Building A Better Future for our Families

News

If you are a Member or Partner of FCA International and want your press releases featured on our website, submit your release to Jeremy Fitch at jfitch@finishingcontractors.org.


International

PDCA Standard Revised and New PDCA Standard Open for Comments

Posted: 03/19/2019
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 either standard should be sent to...

FCA International and the IUPAT Enter Into a Memorandum of Agreement

Posted: 03/12/2019
FCA International and the IUPAT have entered into a Memorandum of Agreement concerning recent industry issues. Click here to learn more about this memorandum, the LMCI and the IPAT Pension Fund.

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

Posted: 12/19/2018
In this month's "You're Not Alone" blog, Bob Swanson discusses the impact that suicide loss has on loss survivors. Visit www.finishingcontractors.org/preventsuicide to read this month's post, or...

LMCI Termination Update

Posted: 12/18/2018
During yesterday’s LMCI conference call, trustees were unable to come to a resolution on how to proceed with LMCI operations following its termination (effective Dec. 13, 2018). As you may recall,...

LMCI Fund Terminated as of Today

Posted: 12/13/2018
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 www.finishingcontractors.org/contractorcontributions to...

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

Posted: 12/12/2018
Mark your calendar: the 2019 FCA International Leadership Council is shipping up to Boston from May 15-18, 2019 at the Revere Hotel Boston Common. Don't miss the only event...

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

Posted: 12/07/2018
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

Posted: 12/05/2018
  The LMCI’s termination date (Dec. 13) is quickly approaching, and we wanted to take a moment to provide important recommendations for your LMCI contributions moving forward. Information...

Mark Chuplis, Honorary FCA Board Member, Passes Away

Posted: 11/30/2018
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 decade volunteering...

LMCI Fund Termination: What Contractors Need to Know and Do

Posted: 11/30/2018
With the upcoming termination of the LMCI Fund, you need to have all the right information to make the best decision for your local area. FCA International is committed to getting factual information...

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

Posted: 11/27/2018
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 on...

FCA Affiliate Executives' Council Call on LMCI Trust Fund Termination

Posted: 11/26/2018
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 for...

Status of LMCI Grants Following LMCI Fund Termination

Posted: 11/21/2018
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

Posted: 11/16/2018
On Tuesday, Nov. 13, FCA International (FCA) received an official 30-day termination notice from the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) stating that it is terminating the Labor...

International Pension and Allied Trades Pension Fund Civil Lawsuit

Posted: 11/13/2018
Read on for a letter from FCA CEO Anthony Darkangelo discussing the International Painters and Allied Trades Pension Fund and the events that have given rise to a lawsuit. Dear Signatory Contractor...

FCA International Makes Workforce Pledge

Posted: 11/06/2018
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!

Posted: 08/13/2018
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

Posted: 07/26/2018
In this month's "You're Not Alone" blog post, Bob Swanson discusses how to respond to someone who is having a mental crisis. Click here for a PDF for the blog, or visit www....

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

Posted: 06/29/2018
In this month's "You're Not Alone" blog post, Bob Swanson discusses the warning signs of suicide you should be aware of. Click here for a PDF for the blog, or visit www....

Suicide is Preventable - You're Not Alone Blog Post

Posted: 06/01/2018
In this month's "You're Not Alone" blog post, Bob Swanson discusses how you can help prevent suicide. Click here for a PDF for the blog, or visit www.finishingcontractors.org/...

Training Saves Lives - You're Not Alone Blog Post

Posted: 04/27/2018
In this month's "You're Not Alone" blog post, Bob Swanson discusses QPR (Quality, Persuade, Refer) Training. Click here for a PDF for the blog, or visit www.finishingcontractors.org/...

Creating a Culture to Break the Silence on Mental Health/Suicide - You're Not Alone Blog Post

Posted: 02/26/2018
In this month's "You're Not Alone" blog post, Bob Swanson discusses creating a culture to break the silence on mental health and suicide. Click here for a PDF for the blog, or visit www....

Consider Those Fighting Mental Illness this Holiday Season - You're Not Alone - November 2017

Posted: 11/22/2017
This month's "You're Not Alone Blog Post" reminds us that the holidays aren't necessarily cheerful for those fighting mental illness. FCA is working with Bob Swanson, past president of Swanson...

