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Insulation Contractors Report Archives

July/Aug 2022
2022 ICAA President, Mark Gieseke – President’s Message: ICAA Convention & Trade Show; ICAA Spotlight: Andrew Goldberg, Vice President & General Manager – Insulation, CertainTeed; NEW ICAA Toolbox Talk VIDEOs; Gary Leasor, “Is History Repeating Itself?”; What You Need to Know to Negotiate Funky Contract Clauses

May/June 2022
2022 ICAA President, Mark Gieseke – President’s Message: Turn Up the Heat; ICAA Spotlight: Charles Valentine, CEO, SES Foam; NEW Webinar from ICAA, Heat Illness Prevention; NEW ICAA Toolbox Talk, Eyewash Stations; Gary Leasor, “The Check is in the Mail”; An Employee Retention Strategy from Federated Insurance; ICAA 2022 – Save the Date!

March/April 2022
2022 ICAA President, Mark Gieseke – President’s Message: The Importance of Advocacy; ICAA Spotlight: Corey Fongemie, President, GPS Fleet Consulting; NEW Webinar from ICAA, Protecting Your Business from Poachers; Gary Leasor, In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash!; ICAA Helps Lift Proposed Restriction on Insulation; Guide To Receiving Your 2021 Tax Credit; ICAA 2022 – Save the Date!

January/February 2022
2022 ICAA President, Mark Gieseke – President’s Message: 2022 Educational Opportunities; Reminder: Posting of OSHA Form 300A; ICAA Spotlight: Simon Baker, Global President, Huntsman Building Solutions; NEW from ICAA, Toolbox Talks VIDEO; Gary Leasor, Profit is Not a Four-Letter Word; Ben Lowenthal, When You Can, Use Your Own Contract Form; Guide To Receiving Your 2021 Tax Credit; ICAA 2022 – Save the Date!

November/December 2021
ICAA President for 2021, Terry Burnham – President’s Message: The Holiday Season; ICAA Group Health & Safety Program; ICAA Member Spotlight – Mike Swift, Vice-President & General Manager, North American Building Insulation, Owens Corning; Economic Contributions of the U.S. Insulation Industry (2021 ACC Report)

September/October 2021
ICAA President for 2021, Terry Burnham – President’s Message: Labor Shortages; Contracts: Negotiating from a Position of Strength – Ben Lowenthal of Hendrick, Phillips, Salzman & Siegel; Ways to Reduce Costs – Gary Leasor, Leasor & Associates; ICAA Member Spotlight – Mark Gieseke, President & Owner of Tri County Insulation & Acoustical Contractors; Join Us For ICAA 2021 in San Antonio

July/August 2021
ICAA President for 2021, Terry Burnham – President’s Message: Moving Positively Into the Future; ICAA Heat Illness Prevention Resources; The ABCs of Overhead – Gary Leasor, Leasor & Associates; ICAA Member Spotlight – Tommy Knappich, VP & GM of Building Insulation, Johns Manville; Join Us For ICAA 2021 in San Antonio

May/June 2021
ICAA President for 2021, Terry Burnham – President’s Message: Wheel’s Up!; ICAA Webinar Review: Prevailing Wage Jobs – Step-by-Step Guidance; 2021 Code Changes to Residential Building Envelope; ICAA Member Spotlight – Gary Leasor & Associates; Join Us For ICAA 2021 in San Antonio

March/April 2021
ICAA President for 2021, Terry Burnham – President’s Message: Price Volatility and Other Challenges; A Climate Opportunity with Existing Federal Buildings and Facilities; Protect Employees from COVID and Avoid an OSHA Citation; Addressing Volatility in Contracts; Installer Recruitment Tools; ICAA Relaunches NICE – National Insulator Certification Exam

January/February 2021
ICAA President for 2021, Terry Burnham – President’s Message: Strength in Educational and Training Opportunities; Reminder: Posting of OSHA Form 300A; 2021 Insulation Tax Credits; ICAA Gateway; ICAA News & Updates

November/December 2020
ICAA President Jerry Palmer – President’s Message: The Value of Adaptation; 2020 ICAA Virtual Convention Delivers; ICAA Gateway® Transforms Training; Insulation: A Triple Threat – a Breakdown of the 2020 ACC Report; ICAA Member Site Update – New Webinar Archive

September/October 2020
ICAA President Jerry Palmer – President’s Message: The New Normal; 2020 ICAA Virtual Convention; Resilient but Softening: August Contractor Survey; Spotlight on Terry Burnham, Insul Pro Plus II; HERS-Rated Homes Drive Demand for Grade I; Safety & Health Update: COVID-19 & OSHA; FFCRA Leave in Negative COVID-19 Cases?

