NIA's May 2019 E-News Bulletin
2 New Dates Announced for NIA's Thermal Insulation Inspector Certification™

Be Among the First to Earn NIA's New Thermal Insulation Inspector Certification™
NIA has already received requests for certified inspectors!

The course will educate and train insulation inspectors on how to evaluate installation work and determine whether it is compliant with mechanical insulation specifications.

August and December classes will take place in Houston, Texas, on:
Who Should Take this Course
If you work with or are involved in the mechanical insulation industry and have a responsibility for areas such as contracts, maintenance, business development, QA/QC, project oversight, estimating, management, product development, specifications, or inspections, and anyone who wants to grow their business services.

Click here to learn more about why you will want to have at least one person on your team with this certification.

To be added to the interested-party list for future courses, please contact    
Insulation Outlook's Next Big Thing: Made in the USA!

July Issue: American Projects and American-Made Product Guide
July is the perfect time to showcase American projects in the insulation industry and the workers behind them. We want to feature 4-5 members' American projects! Tell us about your favorite project to promote it nationally. Email to be included.

The issue will also include an article on insulation's impact on the economy and the new 2019 NIA Premier Industry Manufacturers.

Do you make or sell an American-made product? Members can submit one product, free of charge, for the American-Made Product Guide in the July 2019 issue.
Space is limited and preference will be given to ads and enhanced listings. Click here to fill out the product submission form by June 1 to participate.

Coming Soon: Stories on System Longevity
Submit your projects to be featured for free in the November issue, showcasing member projects that have lasted the test of time. Help us show how great insulation is.

Looking to Stand Out?
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

Join In! June Is National Safety Month

Sponsored by the National Safety Council (NSC), June is National Safety Month, a time to highlight the leading causes of preventable injury and death on a national scale so we can keep more people safe. Topics for 2019 are Hazard Recognition; Slips, Trips and Falls; Fatigue; and Impairment. You can access NSC's free, downloadable materials, including tip sheets, articles, social media graphics, and more to make your plans.

Deadline Alert for the Next Appraisal Class  
Register by May 23
When you can show your customers how much money insulation can save them, they are more likely to invest in the proposed insulation project.  
Send one of your employees to become a Certified Insulation Energy Appraiser and they will learn 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. NIA helps market and promote members who are active Certified Appraisers.
  • 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.    
Questions? Click here for more details or email training@insulation.
50% Off New Member Promotion
Let's Make It Happen
Help NIA spread the word that joining NIA is a good thing! From June 3 until July 8, companies can join NIA for 50% off the normal dues rate and receive full benefits through December 31, 2019.
NIA President Dana Vlk's year-long theme is Let's Make It Happen, and one of the priorities is NIA membership growth. Now is a perfect time for new companies to join NIA! 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.)

NIA's Safety Excellence Award

NIA's Safety Excellence Award is the only national award for outstanding safety performance in the mechanical insulation industry. Applications for Associates (Manufacturers), Contractors, Distributor/Fabricator, and Metal Building Laminators are available and will be accepted through September 3, 2019.

With input from the Health and Safety Committee, NIA's Board of Directors has elected to change the name of the award to NIA's Safety Excellence Award. (Formerly known as the Theodore H. Brodie Distinguished Safety Award.)

2019 Safety Award Schedule
  • Safety Award Applications Due: September 3, 2019
  • Winners Announced and STAR Reports Distributed: April 16, 2020 (during NIA's Annual Convention)
Click here to download the 2019 applications and learn more.
NIA's New Premier Industry Manufacturer Award

NIA is thrilled to have 7 Premier award recipients in the program's inaugural year!   
Apply by May 23, 2019 and NIA will track your points for the 2020 awards. Click here to download an application. 
Detailed information has been sent to Associate member primary representatives. Click here to learn more or email
Upcoming Webinars on Silica Standard and IT Best Practices
  • 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, new date to be announced)
Did you miss the May 1 webinar on How Can Becoming an Insulation Inspector Help Your Business? View it for free on NIA's Online Training Portal.

Registration is open and NIA webinars are now free for members! Click here for webinar presenters and more details.

Marketing Opportunity: Interested in sponsoring one of these webinars or scheduling a product-focused webinar? Email for details.
Product Spotlight: NIA Insulation Sampler      
The NIA Insulation Sampler provides samples of 20 generic mechanical insulation product types and accessories.  
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, plus shipping and handling
Non-Members: $300, plus shipping and handling 
Key Dates
May 21-22, 2019
Insulation Industry National Policy Conference & Capitol Hill Fly-In
Washington, DC

Sheraton Baltimore Washington Airport - BWI

July 10-11, 2019
July Board of Directors Meeting (Closed Meeting)
Four Seasons, Baltimore, Maryland

July 2019
Technical Information Committee (TIC) Virtual Summer Meeting
For details, email Julie McLaughlin

July 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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