FCA Legislative Update: Week of 11-13-17

Posted: 11/17/2017
The FCA Legislative Update for the week of 11-13-17 is available for download!

FCA Legislative Update: Week of 11-6-17

Posted: 11/10/2017
The FCA Legislative Update for the week of 11-6-17 is available for download!

FCA Legislative Update: Week of 10-30-17

Posted: 11/03/2017
The FCA Legislative Update for the week of 10-30-17 is available for download!

FCA Safety Bulletin -- October 2017

Posted: 10/31/2017
The FCA Safety Bulletin for October 2017 is available for download! Key topics include: mental health and suicide prevention, fire prevention, hearing protection, debunking the Top 6...

FCA Legislative Update: Week of 10-23-17

Posted: 10/27/2017
The FCA Legislative Update for the week of 10-23-17 is available for download!

FCA Legislative Update: Week of 10-16-17

Posted: 10/20/2017
The FCA Legislative Update for the week of 10-16-17 is available for download!

FCA Legislative Update: Week of 10-9-17

Posted: 10/13/2017
The FCA Legislative Update for the week of 10-9-17 is available for download!

Updating Our Terminology for Those Hidden in Plain Sight - You're Not Alone - October 2017

Posted: 10/12/2017
This month's "You're Not Alone Blog Post" focuses on updating our terminology for those hidden in plain sight. FCA is working with Bob Swanson, past president of Swanson Youngdale and first FCA...

9 Steps to Help Your Company Become OSHA Silica Compliant

Posted: 10/04/2017
FCA International has compiled the following information to help contractors work through the compliance requirements for the updated OSHA Respirable Crystalline Silica Rule.

FCA Finisher: Volume 17, Issue 4

Posted: 10/02/2017
The FCA Finisher: Volume 17, Issue 4 is available for download!

FCA Safety Bulletin -- September 2017

Posted: 09/29/2017
The FCA Safety Bulletin for September 2017 is available for download! Key topics include: mental health and suicide prevention, confined spaces, 4-gas monitors, OSHA silica enforcement,...

FCA Legislative Update: Week of 9-25-17

Posted: 09/29/2017
The FCA Legislative Update for the week of 9-25-17 is available for download!

FCA Legislative Update: Week of 9-18-17

Posted: 09/22/2017
The FCA Legislative Update for the week of 9-18-17 is available for download!

You're Not Alone - A Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Blog for the Construction Industry

Posted: 09/21/2017
The first post of "You're Not Alone - A Mental Health and Suicide Prevention for the Construction Industry" is available! FCA is working with Bob Swanson, past-president of Swanson and Youngdale and...

FCA Legislative Update: Week of 9-11-17

Posted: 09/15/2017
The FCA Legislative Update for the week of 9-11-17 is available for download!

FCA Audio Series: Mental Health Awareness & Suicide Prevention in the Construction Industry

Posted: 09/06/2017
FCA's podcast on mental health awareness & suicide prevention in the construction industry is available on FCA's soundcloud page. Listen to this important podcast with Bob Swanson, FCA's first...

FCA Safety Bulletin -- August 2017

Posted: 08/31/2017
The FCA International Safety Bulletin for August 2017 is available for download! Key topics include: cranes, protective footwear, electronic submissions, OSHA Silica Rule.

FCA Audio Series: IPAT Pension Plan FIP Update

Posted: 08/25/2017
FCA's podcast on the IPAT Pension Plan Funding Improvement Plan Update is available on our Soundcloud page!

FCA Legislative Update: Week of 7-31-17

Posted: 08/04/2017
The FCA Legislative Update for the week of 7-31-17 is available for download!

FCA Legislative Update: Week of 7-24-17

Posted: 07/28/2017
The FCA Legislative Update for the week of 7-24-17 is available for download!

FCA Legislative Update: Week of 7-17-17

Posted: 07/21/2017
The FCA Legislative Update for the week of 7-17-17 is available for download!