July/August 2020
ICAA President Jerry Palmer – President’s Message: Do What You Can Where You Are; Update on ICAA 2020; Rebooting & Supercharging 25C; ICAA 2020 Tax Credit Materials; OSHA Webinar for the Insulation Industry; Federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Update; Join the ICAA Qualified Contractor Program

May/June 2020
ICAA President Jerry Palmer – President’s Message: Open for Business; From Fly-In to Dial-In; ICAA COVID-19 Resources; ICAA SPF Resources Updates; N95 Respirator Alternatives; ICAA Summaries of the FFCRA & the CARES Act; CPI Issues New Safe Handling MDI Video; Are You Taking Full Advantage of Your ICAA Membership?; Join the ICAA Qualified Contractor Program

March/April 2020
ICAA President Jerry Palmer – President’s Message: If You Don’t Have a Seat at the Table, You’re on the Menu; ICAA Gateway Online Training for SPF Helpers; NAIMA Grade I Installation Training; Spotlight on Ray and Patti Skelton of Specialty Group; Federal Government Reinstates Federal 25C Tax Credit Program; 2020 Insulation Industry National Policy Conference; USCIS Issues New Form I-9; Advocating for Federal Investment in Retrofits

January/February 2020
ICAA President Jerry Palmer – President’s Message: Insulation is Sexy; ICAA Educational Offerings for 2020; Insulation Tax Credit Reinstated for 2020; Spotlight on Cameron Ashley Building Products; HR Q&A – Job Protection for Military Leave with No Notice?; ICAA Upcoming Events

November/December 2019
ICAA President Jeff Hire – President’s Message: A Year of Transformation & Partnership; Coming Soon: ICAA Online Training for SPF Helpers; Second Chance Hiring: A Win-Win for Employers & Workers; 2019 ICAA Convention & Trade Show Scrapbook; Protecting Your Business: You Hold the Keys; ICAA Upcoming Events

September/October 2019
ICAA President Jeff Hire – President’s Message: The Power of Insulation; 2019 ICAA Convention & Trade Show Issue; Does the Beard Have to Go? The Lowdown on Facial Hair and Respirators; Interview Questions: What Can Employers Ask?; News from NAIMA: New Online Grade I Training Program

July/August 2019
ICAA President Jeff Hire – President’s Message: Partnering With You; Surety: A Little Understanding Goes a Long Way; ICAA Offers Guidance on OSHA Inspections; 2019 Insulation Industry National Policy Forum Recap; 2019 ICAA Convention & Trade Show

May/June 2019
ICAA President Jeff Hire – President’s Message: Insulation Nation 2019; Exhibit at the 2019 ICAA Convention & Trade Show; the 2019 Insulation Industry National Policy Forum; At A Glance: Federated Insurance; ICAA Health & Safety Webinar Series

March/April 2019
ICAA President Jeff Hire – President’s Message: Bridging Alliances in Washington at the 2019 Insulation Industry National Policy Forum; Spotlight on Clint Allen of Energy One America; OSHA & the Unforeseeable Employee Misconduct Defense; ICAA Health & Safety Webinar Series

January/February 2019
ICAA President Jeff Hire – President’s Message: The Power of Partnerships; ICAA Expanded Educational Offerings; OSHA Regulatory Reminder; 2019 Insulation Industry National Policy Forum; ICAA Health & Safety Webinar Series

November/December 2018
ICAA President Wayne Sullivan – President’s Message: It’s Been an Honor; Fall Legislative Update; Spotlight: Aero-therm North America; Health & Safety Webinar Series sponsored by Knauf Insulation

September/October 2018
ICAA President Wayne Sullivan – President’s Message: Wayne’s Top Ten to Tackle the ICAA Convention & Trade Show; Memo: Upcoming Health & Safety Webinars; The Benefits of ICAA Membership; Convention Session Details & Schedule; List of 2018 Trade Show Exhibitors

