Energy Efficiency Improvements

NIA joined 13 other insulation industry groups that called upon Congressional leadership to modernize the Internal Revenue Code Section 25C tax incentive for residential energy efficiency improvements. Led by bipartisan efforts of Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME) and Representatives Jimmy Gomez (D-CA) and Mike Kelly (R-PA) who introduced the Home Energy Savings Act in the 116th Congress (S.2588/H.R.4506), this legislation represents a strong framework for updating this important credit.

NIA Joins Broad Coalition Calling for the Repeal of the Death Tax
NIA joined more than 85 groups and the Family Business Estate Tax Coalition in calling on U.S. House and Senate leaders to support the Death Tax Repeal Act of 2021, which would permanently repeal the estate tax, thereby supporting America's family owned business.

We Make Sharing Your Expertise in Insulation Outlook EASY
This is your forum to speak directly to the design/build community. NIA editors will take your knowledge and use our writing abilities to craft and polish the article, and, most importantly, your company will be featured as an industry leader.

Upcoming issue themes include:

June: Building Envelope and Metal Buildings
July: Commercial Insulation Systems
August: Marine Systems
September/October: Annual Convention Issue
November: Industrial Insulation Systems and Coatings
December: Preparing for the Future—Technology and the Insulation Industry
All issues can feature articles on:

  • Technical descriptions of members' work
  • Data-driven project profiles
  • How to design and install insulation
  • The value and benefits of insulation
  • Positive aspects of insulation
  • Solutions to industry pain points
  • Proper maintenance

Email editor@insulation.org today!
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Product Spotlight: NIA's Insulation Sampler
NIA Members: $220*
Non-Members: $300*

 *Shipping is paid at-cost, using UPS Ground service, unless otherwise arranged. Pricing above includes the $15 handling fee for each Sampler ordered.To take advantage of discounted check prices, please email niainfo@insulation.org or call the NIA office at 703-464-6422.
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. Each sample has its own compartment space to remain organized and undamaged within the sample box.

In developing this kit, NIA aimed to represent many major mechanical insulation types. The kit is an excellent tool for your internal training and resource library, as well as external sales discussions and presentations.

Key Dates

Apr. 9, Noon ET

Apr. 14-15
May 11-12
Register by Apr. 26

May 11-12 and May 18-19
Register by Apr. 26

July 13-16
July Board of Directors Meeting (closed meeting)
Hotel Viking Newport, Rhode Island
August 2021
Technical Information Committee Meeting

Oct. 26-28
MGM National Harbor, National Harbor, Maryland
For more information on NIA events, please email events@insulation.org.

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