NIA's November 2018 E-News Bulletin

Countdown to NIA's Fall Summit 2018

NIA's Fall Summit 2018 is less than 2 weeks away! We look forward to seeing our members at the MGM National Harbor, November 14-15, for education and networking. Registration remains open; to be included in the final printed Attendee List, please register no later than Friday, November 2.

Key Dates

Thank You Fall Summit Sponsors

Buckaroos, Inc.
Distribution International, Inc.
ROCKWOOL Technical Insulation
Lock in Your 2019 Marketing Plans

It is the time of year to look ahead at opportunities for marketing your business in 2019! Sign up by December 5 for your 2019 ad package and lock in our Early Bird Special and pay with your 2018 dollars.  
Contact Rob and Justin today to start planning or to set up a time to meet at NIA's Fall Summit in November at

New Webinar Opportunities Exclusively for NIA Members

NIA offers webinars on important topics to help educate our industry, and we have several new updates. First, archived webinars are now free for NIA members and can be accessed through NIA's Vimeo on Demand Training Portal.

Is your company interested in sponsoring or promoting a webinar? We have 4 new opportunities:
  • Member-Presented Product Webinars: presented by a NIA member company and promotes products or services to NIA members and Insulation Outlook end users.
  • Member-Presented Webinars: presented by a NIA member company.
  • Sponsored NIA Webinar: presented by NIA and sponsored by a NIA member company.
  • Webinar Calendar Listing: promoted on NIA's website.
Time to Renew Your 2019 Membership 
NIA offers a wide range of benefits to our members, and we do not want you to miss out on what we have planned for 2019! Thank you to all our members who have already renewed! NIA's 2019 membership dues renewal letters were mailed to the primary representative of each member company in early September. Please remit your membership dues by December 31, 2018.  
Click here to pay your company's dues online. For more information, please contact Kristin V. DiDomenico at 703-464-6422, ext. 115, or email
Add Your Voice to Insulation Outlook Magazine

The Insulation Outlook staff wants to make it easy to contribute editorial content to the magazine! Here are the types of articles we are looking for:
  • Project profiles (tell us about your latest job)
  • How to design and install insulation for everyday applications
  • Proper maintenance
  • The value and benefits of insulation
  • Positive aspects of insulation, like system longevity
  • How to solve industry pain points
Here are a few ways to participate:
  • Email a link to a previously published relevant article to
  • Suggest a topic and person that we can interview to create an article on that subject.
  • Fill out our article questionnaire so we can ghost write an article for you.
  • Let us know you are willing to be in our next Q&A!
  • Have your company submit an article or we can help you write one!
Email for more information.
Insulation Outlook Advertising: Finish Strong in 2018

December 2018 Issue: Human Resources and Business Management : An in-depth look at how businesses are attracting and managing the best talent. Don't miss promoting your business in one of the most popular issues of the year!

Contact Rob and Justin today to review available opportunities at
The NIA office move is around the corner! We will have more details in the December
E-News Bulletin, so stay tuned!
Making a Difference at Convention 2019

Registration is open for NIA's 64th Annual Convention, which is taking place at the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar in Nassau, Bahamas, April 3-5, 2019. Use the helpful links below to make a plan to join us, and bring guests and family.  
Quick Links:
Thank You 2018 Premier 12 Advertisers!

Thank you to Insulation Outlook magazine's Premier 12 Advertisers. Click here to learn more about these companies.

Stay Certified in 2019!

If your Insulation Energy Appraiser Program (IEAP) certification will expire this year, you should have received notification in late October with instructions on how to recertify. Appraisers who haven't taken the class or recertified since 2015 will need to renew their certification. Email with any questions.
Product Spotlight: NIA's New Fasteners Video   
As an addition to NIA's popular Mechanical Insulation Installation Video Series, the newly updated Fasteners Video is currently available only on NIA's Vimeo site.

Capacitor discharge welding, often called "CD" welding, is part of a larger family of fastening methods known as stud welding. This video describes the application and installation of CD welding. The following is a summary overview of the video content: 
  • The capacitor discharge process and safety considerations.
  • Overview of the capacitor discharge stud welding unit.
  • Assembling a capacitor discharge stud welding unit.
  • Preparing a capacitor discharge unit gun.
  • Using a capacitor discharge unit for stud or pin welding.
Note: The pricing that appears on Vimeo On Demand is the non-member pricing, and members receive a significant discount by using their NIA Member Promo Code. Contact Kristin V. DiDomenico at to get your promo code.   
Key Dates
November 14-15, 2018
Fall Summit 2018
MGM National Harbor, National Harbor, Maryland (outside of Washington, DC)

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

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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