About Finishing First

About Finishing First

Finishing First has a singular focus: helping union finishing contractors and the IUPAT men and women who work for them grow, thrive and expand their market share.

We accomplish this by exploring new markets and technologies. Bringing businesses together with networking and learning opportunities. Advancing the strongest labor/management solutions. Driving health and safety solutions. Promoting advanced training for workforces. And giving our contractors and members a single, unified voice to address relevant industry issues.

Jointly administered by the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) and its employers, Finishing First is the #1 resource for the finishing trades.

We’re craftspeople and contractors united in a common goal. Making it safe. Long lasting. And beautiful.

We build and protect our city and industrial landscapes while increasing their value. And make the first impression a lasting one. Because we’re first in knowledge and innovation. First in learning the most advanced technologies. And first in caring enough to do it right the first time. Which is why our work is first in quality.

And while the finishing comes last, it’s the first thing people see. Which is why Finishing First defines our work. Not to mention our lives. Because it makes our futures safe. Long lasting. And beautiful.

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