July/August 2018
ICAA President Wayne Sullivan – President’s Message: WORK SMARTER at the 2018 ICAA Convention; Schedule Overview: See What’s In Store in Orlando; Spotlight on ROCKWOOL; Heat Safety: The Temperature is Rising; Solar 2020: California Solar Mandate Could Reshape Efficiency Debate

May/June 2018
ICAA President Wayne Sullivan – President’s Message: The Many Hats We Wear; New Industry Resource: Termite Inspection; When Disaster Strikes; Ask An Expert: Mason Knowles; Spotlight On Dave Gray of Glostone Trucking Solutions; DOT Hours-of-Service Overview; New on the ICAA Member Website

March/April 2018
ICAA President Wayne Sullivan – President’s Message: Managing Our Potential Future Workforce; 2018 Insulation Industry National Policy Conference, May 8 – 9; FTC Proposes Amendments to R-value Rule; Spotlight on Chris Griffin, Knauf Insulation; Compliance Check: OSHA’s FREE Workplace Poster; NEW ICAA Infographic Available – Insulation: A Cost-Effective Way to Add Value to Your Remodel; 2018 ICAA Convention & Trade Show

January/February 2018
ICAA President Wayne Sullivan – President’s Message: The Company We Keep; Save the Date: 2018 Insulation Industry National Policy Conference, May 8 – 9; Complying With OSHA’s Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard; Spotlight on Specialty Products, Inc.; Q & A Corner: SPF Fire Protection Barriers; Thank You to Kevin Kinzler and Shawn Beears; Reminder: Contractors Must Post OSHA Form 300A From February Through April; Board Election Results

November/December 2017
ICAA President Ferrell Drum – President’s Message: Grateful; Danelle DeGroodt and John Libonati Receive ICAA Honors; Grade I Installation Brought to Life; New ICAA Infographic: When it Comes to Value, Insulation Beats the Competition; Spotlight on Energy Cut, Inc.; Icynene to Acquire Lapolla Industries; ICAA Kicks Off Department of Transportation Compliance Webinar Series; In Case You Missed It: Let Us Customize Our Installer Recruitment Video for Your Company!; OSHA’s Crystalline Silica Rule; Convention Throwback: ICAA’s First Convention in 1979

September/October 2017
ICAA President Ferrell Drum – President’s Message: Few Things Come to Those Who Wait; ICAA Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary!; Is Insulation Packaging Too Heavy? Ergonomic Analysis Makes Recommendations; Q & A on I-9 Forms: To Disclose or Not Disclose?; Spotlight on Red River Logistics; Announcing New ICAA Webinar Series on Department of Transportation Regulations; Federated Insurance Q & A: Onboarding and Employee Pay; ICAA Resource Corner: Toolbox Talks for Member Contractors; Employers Must Use New I-9 Form as of September 18; JobPro Technology Launches New Scheduler and Mobile App; Thank you to ICAA’s 2017 Convention & Trade Show Sponsors!

July/August 2017
ICAA President Ferrell Drum – President’s Message: Changing It Up in Dallas; New Installer Recruitment Video Highlights the Benefits of an Often-Overlooked Career; New ICAA Resource! Heat Illness Prevention Program; OSHA Delays Rule Requiring Electronic Submission of Injury and Illness Logs; Proposed Senate Bill Would Restructure Energy-Efficiency Tax Credits; Spotlight on Dr. Energy Saver; The Eighty-Eight Percent; ICAA Joins Industry Stakeholders in Supporting Energy Provisions of Portman-Shaheen Bill; Ask an Expert; Rockweiler Insulation Employee Wins “Installer of the Year” Award

May/June 2017
ICAA President Ferrell Drum – President’s Message: The Numbers Are on Our Side; The Insulation Industry Goes to Washington; ICAA Convention and Trade Show Comes to Dallas; New ICAA Resource! Model Job Hazard Analysis Form;  ICAA Committee Updates; Spotlight on Honeywell; Proposed California Regulation Targets Spray Foam; Reminder: New OSHA Rule Requires Employers to Submit OSHA Form 300A Online; Congressional Resolution Repeals OSHA Rule Extending Statute of Limitations on Citations; Meeting Attic Energy Code Requirements Through Tradeoffs