FCA Safety Bulletin -- July2017

Posted: 07/20/2017
The FCA Safety Bulletin for July 2017 is available! Key topics covered include: fork lifts, safety glasses, dangers of industry average and preparing your workers for summer.

FCA Legislative Update: Week of 7-10-17

Posted: 07/14/2017
The FCA Legislative Update for the week of 7-10-17 is available!

FCA Audio Series: Prohibited Transactions with ERISA

Posted: 07/06/2017
FCA's podcast on Prohibited Transactions with ERISA is available on Soundcloud!

FCA Legislative Update: Week of 6-26-17

Posted: 06/30/2017
The FCA Legislative Update for the week of 6-26-17 is available! Topics covered include: Senate healthcare bill, apprenticeships, defense authorization bill, tax code overhaul, fy 18 budget, travel...

FCA Safety Bulletin -- June 2017

Posted: 06/29/2017
The FCA Safety Bulletin for June 2017 is available! Key topics covered include: scaffolds, gloves, aerial lifts and productivity vs. safety.

FCA Legislative Update: Week of 6-19-17

Posted: 06/23/2017
The FCA Legislative Update for the week of 6-19-17 is available! Topics covered in this week's update include: healthcare, FY 18 budget, apprenticeship programs, opioid crisis, OMB, Cuba, natural gas...

New FCA Affiliate: Twin Cities Glass Association

Posted: 06/21/2017
The Twin Cities Glass Association has recognized the value in engaging with the FCA community and has signed on to be an FCA Affiliate! FCA looks forward to continued involvement with Twin Cities...

FCA Legislative Update: Week of 6-12-17

Posted: 06/16/2017
The FCA Legislative Update for the week of 6-12-17 is now available! Topics covered include: apprenticeship programs, worker misclassification guidance, omnibus appropriations package, Affordable...

FCA Finisher - 2017 ILC Recap - Available!

Posted: 06/15/2017
A special edition of the FCA Finisher is now available that recaps the 2017 FCA International Leadership Council!

FCA Legislative Update: Week of 6-5-17

Posted: 06/09/2017
The FCA Legislative Update for the week of 6-5-17 is available! Headlines from this week's update include: Congressional Overview, President Trump to Nominate Christopher Wray as Next FBI...

NACC AG&M Webinar : Join Us for a Technical Case Study and Open Discussion!

Posted: 06/08/2017
Join FCA International and the North American Contractor Certification (NACC) Program for Architectural Glass & Metal for a webinar on Wednesday, June 28 at 1 PM CT.Speakers Terry Webb (President...

FCA Safety Bulletin -- May 2017

Posted: 05/31/2017
The FCA Safety Bulletin for May 2017 is available! Key topics covered include: fall protection, harnesses and lanyards, OSHA's Volks Recordkeeping Rule, OSHA Crane Regulations Compliance Deadline.

FCA Legislative Update: Week of 5-22-17

Posted: 05/26/2017
The FCA Legislative Update for the week of 5-22-17 is now available! Healthcare, infrastructure and the FY 18 budget are some of the key topics covered!

FCA Safety Webinar - OSHA Recordkeeping Review and Update

Posted: 05/26/2017
FCA's Safety Webinar on OSHA's Recordkeeping Rule is on FCA's YouTube page!OSHA issued an update to its Recordkeeping Rule, which has taken effect on Jan. 1, 2017. This new rule updates the...

FCA Legislative Update: Week of 5-15-17 now available!

Posted: 05/23/2017
The FCA Legislative Update for the week of 5-15-17 is now available for download!

FCA Finisher: Volume 17, Issue 2

Posted: 05/16/2017
The FCA Finisher: Volume 17, Issue 2 is available!

FCA Legislative Update: Week of 5-8-17

Posted: 05/12/2017
The FCA Legislative Update for the week of 5-8-17 is available for download!

FCA Legislative Update: Week of 5-1-17

Posted: 05/08/2017
The FCA Legislative Update for the week of 5-1-17 is available for download!

FCA Legislative Update: Week of 4-24-17

Posted: 04/28/2017
The FCA Legislative Update for the week of 4-24-17 is available for download!

FCA Safety Bulletin for April 2017 Now Available!

