Volume 44, Issue 8 - August 2009

Reviews & Previews


LMCI’s Forum Marches Into Vegas

What happens in Vegas will not stay there as the Painters & Allied Trades Labor Management Cooperation Initiative’s (LMCI) 5th annual Finishing Industries Forum (FIF) will be held at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, November 15-18. The event, to be made up of plenary sessions and industry workshops, also will provide a chance to network with industry experts and peers. According to LMCI, key union officials and company executives report that FIF’s annual events provide an unparalleled opportunity to meet with other successful contractors and union officials in their respective industries.

The workshops are designed to address, among other topics, current issues faced by the contract glazing industry. The forum will focus on key areas of industry development, including the “green” trend, with sessions on sustainability, new LEED AP standards and gaining a competitive edge by going green. Other highlights include guest speaker Dr. James Canton, a business and technology futurist and author, the Finishing Trades Institute’s workshop on apprenticeship and a session discussing worker’s compensation. Speaker Mark Breslin will host a workshop that analyzes labor and management mutual needs. In addition, attendees will learn how to qualify for surety credit and how to start and maintain a “personal account plan.”

Registration for the FIF-5 has opened, and hotel reservations for Caesars Palace are available. Event organizers note that availability for the workshops is limited. www.lmcionline.org

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