NIA’s Premier Industry Manufacturer Program

NIA’s Premier Industry Manufacturer Program

With the help of our Associate (Manufacturer) members, NIA has established the Premier Industry Manufacturer Program™. This program recognizes and distinguishes exemplary companies as industry advocates and leaders. Through this program, NIA’s Associate members demonstrate to customers that their company is a recognized leader amongst their peers.

Available exclusively to NIA Member companies, this new program was developed to reward Associate members for their actions. The plan is to continue to develop the program to ensure it provides the most value to NIA’s Associate members and brings recognition from peers and clients. To learn more about NIA membership, click here.

Congratulations to the 2019 Premier Industry Manufacturers!

NIA announced the first honorees for the Premier Industry Manufacturer Awards at its 64th Annual Convention in Nassau, Bahamas, on April 4, 2019. The honorees are pictured with NIA EVP/CEO Michele M. Jones and 2018-2019 NIA President Dan Bofinger. The 2019 Premier Industry Manufacturers are:

  • Armacell
  • ITW Insulation Systems
  • Johns Manville
  • Knauf Insulation, Inc.
  • Owens Corning
  • ROCKWOOL Technical Insulation

Key Dates for NIA’s Premier Industry Manufacturer Program

Deadline to apply for the 2020 calendar year: May 22, 2020
2020 Member Point-Tracking Form Due: December 31, 2020
Winners Announced at NIA’s Annual Conference: March 18, 2021

How It Works

There is no cost to apply to the program, and NIA encourages all Associate (Manufacturer) member companies to apply. The deadline to apply for the 2020 calendar year is Friday, May 22, 2020.

NIA will track points (retroactively to January 1, 2020) for companies who complete the 2020 application. A few of the activities require the individual member company to complete a tracking form in order to receive points for these activities in 2020. Please click here to download the tracking form. It must be completed and submitted to by Thursday, December 31, 2020

  • Manufacturers earn points for their participation and involvement in NIA, and for being members of regional associations. In most cases you will be able to earn points for things you are already doing (e.g., attending NIA events).
  • Points will accumulate over a calendar year and are available through a variety of opportunities, including many no-cost options.
  • Companies that reach a minimum of 175 points in the calendar year will be recognized as Premier Industry Manufacturers.

If you have any questions regarding the program, please call the NIA office at 703-464-6422 or email

Opportunities to Earn Points Include:

  • NIA membership;
  • Becoming a Foundation contributor;
  • Participating in NIA activities;
  • Attending NIA meetings and events;
  • Advertising and sponsorship; and
  • Other industry memberships.