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  • Meet Your Updated FCA Board!

    Two new members were recently elected to the FCA Board of Directors, and five more were reelected to three-year terms.
  • PDCA Standards Committee Revises Standard and Creates New One

    The PDCA Standards Committee has unanimously approved the revision to standard P23 and developed a new standard, P25. Both standards are open for comment. You can find the standards under the Painting & Wallcovering Trades page.
  • 2019 FCA International Leadership Council - Recapping a Great Event!

    Contractors and association leaders throughout North America converged on Boston from May 15-18 for the FCA International Leadership Council and helped build a better future for our industry!
  • Contractor Contributions: FCA and the IUPAT Enter Into a Memorandum of Agreement

    FCA International and the IUPAT have entered into a Memorandum of Agreement concerning recent industry issues. Learn more at FCA's Contractor Contributions page.
  • Prevent Suicide

    Suicide is a major issue for the construction industry: the suicide rate in construction is four times greater than the suicide rate of the general population. Learn more about mental health and suicide, and how we can help prevent suicide.
FCA International and the IUPAT Enter into a Memorandum of Agreement

FCA International and the IUPAT have entered into a Memorandum of Agreement concerning recent industry issues. Click here for the latest on that memorandum, the LMCI, contractor contributions and the International Painters and Allied Trades pension fund.

Welcome to FCA

FCA International represents the largest community of finishing contractors in North America. FCA membership is comprised of over 7,000 contractors engaged in architectural glass & metal, drywall finishing, flooring, industrial coating, painting & wallcovering and sign work. FCA contractors share a common mission—to provide their customers with the highest quality craftsmanship. FCA contractor members work with the best-trained, safest and most productive craftsmen in the industry.

 

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Latest News & Events

  • FCA International Elects 2 New Board Members and Reelects 5 Existing Members

    As part of its continued efforts of fielding a diverse Board of Directors that represents contractors by trade and region, FCA elected two new board members and reelected five existing members to...

  • PDCA Standard Revised and New PDCA Standard Open for Comments

    The PDCA Standards Committee unanimously approved the revision to current standard P23 and a new standard, P25. Both standards are open to comments. Any comments for...

  • FCA International and the IUPAT Enter Into a Memorandum of Agreement

    FCA International and the IUPAT have entered into a Memorandum of Agreement concerning recent industry issues....

  • The Impact of Suicide on Loss Survivors - You're Not Alone (Dec. 2018)

    In this month's "You're Not Alone" blog, Bob Swanson discusses the impact that suicide loss has on loss survivors. Visit...

  • LMCI Termination Update

    During yesterday’s LMCI...

  • LMCI Fund Terminated as of Today

    A reminder that as of today, Dec. 13, 2018, the LMCI is terminated. Contributions for all hours worked on and after today should cease. Visit...

  • Save the Date - 2019 FCA International Leadership Council is Shipping Up to Boston!

    Mark your calendar: the 2019 FCA International Leadership Council is shipping up to Boston from ...

  • IUPAT "Labor-Management Update" on Why the IUPAT Chose to Terminate the LMCI

    The IUPAT sent a "Labor-Management Update" email on Dec. 7 discussing why the IUPAT chose to terminate the LMCI. While we disagree with the IUPAT's reasons, we want to provide all information from...

  • LMCI Fund Termination: Recommendations Regarding Contractors' LMCI Contributions

     

    The LMCI’s termination date (Dec. 13) is quickly approaching, and we wanted to take a moment to provide...

  • Mark Chuplis, Honorary FCA Board Member, Passes Away

    It is with great sadness that we report Mark Chuplis, an honorary FCA Board Member, passed away on the evening of Nov. 26. Mark was a tireless industry advocate, who spent over a...

  • LMCI Fund Termination: What Contractors Need to Know and Do

    With the upcoming...

  • IPAT Pension Fund: Original Proposed Language to Amend the Declaration of Trust from the Union (Appointing Employer Trustees with Whom the Union May Agree)

    It has come to our attention that the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) has disseminated communication saying it never sought to gain the right to appoint Employer Trustees...

  • FCA Affiliate Executives' Council Call on LMCI Trust Fund Termination

    FCA Affiliate Executives' Council Chairman Dan Wienstroer will be leading a conference call discussion that will cover the issues pertaining to the termination of LMCI as well as the path forward...

  • Status of LMCI Grants Following LMCI Fund Termination

    We have received several questions regarding the status of LMCI grants once the Fund is officially terminated. With the official termination of LMCI on Dec. 13, 2018, the fund will no longer be...

  • IUPAT Terminates the LMCI

    On Tuesday, Nov. 13, FCA International (FCA) received an official 30-day termination notice...

  • International Pension and Allied Trades Pension Fund Civil Lawsuit

    Read on for a letter from FCA...

  • FCA International Makes Workforce Pledge

    FCA Board Member Penny McDonald and Director of Operations Jon Lee were in Washington, D.C. last week representing FCA members at the White House’s “Pledge to America’s Workers” event. FCA...

  • FCA CREST Winners and Top Finishers Recognized in ENR!