March/April 2017
ICAA President Ferrell Drum – President’s Message: Building (Not Breaking) Codes; There’s Something for Everyone at the Insulation Industry National Policy  Conference; ICAA Member Checklist; NAIMA Study Reveals Impact of Installation Quality on HERS Score; ICAA Election Results; Spotlight on SWD Urethane; Good Reasons to Have a Drug-Free and Alcohol Free Workplace Program; When OSHA Sends a Written Inquiry

January/February 2017
ICAA President Ferrell Drum – President’s Message: You’ve Got the Power; Insulation Industry National Policy Conference and Legislative Action Day Combine Learning and Advocacy; Employers Must Post OSHA 300A Beginning in February; HR Question of the Month (From Federated Insurance); ICAA Thanks Joe Miller and Greg Meilinger; Spotlight on ECHOtape; New ICAA Initiatives in 2017; Changes to the I-9 Form; ICAA Resource Corner: Group Health and Safety Program; In Memoriam: Julia Johnson

November/December 2016
ICAA President Jeff Beck – President’s Message: Much Ventured, Much Gained, Much Ahead; ICAA Honors ADO Products’ Jim Andrews; Making the Case for Insulation; Lessons from ICAA’s Take-Off and Estimating Contest; Spotlight on Natural Polymers LLC; ICAA Workshop Trains Contractors for OSHA Confined Spaces Hazard; Model Hazard Communication Written Program

September/October 2016
ICAA President Jeff Beck – President’s Message: The Leading Edge – An Opportunity to Connect; Spotlight on Distribution International; Spray Foam Coalition Issues Updated Guidelines on Ventilation; NAIMA Survey Reveals Manufacturers Heavy Use of Recycled Materials in Insulation Production; Spotlight on General Coatings; Energy Rating Index Workgroup Weighs Role of Renewable Energy in Achieving IECC Compliance

July/August 2016
ICAA President Jeff Beck – President’s Message: Managing in a VUCA World; Gain “The Leading Edge” at the 2016 Convention in Denver; OSHA Issues Guidance on Confined Spaces in Construction Standard; Spotlight on Graco Inc.; Update to OSHA 300 Recording Rules; Department of Labor Updates Overtime Provisions in the Fair Labor Standards Act; Accella Performance Materials Acquisitions

May/June 2016
ICAA President Jeff Beck – President’s Message: Energy Efficiency Just as Important as Green Generation; SAVE Act Amendment Finds a Home in Senate Energy Bill; DOT Mandates Use of Electronic Logging Devices; Spray Foam Industry Drives Improvements in Energy Modeling Software

March/April 2016
ICAA President Jeff Beck – President’s Message: Confined Spaces: Insulation Contractors Face New OSHA Compliance Obligations; Grow Your Business with Homeowner Financing from Spruce Finance; The Increasing Value of Insulation Upgrades; Spotlight on Kelly Frauenkron, BASF Corporation; Q & A – Commercial Drivers License Requirements

January/February 2016
ICAA President Jeff Beck – President’s Message: New Year’s Resolution: It is Time to Get Active!; Connect with Your U.S. Lawmakers in DC, April 7; Home Insulation Tax Credit Extended through 2016; New Home Energy Efficient Tax Credit Extended through 2016; Energy Efficient Commercial Buildings Deduction Reinstated; Q & A – Heat Stress; Insulators Must Post OSHA Form 300A

November/December 2015
ICAA President Jeff Hire – President’s Message: ICAA is an Important Education Lifeline; New OSHA Construction Standard in Effect (Confined Spaces); Spotlight on ICAA-Member Contractor Superl, Inc.; Will Solar Eclipse Insulation?: An Update by NAIMA; Protecting the Interests of S-Corporations

September/October 2015
ICAA President Jeff Hire – President’s Message: An Investment in Knowledge Pays the Best Interest; ICAA Introduces New Consumer Retrofit Financing Program; Spotlight on ICAA Partner Federated Insurance; Spotlight on ICAA-Member Supplier Star Machine; Spotlight on ICAA-Member Supplier Phase Change Energy Solutions; Retrofit Certificate of Completion Updated

July/August 2015
ICAA President Jeff Hire – President’s Message: Wanted: Skills and Intelligence; ICAA Spotlight on ICAA-Member Contractor Jeff Beck; ICAA Website Features Safety Data Sheets; Federated Insurance Q & A

