IUPAT Open House Draws Interest from Those Who Support, Want to Join a Union

Toronto, Canada, December 18, 2014 --(PR.com)-- On Thursday, December 4, 2014, The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) held an open house to celebrate the grand opening of their new headquarters. The office space, located at 132 Toro Road, Toronto, is now home to District Council 46, where D.C. 46 members and those who want to join a union like the IUPAT can collaborate, learn and excel. “What has been created here is a campus, a one-stop shop for our members,” said Kenneth E. Rigmaiden, General President, IUPAT.

The grand opening celebration took place during the afternoon and included a tour of the building. Some of the highlights of the new headquarters include:

· State-of-the-art work and meeting spaces with updated technology for IUPAT employees, members, business representatives, government officials and guests.
· A Union Hall large enough to hold meetings and events for Union members and, when applicable, non-members and members of the public.
· Space for Benefit Plan Administrators to work alongside IUPAT personnel.

“We are pleased that so many friends and supporters came out to take a look at our incredible new facility,” said Joe Russo, Business Manager, IUPAT. “Now, we can house the records and important documents right here that previously had to be stored offsite. It’s been a long time in progress, and we can’t wait to get down to the business of helping all those who have decided to join the IUPAT in Ontario.”

Attendees at the ribbon cutting ceremony included Kenneth E. Rigmaiden, General President IUPAT, Robert Kutcheran, General Vice President for Canada IUPAT, Joe Russo, D.C. 46 Business Manager, Charles Sousa, Finance Minister, Kevin Flynn, Minister of Labour, Steven Del Duca, Minister of Transportation, and Maurizio Bevilacqua, Mayor of Vaughan, and Frank Alaimo, the headquarters’ architect.

Any questions regarding the new space, or requests for media tours, can be made by calling (416) 630-1823. The IUPAT official website, www.iupat.on.ca, also has information on the headquarter project, as well as the mission and history of the IUPAT.
Shelley Lynne Muldoon
(416) 435-4474