    This year's FCA CREST Award winners and top finishers were recognized in the July 16 edition of ENR for their safety excellence! CREST winners and finalists earn the right to say they are safety...

  • How to Respond to Someone in a Mental Crisis - You're Not Alone Blog Post

    In this month's "You're Not Alone" blog post, Bob Swanson discusses how to respond to someone who is having a mental crisis. ...

  • The Warning Signs of Suicide - You're Not Alone Blog Post

    In this month's "You're Not Alone" blog post, Bob Swanson discusses the warning signs of suicide you should be aware of. ...

  • Suicide is Preventable - You're Not Alone Blog Post

    In this month's "You're Not Alone" blog post, Bob Swanson discusses how you can help prevent suicide. ...

  • Training Saves Lives - You're Not Alone Blog Post

    In this month's "You're Not Alone" blog post, Bob Swanson discusses QPR (Quality, Persuade, Refer) Training. ...

Latest News & Events

  • FCA International Elects 2 New Board Members and Reelects 5 Existing Members

    As part of its continued efforts of fielding a diverse Board of Directors that represents contractors by trade and region, FCA elected two new board members and reelected five existing members to...

  • PDCA Standard Revised and New PDCA Standard Open for Comments

    The PDCA Standards Committee unanimously approved the revision to current standard P23 and a new standard, P25. Both standards are open to comments. Any comments for...

  • FCA International and the IUPAT Enter Into a Memorandum of Agreement

    FCA International and the IUPAT have entered into a Memorandum of Agreement concerning recent industry issues....

  • The Impact of Suicide on Loss Survivors - You're Not Alone (Dec. 2018)

    In this month's "You're Not Alone" blog, Bob Swanson discusses the impact that suicide loss has on loss survivors. Visit...

  • LMCI Termination Update

    During yesterday’s LMCI...

  • LMCI Fund Terminated as of Today

    A reminder that as of today, Dec. 13, 2018, the LMCI is terminated. Contributions for all hours worked on and after today should cease. Visit...

  • Save the Date - 2019 FCA International Leadership Council is Shipping Up to Boston!

    Mark your calendar: the 2019 FCA International Leadership Council is shipping up to Boston from ...

  • IUPAT "Labor-Management Update" on Why the IUPAT Chose to Terminate the LMCI

    The IUPAT sent a "Labor-Management Update" email on Dec. 7 discussing why the IUPAT chose to terminate the LMCI. While we disagree with the IUPAT's reasons, we want to provide all information from...

  • LMCI Fund Termination: Recommendations Regarding Contractors' LMCI Contributions

     

    The LMCI’s termination date (Dec. 13) is quickly approaching, and we wanted to take a moment to provide...

  • Mark Chuplis, Honorary FCA Board Member, Passes Away

    It is with great sadness that we report Mark Chuplis, an honorary FCA Board Member, passed away on the evening of Nov. 26. Mark was a tireless industry advocate, who spent over a...

  • LMCI Fund Termination: What Contractors Need to Know and Do

    With the upcoming...

  • IPAT Pension Fund: Original Proposed Language to Amend the Declaration of Trust from the Union (Appointing Employer Trustees with Whom the Union May Agree)

    It has come to our attention that the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) has disseminated communication saying it never sought to gain the right to appoint Employer Trustees...

  • FCA Affiliate Executives' Council Call on LMCI Trust Fund Termination

    FCA Affiliate Executives' Council Chairman Dan Wienstroer will be leading a conference call discussion that will cover the issues pertaining to the termination of LMCI as well as the path forward...

  • Status of LMCI Grants Following LMCI Fund Termination

    We have received several questions regarding the status of LMCI grants once the Fund is officially terminated. With the official termination of LMCI on Dec. 13, 2018, the fund will no longer be...

  • IUPAT Terminates the LMCI

    On Tuesday, Nov. 13, FCA International (FCA) received an official 30-day termination notice...

  • International Pension and Allied Trades Pension Fund Civil Lawsuit

    Read on for a letter from FCA...

  • FCA International Makes Workforce Pledge

    FCA Board Member Penny McDonald and Director of Operations Jon Lee were in Washington, D.C. last week representing FCA members at the White House’s “Pledge to America’s Workers” event. FCA...

  • FCA CREST Winners and Top Finishers Recognized in ENR!

    This year's FCA CREST Award winners and top finishers were recognized in the July 16 edition of ENR for their safety excellence! CREST winners and finalists earn the right to say they are safety...

  • How to Respond to Someone in a Mental Crisis - You're Not Alone Blog Post

    In this month's "You're Not Alone" blog post, Bob Swanson discusses how to respond to someone who is having a mental crisis. ...

  • The Warning Signs of Suicide - You're Not Alone Blog Post

    In this month's "You're Not Alone" blog post, Bob Swanson discusses the warning signs of suicide you should be aware of. ...

  • Suicide is Preventable - You're Not Alone Blog Post

    In this month's "You're Not Alone" blog post, Bob Swanson discusses how you can help prevent suicide. ...

  • Training Saves Lives - You're Not Alone Blog Post

    In this month's "You're Not Alone" blog post, Bob Swanson discusses QPR (Quality, Persuade, Refer) Training. ...

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