May/June 2015
ICAA President Jeff Hire – President’s Message: ICAA Means Business; ICAA Spotlight on ADO Products; Penalizing Employees for Safety Violations; Q & A – Knob and Tube Wiring

March/April 2015
ICAA President Jeff Hire – President’s Message: The Industry from a Contractor’s Perspective; ICAA Spotlight on Intec Corp.; Independent Contractor Arrangements Under Attack; Q & A – Wage and Hour; Home Energy Efficiency Tax Credits

January/February 2015
ICAA President Jeff Hire – President’s Message “The Power of Two”; Classifying Workers: Independent Contractors or Employees; ICAA Partners with Federated Insurance; ICAA Legislative Action Day March 26; Insulators Must Post OSHA Form 300A; ICAA Spotlight on Acoustical Specialties & Supply Inc.

November/December 2014
ICAA President Todd Sawyer – President’s Message: Get Out There and Make It Happen; ICAA Spotlight on SOLEC – Solar Energy Corp.; DOT Mock Audit Shows Serious Industry Risk

September/October 2014
ICAA President Todd Sawyer – President’s Message: Stop Making Excuses; ICAA Spotlight on Miller’s Insulation & Fireproofing, Inc.; Hats Off to Mike Prince; Fighting Words from ICAA: The Future is Bright!

July/August 2014
ICAA President Todd Sawyer – President’s Message: Selling: that’s not a bad thing; DOT and OSHA Are Coming; SPF Safety Standards for Eye Wash Stations; ICAA Spotlight on GreenFiber, LLC

May/June 2014
ICAA President Todd Sawyer – President’s Message: Recognizing the Power You Possess; DOT Alert – Drivers Must Have Updated Medical Examiner’s Certificate; Appraisal Institute Values Home Insulation; ICAA Spotlight on L&W Supply

March/April 2014
ICAA President Todd Sawyer – President’s Message: Cheap Price vs. Great Quality – Pick One ‘Cause You Can’t Have Both; DOT Official Featured Speaker at ICAA Committee Meeting; How to Hang Yourself in the Commercial Insulation Business without Really Trying; ICAA Spotlight on Intech Equipment & Supply

January/February 2014
ICAA President Todd Sawyer – President’s Message: Change Your Thinking to Change Your Business; ICAA Legislative Action Day – March 20, 2014; Insulation Contractors Must Post OSHA Form; Respirator Fit-Testing; OSHA Ramps Up SPF Jobsite Visits; ICAA Spotlight on H & C Thermo Products LLC

November/December 2013
ICAA President Ted Blanchard – President’s Message: Running a Marathon; ICAA Vehicle-and-Driver Checklist Webinar; OSHA Deadline for Training of New OSHA Safety Data Sheet; ICAA Spotlight on TPR2

September/October 2013
ICAA President Ted Blanchard – President’s Message: Your Mother Told You; Obamacare Dissected at ICAA Convention; OSHA Announces New Target; ICAA Spotlight on CJ Spray; A History of ICAA – Don Duke

July/August 2013
ICAA President Ted Blanchard – President’s Message: Who Do You Think You Are?; ICAA Webinar on Change Orders; Senate Immigration Bill Limits Construction Visas; ICAA Spotlight on Soudal Inc.

May/June 2013
ICAA President Ted Blanchard – President’s Message: A Backward Glance; Sign Up for the New ICAA Qualified Contractor Program; Are You Ready to E-Verify?; ICAA Spotlight on Tenmat Inc.; New Form I-9 Issued by Feds

March/April 2013
ICAA President Ted Blanchard – President’s Message: Victory will be sweet for sure!; Free SPF Health and Safety Training Programs Now in Spanish; 2013 ICAA Legislative Action Day; ICAA Spotlight on Richard Carroll, Carroll Insulation & Window

January/February 2013
ICAA President Ted Blanchard – President’s Message: A Smooth Ride Ahead; Congress Renews $500 Insulation Tax Credit; OSHA Form Posting February through April; ICAA Spotlight on A.C. & R. Insulation Co., Inc.; ICAA Group Health & Safety Program; NAIMA Introduces New Video Series How to Install Batt Insulation

