NIA Informs
COVID-19 and related information for the insulation industry. Click here to read the latest online.
Get Certified in August or October—Virtually!

This course will be taught live by the instructors.
  • Part 1 on August 4–5: NIA's Introduction to Mechanical Insulation
  • Part 2 on August 11–12: NIA's Thermal Insulation Inspector Certification Course

This course will include both live and pre-recorded sessions.
  • Part 1 on September 30–October 1: NIA's Introduction to Mechanical Insulation
  • Part 2 on October 6–7: NIA's Thermal Insulation Inspector Certification Course

To become a Certified Thermal Insulation Inspector, class participants must complete both levels of the 4-day course and receive a passing grade on the final examination at the end of each level. To be added to our interested-party list and be notified first of course dates, please email

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Recipient Disclosure
Last week, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Treasury Department announced that it would reveal the recipients of loans of $150,000 or more issued through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) after growing congressional pressure. The SBA will disclose the names, addresses, classification codes, zip codes, business type, demographic data, nonprofit information, jobs supported, and loan amount of each firm to receive a coronavirus emergency relief loan of at least $150,000. The amount of the loan will be disclosed within a range, not a specific amount.

U.S. House Set to Vote on Infrastructure Bill before July 4
Late last week, the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure passed their $494 billion surface transportation reauthorization, more commonly known as the "Highway Bill. The broad infrastructure package, which includes the Highway Bill, includes provisions for schools, housing, and broadband access. It is anticipated that the House will vote on the infrastructure package before July 4. Click here for an outline of the package and click here for a fact sheet.
WICA Cancels 2020 Convention
The WICA Executive Committee has decided to cancel the 2020 WICA Convention that was scheduled for September 20-22 at Estancia Resort & Spa in La Jolla, California. Click here for more information.
Info Session: Main Street Lending Program
The Federal Reserve has announced a new informational webinar for minority and women-owned businesses and interested parties to learn more about the Main Street Lending Program and to get answers to questions from senior officials from the Federal Reserve. The session will include an overview of the program, and information about eligibility requirements, loan terms and conditions, and how to get started. The Main Street Lending Program and Your Business is on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, at 2 p.m. ET. Click here to register.
Resource: One Free Call with Legal Counsel
For NIA Member Companies on Any Safety Topic
Now through August 31
In the spirit of aiding all of our members during this critical time, NIA Legal Counsel Gary Auman, of Auman, Mahan & Furry, has offered to respond to 1 safety matter question, per NIA member, via telephone call or email. Thank you, Gary, for your generosity and your safety expertise.

Contact Auman, Mahan & Furry at 937-223-6003.
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