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Union Plasterers and Cement Masons are highly regarded for their proud tradition, superior training, skilled craftsmanship, and job safety. Founded in 1864 – the first Building Trades Union – today’s OPCMIA proudly represents men and women working in the plastering and cement mason trades throughout the U.S. & Canada.


Plasterers’ Work includes these valuable skills:

•All Types of Plastering
• Exterior Insulated Finish System (EIFS) Application – including the installation of the insulation board whether adhesive-applied or fastened with mechanical fasteners
• Restoration Work
• Acoustical Tile Application
• Artificial Marble Work
• Fireproofing Application
• Epoxy Coating Application
• Sculpturing
• Swimming Pool Interior Application
• Wallboard Taper and Joiner/Drywall Application / Level 5 Drywall Skimcoating
• Modern Veneer and Hardcoat Applications
• Cornice and Ornamental Plastering
• Building Illusions and Props for the Motion Picture Industry
• and more!

Cement Masons’ Work includes these valuable skills:

• Concrete Finishing on Buildings, Highways, Sidewalks, Curbs and Gutters
• Concrete Saw and Scoring Machine Operation
• Floor Hardeners, Sealers and Curing Applications
• Gunite Operation
• Laser Screed Operation
• Installing Seamless Flooring (Epoxy)
• Sand Blasting and Bush Hammering
• Restoration Work (Concrete Repair)
• Waterproofing
• Form Setting
• Grouting
• Epoxy Coatings Application
• Decorative Concrete: Stenciled, Stamped, Stained
• and more!