Community Outreach

12Aug 2019
  • Former Browns Player Tom Cousineau (left), addresses the crowd at the banquet.
  • Joe Ventura, President of SCT (right) accepts thank you plaque for their $5,000 Host Sponsorship.
  • Don Long, representative for Thomarios, accepts appreciation plaque for their Beverage sponsorship.

August 1, 2019 – Valley City, Ohio: The IUPAT DC6 PATCH Foundation Golf Outing raised $25,000 for various PATCH Children charities at their golf outing held at Coppertop Golf Course in Valley City Ohio. It was the 14th consecutive year for the event.  A large crowd turned out and enjoyed the four-person scramble format which also featured several special events including longest drive, closest to the pin, skins game, and a poker game. Raffle baskets, a 50/50 raffle, combined with a delicious steak dinner and good times with friends made the event an overwhelming success.

Founding in 2001, the members of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades created the PATCH (Painters & Allied Trades for Children’s Hope) Foundation to support organizations that provide educational and medical services to our youth, as well as support local sports programs. PATCH Foundation support in 2019 has included the “Littlest Heroes, the New Castle YMCA, and Golden String, Inc.

“Every penny that is raised goes to children’s charities throughout the council,” said Jim Sherwood, Business Manager Secretary/Treasurer for DC6. “We are proud to have raised over $200,000 for the PATCH Foundation over the past 14 years.”

The first-place winners of the golf outing were Ed Thomas, Bill Phillips, Mike Kreis, and Mark Isom from Bakers Local 19. Taking second place was Frank Ozanski, Jim Dyer, Todd Cutcher, and Karl Shaner from Clear Images. Tim Halas, Glazier Representative of Local 847, was the winner of the putting contest.

Thank you to our sponsors, and to everyone who came out and make the event a success!

HOST Sponsors

Safety Control Technologies (SCT) – $5,000
Beverage Sponsor: Thomarios
Lunch Sponsor: Ohio Business Machines (OBM)

GOLD Sponsors

ACT OHIO FOUNDATION
ALLOTTA/FARLEY CO., L.P.A.
ANCORA ADVISORS
ANTHEM BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD
CLEAR IMAGES
CONSOLIDATED GLASS
DRYWALL FINISHERS LOCAL UNION 505
GLAZIERS LOCAL UNION 181
GOLDSTEIN GRAGEL, LLC
INTERNATIONAL UNION OF PAINTERS & ALLIED TRADES
JOHN HANCOCK RETIREMENT PLAN SERVICES
MCDERMOTT & HICKEY, LLC
PAINTERS AND ALLIED TRADES DISTRICT COUNCIL 6
PAINTERS AND ALLIED TRADES DISTRICT COUNCIL 91
PAINTERS LOCAL UNION 476
PAINTERS LOCAL UNION 707
PAINTERS LOCAL 841 AKRON/CANTON
PAINTERS LOCAL UNION 1275
SAFETY CONTROLS TECHNOLOGY, INC.
SHERWIN-WILLIAMS COMPANY
SIGN & DISPLAY LOCAL UNION 639
SMART SHEET METAL WORKERS LU #33
TODD ASSOCIATES, INC.
WALTHALL REA CPA’S
WIDMAN & FRANKLIN, LLC

SILVER Sponsors

AndCo CONSULTING
BOYD WATTERSON ASSET MANAGEMENT
BUCK
DELTA DENTAL
INVESTMENT PERFORMANCE SERVICES, LLC
PAINTERS AND ALLIED TRADES DISTRICT COUNCIL 14
PAINTING & DECORATING CONTRACTORS CHAPTER
PNC INSTITUTIONAL ASSET MANAGEMENT
WICKENS HERZER PANZA

25Jan 2019

March is Potential Member Showcase Month!

January 25, 2019, Strongsville Ohio: The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 6 (IUPAT DC6) is offering job seekers exciting apprenticeship and career opportunities by hosting multiple Job Fairs and Hiring Events during the month of March at their Union Halls in Youngstown, Cincinnati, Columbus, and Strongsville. The events will take place from 11:00 AM until 2:00 PM, and then again from 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM each day, refreshments will be provided:

  • March 1, 2019: 35 S. State Street, Youngstown Ohio 44420
  • March 8, 2019: 200 Kovach Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio 45215
  • March 15, 2019: 909 Front Street Toledo, Ohio 43605
  • March 22, 2019: 8700 Memorial Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43064
  • March 29, 2019: 8257 Dow Circle, Strongsville, Ohio 44136

The Job Fairs and Hiring Events will feature profiles of the Drywall Finishing, Glazing, Painting, and Sign and Display Trades. Attendees will have the opportunity to visit with representatives from each trade to gain insights on IUPAT DC6 occupations.

