NIA's January 2019 E-News Bulletin
NIA Wishes You a Happy, Healthy, and Safe 2019!

Thank you for your membership and participation in 2018! We look forward to all we can accomplish together in 2019!
Keep reading for just a few of the ways to make the most of your membership this year.
Renew Your 2019 Membership 
Thank you to our member companies that renewed their membership dues for 2019! If your company has not yet renewed your NIA membership for 2019, it's not too late! While your company's 2019 dues invoice was mailed to your designated primary representative for payment by December 31, 2018, we are still accepting renewal payments.  
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
NIA Is Moving!

Since its inception, NIA has striven to serve our members and the mechanical insulation industry with the highest level of service. In order to provide the best value to our members, NIA is moving our headquarters. For your convenience, we will still be very close to Dulles Airport if you are visiting us for meetings.

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:
While staff does have access to phones and email, please note that until we are fully moved into our new location, connectivity to our server, email, and phones may be interrupted. We hope to be fully operational in January. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Sponsored Content
EXPO 2019 & Byron Sadler Craft Competitions

Join the Southwest Insulation Contractors Association (SWICA) at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, TX, February 7. 60+ Exhibitors, 3 Industry Seminars, Craft Competitions, and more! Registration is now open and attendance is free. 

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IEAP Certification Expiration for Appraisers: Renew by January 31

If you became a Certified Insulation Energy Appraiser or were recertified in 2015 and have not yet recertified, your certification expired on December 31, 2018. The renewal deadline has been extended to January 31, 2019.

NIA sent recertification instructions in late October with details on how to take the short exam or submit details on a completed appraisal. Please visit the IEAP Recertification page on NIA's website or email for more information.
Insulation Outlook Advertising: Start Strong in 2019

It's not too late to become a digital or print package advertiser in 2019! Click here to view the 2019 Media Kit and contact Rob and Justin today at
February Issue: Industry Viewpoints
Perspectives from a variety of insulation industry participants, including mechanical contractors, manufacturers, distributors/fabricators, metal building laminators, and engineers.
Space still available. Act Now!
March Issue: Building Envelope
Insulation Outlook is focusing on building envelope for the first time! Contact us to participate.
Submit your product for our Special Section: Building Envelope Product Guide!
Ad close: February 2019

April/May Issue: State of the Industry
Special double state-of-the industry issue with bonus distribution at NIA's Annual Convention.
Don't miss out on the biggest issue of the year!

Contact Rob and Justin today to review available opportunities at
Thermal Insulation Inspector Certification News

This past December in Houston, Texas, representatives from the engineering community and mechanical insulation industry segments took part in a mock training class for NIA's Thermal Insulation Inspector Certification. A full report will be available in the next issue of NIA News.

Multiple classes are being scheduled for 2019. If you are interested in attending, please contact

Click here to learn more about the Thermal Insulation Inspector Certification.
Join Us in April 2019 for Convention in the Bahamas!

NIA's 64th Annual Convention is taking place April 3-5, 2019, at the tropical resort Grand Hyatt Baha Mar
in Nassau, Bahamas. Start off the new year by making plans to extend your stay in this warm and sunny family-friendly location!
Key Convention Deadlines
Use the helpful links below to make a plan to attend: 
Quick Links:
NIA has a variety of event and digital sponsorship opportunities available, including brand new packages! Questions? Contact Erin Penberthy.  
2019 Is Old News! What Are You Doing in 2022?

We want to be the first event on your calendar. Save the dates for these upcoming meetings from now through 2022.

April 3-5, 2019, Grand Hyatt Baha Mar, Nassau, Bahamas

Fall Summit 2019
November 6-7, 2019, MGM National Harbor, National Harbor, Maryland

NIA's 65th Annual Convention
April 15-17, 2020, JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa, Scottsdale, Arizona

Fall Summit 2020
November 4-5, 2020, MGM National Harbor, National Harbor, Maryland

NIA's 66th Annual Convention
March 17-19, 2021, Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa, Lahaina, Hawaii

NIA's 67th Annual Convention
March 30-April 1, 2022, JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa, San Antonio, Texas

Click here to view the full NIA Calendar of Industry Events
NIA's Premier Industry Manufacturer Program
Early in 2019, NIA will notify Associate members who will be designated as Premier Industry Manufacturers for 2018! These Premier Industry Manufacturers will be recognized at NIA's 64 th Annual Convention at the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar in Nassau, Bahamas, April 3-5, 2019.
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 2019 program will be sent to Associate members in February.

Click here to learn more or email
Product Spotlight: NIA's On-Demand  
Training Portal   
Vimeo On Demand Training Portal
NIA's Top Talent, Leadership, Financial, and Health and Safety Archived Webinar Series are now free for NIA members and can be accessed through NIA's Vimeo on Demand Training Portal. In addition to the free videos found on Vimeo, users can order and stream:
  • The English version of NIA's Mechanical Insulation Installation Video Series;
  • The Spanish version of NIA's Mechanical Insulation Installation Video Series; and
  • The newly updated Fasteners Video.
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
February 14, 2019
Technical Information Committee Virtual Winter Meeting
Email Julie McLaughlin for details .

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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