The IUPAT DC Metro Protective Coatings and Corrosion Expo

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, MARYLAND AND VIRGINIA(DMV) PROTECTIVE COATINGS AND CORROSION EXPO THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2017 The DMV Protective Coatings and Corrosion Expo is an interactive instructional program developed to provide those involved in industry affected by costly corrosion issues an opportunity to learn about industry best practices.  The Expo focuses on the importance of protective coating … Continue reading The IUPAT DC Metro Protective Coatings and Corrosion Expo

District Council 711 – IUPAT Member Frederick Frato Saves a Life

Recently, while wrapping up a day of work on the parking deck at Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, New Jersey, Brother Frederick Frato, a member of Glaziers Local Union 1009 (Springfield, New Jersey), encountered a distraught man exiting the elevator. Brother Frato spoke to the gentleman, checking to see if he was okay, but … Continue reading District Council 711 – IUPAT Member Frederick Frato Saves a Life

District Council 82 – 100th Anniversary of Local Union 681

On April 22, 2017, Local Union 681 celebrated its 100th Anniversary at the Rochester Eagles Club in Rochester, Minnesota. Over 120 people attended the event to celebrate this historical milestone for LU 681. General Vice President Harry Zell was also in attendance and gave a congratulatory speech to the crowd. The IUPAT applauds Local Union … Continue reading District Council 82 – 100th Anniversary of Local Union 681

District Council 78 – Community Activists

Participating in community activities is something that the members of District Council 78 in believe is an important component to building strong ties with our neighbors.  District Council 78 Business Manager/Secretary-Treasurer and U.S. Navy Veteran Wally Ilczyszn worked with American Legion Post #142 Commander and retired U.S. Marine Marty Broderick to assist Ms. Elsie Charlton, … Continue reading District Council 78 – Community Activists

District Council 58 – District Council 58 Donates Check to Make-A-Wish Illinois

On April 1, 2017, District Council 58 donated a $6,000 check to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Illinois. DC 58’s generous donation was a gift for a three-year-old girl named Lillian who was diagnosed with a life-threatening respiratory condition. Lillian’s wish was for a backyard playset. Thanks to DC 58’s donation, the Make-A-Wish Foundation was able … Continue reading District Council 58 – District Council 58 Donates Check to Make-A-Wish Illinois

District Council 46 – OIFSC takes Patty Haidu on Tour of Facility

In April, the Ontario Industrial and Finishing Skills Centre (OIFSC) in Toronto was proud to host the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour. Minister Hajdu toured the facility, met with our members, and delivered a speech on the Budget 2017: Working for the Middle Class.  DC 46 BMST Bruno Mandic and … Continue reading District Council 46 – OIFSC takes Patty Haidu on Tour of Facility

District Council 46 – Retirement of Jim Micks

On April 1, 2017, long time Local 1904 representative James “Jim” Micks celebrated his retirement from the IUPAT. During his retirement celebration, he was joined by family, friends and colleagues, who all wished him well as he takes the next step in his life. Jim was also honored by the presence of Native Indian and … Continue reading District Council 46 – Retirement of Jim Micks

District Council 38 – New Addition to Finishing Trades Institute of British Columbia

On March 30, 2017, the Finishing Trades Institute of British Columbia opened its 14,000 square foot training facility. This new addition will be used to train BC workers in industrial painting. The $4 million expansion was funded entirely by District Council 38. With this new expansion, the FTI of BC now totals 40,000 square feet … Continue reading District Council 38 – New Addition to Finishing Trades Institute of British Columbia

District Council 16 – Work Continues on San Mateo-Hayward Bridge

Since April 2016, members of District Council 16 have been working diligently on the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge in the San Francisco Bay for Liberty Maintenance, an industrial painting contractor based in Ohio. Project Manager and company owner, Nick Frangos, turned to DC 16 for the best industrial painters to get the job done. The $47 … Continue reading District Council 16 – Work Continues on San Mateo-Hayward Bridge

District Council 16 – Legislative Reception (with Some Skills Training)

On April 25, 2017, District Council 16 held its 5th Annual Legislative Reception in the historic Eureka Room at the State Capitol. Several Legislators took time out of their busy schedules to stop by the event and enjoy some food and the opportunity to chat with DC 16 members, as well as experience the new … Continue reading District Council 16 – Legislative Reception (with Some Skills Training)