Mechanical Insulators LMCT encourage insulation following Texas storm

The recent winter weather in Texas caused lasting damage to infrastructure, peoples homes and more. This could have been avoided by investing in mechanical insulation according to the International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers.

One person who has been advocating for the use of mechanical insulation is Mechanical Insulators Labor Management and Cooperative Trust Executive Director Pete Ielmini. He joined America’s Work Force Union Podcast to explain how mechanical insulation could have helped prevent some of the damage caused in Texas. Continue reading

Infrastructure talk inspires some to pursue a mechanical insulation career through apprenticeship

A major campaign promise of President Biden was to work with Congress to deliver an infrastructure bill to the American people. The components of an infrastructure bill will encompass all of the building trades.

One of the largest trades that will be impacted is the Mechanical Insulators, as they work to make infrastructure more efficient. Mechanical Insulators Labor Management Cooperative Trust (LMCT) Executive Director Pete Ielmini explained what needs to be in an infrastructure bill and how people can begin a career in the mechanical insulation industry. Continue reading

Insulators Local 18 celebrate 100 percent union labor promise on Justice Center project

The value of union labor is being recognized throughout the country, especially in Indianapolis, Ind. Marion county has pledged to use 100 percent union labor on a massive project.

International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers Local 18 Business Manager Jason Smith joined AWF Union Podcast to talk about the 100 percent union project, LEED certified projects and more. Continue reading

The Importance of Fire Stop, Smoke Seal and Infectious Disease Containment

Executive Director of the Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Trades Labor Management Cooperative Trust, Pete Ielmini, spoke with America’s Work Force Radio Podcast on June 24 about the importance of firestopping, smoke sealing and infectious disease containment. Continue reading

Banning and Removal of Asbestos

The Mechanical Insulators Labor Management Cooperative Trust Executive Director Pete Ielmini spoke with America’s Work Force Radio Podcast on May 27 to discuss banning asbestos and asbestos removal. Continue reading