A Message to Members
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
I’m sure many of you have been wondering what happened to NUICA? Rest assured, NUICA may have disappeared for a bit, but we are back!
Over the many years that NUICA has been in existence, we have negotiated several agreements with the International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators. The two parties signed a National Insulation Agreement and a National Firestop Agreement. With the changing of leadership at the International level, a review took place to assess the level of usage of both agreements. After review, the International determined that, because of limited or non-usage, they would abrogate both agreements. There are two negotiated agreements still in effect -Two Man Portability and Specialty Tank Portability.
As far as the management of NUICA, our Executive Director, and the face of the organization, Al Rexroat, retired on December 31, 2018. Essentially leaderless at that time, the Board discussed the continued viability of NUICA and what purpose it can serve to the insulation industry. We came to the determination that there is, indeed, a place for NUICA! Beyond the Two Man Portability and Specialty Tank Portability that is offered to members, NUICA serves as a way for union only contractors to communicate with the leaders of our Union and vice versa.
To fill the void of Al and to facilitate the growth of the organization, we have retained the services of Association Development Services (ADS), a company many of you may know from their work with the Eastern States Insulation Contractors Association (ESICA). We are glad to have John DeLillo, Jr. as Executive Director, and the rest of the ADS team on board!
Before I move forward, I would like to acknowledge the recent passing of Al Rexroat. I’m sure I can speak for everyone when I say that I am deeply saddened by his loss. Al played an immense role in not only our organization, but our industry as a whole. He will be greatly missed!
Now that I have brought you up to speed on all the happenings with NUICA, I would like to tell you more about what we are doing moving forward. In an effort to ensure that all member information is accurate and up to date, we ask that you please create an account on our new website. You will also be able to pay your dues at this time. Here’s how!
Website Registration Instructions:
Step 1: Visit www.nuicainsulation.org
Step 2: Click “Join” on the navigation bar.
Step 3: You will be brought to a page where you need to create a username and enter your company name in Organization Name. Then click continue.
Step 4: You will then be brought to a page, which outlines the tiers of membership. At the bottom, click “Accept this Membership and Continue”.
Step 5: Next you will be brought to the “Member Information” page. This is where all of your contact information will go! You will also be able to select how many branches your organization has, which will automatically update your dues amount. There is a space to put contact information for all of your branches. Once you have filled out all your information, click “Submit” at the bottom of the page.
Step 6: This will then bring you to a page where you can submit your billing information. It will also show you your total dues amount based on your branches. You can pay by credit card or chose to pay by check. If paying by check, you will receive an invoice with your balance due. Checks can be sent to 123 South Street, Suite 112, Oyster Bay, NY 11771. Once your payment is submitted, your member registration will be complete. Once approved, you will be able to log in to the website and access your account.
If you have any questions regarding registering on our new website, please contact the association office at 516-583-0330.
Over the next few months, as we work to reinvigorate NUICA, we plan to continue our discussion with the International leadership and to keep members informed of any significant developments. Likewise, we would like to serve as a conduit from our membership to those leaders. We ask that if there are any issues that rise past the level of your local union leadership, to please communicate them with us. With the help of ADS, we strive to develop better ways to communicate with members, which include email blasts, a new website and any other effective methods that can be implemented.
It turns out, we are not done yet!