NIA's January 2020 E-News Bulletin
Happy New Year from NIA!

NIA wishes everyone a happy, healthy, and safe 2020! Thank you for your involvement in 2019, and we are looking forward to working with you in 2020!

Keep reading for just a few ways to enact President Dana Vlk's theme, Let's Make It Happen!
Continue to Receive NIA's Benefits in 2020 by Renewing Your Membership
Thank you to our member companies that renewed their membership dues for 2020! If your company has not yet renewed your NIA membership for 2020, it's not too late! While your company's 2020 dues invoice was mailed to your designated primary representative for payment by Dec. 31, 2019, we are still accepting renewal payments. In early 2020, we will be listing some of the member companies that have been with us for decades. Don't miss out!
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
Action Item: 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 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provide the user with links to the most current information, which will reduce research time for users and the use of outdated information.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 manufacturers email a link to their web page that lists all of their revised documents to  
NIA's Next Free Webinar

Presenter: Andy Powell, CPA, Managing Partner, Halt, Buzas & Powell, Ltd.
When: Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020 (1:00-2:00 p.m. ET)
Register: Click here or email your contact information to

Use Your Voice for the Insulation Industry

Insulation Outlook magazine needs your expertise to educate insulation end users about trends in the industry. Upcoming opportunities for NIA members in all sectors and all levels of the industry include:
  • March: Food and Beverage
    Has your company worked on an insulation system for a brewery, food processing, agribusiness, or other projects in this market segment? Let us tell our readers about your project!
  • April/May: The State of the Industry Q&A
    Volunteer to share your industry insights with our editors to reach readers in this double issue! 
We make it easy to contribute your project case studies and industry insights. Email today!
Join Us in April 2020 for Convention and Silent Auction in Scottsdale!

NIA's 65th Annual Convention and Silent Auction is taking place April 15-17, 2020, at the JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Start off 2020 by making a note of the upcoming deadlines and using the helpful links below to make a plan to join us, and bring guests and family. Back this year is NIA's Silent Auction, and the Silent Auction Task Force is actively seeking donations.

Key Deadlines:
April 1: Pre-event registration closes

NIA has a variety of event and digital sponsorship opportunities available, including brand new packages! Questions? Contact Erin Penberthy
Certified Insulation Inspector News

NIA's Thermal Insulation Inspector Certification™ is a 4-day course to educate and train insulation inspectors on how to evaluate installation work and determine whether it is compliant with mechanical insulation specifications.

The August and December 2019 classes sold out. The May course has been scheduled and additional courses will be added throughout 2020! Email to be notified first about new course dates.

May 2020 Thermal Insulation Inspector Certification Course Details
Click here to learn more.
Click here to find a Certified Inspector.
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NIA Insulation Energy Appraiser News
New June 2020 IEAP Course Scheduled 
The Insulation Energy Appraisal Program™ (IEAP) is a 2-day course that 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 taking the IEAP course, please click here or email for more information.
2016 Appraisers: Renew by Jan. 31!
If you became a Certified Insulation Energy Appraiser or were recertified in 2016 and have not yet recertified, your certification expired on Dec. 31, 2019. The renewal deadline has been extended to Jan. 31, 2020, to renew your certification. Please visit the IEAP Recertification page on NIA's website or email for more information.
NIA's Premier Industry Manufacturer Program
Early in 2020, NIA will notify Associate members who will be designated as Premier Industry Manufacturers for 2019! These Premier Industry Manufacturers will be recognized at NIA's 65th Annual Convention at the JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona, April 15-17, 2020.
Available exclusively to NIA member companies, this program was developed to reward Associate members for their actions, which demonstrate leadership, commitment, and support to the mechanical insulation industry and NIA. Information on the 2020 program will be sent to Associate members in February.

Click here to learn more or email 
Product Spotlight: Safety Handbooks  
NIA's pocket-sized safety handbooks offer practical tips for contractors and workers looking to maintain a safe working environment. Both the Safety Handbook for Insulation Distributors & Fabricators and Safety Handbook for Insulation Workers include updated sections on heat-illness prevention, fall protection, and distracted driving. Each handbook contains English and Spanish versions of the text.   
NIA Members: 1-25 Copies, $4/each; 26+ Copies, $3/each.
Non-members: 1-25 Copies, $8/each; 26+ Copies, $6/each.
Click here to order yours! 
Key Dates
Feb. 5, 2020

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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