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Report: More work for federal agencies to achieve energy efficiency

Passage of the Federal Mechanical Insulation Act would help achieve this goal.

In December 2022, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report that showed the need for continued congressional action to ensure the federal government adopts affordable clean energy and cost-saving energy efficiency technologies.

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Registered apprenticeships required under FMIA

In his monthly appearance on the America's Work Force Union Podcast, Pete Ielmini, Executive Director of the Mechanical Insulators Labor Management Cooperative Trust (LMCT), discussed the proposed Federal Mechanical Insulation Act and how it is tied into registered apprenticeship programs.While it has yet to happen, Ielmini is confident Rep. Linda Sánchez (D-Calf.) will soon re-introduce the Federal Mechanical Insulation Act into the new Congress. During the Jan. 25 AWF Union Podcast, Ielmini...

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Expect reintroduction of Federal Mechanical Insulation Act in 2023

The Mechanical Insulators Labor Management Cooperative Trust (LMCT) Executive Director Pete Ielmini made his regular guest appearance on the America's Work Force Union Podcast to discuss the future of the Federal Mechanical Insulation Act. 

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Supporting Manitoba Insulators as they fight for a fair wage increase

The International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators has always focused on growing the trade and assisting its membership in securing employment, defending their rights, protecting health and safety and advancing their interests. 

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Rep. Sánchez introduces Federal Mechanical Insulation Act

On Dec. 2, Rep. Linda T. Sánchez (D-CA) introduced the Federal Mechanical Insulation Act (FMIA) into the House.

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Proposed bill would mandate Mechanical Insulation in federal buildings

Mechanical Insulators Labor Management Cooperative Trust (LMCT) Executive Director Pete Ielmini appeared on the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and explained the Federal Mechanical Insulation Act, which he believes will soon be introduced into Congress.

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Commercial Buildings Energy Efficiency Tax Deduction

Mechanical Insulators Labor Management Cooperative Trust (LMCT) Executive Director Pete Ielmini appeared on the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and discussed the Commercial Buildings Energy Efficiency Tax Deduction. The deduction provides tax rebates to building owners who make energy-efficiency improvements to their buildings, including installing Mechanical Insulation. 

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Properly installed firestop can save lives, protect property

Mechanical Insulators Labor Management Cooperative Trust (LMCT) Trustee Tom Dake II appeared on the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and discussed the importance of properly installed firestop, which can save lives and protect property. 

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Ielmini: Make Mechanical Insulation energy audits mandatory

Mechanical Insulators Labor Management Cooperative Trust (LMCT) Executive Director Pete Ielmini appeared on the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and discussed the importance of Mechanical Insulation energy audits and why the National Energy Conservation Policy Act should be amended to make them mandatory.

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LMCT addresses construction worker suicide with helpful resources

Mechanical Insulators Labor Management Cooperative Trust (LMCT) Executive Director Pete Ielmini appeared on the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and discussed the alarming suicide rate of construction workers and the resources available that can help. 

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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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