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Pete Ielmini talks mechanical insulation legislation on AWF

Pete Ielmini, Executive Director of the Mechanical Insulators Labor Management Cooperative Trust (LMCT), joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and discussed the status of two bills promoting Mechanical Insulation that were introduced to Congress. 

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LMCT co-hosts Greening Federal Buildings presentation

On Oct. 30, the Mechanical Insulators Labor Management Cooperative Trust and BuildingAction hosted an online presentation to highlight the need to pass the Federal Mechanical Insulation Act, H.R. 4663.

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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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Energy Audit Program proves Mechanical Insulation saves money

Pete Ielmini, Executive Director of the Mechanical Insulators Labor Management Cooperative Trust (LMCT), joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and discussed the LMCT’s new Mechanical Insulation Energy Audit Program. He also provided a progress update on the Federal Mechanical Insulation Act. 

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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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Ielmini discusses President Biden's commitment to the building trades

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 President Biden's appearance at the North American Building Trades Unions (NABTU) Legislative Conference on the same day he announced he will seek a second term as President.

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Report: More work for federal agencies to achieve energy efficiency

Passage of the Federal Mechanical Insulation Act would help achieve this goal.

In December 2022, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report that showed the need for continued congressional action to ensure the federal government adopts affordable clean energy and cost-saving energy efficiency technologies.

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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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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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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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