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Ending Soon: One Free Call with Legal Counsel

Now through August 31
For NIA Member Companies on Any Safety Topic
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 company, via telephone call or email. Thank you, Gary, for your generosity and your safety expertise.

Contact Auman, Mahan & Furry at 937-223-6003.
In Case You Missed It: NIA & Insulation Industry Survey Results

NIA and the other associations representing the insulation industry are periodically surveying contractors to gain insights on how COVID-19 is impacting our industry, including future projects, supply chain issues, new safety measures, financial effects, federal assistance insights, plus much more.


Thank you to our Contractor members for taking the surveys and providing valuable industry insights! Click here to view current and past survey results.
Training during COVID-19
NOW OPEN: Register for NIA’s Introduction to Mechanical Insulation

Introduction to Mechanical Insulation, Part 1
The 2-day intro-only online course is excellent training for new employees to educate them about the mechanical insulation industry and products. Give your remote workers a new understanding of the industry in just 2 days online, September 30–October 1.

Certification Level Course, Part 2
If you are interested in becoming a Certified Insulation Inspector, the interactive class will continue with Part 2 on October 6–7. This 4-day course will educate participants on how to inspect and verify that the materials and the insulation system have been installed in accordance with the mechanical insulation specifications.

Senate Leadership to Release New COVID-19 Relief Package, Including PPP Funds and Liability Protections for Businesses

Senate Republicans are planning to introduce a “skinny” coronavirus relief bill, amid an impasse in negotiations. The latest GOP relief bill is expected to include $300 in boosted weekly federal unemployment benefits, another round of money for the Paycheck Protection Program, an additional $10 billion for the U.S. Postal Service, and liability protections. Click here to read more.
ABC Reports Decline in Construction Backlog in July

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) reported that its Construction Backlog Indicator declined to 7.8 months in July, a decrease of 0.3 months from the June reading, according to an ABC member survey conducted from July 20 to August 5. Backlog is a full month lower than in July 2019. Additionally, confidence among U.S. construction industry leaders declined in July regarding sales, staffing levels, and profit margins, according to ABC’s Construction Confidence Index. Sales and profit margin expectations are below the threshold of 50, indicating ongoing expectations of contraction. Less than 29% of contractors expect their profit margins to increase over the next 6 months, while greater than 47% expect shrinking profit margins over that period. Click here to read more.
New Avenues to Connect during COVID-19

In this time of social distancing, are you looking for new ways to promote your brand? NIA is now offering the opportunity to provide branded items (notebooks, pens, hand sanitizer, etc.) to individuals taking NIA's Thermal Insulation Inspector Certification course. This includes online and in-person courses! For more information and pricing details, please contact training@insulation.org.
Stay Safe with Virtual or Private Hosted Training Courses from NIA

Choose from NIA's Introduction to Mechanical Insulation Course (2-day course) or the full Thermal Insulation Inspector Certification course (4-day course). Both training courses can be held virtually or at the location of your choice and you can invite your employees, members, and guests.

Contact training@insulation.org for pricing and more information. Discounted pricing is available to NIA members, Gold-Elite Foundation contributors, and engineers. Click here to download a flyer with more information about the benefits of hosting a course.
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