Celebrating 50 Years of Dedication: Dan Poling

Dan Poling’s journey spans over five decades of dedicated service to the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) District Council No. 53 and various community initiatives. Born into the proud tradition of labor, Dan embarked on his union career in 1974 as an apprentice at Painters Local Union #1144 in Parkersburg, West Virginia. […]

IUPAT DC 53 Member Spotlight: Max Moore

IUPAT DC 53 member spotlight is Max Moore, a dedicated member of Local Union 804 hailing from Clarksburg, West Virginia, with an impressive 30-year tenure in the Union. Max joined our Union family in 1993 and has been working for Easley and Rivers, based in Morgantown, WV, for the majority of his career. Starting his […]

IUPAT DC 53 Retired Member Spotlight: John Schmidt

John Schmidt’s Union journey began in 1979 when he joined Local 91 as an apprentice, marking the start of an exceptional career with IUPAT DC 53. A Philadelphia native who lived the majority of his life in Wheeling, John’s extensive career spanned residential, commercial, and industrial sectors. While specializing in drywall finishing and commercial painting, […]

IUPAT DC 53 Honors Senator Caputo and Delegate Worrell for Outstanding Commitment to Workers’ Rights

IUPAT DC 53 visited the West Virginia Capitol engaging with state legislators during this legislative session earlier today. During this visit, IUPAT DC 53 presented a certification of appreciation to Senator Mike Caputo and Delegate Evan Worrell for their commitment to union members, dedicated workers, and support of the labor movement in West Virginia. Senator […]

IUPAT DC 53 Apprentices take part in Lead Supervisor Certification Course

Third-year apprentices wrapped up its SSPC C-3 Lead Supervisor and C-5 Lead Refresher certifications yesterday at the FTI Training Center. The certification equips our members with the know-how to set up and manage projects once becoming a lead on the job site. This four-day training was taught by Dan Myers, a member from District Council […]

IUPAT General President James Williams Jr. and Senior Advisor Maria Foster Visit FTI Training Center

We would like to thank IUPAT General President James Williams Jr. and Senior Advisor to General President Maria Foster for visiting the FTI Training Center yesterday. During their visit, both Williams Jr. and Foster met with IUPAT DC 53 business staff to discuss IUPAT business. They also took a tour of the Training Center and […]

IUPAT DC 53 and WV Job Corps Students Help To Transform Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Teays Valley

IUPAT DC 53 and WV Job Corps students were involved in construction of a new addition for the Teays Valley’s Habitat for Humanity ReStore. In just a few days, what was once an empty closed off rooms, is now empty space thanks to the hard work of Job Corps students. Some of the work the […]

IUPAT DC 53 Retired Member Spotlight: Jerry Scarbro

September’s IUPAT DC 53 retired member spotlight is Jerry Scarbro! Going from non-union jobs to joining the union over 20 years ago, Jerry is a testament of the benefits of a structured pension plan. Retiring this past May, Jerry is able to enjoy his life after working thanks to the union. Jerry’s early years were […]

IUPAT DC 53 Member Spotlight: Dalton Asbury

The IUPAT DC 53 Member Spotlight of September is Dalton Asbury, who is versatile and adaptable, along with bringing a wealth of skills and experiences to the table as an opposition general laborer. Dalton has been a member of IUPAT DC 53 for a year now, joining in September 2022. Born in Parkersburg, WV, Dalton’s […]

Big Thanks to Blastech for Choosing IUPAT DC 53 Workers!

The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 53 (IUPAT DC 53) and Blastech are proud to announce their collaboration on a transformative interstate repainting initiative. This partnership between industry leaders signifies a commitment to innovation, sustainability, and community enhancement, as these organizations combine their expertise to renew and protect critical infrastructure. Spanning […]