NIA's February 2020 E-News Bulletin
Register Now for NIA's Free Webinar on Wednesday

Are you prepared for the 2019 tax filing season? Are you planning for 2020 and have you heard about the 2020 General Accepted Accounting Principle (GAAP) updates? During this webinar, Andy Powell and Chris Davidson with Sikich, LLP, will discuss tax planning ideas for 2019 and 2020. They will also provide an overview of the Account Standard Update for revenue recognition and lease expenses.

Andy Powell, CPA, Managing Partner,  Sikich, LLP
Chris Davidson, CPA, Tax Manager, Sikich, LLP

When: Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020 (1:00-2:00 p.m. ET)
Register: Click here or email your contact information to

Certified Insulation Inspector News

New Course Dates Added!
NIA's Thermal Insulation Inspector Certification™ educates and trains insulation inspectors on how to evaluate installation work and determine whether it is compliant with mechanical insulation specifications.

2 Upcoming Thermal Insulation Inspector Certification Courses

The last 3 classes sold out, so don't delay! Email to be notified first about new course dates.  


Click here to learn more.
Click here to find a Certified Inspector.
Show Your NIA Pride! 
Thank you to our member companies that renewed their membership dues for 2020! Click here to view NIA's long-time members. 

Now you can show the industry and end users that you are proud of your NIA affiliation by posting the Proud Member logo on your company's website and linking it to NIA's website.

For a high-resolution logo, please email

Haven't renewed your dues yet? Click here to pay your company's dues online. For more information or to check your company's member status, please contact Aimee Doyle at 703-464-6422, ext. 113, or email
Let Us Help You Promote Your Industry Expertise

Upcoming opportunities for NIA members in all sectors and all levels of the industry include:
  • Last Chance to Share Your Food and Beverage Success Stories in the March Issue: Has your company worked on an insulation system for a brewery, food processing, agribusiness, or other project in this market segment? Let us tell our readers about your project!
  • April/May: The State of the Industry Q&A:  Volunteer to be part of our Q&A.
We make it easy to contribute your project case studies and industry insights. Email today!
Early-Bird Deadline Approaching: Register Today for NIA's Convention and Silent Auction!

The March 20 early-bird deadline is less than 2 months away for NIA's 65th Annual Convention and Silent Auction, which is taking place April 15-17, 2020, at the JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona. Click here to view the schedule, and learn more about educational sessions and networking events.
Back this year is NIA's Silent Auction, and the Silent Auction Task Force is actively seeking donations. Items that have historically done well are jewelry, purses, trips with flexibility, fine wine and spirits, and military-related items. If you would like to donate, please contact Aimee Doyle at The donation deadline is March 18!

Key Deadlines:
April 1: Pre-event registration closes

Interested in partnering at this premier industry event? NIA has a variety of event and digital sponsorship opportunities available, including brand new packages! Questions? Contact Erin Penberthy
Join the NIA Industry Delegation on Capitol Hill

Insulation Industry National Policy and Advocacy Conference
May 19-20, 2020
Washington, DC

We invite NIA members to participate in the Insulation Industry National Policy and Advocacy Conference and contribute to a strong delegation to meet with Congressional representatives. All NIA members are welcome to attend the conference, which takes place May 19-20, in Washington, DC. Advocacy training is provided.

For information about joining the NIA delegation, please email Kristin V. DiDomenico at

For more details on the 2020 event, visit

Click here for updates on NIA's delegation.
IEAP logo
NIA's Next Energy Appraiser Course Scheduled for June in Chicago 
The Insulation Energy Appraisal Program™ (IEAP) teaches students how to determine the optimal insulation thickness and corresponding energy and dollar savings for a project. The next course is taking place:
If you are interested in learning more about taking the IEAP course, please click here or email for more information.
Action Item for Associate Members: New Web Page for Manufacturers' Specifications 
Online Listing of Manufacturers and Industry Guides or Guideline Specifications
NIA is building a new web page as a reference tool by providing a list of NIA-member mechanical insulation manufacturers and their product guide specifications and/or installation guides for the engineering/design community, facility owners, insulation contractors, and other users. This listing will provide the user with links to the most current information, which will reduce research time for users and the use of outdated information.
If your company uses industry guidelines as your installation guide or guide specification, please state which guide(s) and we will reference those on the web page.
All manufacturers that have updated their specifications or installation guides to include the suggested or recommended use of NIA's Certified Thermal Insulation Inspectors or the mechanical insulation inspection process will be noted on the web page.
NIA requests that all NIA-member manufacturers email a link to their web page that lists all of their revised documents to  
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. 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.   
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/cash prices, please email or call the NIA office at 703-464-6422.
Key Dates
Feb. 5, 2020

Feb. 24, 2020
Young Professional Advisory Committee (YPAC) Winter Conference Call
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. ET, Contact Leslie Emery for call details

Feb. 26, 2020
Technical Information Advisory Committee Virtual Meeting
Noon-4 p.m. ET, Contact Julie McLaughlin for details

March 31 - April 3, 2020
The Elcometer Building, Houston, Texas

April 15-17, 2020
JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa, Scottsdale, Arizona

May 12-15, 2020

June 17-18, 2020
Holiday Inn & Suites Chicago O'Hare-Rosemont
For more information on NIA events, please email

Click here for the NIA Calendar of Events
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