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Addressing Mental Health Issues and Suicide Prevention

The construction industry is one of the deadliest in America, not only due to the nature of the work, but also because of its high suicide rate. 

Once considered a taboo subject, building trades leaders are now addressing the subject and are working to educate people about mental health issues. 

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Biden: Addressing Climate Change Will Create Good-Paying Jobs

On April 23, President Joe Biden spoke on the second day of the Leaders Summit on Climate and specifically mentioned how addressing climate change will create good-paying Mechanical Insulator jobs.

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Canada and the U.S. - A Green New Relationship

Energy efficiency and mitigating climate change have become two underpinning priorities of the new relationship between President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. As two leaders aligned on the need for a green recovery, climate change and clean growth is seen as common ground for Biden and Trudeau to rebuild the Canada-U.S. relationship, which was strained during President Donald Trump’s term.

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Mechanical Insulators LMCT analyze Texas storm damage

The value and effectiveness of mechanical insulation was put on full display in Texas, when anunprecedented winter storm caused pipes to freeze and burst, costing thousands of Texans tobe forced into preventable repairs.

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Mechanical Insulation Tax Incentives (GREEN Bill -- H.R. 848, Section 502)

The Mechanical Insulators Labor Management Cooperative Trust (LMCT) looks forward to the Biden Administration delivering on campaign promises to be the most pro-labor administration in decades.

Members of the U.S. House of Representatives have been proposing legislation for years that would provide tax incentives  for mechanical insulation improvements.

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Mechanical Insulators LMCT discusses firestopping and smoke seal on labor podcast

Firestopping and smoke seal is one of the important trades that falls under the umbrella of the Insulators Union and, Mechanical Insulators LMCT Trustee Tom Dake II recently discussed firestopping and smoke seal on a national, labor-focused podcast.

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Winterization is Not Energy Conservation

While there have been many thoughts and opinions pertaining to the events that have taken place in Texas in recent weeks with their energy sources, it is vital to remember that winterization is not the same as energy conservation.

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US Government Update - Final 2020 Federal Government Bill

This year has been a challenge, so it should come as no surprise that the final 2020 legislation (H.R. 133) took longer than expected to get enacted into law, and this enormous bill contains both positive and unwelcome provisions.

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Insulators LMCT joins forces with Illinois Locals to Join Climate Jobs Illinois

The Illinois locals that are involved are Local 1 St Louis, Local 17 Chicago, Local18 Indianapolis, Local 19 Milwaukee, Local 37 Evansville, and Local 81 Cedar Rapids. The 100% Labor coalition unveiled its package of policy recommendations to transition Illinois to a 100% clean energy economy by 2050. The comprehensive 10-point plan could save or create up to 280,000 jobs, significantly reduce the state’s emissions and help to close the growing income inequality gap in disadvantaged...

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Insulators and Contractors Are Working To Solve Our Current Challenges

This past year, the United States and Canada have encountered several major national and global challenges: the human and economic loss and pain of the COVID Pandemic; the increased and needed focus on systemic racism and diversity, and the existential threat of climate change.

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Our signatory contractors uphold a high standard of quality of work and pay for their employers to receive industry-leading instruction through a Department of Labor registered apprenticeship program. Discover the difference of trusting an LMCT contractor for your next project.

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The LMCT partners with the Insulators Union throughout the U.S. and Canada performing high quality work in the following industries:

Mechanical insulation, maintenance and new construction, industrial high temperature, pads and blankets, storage tanks and vessels, boilers, chillers, metal cladding/weather barriers, commercial heating and cooling, HVAC systems, vapor retarders and barriers, asbestos abatement, firestop and smokeseal, nuclear specialized applications, mechanical insulation evaluations, CUI programs, specialized insulations, highly trained workforce and safety trained to current standards.

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