NIA's September 2019 E-News Bulletin
Only 3 Days Left to Apply by Sept. 3 for NIA's Safety Excellence Award

Don't delay! For NIA members only, NIA's Safety Excellence Award is the only national award for outstanding safety performance in the mechanical insulation industry.

2019 Safety Award Schedule
Safety Award Applications Due: Sept. 3, 2019
Winners Announced: April 16, 2020 (during NIA's Annual Convention, April 15-17, 2020)

Award categories and downloadable applications: For more information, click here or email Aimee Doyle.
Register by Sept. 6 and Join the Last 2019 Certified Insulation Energy Appraiser Course

Last Chance for the 2019 Registration Rates
NIA's 2-day Insulation Energy Appraisal Program (IEAP) course, which is taking place Sept. 24-25, 2019 in Houston, teaches students 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. 2020 classes and rates will be announced soon.  
Suggest a New Member by Oct. 7 During the 15-for-12 Promotion

Do you know of a company that could benefit from becoming a member of NIA? Now through Oct. 7, first-time member companies can join NIA and receive 15 months of membership for the price of 12 months! That's full membership benefits through Dec. 31, 2020!

Visit the membership page on NIA's website, which includes a membership video with information about the benefits of belonging, testimonials from current members, and eligibility requirements. For more information, please contact Aimee Doyle at 703-464-6422, ext. 113, or email
Membership Renewal Note for Primary Representatives

2020 membership dues renewal invoices will be mailed in mid-September and are due by Dec. 31, 2019. We thank you for your continued involvement with NIA!

Questions? Email
Register by Oct. 16 for NIA's Fall Summit!

Join us Nov. 6-7 for NIA's Fall Summit 2019 at the MGM National Harbor, just outside Washington, DC! It is our annual members-only event and features topical speakers, tailored industry sessions, and networking opportunities to help members grow and develop new business relationships in just 1.5 days! 

Key Dates and Deadlines:
October 16: Fall Summit Registration Deadline (discounts available)
October 17: Hotel Reservation Deadline (book in NIA's discounted room block)
November 6-7: Fall Summit 2019, MGM National Harbor, Maryland
Click here to register and for more information.
The Next Free NIA Webinar Is Oct. 17

Webinar: I.T. Best Practices to Protect Your Business
When: Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019 (1:00-2:00 p.m. ET)
Cost: Free

Protect your company's data and reputation with the current I.T. best practices to implement for small to medium sized companies. Focus will be set on the 4 core topics of internet, security, data, and email.

Speaker: Nigel Biver, Key Account Executive, GRS Technology Solutions

Click here to learn more and register.
Register by Nov. 18 for the Last Thermal Insulation Inspector Certification Course in 2019 

NIA's Thermal Insulation Inspector Certification is a 4-day course to educate and train insulation inspectors on how to evaluate installation work and determine whether it is compliant with mechanical insulation specifications. The August class sold out, so make sure you register by Nov. 18!
Add Your Voice to Insulation Outlook Magazine

3 Chances to Speak Up in the November Issue!
  1. Submit a quote about what you are thankful for in the industry.
  2. Fill out the project form to feature your past project in our system longevity article.
  3. Share your message through advertising by contacting Rob and Justin today at
Member Awareness
The International Code Council is considering a proposed revision to the 2018 International Energy Conservation Code, CE150-19 Part II, which could negatively impact several NIA members. The NIA Technical Insulation Committee is currently reviewing this proposed revision. The ICC is holding a public hearing for comment on the language in Las Vegas in October. Members can find out more at
New Membership Benefit: Free Insulation Outlook Gift Subscription for Your Clients!

The award-winning Insulation Outlook magazine is printed monthly and is FREE for NIA members in addition to our target audience of engineers, specifiers, mechanical contractors, and insulation end users. As a new, no cost membership benefit, we will also send a free gift subscription to your clients with a letter stating that their 1-year subscription is free, courtesy of your company.
Please email their full contact information to
Stand Out in NIA's 2020 Membership Directory

 Advertise in NIA's 2020 Buyer's Guide: Insulation Products & Providers
  • NIA Member Advertisers will appear 4 times and get 2 full-color logos!

To advertise in the 2020 Buyer's Guide, please email

Product Spotlight: NIA Insulation Sampler 
The NIA Insulation Sampler provides samples of 20 generic mechanical insulation product types and accessories. These small, portable sample boxes are designed for ease of use, with an illustrative product schematic guide that denotes the product type. Each sample has its own compartment space to remain organized and undamaged within the sample box. 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*
Non-Members: $300*
 *Shipping is paid at-cost, using UPS Ground service, unless otherwise arranged. Pricing above includes the $15 handling fee for each Sampler ordered.To take advantage of discounted check/cash prices, please email or call the NIA office at 703-464-6422.  
Click here to order yours! 
Key Dates
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
JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa, Scottsdale, Arizona

For more information on NIA events, please email

Click here for the NIA Calendar of Events
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