Mechanical Insulators Labor Management Cooperative Trust (LMCT)

The Mechanical Insulators Labor Management Cooperative Trust (LMCT) is a Labor Management organization of The International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers and their signatory contractors. 

Established in 2007, the Heat and Frost Insulators and Signatory Contractors LMCT was formulated to advance the industry of mechanical insulation. Both entities work in harmony to develop mutual benefits by expanding the mechanical insulation industry to be an essential component in all construction and energy sustainability.

Signatory contractors use only highly skilled and highly trained professionals, who complete U.S. DOL approved apprenticeship to become part of a 23,000-member workforce of the U.S. and Canada. The North American Union Mechanical Insulator workforce is the only workforce, which is exclusively and specifically is focused on energy sustainability. Both labor and management are constantly engaged in the most up to date construction safety and health training technologies, and strictly enforced policies, which reflect in outstanding safety records. In most cases, this exceeds DOL and Canadian Ministry of Education regulated OSHA standards.

Mechanical insulation is an engineered energy efficiency technology incorporated into every building, factory and facility. Insulation is applied to boilers, pipes, HVAC systems, chillers and other temperature dependent building systems.

Everyone benefits from the innovation the mechanical insulation industry offers, but it is often taken for granted. The LMCT is a resource for building owners to use energy efficient technology designed to decrease energy consumption in the private and public facilities, such as K-12 schools, universities, community colleges, state agencies and local governments, as well as in many privately-owned commercial and residential buildings.

Not many people and professionals fully understand the importance of mechanical insulation. It is often overlooked as a sustainable and viable engineered system, even though it is.

Our organization educates anyone on the benefits of mechanical insulation, fire stopping and hazardous waste remediation and the positive effect it has on our economy and the environment.

Mechanical insulation, when properly installed by well highly trained professionals, will reduce the emissions of greenhouse gas emissions, prevent energy loss, control condensation and protect the health and safety of building occupants and users.

The LMCT has over 100 years of combined experience and expert knowledge in the mechanical insulation industry.