NIA's March 2019 E-News Bulletin
March Is Ladder Safety Month

Each year, the National Ladder Institute designates March as National Ladder Safety Month to bring greater awareness to the importance of the safe use of ladders through resources, training, and a national dialogue.

Click here for ladder safety tips.
It's Better at Convention in the Bahamas, and It's Not Too Late to Register!
 
It's not too late to join fellow members in the warm and sunny Bahamas for NIA's 64th Annual Convention, April 3-5, 2019, at the tropical resort Grand Hyatt Baha Mar! Discounts are available for NIA member companies who send multiple registrants, as well as new discounts for children.  
 
Active Member Meeting Notice
NIA's Business Session will be taking place Thursday, April 4, 2019, 9:55-10:05 a.m. ET (Andros 1-6 meeting room). Active members (Contractors, Distributors/Fabricators, and Laminators) should plan to attend this meeting as you will be electing new members to the Board of Directors, voting on the association's 2019-2020 budget, and reviewing other association business.

Key Convention Dates
Four for Free! Registration for Webinars Is Free for NIA Members!

Explore topics that help you develop and keep your competitive edge in the marketplace. Registration is open and NIA webinars are now free for members!
  • Need for Thermal Insulation Inspectors, Wednesday, May 1, 2019 (1-2 p.m. ET)
  • The New OSHA Silica Standard, Thursday, June 6, 2019 (1-2 p.m. ET)
  • IT Best Practices to Protect Your Business, Thursday, October 17, 2019 (1-2 p.m. ET)
  • New Tax Legislation for Businesses (postponed, date will be announced soon)
Interested in sponsoring one of these webinars or scheduling a product-focused webinar? Email webinar@insulation.org for details.

Click here for webinar presenters and more details.
Be an Insulation Advocate!

Free registration is now open for the 2019 Insulation Industry National Policy Conference and Capitol Hill Fly-In, May 21-22, 2019, in Washington, DC. The event will bring insulation industry members together with top law and policymakers to discuss the industry's top priorities and concerns and advocate for policies that strengthen and promote the energy-efficiency benefits achieved through insulation.

The conference includes a luncheon and presentations with high-profile speakers on immigration and workforce policy, infrastructure and disaster resilience, and climate change policy, along with advocacy training and pre-arranged Capitol Hill meetings.

All NIA members are welcome to attend the 2019 conference and fly-in, and no previous lobbying experience is necessary. Please join fellow members for this unique experience. The event is organized by the Insulation Industry Association Council (IIAC), of which NIA is a founding member.

Email Kristin DiDomenico for additional details and registration information.
New Dates for NIA's Thermal Insulation Inspector Certification

NIA's new Thermal Insulation Inspector Certification program will educate and train insulation inspectors on how to evaluate installation work and determine whether it is compliant with mechanical insulation specifications.

May and June classes will take place in Houston, Texas, on:
  • May 7-10, 2019
  • June 25-28, 2019
Registration will open very soon! To be added to the interested-party list, please contact training@insulation.org.    
Spring and Fall Appraisal Courses Now Open for Registration

Benefits of Becoming a Certified Energy Appraiser
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. Certified appraisers who are NIA members are promoted on NIA's website.
  • Spring IEAP Course, June 12-13, 2019, Sheraton Baltimore Washington Airport - BWI. Register by May 23, 2019.
     
  • Fall IEAP Course, September 24-25, 2019, Sheraton North Houston at George Bush Intercontinental. Register by September 6, 2019.
Click here for more details about pre-qualifications, registration fees, class format, course materials, and exam details.

Questions? Please email training@insulation.org for more information.
What's Ahead for Insulation Outlook

June Issue: Health and Safety
One of our most important issues is back! Look for articles on overall safety, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) updates, NIA's Safety Award winners, and safety wearables.

July Issue: Made in the USA and American Projects
What better time than July to celebrate a great American industry! We want to feature 4-5 members' American projects! Tell us about your favorite project to promote it nationally. Email editor@insulation.org to be included.

Do you make or sell an American-made product? Members can submit one product, free of charge, for the 8-page American-made Product Guide in the July 2019 issue. Contact editor@insulation.org by May 15 to participate. Space is limited and $1,000 enhanced listings are available.


Insulation Outlook Advertising: Options for Every Audience and Budget

Contact Rob and Justin today to review available opportunities at ads@insulation.org.
Product Spotlight: Insulation Estimator's Handbook     
This NIA reference tool provides data needed for almost every type of mechanical insulation estimate. The Insulation Estimator's Handbook contains valuable technical information for estimating insulation, as well as formulas and conversions, information on insulation accessories, and technical variables of an insulation project.

 
NIA Members: 1-3 Copies, $25/each; 4+ Copies, $15/each.
Non-members: 1-3 Copies, $100/each, 4+ Copies, $50/each.
 
Key Dates
 
Click here to renew your 2019 NIA membership dues. Please contact membership@insulation.org for login information. 

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

May 1, 2019

May 7-10, 2019
NIA's Thermal Insulation Inspector Certification
Houston, Texas
Email training@insulation.org to be added to the interested-party list.

May 21-22, 2019
Insulation Industry National Policy Conference & Capitol Hill Fly-In
Washington, DC

Sheraton Baltimore Washington Airport - BWI

June 25-28, 2019
NIA's Thermal Insulation Inspector Certification
Houston, Texas
Email training@insulation.org to be added to the interested-party list.

September 24-25, 2019
Fall IEAP Course
Sheraton North Houston at George Bush Intercontinental
 
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 events@insulation.org.

Click here for the NIA Calendar of Events
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