NIA's July 2019 E-News Bulletin
Let's Make It Happen!

NIA President Dana Vlk is on her Summer 2019 Let's Make It Happen Tour of regional association meetings and is asking participants to accept a new challenge. And she's getting great responses about how to get involved in NIA! Thank you Dana for your enthusiasm and putting your theme into action!

Earn a New Certification for Your Business 

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. This certification has benefits for all types of businesses. Contractors should consider these 3 benefits:
  1. Providing a mechanism to request specification clarity. 
  2. Complementing a new or existing QA/QC program and providing a platform for supporting the contractor position on potential installation disputes.
  3. Offering a means of competitor differentiation.
Upcoming courses will take place in Houston, Texas, on:
Sponsored Content  
Is Your DryerWrap Up to Code? Ours Is; Learn More

FireMaster DryerWrap is UL and ULC listed for 1-hour protection inside rated wood frame construction. It is flexible, 1/2-inch thick and optimizes installation costs and space. It is tested on 30 gauge, 7-inch round and 26 gauge 10- x 4-inch rectangular duct.

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Seeking NIA Certified Appraisers

Register by September 6 to become a NIA Certified Appraiser during the September 24-25, 2019 course, which is taking place in Houston, Texas at the Sheraton North Houston at George Bush Intercontinental.  
NIA's 2-day Insulation Energy Appraisal Program (IEAP) course teaches students how to determine optimal insulation thickness and how a properly selected, specified, designed, installed, and maintained mechanical insulation system saves money and enhances system performance. Click here to view a list of Certified Appraisers who are NIA members. 

Click here for course details and to register. Deadline September 6.
We Can't Do It Without You: Insulation Outlook Magazine

We want to celebrate insulation in our November 2019: Reasons to be Thankful for Insulation and Examples of System Longevity issue but we can't do it without your input. There are 2 ways to help.

Submit a Quote About Insulation
Email us 1-2 sentences (1) reminding readers about one of insulation's benefits or (2) what you are thankful for in the insulation industry, and we might print your answer, along with your photo and your company name!

Publish Your Project
We are also looking for 1-3 examples of insulation's longevity.
Fill out the project form and submit your past projects that have stood the test of time to be featured nationally! Email to make it happen!   

Advertising: Reach End Users on Their Purchase Journey
We have created many options to reach your key audience through NIA's print and digital products. Contact Rob and Justin today to review available opportunities at
Registration Is Open for NIA's Fall Summit!

NIA's Fall Summit 2019 is designed to Educate, Engage, and Elevate and is taking place November 6-7, 2019, at the MGM National Harbor, just outside Washington, DC. This annual members-only event features topical speakers, tailored industry sessions, and networking opportunities to help members grow and develop new business relationships in just 1.5 days!

Key Dates and Deadlines:
October 16: Fall Summit Registration Deadline (discounts available)
October 17: Hotel Reservation Deadline (book in NIA's discounted room block)
November 6-7: Fall Summit 2019, MGM National Harbor, Maryland

Click here to register and for more information.
Interested in sponsorships? NIA has new opportunities! Click here to learn more.
An Easy Way to Reach Insulation End Users: Update Your NIA Membership Directory Listing  

Attention Primary Representatives: You will soon be receiving the update form for the 2020 NIA membership directory. To ensure the accuracy of your company's information, please complete the form and return it to NIA no later than Monday, August 19. Thank you for your membership and support of NIA!  Email for more information.

NIA's 2020 Buyer's Guide: Insulation Products & Providers will be distributed in January 2020 to all NIA members and almost 10,000 insulation end users. It contains important contact and general information about all NIA member companies. Click here for our online membership directory. To advertise in the 2020 Buyer's Guide, please email
Apply for NIA's Safety Excellence Award

Apply by September 3, 2019 for NIA's Safety Excellence Award, which is the association's highest industry honor for outstanding safety performance. NIA created this award more than a decade ago to recognize top companies that have established structured safety programs to ensure the well-being of their employees and create safe working environments.


Did You Know?
OSHA Training Institute Education Centers offer training courses designed for workers, employers, and managers on safety and health hazard recognition and abatement at nationwide locations.
Product Spotlight: 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.
Click here to order yours!  
Key Dates
July 10-11, 2019
July Board of Directors Meeting (Closed Meeting)
Four Seasons, Baltimore, Maryland

August 7, 2019
Technical Information Committee (TIC) Virtual Meeting
To register, email Julie McLaughlin

Summer 2019
Young Professional Advisory Committee (YPAC) Conference Call
For details, email Leslie Emery

August 6-9, 2019
Sheraton North Houston at George Bush Intercontinental
September 24-25, 2019
Sheraton North Houston at George Bush Intercontinental
November 6-7, 2019
Fall Summit 2019
MGM National Harbor, National Harbor, Maryland (outside of Washington, DC)

December 3-6, 2019
Sheraton North Houston at George Bush Intercontinental

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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