ABOUT HEAT &
FROST INSULATORS

Insulation around a building’s heating and cooling system is a vital resource that protects a facility from energy loss and physical damage. It saves energy immediately and pays for itself fast. It’s a game changer. For more than 100 years, the energy conservation specialists of Heat & Frost Insulators have worked on the front line in building a safer, healthier, greener, and more efficient world. We serve Chicagoland, Peoria, and Northwest Indiana.

Insulators partner with the Illinois Regional Insulation Contractors

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Please see the link for an Apprenticeship update.

https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2021/02/17/fact-sheet-biden-administration-to-take-steps-to-bolster-registered-apprenticeships/

 

Please see the link for a scholarship opportunity through The Contractors Association of Will and Grundy Counties.

https://www.cawgc.org/scholarship.php

Trained vs. Untrained Workers: You be the Judge

Our organization has reached out to the community to provide a better understanding on just how important Mechanical Insulation is to businesses, churches, and schools. Local 17 has reached out to building inspectors, engineering firms, researchers, and political leaders to express our concerns regarding poorly insulated mechanical systems. Our members have submitted photos of their finished work product as well as the finished work product that they have encountered by untrained workers.

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Local 17 Heat and Frost Insulators are reaching out to Building Inspectors

Our organization has noticed that within the last decade or maybe even longer, that the use of mechanical insulation has been partially reduced, greatly reduced, or been excluded in projects in the name of value engineering.

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The 2020 New Apprentice Class- A New Approach

The 2020 New Apprentice Class- A New Approach

Local 17 has always tried to stay ahead of the curve to industry standards and concerns.  Efforts include journeymen upgrades on the latest renovations in the industry, improved marketing to customers, effective outreach to schools, and meeting with community officials.  Local 17 is consistently trying to think “outside the box” to make this organization stronger moving into the next decade.

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