Insulators and Allied Workers
The work of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers covers the industrial and commercial sectors, as well as maintenance for both.
Insulators and allied workers perform a number of tasks such as installing and performing maintenance on mechanical insulation systems, installing firestopping and infectious disease control systems, sound attenuation and specialty fabrication.
Industrial insulation work applies to all types of industries, such as chemical process, petro-chemical, metal and process industries, liquid organic heating systems, steam condensing cycles, high temperature hot water systems, etc. The commercial field includes buildings, building services and refrigerated spaces.
Those wishing to become a Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers should complete a Registered Apprenticeship Program. Apprentices earn while they learn with on-the-job training that is supplemented by classroom instruction from a trained and experienced instructor. This apprenticeship program will prepare you to be a productive member of the workforce. Any necessary skills and certifications needed will be taught and earned during the apprenticeship program.
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The International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers (HFIAW) is an international organization who represents workers in mechanical insulation, firestopping, sound attenuation and specialty fabrication. The HFIAW has a primary focus of securing employment for members, defending their rights and advancing their interests through education.
The National Union Insulation Contractors Alliance (NUICA) is a collection of contractors who are signatory with the International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers. Each one of these contractors is dedicated to having the highest-trained and most qualified workforce, which has been trained through a Registered Apprenticeship Program.
The Pennsylvania Apprentice Coordinators Association (PACA) was created to promote and improve registered apprenticeship programs throughout the state of Pennsylvania for the construction industry. Click through the below listing of the construction trades and learn more about the Registered Apprenticeship Programs they offer throughout the state of Pennsylvania.