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 […]

Partnership between IUPAT DC 53, WV Job Corps, and Habitat for Humanity of Kanawha & Putnam: A Win-Win for Community and Learning!

The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) DC 53, West Virginia Job Corps, and Habitat for Humanity of Kanawha & Putnam have joined forces to make an impact in their community. This partnership brings students from Job Corps together with Habitat for Humanity volunteers to build affordable housing for families in need. The […]

IUPAT DC 53 Expresses Thanks to Kokosing Construction and North Star Painting Company for Contributing to the Renovation of Memorial Toll Bridge

The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) District Council 53 is making remarkable progress in the restoration of the Memorial Toll Bridge in Parkersburg, WV, thanks to the efforts of Kokosing Construction and North Star Painting Company. As the construction project nears its scheduled completion in later this fall, IUPAT DC 53 used […]

IUPAT DC 53 Embarks on CORE Project at Jefferson Elementary Center

The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 53 (IUPAT DC 53), was at Jefferson Elementary Center in Wood County, WV for a Community Organizing for Real Economics (CORE) Project. This project aims to enhance the educational facilities at Jefferson.  The CORE Project was initiated when the IUPAT DC 53 was reached out […]

IUPAT DC 53 and WV Job Corps Provide Pre-Apprentice Training in the Painting Trade

IUPAT DC 53 and WV Job Corps offers a pre-apprentice training program in the painting trade. This collaboration aims to equip young individuals with the necessary skills and knowledge to pursue a successful career in the painting industry. Job Corps, known for its vocational training programs, has been a cornerstone in providing educational opportunities for […]