NIA Informs
COVID-19 and related information for the insulation industry. Click here to read the latest online.
NIA EVP/CEO Michele Jones Shares Update with Membership
With all the recent changes amid COVID-19, Michele wanted to provide all NIA members with an update on the State of the National Insulation Association. Click here to read more about committees, new officers and budget, plus more. As always, please stay in touch and stay well.
New Funding Available: SBA Resumes Accepting PPP Applications
As a result of new funding passed by Congress and signed by the President late last week, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has resumed its Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The new relief package included $310 billion in relief. However, on Monday, the SBA's electronic system was quickly overwhelmed. Click here to read more.
Regional Updates for the Insulation Industry
With regulations and policies varying by state and region, we will share relevant policies and information that affect a number of our member companies. Continue to monitor your state regulations and essential worker policies for breaking news.

Good News: New York Looks to Reopen Construction Mid-May
NIA has been advocating for the insulation industry and we are pleased that 2 of the states we have contacted are reopening construction. As we reported last week, NIA advocated to Northeast governors to reopen construction in their states, and in addition to news on Pennsylvania reopening, on Sunday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said that it may be safe for some construction and manufacturing firms outside New York City to reopen in mid-May. Click here to read more.

MICA Cancels Annual Spring Meeting
Due to COVID-19, the Midwest Insulation Contractors Association (MICA) announced the cancellation of its 63rd Annual Spring Convention that was set to take place in June in Lake Ozark, Missouri. Click here to read more.
Resource: OSHA QuickTakes Newsletter
The most recent issue of OSHA's QuickTakes e-newsletter includes helpful information for NIA members, including COVID-19 guidance for manufacturers, quick tips training videos, new PPE enforcement guidance, and more. Click here to read more.
Resource: COVID-19 Call with Legal Counsel for NIA Member Companies
Auman, Mahan & Furry is offering a free 30-minute call on COVID-19 during April for NIA member companies. For more information, contact Auman, Mahan & Furry’s Labor and Employment Group at 937-223-6003.
Where to Find the Latest Information
NIA is curating the information and resources we send to members on our website, including legal updates, article resources, calls to action, and more. Please click here to find the latest updates.
We thank you for your ongoing commitment to NIA. Please take care of yourself, your family, and your business. If we can be of service to you and your business during this time, please contact NIA at niainfo@insulation.org .
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