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Maryland Legislature passes Bill to create Mechanical Insulation Grant

In early April, Maryland legislators passed a bill to create a grant program for the installation of Mechanical Insulation.

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Join the LMCT for an Opioid Awareness Webinar

The Mechanical Insulators LMCT is partnering with CURT Events to raise awareness to help prevent opioid addiction in the building trades.

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NABTU hosts TWBN March Webinar

March is Women’s History Month, and NABTU, along with NABTU’s Tradeswomen Committee, hosted a Winter Webinar for tradeswomen.

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The Truth About Project Labor Agreements or PLAs

With President Joe Biden recently signing a historic Executive Order mandating the use of Project Labor Agreements on all federally funded projects over $35 million, the Mechanical Insulators LMCT has created this blog to help separate fact from fiction when it comes to PLAs.

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Biden Mandates Use of PLAs

 

Applies to Federally funded projects over $35 million

On Feb. 4, President Biden signed an Executive Order requiring Project Labor Agreements be used on federally-funded projects with a price tag of at least $35 million.

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A New York City tragedy: the deadly consequences of ignoring firestop

On Jan. 9, fire broke out in a third floor apartment at a 17-story high rise in the Bronx. Before long, thick smoke rose through the tower and filled all 17 floors, killing 17 people, including eight children. It was New York City’s deadliest blaze in three decades.

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Firestop and the Deadly January New York City Fire

Millions of Americans live and work in buildings where a fire could result in a terrible tragedy.

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Fire Protection Handbook, nearly six in 10 people killed in fires are located in a room where the fire did not originate.

 

This disturbing statistic from the NFPA reveals the need to limit the spread of fire and smoke, as it speaks to the importance of firewall safety, specifically firestop.

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Mechanical Insulators Will Abate Lead Paint Under Infrastructure Bill

Mechanical Insulators Labor Management Cooperative Trust (LMCT) Executive Director Pete Ielmini appeared on the America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss how the infrastructure bill will put union Mechanical Insulators to work across the nation. 

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DOE Establishes New Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations

DOE Will Oversee $20 Billion Federal Investment to Stand Up Clean Energy Projects Across the U.S. to Reach President Biden’s Net-Zero Goals 

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the establishment of the Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations, a new DOE office that will help deliver on President Biden’s bold climate agenda, create new, good-paying jobs for American families and workers, and reduce pollution while benefitting disadvantaged communities.  

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VP Kamala Harris Unveils Lead Pipe and Paint Remediation Action Plan

Mechanical Insulators Labor Management Cooperative Trust Executive Director Pete Ielmini attended the Dec. 16 announcement by U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris regarding the fast-tracking of lead pipe and lead paint removal as part of the bipartisan infrastructure bill.

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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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