The leaders of the Western Insulation Contractors Association and the Western States Conference met on March 23rd in Tucson, Arizona to discuss the most pressing issues facing the Mechanical Insulation Industry. Each of the WSC’s Local Union’s presented attendees with an informative report on their respective locals. Each local’s representative shared membership, training, and work projections for the coming year. The group also focused on journeyman and apprentice training and recruitment efforts across the conference. Present, were several of the local’s Director’s of Training on hand to highlight some of their innovative efforts in their respective markets. Additional topics covered were Mountain States Market Recovery, Firestop Market Opportunities, and a comprehensive Market Share Analysis, that was presented by Cary Peters, Executive Director of the Construction Labor Research Council. The WICA and HFIAW Local 16 contracted with the CLRC in 2017 to perform the comprehensive study detailing the marketshare by local union. A conference wide summary can be found here.
Additionally, the individual reports by local union can be found on the website here in the Labor Documents Section under Labor Relations. To access these documents you must first login to the website. If you need a username and/or password, request one here.