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  • Congratulations CREST Winners and Top Finishers!

    Congratulations to all of the CREST winners and top finishers! Each company has earned the right to say they are among the safest contractors in North America!
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    With the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, contractors need information and resources to protect their companies and employees. Click below to access a page with timely information.
  • SSPC-NACE Potential Merger - What Contractors Should Know

    With the vote on a potential SSPC-NACE merger coming up in early April, contractors have requested a place they can go to get information and discuss the merger with their fellow contractors. Click the link below to access the site.
  • Silica Packages Available!

    FCA International developed silica packages to provide contractors a comprehensive resource to ensure their compliance with the OSHA silica standard. Packages are available for the following trades: commercial painting, drywall, flooring, and light industrial.
  • 2020 FCA International Leadership Council a Success!

    Industry leaders converged on San Antonio from March 11-14 to share, network and learn! Click on the link below to access presentations from the 2020 FCA International Leadership Council.
  • 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.
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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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