NIA's June 2018 E-News Bulletin
Members Choose a New Schedule for NIA's Safety Award

NIA's Theodore H. Brodie Distinguished Safety Award™ is the only national award for outstanding safety performance in the mechanical insulation industry. To streamline the Safety Award judging process and to make the customized Safety Training Analysis Results (STAR) Reports available to winners during the award presentation, applications for the 2018 Safety Award are due on August 31, 2018.

2018 Safety Award Schedule
Safety Award Applications Available: June 1, 2018
Safety Award Applications Due: August 31, 2018
Winners Announced and STAR Reports Distributed: April 4, 2019
(during NIA's Annual Convention, April 3-5)

Do You Have a New Product, Less than 18 Months Old?

The date to reserve and submit ads for the Product Innovation Ad Section is June 15.

This mini buyer's guide will be printed in the July 2018 issue and then posted online to continue to help readers make their product selections.
Attention Members: Call for Photos

Help Us Improve the Industry
NIA is asking members to submit photos to be used for illustration purposes in the Thermal Insulation Inspector Program curriculum. Photos should depict common problem areas that you see with the installation or products individually, products in general, or as part of an overall insulation system. No company or product names will be used in the course, only generic references. Accordingly, any and all information you provide will not be identified by your company or product name.

Please submit photos to by June 29.

A free program to earn points and recognition for your company's participation in the industry!
With the help of our Associate (Manufacturer) members, NIA has launched the Premier Industry Manufacturer Program to recognize and distinguish exemplary member companies as industry advocates and leaders. It's easy and free! Just apply by June 6, 2018, and we will track the points so you can show your customers that your company is a recognized leader! Primary representatives from each associate company have been contacted to submit their application . For questions, email Erin Penberthy at

Submit your company's name by June 6.
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Thank You NIA Members for Supporting Military Families

With the outpouring of generosity from attendees, NIA's Silent Auction was able to raise over $18,500 for Operation Homefront. Vivian Dietrich (left) from Operation Homefront stopped by the NIA office and is pictured with NIA EVP/CEO Michele Jones.

Vivian offered a heartfelt thank you on behalf of Operation Homefront, saying, "Never can Operation Homefront thank you enough for all the work and generous donations NIA members made to Operation Homefront in support of our military families."
What Do You Want to Learn About at Fall Summit 2018?

Plan now to join your NIA colleagues November 14-15 for NIA's Fall Summit 2018 at the MGM National Harbor, just outside Washington, DC.
The Fall Summit Committee, committee chairs, and staff are securing speakers and welcome your suggestions for speakers and topics. Email your ideas to by June 29.

Safety Resources: Upcoming National Safety Events

June 12 Is National Forklift Safety Day: Sponsored by the Industrial Truck Association (ITA), forklift manufacturers will highlight the safe use of forklifts, the importance of operator training, and the need for daily equipment checks. ITA works with OSHA through an alliance to provide training seminars for OSHA inspectors and develop safety materials. Visit OSHA's forklift webpage for resources to share on National Forklift Safety Day

OSHA's Safe + Sound Week Is August 13-19, 2018: A nationwide event to raise awareness and understanding of the value of safety and health programs that include management leadership, worker participation, and a systematic approach to finding and fixing hazards in workplaces. Click here to learn more, including a webinar on June 26
Helping New Members Save: 50% Off New Member Promotion

Now Is a Great Time to Join NIA
You know that being a NIA member is good for your business and the industry, so please help us spread the word! From June 1 until July 6, companies can join NIA for 50% off the normal dues rate and receive full benefits through December 31, 2018.

If you have any questions about this promotion or would like to suggest a new member for staff to contact, please email the company name and contact information to (This promotion is available to companies who are first-time members of NIA.)
Member Benefit: Share Your Good News in Print and Online

NIA would love to share your good news! Send your company announcements, personnel updates, and product news to and we we will publish in one of our publications and in our new Member News web page.
Young Professional Advisory Committee Update

NIA's Young Professional Advisory Committee (YPAC) is for young insulation industry professionals to develop leadership skills, network with peers, gain industry information, and provide fresh insights and feedback to NIA. The next meeting is a conference call taking place in July. If you are under 40 years old or have been in the industry less than 5 years, you are welcome to join in.

New Ways to Reach Engineers

Looking for new and creative ways to reach your target audience? From sponsored content to digital ads, NIA can help.

For more information, please contact Rob Glass at
Product Spotlight: NIA's New
Safety Handbook for Insulation Distributors & Fabricators   
Order today! NIA's pocket-sized Safety Handbook for Insulation Distributors & Fabricators offers practical tips for distributors and fabricators looking to maintain a safe working environment. New sections include heat-illness prevention, fall protection, and distracted driving. The handbook contains both English and Spanish versions of the text.
Click here to order yours for $4! 
Key Dates

July 10-11, 2018
July Board of Directors Meeting (Closed Meeting)
Palm Beach, Florida

July 31, 2018
July 2018
Young Professional Advisory Committee (YPAC) Conference Call
Via GoToMeeting
For details, email Erin Penberthy

November 14-15, 2018
Fall Summit 2018
MGM National Harbor, National Harbor, MD (outside of Washington, DC)

April 3-5, 2019
NIA's 64 th Annual Convention
Grand Hyatt Baha Mar, Nassau, Bahamas

For more information on NIA events, please email

Click here for the NIA Calendar of Events
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