WICA 2021 First Quarter Newsletter


2021 Labor Relations Updates

Mark Your Calendars!

The annual Labor/Management Meeting will take place on October 8th in Napa Valley, California. For now, this date is tentative. The leaders of the WICA & WSC will provide additional details in the coming months as conditions regarding the COVID-19 pandemic become clearer. In preparation for the event, all members are encouraged to forward industry concerns to the WICA office, and of course, all are invited to attend if they are able.

Negotiations Underway

2021 is off to a fast start for some WICA chapters, as collective bargaining agreements will be expiring:

  • New Mexico’s Local 76 renewed on January 1st.
  • Utah’s Local 69 renewed on January 31st.
  • Oregon’s Local 36 expires on April 25th, and a one-year extension has already been negotiated.
  • Seattle’s Local 7 Alaska Appendix will have a wage opener that expires May 31st.
  • Hawaii’s Local 132 expires on September 4th.

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The 2020 NIA Safety Excellence Award

In conjunction with its Virtual Spring Summit, which took place online March 16–18, 2021, the National Insulation Association (NIA) announced the winners of the 2020 Safety Excellence Award, the only nationally recognized award for outstanding safety performance in the mechanical insulation industry.
Over a decade ago, NIA created the program to recognize top companies that have established structured safety programs to create safe working environments that ensure the well-being of their employees.
The Safety Excellence Award program honors four levels of excellence—Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze—in four categories: Associate (Manufacturer), Contractor, Distributor/Fabricator, and Metal Building Laminator. 
WICA would like to congratulate our following members:

Associate (Manufacturer)
Polyguard Products, Inc., Ennis, TX
Proto Corp., Clearwater, FL
Armacell, Chapel Hill, NC
CertainTeed Corp., Malvern, PA
Johns Manville, Denver, CO
Owens Corning, Toledo, OH
ROCKWOOL Technical Insulation, Milton, ON, Canada
Argus Contracting, LLC, Santa Fe Springs, CA
Farwest Insulation Contracting, Anaheim, CA
Performance Contracting, Inc., Lenexa, KS
Bay Insulation Systems, Inc., Green Bay, WI
Distribution International, Inc., Houston, TX
Specialty Products & Insulation, Charlotte, NC

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Performance Contracting, Inc. (PCI)

Performance Contracting, Inc. (PCI) is recognized for excellence in service, quality, and understanding our customers’ needs. With over 25 specialty services and 60 years of experience, our knowledgeable experts ensure state-of-the-art-equipment, proper technique, and attention to detail are hallmarks of our performance. PCI’s award-winning safety program and advanced training curriculum minimize your risk and is reflected by our industry leading low EMR.

Our presence on the West Coast stretches from Southern California to Northern Washington and includes over 20 branch locations. You’ll benefit by working with industry experts who are knowledgeable on local, regional, and national regulations. PCI has the resources, manpower and expertise to get your job done right!

Services Offered:

  • Insulation – Chemical / Manufacturing / Marine / Power / Petrochemical
  • Industrial Services
  • Abatement
  • Demolition
  • Firestopping
  • Industrial Cleaning
  • Painting & Coatings
  • Passive Fire Protection
  • Scaffold Systems
  • And more!

Our dedicated team provides quality workmanship, superior project management, and exceptional safety performance. We leverage our unparalleled expertise and deliver on our promises. Experience the PCI difference.

Learn more at: PerformanceContracting.com | 800.255.6886

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Armacell LLC

Armacell announces; Armacell Solutions Portfolio into the North American market. This portfolio groups Armacell’s insulation products into comprehensive packages aimed at making the specification of the right insulation for all the mechanical systems in a project easier than ever before.
With Armacell’s Solutions Portfolio, mechanical engineers, insulation contractors and distributors can easily identify the best products to use where insulation is critical to the performance of the equipment, for example in an air plenum, on HVAC/R mechanical piping, on chilled water and hydronic heating systems or on plumbing.
Its new portfolio is organized into three categories: Standard Performance, High Performance and Superior Performance, with each category offering three levels of price and service. Plus, customers can categorize by construction industry project types including data centers, education, healthcare, hotels, multi-family and office/mixed-use, offering customers a time-saving way to determine the right approach for key markets.
“With our new one-stop shop for insulation specification, you simply pick your job type, the system and level of performance, and insulation products are recommended for you,” says Shawn Dunahue, General Manager Marketing, AMERICAS. He continues, “We’ve backed up our portfolio with easy-to-access digital tools. You can download the associated specifications, data sheets and ebook from our website.”
For the first time, this portfolio offers customers a 5-, 10- or 15-year limited warranty. Warranties are allocated depending on the choice of category, with Superior Performance offering the longest protection. Specifiers, contractors and distributors can have confidence that selected products are backed by Armacell’s 60 years of industry expertise.
Armacell has full-time specification teams dedicated to educating specifiers and contractors on the new solutions-based approach to choosing products. Lunch and Learns are scheduled to help further introduce the packages. More information about Armacell’s Solutions Portfolio can be found online at www.armacell.us/solutions.

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WICA Northern California Golf Tournament Has Been CANCELLED

Due to on-going COVID restrictions, the WICA Board of Directors feels it best to cancel the NoCal Golf Tournament, which was originally scheduled for May 17, 2021. The health and safety of our members will always be our highest priority.

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July 9, 2021
WICA Pacific Northwest Golf Tournament at the Washington National Golf Course
Auburn, WA (Outside Seattle)
September 12-14, 2021
Annual WICA Convention at the beautiful The Phoenician Luxury Resort
Scottsdale, AZ
October 8, 2021
Tentative date for the annual WICA-WSC Labor/Management Meeting
Napa Valley, CA


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