• Save on the New Insulation Estimator's Handbook
  • Let's Grow Together in 2021!
  • Join Us In Person at the MGM National Harbor for NIA's Annual Convention
  • Level Up with NIA's Learning Programs
  • Stay Up to Date in NIA's Membership Directory
  • Take NIA's Photo Challenge
  • NIA's Awards Season Is Coming
  • Advocating for the Industry
  • Insulation Outlook: NIA's Convention Double Issue Is Coming Up!
  • Secure Your Spot in Owens Corning's Passive Fire Protection Webinar
  • Keep Workers Safe this Summer
  • Plus more!
NIA Members Only: Pre-order & Save!
NIA's New and Improved
Insulation Estimator's Handbook
Pre-order Discount: $50 off through July 30
This classic NIA reference tool has gotten a complete update! Known throughout the industry for providing the data needed for almost every type of mechanical insulation estimate, this 215-page spiral-bound 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.

Visit NIA's Online Store or email niainfo@insulation.org for more information.
Welcoming More New Members!

We are excited to welcome even more new members, and we have extended our new member promotion just a few more days to July 9! New companies can join NIA for 50% off the normal dues rate and receive full benefits from July 1 through Dec. 31, 2021.

Contact NIA's Aimee Doyle at 703-464-6422, ext. 113, or email membership@insulation.org. Click here for more details about membership.
Ready to See Your National Industry Network and Friends? Join Us F2F at NIA's Annual Convention in October!
We encourage you to get vaccinated and join us F2F for this long-awaited, high-caliber event!

Is your company interested in promoting your brand at this event? Learn more about sponsorship opportunities.
Now is the best time to make your travel plans and register at the lowest early-bird and multi-registrant rates so you can reconnect with your industry network at NIA’s 65th Annual Convention at the MGM National Harbor, Maryland, Oct. 26–28, 2021.

Quick Links



Click here to see the latest schedule, confirmed speakers, and more. Guests are welcome, too!
NIA Learning Programs: Level Up This Fall
We are excited to offer in-person and virtual training courses this fall at intermediate and advanced levels.


October Virtual Course: NIA’s Understanding the Submittal Process (Oct. 5) (Special introductory course pricing is available.)

October In-Person Course: NIA's Understanding Specifications (Oct. 25), held prior to NIA's Annual Convention, MGM National Harbor, Maryland (Discounts are available for attending this course and NIA's Convention.)



Check out this video about the NIA's Learning Program opportunities to help you grow your business capabilities.

Click here to see and download NIA's Training Media Tool Kit to share the power of insulation with your team, current clients, and potential customers.
Stay Current! Update Your Company Information in NIA's 2022 Membership Directory
Attention Primary Representatives: You will soon be receiving the update form for the 2022 NIA membership directory. To ensure the accuracy of your company's information, please complete the form and return it to NIA as soon as possible. Thank you for your membership and support of NIA!

NIA's 2022 Buyer's Guide: Insulation Products & Providers will be distributed in January 2022 to all NIA members and almost 10,000 insulation end users. It contains important contact and general information about all NIA member companies.

Email membership@insulation.org for more information.

To advertise in the Buyer's Guide, email ads@insulation.org.
NIA Advocates for the Industry
NIA Joins Fellow Insulation Groups in Support of the INSULATE Buildings Act
NIA is urging support for The Investing in New Strategies for Upgrading Lower Attaining Efficiency (INSULATE) Buildings Act (S. 2066). NIA and other insulation organizations sent a letter of support to the bill cosponsors for additional federal funding for building renovations that are intended to improve energy efficiency, as proposed under the INSULATE Buildings Act. The letter points out that the impact of the INSULATE Buildings Act could be increased significantly by leveraging this new funding to encourage states and territories to adopt the 2021 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) for commercial and residential buildings. Click here to read the full letter.