November/December 2012
ICAA President Kevin Kinzler – President’s Message: Exhausted and Inspired; ICAA Publishes SPF Installation Digest, Regulatory Checklist and Retrofit Guidelines; ICAA Spotlight on Bullet Tools; Owens Corning Introduces EnergyComplete at ICAA Trade Show; ICAA to Launch Qualified Contractor Designation

September/October 2012
ICAA President Kevin Kinzler – President’s Message: Attaining Leadership Anchored in Solid Values; ICAA Convention & Trade Show; ICAA Commercial Corner: Foggy Vision and Fuzzy Thinking; DOT Restricts Cell Phone Use by CMV Drivers

July/August 2012
ICAA President Kevin Kinzler – President’s Message: Cutting a Path from Kinzler Lawn Mowing; HAT TRICK – ICAA Convention & Trade Show; 25C Tax Credit; ICAA Committees – Nuts and Bolts

May/June 2012
ICAA President Kevin Kinzler – President’s Message: Home for Supper; Warning Labels Removed From Fiberglass Insulation; ICAA Commercial Corner: R E S P E C T; 2012 ICAA Legislative Action Day

March/April 2012
ICAA President Kevin Kinzler – President’s Message: Putting In Your Two Cents; 2012 ICAA Legislative Action Day on Capitol Hill; Pricing for Profit; Spotlight on 2-Track Solutions, Inc.; Contesting OSHA Citations; ICAA Safety Webinars; ICAA Endorses SAVE Act

January/February 2012
ICAA President Kevin Kinzler – President’s Message: As Good As We Know How; 2012 ICAA Legislative Action Day on Capitol Hill; Government Tax Credit; Spotlight on Thermafiber, Inc.; Spotlight on Hunter Panels; Annual Posting of OSHA Forms

November/December 2011
ICAA President Daniel Austin – President’s Message: Glimmers of Light; SAVE Act Legislation Introduced; Allowable Materials for Weatherization Assistance Programs; ICAA Legislative Action Day – March 15, 2012; Liens & Bond Rights Webinar, November 16; ICAA Standard Contract Terms for SPF Insulation Jobs

September/October 2011
ICAA President Daniel Austin – President’s Message: No Time for Hot Air; Free ICAA Online Directory and Buyers Guide Launched; ICAA Introduces the MLBS Lien Navigator; ICAA’s SPF Insulation Safety Checklist Published; ICAA Guidelines for Bidding Commercial Retrofit Jobs

July/August 2011
ICAA President Daniel Austin – President’s Message; ICAA Convention and Trade Show Program; ICAA Legislative Update

May/June 2011
ICAA President Daniel Austin – President’s Message; New Tax Data Shows Strength of 25c Tax Credit; Spotlight on ICAA-Member Supplier GreenFiber; Free SPF Health & Safety Training; Field Inspection Video Now on ICAA Website

March/April 2011
ICAA President Daniel Austin – President’s Message; Testing of Ignition Barriers in Attics and Crawl Spaces; Spotlight on ICAA-Member Supplier Bullard; Mobile Credit Card Processing and How It Works; Government Relations Update; Free SPF Health & Safety Training Program

January/February 2011
ICAA President Daniel Austin – President’s MessageGovernment Extends Insulation Tax CreditAnnual Posting of OSHA FormsWireless Credit Card Processor and ICAA Join ForcesICAA and RESNET Form AllianceICAA’s Legislative Day – March 17

November/December 2010
ICAA President Jeff Banker’s ICAA: Steward to the Industry; Should You Settle with OSHA?; ICAA Members Support Legislative Action Center

September/October 2010
ICAA President Jeff Banker’s 12 Ways ICAA Raises Industry Professionalism; RESNET EnergySmart Contractor; Introducing the ICAA Legislative Action Center on ICAA Website

July/August 2010
ICAA President Jeff Banker’s How Much Is “Peace of Mind” Worth?; ICAA’s Update on EPA’s Lead-Safe Rule; Mineral Wool – The Hidden Facts in Life Safety

May/June 2010
ICAA President Jeff Banker’s Professional Enrichment at ICAA Meetings; Who Pays for Personal Protective Equipment?; EPA Lead-Safe Rule and Insulation Contractors; Become More Competitive When Bidding Prevailing Wage Jobs

March/April 2010
ICAA President Jeff Banker’s We’re the Government and we’re here to help…; ICAA’s Model Written Respiratory Protection Program; New EPA Lead-Safe Rule May Affect Contractors

