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
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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