NIA's December 2018 E-News Bulletin
Lock in Your Early-Bird Marketing Strategy by December 5

It's not too late! Sign up by December 5 for your 2019 Insulation Outlook ad package and lock in our Early-Bird Special or pay early for 2019 with your 2018 dollars.  
Contact Rob and Justin today at

NIA Is Moving!

Effective January 2019, NIA's new address is: 
National Insulation Association
516 Herndon Parkway, Suite D
Herndon, VA 20170
Our websites, phone and fax numbers, staff extensions, and email addresses will all remain the same.  

Phone: 703-464-6422
Fax: 703-464-5896
General email:
Happy Holidays!

Warmest wishes for a happy and safe holiday season from NIA. In observance of the upcoming holidays, NIA will be closed on the following days:
Monday, December 24  
Tuesday, December 25
Tuesday, January 1

Renew Your 2019 Membership 
We don't want you to miss out on what we have planned for our members in 2019! Thank you to the companies that have already renewed! NIA's 2019 membership dues renewal letters were mailed to the primary representative of each member company in early September. Please remit your membership dues by December 31, 2018.  
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
Insulation Outlook Advertising: Start Strong in 2019

January Issue: Preparing for Business in 2019
A look at industry issues that will affect your busines in 2019, such as tariffs, testing to meet product standards, and technical insulation articles.
Ad Close: December 14, 2018

February Issue: Industry Viewpoints
Perspectives from a variety of insulation industry participants, including mechanical contractors, manufacturers, distributors/fabricators, metal building laminators, and engineers.
Ad close: December 14, 2018

Contact Rob and Justin today to review available opportunities at
NIA's Premier Industry Manufacturer Program
NIA is thrilled that 15 of our Associate members stepped up to participate in the new Premier Industry Manufacturer Program! Available exclusively to NIA member companies, this pilot program was developed to reward Associate members for their actions, which demonstrate leadership, commitment, and support to the mechanical insulation industry and NIA.
A few of the activities require the individual member company to complete a tracking form in order to receive points for these activities in 2018. Please click here to download the tracking form. This form outlines all eligible activities and their assigned point value, and must be completed and submitted by Friday, December 28, 2018, to Companies that reach a minimum of 175 points in the calendar year will be recognized as Premier Industry Manufacturers at NIA's 64 th Annual Convention at the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar in Nassau, Bahamas, April 3-5, 2019.

Click here to read more.
Stay Certified in 2019

If your Insulation Energy Appraiser Program (IEAP) certification will expire this year, you should have received notification in late October with instructions on how to recertify. Appraisers who haven't taken the class or recertified since 2015 will need to renew their certification by December 31, 2018. Email with any questions.
New Webinar Opportunities

NIA offers webinars on important topics to help educate our industry, and we have several new updates:
  • Archived webinars are now free for NIA members and can be accessed through NIA's Vimeo on Demand Training Portal.
  • NIA has created 4 new webinar sponsorship opportunities.
  • Webinar topics for 2019:
    • IT Best Practices to Protect Your Business
    • The Need for Thermal Insulation Inspectors
Click here for more information.
Register Early for the 2019 Convention in the Bahamas!

Before we say farewell to 2018, we invite you to invest in yourself and your business by registering for NIA's 64th Annual Convention, which is taking place April 3-5, 2019, at the tropical resort Grand Hyatt Baha Mar in Nassau, Bahamas.  
Use the helpful links below to make a plan to join us, and bring guests and family.  
Quick Links:
NIA has a variety of event and digital sponsorship opportunities available, including brand new packages! Questions? Contact Erin Penberthy.  
National Institute of Building Sciences 2019 Conference & Expo

Online registration ends December 31 for Building Innovation 2019: The National Institute of Building Sciences Annual Conference & Expo, January 7-10, 2019, at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington, DC. NIA members are eligible to receive a 10% discount (use code BI19NIA ).

NIA is a member of the Institute's Consultative Council, which brings together representatives from leading organizations that represent all aspects of design, construction, operation, and regulation to examine important issues before the industry.
Click here to read more about the council and Building Innovation 2019.

Product Spotlight: NIA's New Fasteners Video   
As an addition to NIA's popular Mechanical Insulation Installation Video Series, the newly updated Fasteners Video is currently available only on NIA's Vimeo site.

Capacitor discharge welding, often called CD welding, is part of a larger family of fastening methods known as stud welding. This video describes the application and installation of CD welding. The following is a summary overview of the video content: 
  • The capacitor discharge process and safety considerations.
  • Overview of the capacitor discharge stud welding unit.
  • Assembling a capacitor discharge stud welding unit.
  • Preparing a capacitor discharge unit gun.
  • Using a capacitor discharge unit for stud or pin welding.
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
April 3-5, 2019
NIA's 64th Annual Convention
Grand Hyatt Baha Mar, Nassau, Bahamas

November 6-7, 2019
Fall Summit 2019
MGM National Harbor, National Harbor, Maryland (outside of Washington, DC)

April 15-17, 2020
NIA's 65 th Annual Convention

For more information on NIA events, please email

Click here for the NIA Calendar of Events
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