“If you’re ready to shape your career, build your confidence and take control of your future – we should talk,” said Jim Sherwood, Business Manager, Secretary/Treasurer of IUPAT DC6. “Our members enjoy training, benefits, and a pension with no college debt – and you have a job while we train you, so you earn while you learn!”

In addition to learning about the steps necessary to join IUPAT’s apprenticeship program, journeymen can explore training opportunities and speak with contractors from the trades about open positions. Virtual Simulators for trade specific talents will be available to operate. College credits for apprenticeship classes are also obtainable.

For more information Contact:
Nichole McCarthy

International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 6
(440) 239-4575 ext. 126
recruiting@iupat-dc6.org

27Nov 2018

November 13th District Council 6 acknowledged National Apprenticeship Week at their Strongsville Union Hall. This event captured the attention of 143 attendees for various schools within the surrounding areas including; Cleveland Heights High School, Cuyahoga Valley Career Center, Polaris Career Center, Clearview Local Schools, Max Hayes, Warrensville Heights and Medina County Career Center. Throughout the day nineteen students completed our general application, of which included seven young woman who are seriously looking to join the IUPAT. DC 6 recruited the help of our current apprentices and staff to assist these students with hands on demonstrations to capture the feel of what our trades involve. Current apprentices inspired these students by telling their stories on why they joined the union and how it has changed their lives.

04Nov 2018

Are you a student or do you know a student doing research in the coatings industry?

Display your innovative research at the Coatings+ 2019 Poster Session! This session will focus on the presentation of research information by an individual or representatives of research teams with an academic or professional purpose.

Submit an Abstract

Selection Criteria

Posters will be reviewed by the Education Program Advisory Committee (EPAC), which is compromised of SSPC members. Each poster is evaluated in four key areas:

  • Originality
  • Quality of the abstract (clearly defines outcomes, flows smoothly)
  • Relevance/significance to the industry
  • Objectives

Each Poster Must Include the Following Categories

  • Title
  • Abstract/Introduction
  • Objectives
  • Results/Discussion
  • Future Research
  • Conclusion
  • References/Acknowledgements

Poster Presenter Responsibilities

If your poster is accepted, you must be available to attend your poster during arranged time slots to entertain questions from attendees. SSPC is not responsible for receiving or shipping posters or poster materials.

The presenter will be responsible for all arrangements to deliver and display their poster. All poster presenters accepted to present will receive a complimentary full conference registration.

Important Deadlines

  • December 1, 2018 – Submission of Abstract
  • December 12, 2018 – Notification of Acceptance
  • January 2, 2019 – First Draft of Poster Due
  • January 15, 2019 – Final Posters Due

SSPC Coatings+ 2019 
February 11 – 14, 2019

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
1000 Buena Vista Dr.
Orlando, FL 32830

23Mar 2018

IUPAT DC6 showcased their skilled trades recruitment campaign by hosting their “First Ever Open House and Job Fair” on Friday March 23, 2018 from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM at their facility in Strongsville Ohio. The event featured live demonstrations by apprentices and contractors working in the construction finishing trades including the opportunity to experience simulated airless spray painting techniques and welding applications. DC6 Instructors, Business Agents, contractors and registered apprentices also answered students’ questions on how to apply and succeed as a DC6 apprentice and union member.

DC6 offers young men and women “earn and learn” opportunities that lead to family sustaining careers in drywall finishing, glazing, glass working, commercial painting, bridge painting, sign & display and wall covering industries.  The attendees also learned about a partnership with Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) that offers college credits and certifications for participating in Union apprenticeship programs.

Vocational students from Max Hayes, R.G. Drage, and Cuyahoga Valley Career Center and other area high schools participated in the event along with many political leaders including Representative Nickie Antonio, Michelle Sheehan candidate for Court of Appeals, Minority Leader of The Senate Kenny Yuko, Strongsville Economic Development Director Brent Painter, Strongsville Mayor Tom Perciak, and Judge Brendan Sheehan. Long-time Union Supporter and friend of DC6 Betty Sutton was also on hand, Ms. Sutton is Richard Cordray’s running mate for Governor of Ohio.

“We’re happy to announce that this is going to be an annual event,” declared IUPAT DC6 Business Manager/Secretary Jim Sherwood. “It was exciting to see the energy and enthusiasm of the students and potential union members who participated in our open house, it was even more exciting to collect several new apprenticeship applications on the spot!”

For more information on IUPAT DC6 Apprenticeship programs, visit https://iupat-dc6.org/become-a-member.