NIA Opposes Reduction or Repeal of Section 199A Tax Deduction
NIA and more than 100 other organizations shared with Congressional leadership their strong opposition to any reduction or repeal of the current 20% deduction for qualified business income under Section 199A. Proposals to limit or repeal the deduction would hurt businesses owned by individuals and families. The tax plan released by the White House in March left the deduction fully intact, and the organizations strongly oppose any attempt by Congress to cap or repeal it. Click here to read the letter.
Staying Cool with Insulation Outlook this Summer!
Insulation Outlook is living the good life on the water with NIA Past President Dana Vlk and Jim Vlk aboard their boat!

We are spreading the word about the power of insulation everywhere and anywhere, and we invite everyone to take a photo with your issue of NIA's magazine—at home, in front of the insulation at your plant, or on vacation. Send your photos to editor@insulation.org and post them on social media with #NIAmeets.

Connect with NIA on social media to share your photos!
Dana and Jim Vlk
Help Make Sure Everyone Who Should be Reading about Insulation Is Getting Insulation Outlook!
Email us whenever you change your remote office location and we can update your subscription. It's easy! Also, do you know a coworker, engineer, specifier, building manager/owner, or other insulation end user who should be receiving Insulation Outlook magazine? Please send their contact information to circulation@insulation.org for a free Insulation Outlook gift subscription!
NIA's Awards Season Is Coming—Get the Recognition You Have Earned!
Attn: Exemplary Associate/Manufacturer Members
Applications are open for NIA's Premier Industry Manufacturer Program, which recognizes NIA's Associate members for their actions and brings recognition from peers and clients.

Application Deadline: Nov. 12, 2021
Member Point-Tracking Forms Due: Dec. 31, 2021
Winners Announced at NIA’s 66th Annual Convention: Mar. 30–Apr. 1, 2022

Armacell Customer Service and Sales team members with their 2021 Premier Industry Manufacturer Award
Applications Are Open for NIA's Safety Excellence Award
NIA's Safety Excellence Award is the association’s highest industry honor for outstanding safety performance. NIA recognizes safety as a vital part of the mechanical insulation industry and created this award more than a decade ago to recognize top companies that have established structured safety programs to ensure the well-being of their employees and create safe working environments.

Safety Award Applications Due: Sept. 1, 2021
Winners Announced at NIA’s 66th Annual Convention: Mar. 30–Apr. 1, 2022


Insulation Outlook Spotlight: Special Convention Double Issue
Don't miss out on the biggest issue of the year! The September/October issue of Insulation Outlook will be distributed at NIA's Annual Convention. We invite you to suggest a topic or share a project, and of course, promote your brand!

Email editor@insulation.org today if you want to suggest a topic that should be covered or ads@insulation.org to build your brand.

Upcoming Issues
September/October: Convention Double Issue
November: Industrial Insulation Systems & Coatings
Secure Your Spot for Oct. 12: Passive Fire Protection in Industrial Applications, an Owens Corning-Sponsored Webinar
The processing and storage of flammable liquids and gases poses significant fire risk for facilities. Proper insulation systems can help safeguard personnel and protect industrial systems. During this webinar, you will learn about design considerations and how thermal insulation can provide passive fire protection on industrial process piping and equipment.



Are you interested in sponsoring a webinar? Contact training@insulation.org for more information.
Keep Workers Safe in the Heat
OSHA recommends that employers create plans to protect both indoor and outdoor workers from developing heat-related illnesses and has online resources to help.

Key Dates

July 13-16
July Board of Directors Meeting (closed meeting)
Hotel Viking Newport, Rhode Island
 
July 27
Technical Information Committee Virtual Meeting
12:00-4:00 p.m. ET

Aug. 10
2:00-3:00 p.m. ET

Sept. 15-16
Virtual Course

Sept. 15-16 and Sept. 22-23
Virtual Course

Oct. 5
Virtual Course

Oct. 7
Metal Building Laminator Committee Meeting
Tampa, Florida

Oct. 12
2:00-3:00 p.m. ET

Oct. 25
MGM National Harbor, Maryland (in-person course)

Oct. 26-28
MGM National Harbor, Maryland (in-person event)

Nov. 9-10
Registration Deadline: Oct. 21
Virtual course

Nov. 30-Dec. 3
Houston, Texas (in-person course)
 
For more information on NIA events, please email events@insulation.org.

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