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April 2024

Issue 2

E-News Bulletin

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+ Carbon Goals Webinar with Energy Management Association on May 14

+ Register by May 20 to Be an Inspector

+ Honoring Two NIA Past Presidents

+ OSHA Updates

+ Naples Convention Photos and News

+Take a Poll on Confusing Terms

+ Submit Articles for July, August, & September

+ Quick Links for Member Benefits, Events, Education, Resources, & More

Webinar Topic: Carbon Goals—Start Now, It’s Easier Than You Think

Date and Time: May 14, 2:00 p.m. ET

Presenter: NIA President Jack Bittner, Senior Product Manager, Johns Manville

Click here to register

New Industry Webinar: NIA and EMA Address Carbon Goals

Partnering with the Energy Management Association (EMA), NIA will show EMA attendees how mechanical insulation installation can achieve carbon goals. It will explore NIA’s recent Study on Insulation’s Positive Impact on Energy Efficiency and Emission Reductions to demonstrate the effectiveness of mechanical insulation to move the country closer to the U.S. 2030 carbon goals. Learn how this study’s facts can help your company & customers use insulation to rapidly achieve decarbonization goals while saving energy and providing other system benefits.

Attend as a NIA member: Click here.

Register for the Virtual Insulation Inspector Certification by May 20

This certification-level course will educate you on mechanical insulation, how to verify that the insulation is being installed to the specification, and how to identify potential areas of concern during initial installation or ongoing operations.

If you don't have a Certified Inspector on your team, sign up by May 20's deadline for the 4-day virtual course (June 5–6 & June 11–12). New employees can sign up for Part 1: Understanding Mech. Insulation (virtual, June 5–6).

Learn more & register here. Or find an inspector here.

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High Honors for Two NIA Past Presidents

In recognition of the enormous impact of his decades of leadership and service by NIA Past President Ronald L. King, the Board of Directors renamed the NIA President's Award to the Ronald King Distinguished Service Award. This award is the highest recognition available from NIA and is only given by NIA's President when truly deserved by an individual. The person must have demonstrated outstanding service and accomplishments resulting in tremendous benefits for the association and the industry. NIA President Laura Dover shared members' accolades that Ron King "has lead us to greater heights" and is "an industry titan who just never let go of the industry, and we are so grateful."

President Laura Dover then honored Past President David J. Cox with the Ronald King Distinguished Service Award, citing his dedication and passion for the industry and his work to include mechanical insulation in the carbon reduction discussion. Heartfelt congratulations to two incredible NIA Past Presidents! Read much more in the next issue of NIA News.

OSHA Updates for Members

The National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction is taking place May 6–10. Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction employees, accounting for 395 of the 1,069 construction fatalities recorded in 2022 (BLS data). A Safety Stand-Down is a voluntary event for employers to talk directly to employees about safety. Any workplace can hold a stand-down by taking a break to focus on Fall Hazards and reinforcing the importance of Fall Prevention. Click here for information and resources.

OSHA has released the 2023 injury and illness data collected under the agency's new Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses regulation published July 2023. Read more here.

Naples Convention Highlights: We Are Better Together!

Thank you to everyone who attended NIA's 68th Annual Convention and Silent Auction, Apr. 1719! View photos here. We were excited to welcome 400+ attendees for 3+ days of targeted insulation industry education and networking.

Our 6th Silent Auction raised $28,000+, and the net proceeds will be split evenly between the Sunshine Kids & the Foundation for Mechanical Insulation Education, Training, and Industry Advancement. Look for full coverage of the event in the next NIA News.

Don't miss our next event! Save the date and register for Fall Summit 2024,Oct. 28–29, at the MGM National Harbor.

Convention Attendees: If you have not yet taken the overall survey, please click here and complete the survey by Monday, May 6.

Photo by Stan Lindsay Photography, Inc.

See the 44 companies that earned a Safety Excellence Award

See the 6 companies that are Premier Industry Manufacturers

Meet the new NIA Board of Directors, led by NIA President Jack Bittner

Confusing Terminology Poll, Round 2


Our poll on confusing terminology continues! If you took the poll earlier this month, please take it again as our platform had some technical difficulties. We will use the data in future training courses.


You can review all these terms in the Insulation Science Glossary. Check it out here.

Which terms are confused most often?
Absorptance, Absorption, Adsorption
Apparent Thermal Conductivity, Apparent Thermal Resistivity
Temperature Cycling, Temperature Limits, Service Temperature Limits
They are all confusing; cover all of them in the new course!

Members Can Educate Engineers All Year

Insulation Outlook is written by insulation professionals to

educate engineers, specifiers, architects, and insulation end users. Article submissions on insulation and press releases are welcome for every issue. Upcoming topics include:

July Editorial: Carbon Reductions and Sustainability

Article Deadline: May 6

August Editorial: Technology and Tools

Article Deadline: June 3

September Editorial: Industrial Insulation Systems & CUI Prevention

NIA Member Spotlight: Industrial Insulation & High Temperature Products

Article Deadline: July 1

All companies are welcome to submit technical or educational articles to

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