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Build Back Better Legislation Has Mechanical Insulation Incentives

Traditionally, Congress is not in session in August, as members of Congress are eager to depart the heat and humidity of the nation's capital to return to their home states and congressional districts.This year however, both the U.S. House and U.S. Senate were in session to approve important measures to advance both infrastructure legislation and the budget resolution that provides the legislative framework for President Biden's Build Back Better Plan. As a result of the work performed by...

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Insulators’ Priorities for the 2022 Canadian Federal Budget

As the Government of Canada moves into the COVID-19 pandemic recovery phase, Insulators have prioritized advocacy toward investments in retrofitting Canadian buildings, as well as industrial and commercial facilities. These investments will help this growing sector meet the demand of government programs and advance Canada’s emission reduction targets. Buildings are estimated to account for approximately 17 percent of Canada’s total greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs).

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Ielmini discusses veterans in the trades on AWF Union Podcast

As the labor shortage in the building trades increases, the International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers and the Mechanical Insulators Labor Management and Cooperative Trust encourage people of all backgrounds to seek a career in the trades.

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Ielmini promotes end-user training on AWF Union Podcast

The Mechanical Insulators LMCT is reaching out to end-users to educate them on the value of mechanical insulation.

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Biden: Addressing Climate Change Will Create Good-Paying Jobs

On April 23, President Joe Biden spoke on the second day of the Leaders Summit on Climate and specifically mentioned how addressing climate change will create good-paying Mechanical Insulator jobs.

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Canada and the U.S. - A Green New Relationship

Energy efficiency and mitigating climate change have become two underpinning priorities of the new relationship between President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. As two leaders aligned on the need for a green recovery, climate change and clean growth is seen as common ground for Biden and Trudeau to rebuild the Canada-U.S. relationship, which was strained during President Donald Trump’s term.

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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 Insulation Tax Incentives (GREEN Bill -- H.R. 848, Section 502)

The Mechanical Insulators Labor Management Cooperative Trust (LMCT) looks forward to the Biden Administration delivering on campaign promises to be the most pro-labor administration in decades.

Members of the U.S. House of Representatives have been proposing legislation for years that would provide tax incentives  for mechanical insulation improvements.

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Winterization is Not Energy Conservation

While there have been many thoughts and opinions pertaining to the events that have taken place in Texas in recent weeks with their energy sources, it is vital to remember that winterization is not the same as energy conservation.

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Insulators and Contractors Are Working To Solve Our Current Challenges

This past year, the United States and Canada have encountered several major national and global challenges: the human and economic loss and pain of the COVID Pandemic; the increased and needed focus on systemic racism and diversity, and the existential threat of climate change.

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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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