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Mechanical Insulation Incentive Act Introduced into House

The Insulators Labor Management Cooperative Trust (LMCT) is proud to announce that on Oct. 26, Rep. Linda T. Sánchez (D-Calif.) and Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.) introduced the Mechanical Insulation Installation Incentive Act of 2023.

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Mechanical Insulation Installation Incentive Act to be introduced soon

Pete Ielmini, Executive Director of the Mechanical Insulators Labor Management Cooperative Trust (LMCT), appeared on America's Work Force Union Podcast and gave an update on the Federal Mechanical Insulation Act (FMIA). He also spoke about a Mechanical Insulation Installation Incentive Act (MIIIA) and how Mechanical Insulation could help make a Chicagoland area school safer. 

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FMIA gaining support among House legislators

Mechanical Insulators Labor Management Cooperative Trust (LMCT) Executive Director Pete Ielmini joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast (AWF) and gave an update on the status of the Federal Mechanical Insulation Act (FMIA). He also discussed the combined efforts of the LMCT and the International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers (IAHFIAW) to spread mental health awareness in the construction industry. 

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Federal Mechanical Insulation Act reintroduced with bipartisan support

Pete Ielmini, Executive Director of the Mechanical Insulators Labor Management Cooperative Trust (LMCT), joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and spoke with host Ed “Flash” Ferenc about the reintroduction of the Federal Mechanical Insulation Act into the House of Representatives. He also discussed the LMCT’s efforts to prevent suicide within the construction industry.

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Bipartisan Federal Mechanical Insulation Act of 2023 Introduced

The Mechanical Insulators Labor Management Cooperative Trust (LMCT) is proud to announce the introduction of the bipartisan Federal Mechanical Insulation Act of 2023 (FMIA) by Rep. Randy Weber (R-Texas) and Rep. Linda Sánchez (D-Calif.) to the House of Representatives on July 14.

Mechanical insulation provides large-scale and long-term energy efficiency, emissions reductions, cost savings and safety benefits at manufacturing facilities, power plants, refineries, hospitals, universities, and...

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LMCT's Efforts Result In Introduction Of Bipartisan FMIA

Extensive efforts by the Mechanical Insulators Labor Management Cooperative Trust (LMCT) and their lobbying firm State Federal Strategies, resulted in the introduction of the bipartisanFederal Mechanical Insulation Act of 2023 (FMIA) by Rep. Randy Weber (R-Texas) and Rep. Linda Sánchez (D-Calif.) to the House of Representatives on July 14.

The FMIA, House Resolution 4663, will advance federal energy efficiencies, save tax dollars and reduce energy loss and emissions for the approximately...

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Legislation will create more work hours and improve working conditions

Pete Ielmini, Executive Director of the Mechanical Insulators Labor Management Cooperative Trust (LMCT), joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and spoke with host Ed "Flash" Ferenc about the recent progress of the Federal Mechanical Insulation Act. He also addressed the lack of female-appropriate labor attire at brick and mortar retail stores and its negative impact on women in the building trades.

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Local 78 successfully conducts the Firestop Market Recovery Program

Mechanical Insulators Local 78 in Birmingham, Ala., hosted the Mechanical Insulators Labor Management Cooperative Trust (LMCT) Firestop Market Recovery Program in early June.

The LMCT Firestop Market Recovery Program is designed to bring together Local Union leadership and contractors to gain market share and increase Firestopping manhours. 

As part of the training, an assessment of the existing market was conducted and then compared to other areas and best practices to ensure a customized...

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Mechanical Insulation Energy Audit Act passed in Illinois

In February, the Mechanical Insulators Labor Management Cooperative Trust was excited to announce that Local 17 Chicago and Local 1 St. Louis formed a partnership to promote the Mechanical Insulation industry through state legislation.  

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The Federal Mechanical Insulation Bill and Power of Apprenticeships

In a recent episode of the America's Work Force Union Podcast, Pete Ielmini, the Executive Director of the Mechanical Insulators Labor Management Cooperative Trust (LMCT), discussed the Federal Mechanical Insulation 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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