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Virtual event helps women support one another in the trades

The union construction industry offers women an excellent opportunity to begin and sustain a successful career. 

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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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Ielmini: PLA Executive Order is good for unions and communities

President Joe Biden’s Executive Order, which requires the use of Project Labor Agreements (PLAs) on federal construction projects valued at more than $35 million, will apply to $262 billion in federal construction contracting and impact nearly 200,000 workers.

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Biden’s PLA Executive Order will improve federal construction quality

On Feb. 4, President Biden signed an Executive Order requiring Project Labor Agreements (PLAs) on federal construction projects valued at more than $35 million. The Executive Order is expected to apply to $262 billion in federal construction contracting and impact nearly 200,000 workers.

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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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Missing firestop measures cause senseless deaths in New York tragedy

New York City’s deadliest blaze in three decades broke out on Jan. 9 in a 17-story high-rise in the Bronx. 

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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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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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