Posted: 04/24/2017
The FCA Safety Bulletin for April 2017 is now available for download! Key topics in this month's bulletin include: hazard communication, chemcial gloves, OSHA crane operator requirements and osha's...

CLRC Construction Labor Trends and Outlook for 2017

Posted: 04/14/2017
The CLRC's Construction Labor Trends and Outlook for 2017 is now available!

FCA Legislative Update: Week of 4-3-17

Posted: 04/10/2017
The FCA Legislative Update for the week of 4-3-17 is available for download!

New FCA Affiliate: Hawaii Wall & Ceiling Industry Association

Posted: 04/03/2017
The Hawaii Wall & Ceiling Industry Association (HWCIA), based out of Honolulu, HI, recognized the value of the FCA community and signed on to become an FCA Affiliate.  The HWCIA is led by...

FCA Legislative Update: Week of 3-27-17

Posted: 03/31/2017
The FCA Legislative Update for the week of 3-27-17 is available for download!

FCA Finisher: Volume 17, Issue 1

Posted: 03/31/2017
The FCA Finisher: Volume 17, Issue 1 is available!

FCA Safety Bulletin for March 2017 Now Available!

Posted: 03/30/2017
The FCA Safety Bulletin for March 2017 is now available for download! Key topics in this month's bulletin include: trenching and excavation, head protection, osha language guidelines and osha's...

FCA Legislative Update: Week of 3-13-17

Posted: 03/17/2017
The FCA Legislative Update for the week of 3-13-17 is available for download!

FCA Legislative Update: Week of 3-6-17

Posted: 03/13/2017
The FCA Legislative Update for the week of 3-6-17 is available for download!

FCA Legislative Update: Week of 2-27-17

Posted: 03/03/2017
The FCA Legislative Update for the week of 2-27-17 is available for download!

FCA Safety Webinar Posted Online: OSHA's New Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard for Construction

Posted: 02/24/2017
FCA's recent safety webinar on OSHA's new respirable crystalline silica standard for construction is now on FCA's YouTube page!

IUPAT Releases Pulse of the Industry Initiative Video

Posted: 02/20/2017
The IUPAT recently produced a video explaining the Pulse of the Industry Initiative, which aims to bring together labor and management to develop a plan that will expand market share for FCA members...

FCA Legislative Update: Week of 2-13-17

Posted: 02/17/2017
The FCA Legislative Update for the week of 2-13-17 is available for download!

CLRC Settlements Report - Dec. 2016

Posted: 02/13/2017
The CLRC Settlements Report for Dec. 2016 is available for review!

FCA Legislative Update: Week of 2-6-17

Posted: 02/06/2017
The FCA Legislative Update for the week of 2-6-17 is now available for download!

FCA Legislative Update: Week of 1-30-17

Posted: 02/02/2017
The FCA Legislative Update for the week of 1-30-17 is available for download!

FCA Legislative Update: Week of 1-23-17

Posted: 01/27/2017
The FCA Legislative Update for the week of 1-23-17 is available for download!

FCA Legislative Update: Week of 1-16-17

Posted: 01/20/2017
The FCA Legislative Update for the week of 1-16-17 is available for download!

FCA Legislative Update: Week of 1-9-17

Posted: 01/13/2017
The FCA Legislative Update for the week of 1-9-17 is available for download!

FCA International Launches Audio Series with Podcast on DOL's Final Rule on Paid Sick Leave

Posted: 01/11/2017
Podcast: DOL's Final Rule on Paid Sick Leave FCA has officially launched the FCA Audio Series with its first podcast on the DOL's Final Rule on Paid Sick Leave! The rule went into effect on Jan. 1,...

Celebrating 20 Years of FCA International!

Posted: 01/10/2017
FCA Members, Today, your international association reaches a milestone that not all organizations are fortunate enough to reach: FCA International is officially 20 years old! It's hard to...

FCA Legislative Update: Week of 1-2-17

Posted: 01/06/2017
The FCA Legislative Update for the week of 1-2-17 is now available for download!

FCA CREST Awards Registration now Open!

Posted: 01/05/2017
Registration for the seventh-annual FCA International CREST Awards is now open! Contractors can enter for a chance to be recognized as a leader in safety excellence. Don't miss your chance to...

