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News and Announcements

Oct 9, 2019

PPG Initiative "PPG Services" Causes Concern

By now, contractors should have heard or received information regarding a PPG initiative called "PPG Services", a tech platform powered by Paintzen, which is an online software/service. This initiative places PPG in the role of contractor/project manager of paint jobs for painters and national accounts.

Recently, we participated on a conference call with several of the PPG principles. We learned that through this initiative, PPG will estimate a job with their own "internal estimators" and present that to contractors, who have qualified to be listed with them, the majority of which will be non-union, to complete these projects. We are not sure what specific costs for labor and overhead PPG will be using, but, as we all know, our contractors set the bar and pay union wages and benefits. PPG will offer a set price for the job. The subcontractors can accept the price or pass if they cannot perform the work for the set price.

We are still gathering information on this initiative. The FCA International will be meeting with PPG officials at the end of October to further clarify details of their initiative. PPG has indicated they welcome your feedback throughout the process. 

Click Here to view the letter FCA International sent to PPG Paints regarding the PPG Services Program. 

Click Here for the original announcement from PPG Paints regarding their PPG Services Program.

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Oct 4, 2019

IUPAT Pension Accrual - 0% for 2020

As you may know, the International Painters and Allied Trades Pension Plan released information to the participants that they will receive 0% accrual for 2020. 

FCA International has been asked to provide information that contractors can give to their participating employees. The following communication is provided for use in your company communications.

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