The 2013 Calendar! Please mark your calendars for these must-attend events!
The WICA-WSC Labor/Management Meeting and the WICA Nor. Cal. Golf Tournament will both be held this month. The WICA Nor. Cal. Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, May 20 at 12:00pm followed by the joint Golf Tournament and Labor/Management Meeting Dinner. The Labor/Management Meeting will be held Tuesday, May 21 at 7:30am. Registration is still open for both events and will be until Friday, May 10, 2013. Registration can be completed online or you can download the paper golf registration form here, the paper golf sponsorship form here, and the paper labor/management meeting registration form here._READ_MORE
The National Insulation Association announced the 2012 Theodore H. Brodie Distinguished Safety Award Winners at NIA’s 58th Annual Convention in Bonita Springs, FL on April 18, 2013. The Brodie Safety Award is NIA’s highest industry honor for outstanding safety performance. NIA received a record number of applications from members eager to obtain this valuable distinction, and five WICA members earned the award this year. They are E.J. Bartells (Gold Level), Hudson Bay Insulation (Gold Level), Performance Contracting, Inc. (Gold Level), Pittsburgh Corning (Bronze Level), and Summit Contracting (Gold Level). Congratulations to these WICA members for their outstanding performance and great achievement._READ_MORE
At the 2012 Annual Convention Business Meeting, WICA agreed to study the feasibility of a regional health plan and the subcommittee for this issue met this week to commence discussions. Attending the meeting and representing WICA were Patrice Reynolds - Local 5/135, Ken Gritter - Local 7/82/97, Adam Polkinghorne - Local 16, and Curt Holdt - Local 36. The overall mission of the committee is to see if it is possible to “improve the benefits available to all participants while maintaining or reducing the overall cost associated with those benefits.” Pati Piro-Bosley and Mike Schumacher of ATPA facilitated the discussion and a list of pros and cons of a regional health plan was developed. The primary advantages identified were; lower cost through elimination of duplicate services, ease of administration, better service to participants, elimination of the need of reciprocity within western states, better buying power through economies of scale, and facilitation of reporting for employers through centralized billing. While a number of major hurdles were identified as well, the committee agreed to request their respective trust funds support to hire an independent consultant to study the viability and financial impact of a merger._READ_MORE
Registration for the WICA 2013 Convention is set to open later this month. Online registration will be available in the coming weeks and a paper copy of the registration brochure and registration form will be mailed to each person. Look for this information in the next month and plan now to join us from September 8-10 in Deer Valley, UT for a spectacular event featuring fabulous educational programs, ample networking opportunities, and a lot of fun.
The WICA PacNW Golf Tournament Registration has been opened and WICA invites all of it’s members to attend this annual event. The tournament will be held at Trophy Lake Golf and Casting again this year on Thursday, July 12, 2013. Shotgun start will be at 7:30am and there will be a lunch and awards ceremony following the tournament. Registration fees are $125 for members and $175 for non-members. As always, WICA is offering golf hole sponsorships for $200 per hole for members and $250 per hole for non-members. Registration can be completed online or by downloading the paper registration form here and the paper sponsorship form here. The registration deadline is July 2, 2013._READ_MORE
FallTech issued a press release on February 14, 2012 regarding a defect with the Quick-Connect or Bayonet Style Buckles used in some of the FallTech Full Body Harnesses. An unknown number of harnesses may have improperly paired male and female halves of this buckle. This improper pairing can result in disengagement or unfastening of the buckle while the harness is in use. Please download the entire press release here to learn how to check harnesses for defects and what to do with defected harnesses._READ_MORE