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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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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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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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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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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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Ielmini discusses the importance of firestop safety measures

According to the NFPA Fire Protection Handbook, nearly six in 10 people killed in fires are not in the room where the fire originally started.

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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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