Association of the Wall and Ceiling Industry provides services and activities that enhance the members’ ability to operate successful businesses. AWCI has more than 2,000 members that are primarily wall and ceiling contractors, product suppliers or product manufacturers in all 50 states and many countries. The contractor portion of the membership accounts for 50 percent of related construction volume in the United States.
WACA serves and represents drywall and plaster contractors from all of Northern California’s 46 counties. WACA’s primary aim is to provide resources that assist our members in operating a successful business despite the industry’s competitive environment. Among the services and activities provided are educational forums, technical assistance, government advocacy, labor relations, and industry promotion.
Established in 1901, WWCCA is the oldest wall and ceiling in the west. A non-profit organization representing over 85 subcontractors and 100 affiliates exists to promote the installation of quality in the fields of acoustical tile, decorative and ornamental plastering, drywall, EIFS, fireproofing, insulation, lathing, plastering and steel stud framing.
The Northwest Wall & Ceiling Bureau (NWCB) is an international, nonproprietary trade association for the wall and ceiling industry. The membership of the NWCB consists of subcontractors, manufacturers, suppliers, labor organizations and other professionals in the wall and ceiling industry in the Northwestern United States and Western Canada.
A not-for-profit trade association Founded in 1930, the mission of the Gypsum Association is to promote the use of gypsum while advancing the development growth, and general welfare of the gypsum industry in the United States and Canada on behalf of its member companies.
ASTM International, formerly known as the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), is a globally recognized leader in the development and delivery of international voluntary consensus standards. Today, some 12,000 ASTM standards are used around the world to improve product quality, enhance safety, facilitate market access and trade, and build consumer confidence.
Drug Free Business assists employers, regardless of size, start and maintain effective drug-free workplace programs. This results in a safe workplace, increased productivity, lower benefit costs and improved profits as a result of the elimination of substance abuse in the workplace.
The Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters represents over 20,000 Carpenter craft men and women in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, and Alaska. We represent carpenters, piledrivers, exterior/interior systems, millwrights, trade show workers, shipwrights, exterior/interior specialists, scaffold erectors, insulators and related craft workers who have banded together to maintain and improve safety, wages, benefits, training and working conditions.
The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) represents a growing force of over 140,000 working men and women in the United States and Canada. Our members work in the finishing trades as painters, drywall finishers, wallcoverers, glaziers, glass workers, floor covering installers, sign makers, 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.
Established in 1864, the Operative Plasterers’ and Cement Masons’ International Association is the nation’s oldest building trade. By highlighting the benefits of union membership and building with union craftsmen, the Association helped establish the 40-hour work week, overtime, safety and health regulations, healthcare and retirement plans for workers, and livable family wages. Chartered in 1941, Local 528 has absorbed several smaller Locals.
Construction Craft Laborers are proud members of the Laborers International Union of North America. Established in 1936, the Washington and Northern Idaho District Council of Laborers represents 12 Union Locals across this region with 12,400 active and retired members. The Laborers Union and the District Council represent a wide variety of industry sectors including commercial construction, health care, public employees, resort & maintenance and public schools.