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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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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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More Mechanical Insulators will be needed to fight climate change

As the nation grapples with the reality of climate change, energy efficiency will be at the forefront of many infrastructure endeavors. 

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Illinois law will create union jobs in renewable energy transition

As more people embrace the transition to green, renewable energy, millions of good paying union jobs will be created. 

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Ielmini Discusses how Mechanical Insulation Fights Climate change

Numerous studies have demonstrated that insulation is the most effective and cheapest approach to optimize energy efficiency in buildings. 

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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 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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Find an LMCT Contractor

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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