The Alberta Painting Contractors Association (APCA) represents the major players in the Alberta painting industry with a focus on commercial and industrial projects.

APCA supports a skilled workforce providing quality service. APCA awards annual scholarships to assist apprentices seeking their journeyman trade designation in painting and decorating. Luncheon meetings are held from September through June to keep members advised of Association activities and to provide a forum for guest speakers with topics of direct relevance to the industry.

Inspection and Guarantee Program

APCA is the approved quality control association for the Inspection Program in Alberta. This Inspection Program was developed by the Master Painters Institute (MPI) in order to guarantee the use of quality products and proper procedures by qualified tradespeople. The paint contract may only be 5% of the total project cost but 85% of the finished product is judged on the first impression made by the painting and decorating.

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Legal Issues: Dismissal for delay

In July 2016, the Ontario Court of Appeal delivered judgment in a bizarre case of dismissal of six construction lien actions, and one trust action, for a 15-year delay (Southwestern Sales Corporation Limited v. Spurr Bros. Ltd. et al., p. 132 OR [3D] 794). This was an appeal from an order of Justice Pamela Hebner, from the dismissal of a motion to set aside a master’s order dismissing the action.

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Announcements

RECYCLING FOR COMMERCIAL PAINTERS IN EDMONTON

For information on free disposal of commercial paint at the Nor-Alta Waste and Site Services, please read this document.

Nor-Alta Waste and Site Services is in the west end of Edmonton so it may be an added convenience for businesses.

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RECYCLING FOR COMMERCIAL PAINTERS IN CALGARY

For information on free disposal of commercial paint at the Shepard Landfill, please read this document.

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Membership Renewal

Membership invoices and renewal reminders were sent out by mail in early November. If you have not received your invoice, please contact the office. The APCA Membership year runs from January 1 – December 31, so don’t let your membership lapse and renew today!

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