Purdy partners with PDCA and IUPAT/FTI to exchange industry information and provide educational support to members.
Associations & Trade Affiliates
Paint and Decorating Contractors of America
PDCA represents over 10,000 owners and managers from more than 3,000 painting and decorating firms across the U.S. and Canada.
PDCA is developing industry standards, industry-specific publications and programs essential to the success of your business. PDCA Standards benefit the painting and decorating industry and the entire construction and design community. PDCA's Contractor College and Accreditation Program provides all contractors with top flight business and industry technical educational opportunities. Visit http://train.pdca.org to learn more about PDCA's Contractor College.
To learn more about PDCA visit: www.pdca.org.
The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades
IUPAT represents over 140,000 men and women in the United States and Canada. Members work in the finishing trades as painters, drywall finishers, wall coverers, floor covering installers, display workers, convention and show decorators, and in many more exciting occupations. IUPAT members' skills are in high demand at every construction project in North America.
The IUPAT membership extends beyond far beyond the workplace, however. IUPAT members help shape their communities in many ways: through an abiding commitment to service, by fighting passionately for workers' rights, and through effective and aggressive political mobilization.
To learn more about IUPAT visit: www.iupat.org
The Finishing Trades Institute
IUPAT's innovative and exciting job training program, provides a multitude of opportunities to build a secure future for you and your family.
Through our partnership with the IUPAT and FTI, more than 100 schools and tens of thousands of painters have participated in one or more of Purdy's educational programs
To learn more about FTI visit: www.finishingtradesinstitute.org or apprenticeship Locals by state, click here.