About Contractor Association

The Mechanical Insulators LMCT and NUICA relationship

The Mechanical Insulators Labor Management and Cooperative Trust (LMCT) works alongside the National Union Insulation Contractors Alliance (NUICA), to promote and advance the mechanical insulation industry.

NUICA signatory contractors uphold a high standard of quality of work, which is why their contractors pay for their employees to receive industry-leading instruction through a U.S. Department of Labor registered apprenticeship program. During their apprenticeship, insulation professionals earn while they learn, which means they work with on jobsites with skilled journeyman and also receive classroom instruction.

Our contractors provide the LMCT with a feel about what is currently happening in the insulation field.


NUICA Mission

The mission of NUICA is to cooperate with the International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers in order to promote union construction as it relates to the installation of mechanical insulation, manufacturer and installation of removable insulation blankets, installation of fire-stopping materials, removal of asbestos materials, removal of lead paint and other related services.


Become a Member of NUICA

Only union contractors can belong to NUICA. Those who are affiliated with non-union construction related activities are ineligible for membership.

Our members are proud to be union contractors, who pay living wages to employees, with excellent fringe benefits, including quality full-family healthcare and a secure retirement plan.

NUICA has developed direct communications with the Insulators Union in an effort to identify and secure work in non-markets and to protect markets traditionally considered union jurisdiction. As a result of this open line of communication, NUICA has secured two agreements with the International, which are of great benefit to NUICA members.

The Two Man Portability Agreement allows the portability of manpower outside of any signatory Locals. The Specialty Tank Portability Agreement gives members the privilege to send four journeymen mechanics on any “specialty tank project” operation in the jurisdiction of any other Local union within the International jurisdiction.

Consider the positive implications of having direct lines of communications with the International, help secure work in “soft” non-union areas and expand your markets.

Complete your NUICA membership application

Visit the NUICA website