January/February 2010
ICAA President Jeff Banker’s A Time for Investment; Government Debates “Cash for Caulkers” Program; OSHA Reporting Requirements for Workplace Safety; ICAA Checklist for OSHA Compliance

November/December 2009
ICAA President Michael Hobson’s Building Strong Relationships; Complying with the Davis-Bacon Act and Prevailing Wages; Weatherization Questions and Answers; New ICAA Technical Bulletin on Spray Foam Insulation

September/October 2009
ICAA President Michael Hobson’s ICAA Convention & Trade Show – Crisis Control Center; ICAA Contractors Can Do the Job (Reasons why ICAA Insulators Qualify for Servicing Weatherization Projects)

July/August 2009
ICAA President Michael Hobson’s The 2009 ICAA Convention & Trade Show; Weatherization Program; The Davis-Bacon Act and “Prevailing Wages”

May/June 2009
ICAA President Michael Hobson’s Common Sense Will Prevail; News from Washington; Tax Credit Q & A

March/April 2009
ICAA President Michael Hobson’s Hang In There; Congress Approves Tax Credit for Installed Insulation; E-Verify in the Workplace; ICAA Member Decals

January/February 2009
ICAA President Michael Hobson’s What About 2009?; Start the Year in Compliance with the ICAA Group Health & Safety Program; Tax Credits for Insulation Improvements; Update on E-Verify; OSHA Reporting Requirements

November/December 2008
ICAA President Joe Miller’s Same Old Not the Same Old; Spotlight on Amerrock Products, LP; Congress Extends Insulation Tax Incentives; I-9 Forms and Basic Steps to Prevent Liability

September/October 2008
Spotlight on Daniel Austin; ICAA Introduces Truck and Driver Checklist; JM Celebrates 150th

July/August 2008
ICAA President Joe Miller’s Waste Not, Want Not; Spotlight on Ahndrea Drum Gamboa, Garland Insulating; 25 Checkpoints in Spanish; LEED Program for Commercial Buildings

May/June 2008
ICAA President Joe Miller’s The Fine Print; Spotlight on ICAA Executive Director Michael Kwart; Building Green Starts with Insulation

March/April 2008
New OSHA Guidance Tips; ICAA President Joe Miller’s Bumps in the Road; New ICAA Spray Foam Inspection Checklist; ICAA Resources on Limiting Risk

January/February 2008
New Year’s Resolutions; ICAA President Joe Miller’s The Main Thing; Managing Cash in Hard Times; Posting of Annual OSHA Forms 

November/December 2007
ICAA President Pete Dittemore’s Pie In the Sky or Pie in Your Eye – It’s Your Choice; Immigration and the I-9 Form

September/October 2007
Where Will the Housing Market Be in 2008?; ICAA President Pete Dittemore’s Take the Money
and Run

July/August 2007
Minimizing the Risk of an Immigration Enforcement; Code Awareness Sheets Help Inspectors Understand Local Codes; ICAA President Pete Dittemore’s Food For Thought

May/June 2007
ICAA Contracts Workshop; ICAA President Pete Dittemore’s Think Before You Sign; Pricing for Profit; ICAA Contracts Workshop

March/April 2007
ICAA Code of Ethics; ICAA President Pete Dittemore’s A Disturbing Trend – Lennar’s Demands; Overtime Inquiry; ICAA Group Health & Safety Program

January/February 2007
Overtime pay for insulation installers; ICAA President Pete Dittemore’s An Excellent Adventure; Post OSHA Form 300; OSHA Compliance Checklist; Spotlight on Brian Wagner of Ozark’s Modern Insulation

November/December 2006
Mel Tabor’s A Little Friendly Advice, ICAA Checklist for OSHA Compliance, Immigration Update

September/October 2006
Mel Tabor’s Reducing Contractual Risk, the LEED program and green building design

July/August 2006
Mel Tabor’s Bullish on ICAA, contract killer clause update, Commercial Corner article on exposed foil, commercial tax incentives

May/June 2006
Update from ICAA Health & Safety Committee, President’s Message: Information – The Oxygen of the Modern Age

March/April 2006
Mel Tabor’s message on killer contract clauses, OSHA compliance, insulation tax credits

January/February 2006
Articles on ICAA Certificates of Completion and the new energy tax credit

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