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Associations & Trade Affiliates

Purdy partners with PDCA and IUPAT/FTI to exchange industry information and provide educational support to members.

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 to learn more about PDCA’s Contractor College.

To learn more about PDCA, visit

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

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

Hispanic Contractors Association of the Carolinas

Hispanic Contractors Association of the Carolinas

HCAC provides members with valuable services in the areas of education, consulting, corporate and advocacy. HCAC is part of NCHA (National Construction Hispanic Association), the national organization representing the larger Hispanic construction community. NCHA currently consists of 13 local chapters in different states.

To learn more about HCAC, visit

The International Decorative Artisans League

The International Decorative Artisans League

The International Decorative Artisans League (IDAL) is the hub of the decorative painting industry. Founded in 1984, IDAL is an international non-profit association of artisans, businesses and educators that provides inspiration, public awareness and member growth through education, philanthropy and preservation of the decorative arts.

To learn more about IDAL, visit

The Alberta Painting Contractors Association

The Alberta Painting Contractors Association

The Alberta Painting Contractors Association (APCA) supports a skilled workforce providing quality service. APCA awards annual scholarships to assist apprentices seeking their journeyman trade designation in painting and decorating. Luncheon meetings are held from September through June to keep members advised of Association activities and to provide a forum for guest speakers with topics of direct relevance to the industry.

APCA is committed to upholding and improving the standards of the painting and decorating industry. It represents independent contractors involved in the painting and wall covering industry serving the residential, commercial, industrial and institutional sectors. APCA also administers the Inspection and Guarantee Program and serves as liaison among industry groups.

To learn more about APCA, visit

Master Painters Australia NSW Association Inc.

Master Painters Australia NSW Association Inc.

Master Painters Australia (MPA) NSW Association Inc. is a not for profit industry association representing painting and decorating contractors and employers in NSW. Since its foundation over 100 years ago, MPA has been an independent representative for firms and individuals conducting business in the painting, decorating and sign writing trades. We do this by our involvement with numerous government consultative forums both nationally and at a state level. The Association seeks to advance, encourage and recognize the highest standards of trade craftsmanship and ethical business practice in residential, strata, industrial commercial and historical projects. We do this by providing members and consumers with up-to-date information on a regular basis and also through our Awards for Excellence which is held annually and where we see the best of the best competing.

A member of Master Painters has a range of resources available to them by way of magazines, e-bulletins, industry consultants, updated resources, accredited and certified courses, including Lead Paint and Asbestos and Sustainable Painting Practices, for a list of professional courses. The Master Painters Association has also been selected to carry out the assessment of painters for licensing for NSW Fair Trading.

To learn more about MPA, visit

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