FIST Finishing Industry Solutions & Training
Finishing Industry Solutions & Training is being held at the beautiful Eagle Ridge Resort

Labor & Management Working Together
to Seize Strategic Opportunities in the Finishing Industry

Contractors, you wonít want to miss this opportunity where Labor & Management come together for the first time at F.I.S.T. to identify Strategic Opportunities and develop Strategic Initiatives to ensure a Bright Future for our Industry.

Representatives from both Painters District Council 14 & Painters District Council 30 will be on hand to participate in a roundtable discussion focusing on the Four Pillars of the Labor-Management Partnership:

  1. Workforce Recruitment
  2. Training & Education
  3. Market Share Recovery
  4. Social Responsibility

Moderated by Dennis Doran - Instructor, Facilitator & Author - this will be a groundbreaking learning event. Dennis will be setting the stage by sharing what Unions & Signatory Contractors have meant to our economy and our nation in the past and the present.

The Future is the focus of this event:

  • What will new technology mean to our industry?
  • How will workforce recruitment impact our industry?
  • How will ever changing laws regarding recreational marijuana impact our safety programs?
  • Which market recovery initiatives work and which ones donít?
  • How can we embrace our social responsibilities to actually improve our companies and our industry?

We will explore these questions together to find the solutions needed to not only ensure our relevancy but to ensure a bright future for both Union Labor and Signatory Contractors in the Finishing Industry.

This is a canít miss event! Plan on being at Eagle Ridge Resort September 29th through October 2nd.

Online Registration is closed. Call Jan at 773.993.0657 to check availability.


FCAC has reserved a block of private condominium suites, each featuring one-bedroom with king-size bed, a full-size kitchen, bathroom, living room, balcony, and screen porch for the special price of $159.00 per night, plus tax. There are also a limited quantity of Lodge Rooms ($159/Night) and two-bedroom condos ($204/Night) available to our Guests. These special rates are offered from Saturday, September 28th through Wednesday, October 2nd.

NOTE: Reservations are for one-bedroom condo units, unless otherwise specified on the FIST Registration Page.

Note: There is no registration fee for this Conference, but Attendees are responsible for their own resort bill.

FCAC Member Travel Stipend

The FCA of Chicago is offering Travel Stipends to qualifying Contractor Members of FCAC who would like to attend the FCAC Finishing Industry Solutions & Training.

Click Here for details.

   Finishing Contractors of Chicago
   Fax: 773.913.0658

5519 N. Cumberland Avenue   
Suite 1015   
Chicago, IL 60656