FCA Safety Webinar Posted Online: Effective Safety Management Systems

Posted: 12/01/2016
FCA's Safety Webinar on Effective Safety Management Systems is on FCA's YouTube page!

Notice: New OSHA Regulation Going into Effect on 12/1 that May Require Change in STAR Eligibility Rules

Posted: 11/23/2016
FCA CEO Anthony Darkangelo and IUPAT President Kenneth Rigmaiden issued a joint letter regarding new regulations from OSHA that may require a change in the eligibility rules for local STAR...

FCA Safety Webinar Posted Online: Confined Spaces

Posted: 09/28/2016
FCA's Safety Webinar on Confined Spaces is on FCA's YouTube page!

FCA Safety Webinar Posted Online: OSHA Compliance for Finishing Contractors

Posted: 09/28/2016
FCA's Safety Webinar on OSHA Compliance for Finishing Contractors is on FCA's YouTube page!

Curtainwall Coalition Gears Up in Tariff Battle; Opposition “Not Going Anywhere”

Posted: 09/16/2016
An alliance of West Coast-based curtainwall producers in a legal battle regarding tariffs is looking to take its campaign to a national level. Its opponents are confidently prepared to continue the...

FCA International CBA Negotiation Checklist

Posted: 09/01/2016
In 2015, FCA International developed a best-practices checklist for steps that should be taken before, during and after the collective bargaining process. Bargaining groups should use this document...

FCA Toolbox Talk Program Webinar on FCA's YouTube Page

Posted: 06/01/2016
Watch FCA's Toolbox Talk Program Webinar on YouTube to learn about this member service!

FCA Finisher: Volume 16, Issue 2 Now Available!

Posted: 03/30/2016
The FCA Finisher: Volume 16, Issue 2 is now available for download!

Two Leading Contractors Earn North American Contractor Certification

Posted: 11/30/2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Jeremy Fitch FCA InternationalDirector of Communications: jfitch@finishingcontractors.org(419) 304-0066 cellular (866) 322-3477 office (630) 590-5272 fax Nov. 12,...

Industry Partners

Volterra and Rob Knight collaborate on innovative abuse resistant finish products

Posted: 09/20/2017
PHOENIX, AZ, August 13, 2017- This week Volterra Architectural Products and Rob Knight announced the launch of ArmourTone acrylic based, abuse resistant finishes which are set to change the way...

Benjamin Moore: Ultra Spec® SCUFF-X™ Interior Latex Paint

Posted: 09/15/2017
EXTREME DURABILITY FOR HIGH-TRAFFIC COMMERCIAL AREAS Commercial high-traffic spaces demand exceptionally tough coatings. For that reason, Benjamin Moore® is proud to introduce the new Ultra Spec®...

IUPAT Members Take Part in Community Day of Action

Posted: 04/24/2017
Hanover, MD – On Saturday, April 22, over 2,000 International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) members across the United States and Canada put their hearts and skills to work for their...

Robert Abney, FL. Crane & Sons, Inc. Elected 2016-2017 President of ASA

Posted: 06/13/2016
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Members of the American Subcontractors Association elected Robert Abney, F.L. Crane & Sons, Inc., to serve as the 2016-17 president of ASA, a national trade association...

Member

FCA Member Company TJ Wies Contracting Named Specialty Contractor of the Year by the AGC of Missouri

Posted: 01/05/2017
LAKE ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, November, 2016 — TJ Wies Contracting was named the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Missouri’s Specialty Contractor of the Year (SCOTY) at the 19th Annual AGC...

Niles Industrial Coatings Acquires George Young & Sons, Inc.

Posted: 09/06/2016
Peoria, Illinois: After months of searching for a company that embraced the same values of family, safety, quality and integrity, Niles Industrial Coatings, LLC (NIC) of Fenton, Michigan, has...

Cherry Hill Glass Featured by Glass Magazine for NACC Certification

Posted: 08/30/2016
Cherry Hill Glass, the latest architectural glass & metal company to earn an NACC certification, was featured by Glass Magazine for earning the industry-leading certification. Read the full...
©2019 FCA International. All Rights Reserved.