More . . . About Plasterers And Cement Masons
The Operative Plasterers' and Cement Masons' International Association of the United States and Canada, also known as the OPCMIA, represents the union members of one of the world's oldest and most noble crafts. OPCMIA members are the proud carriers of a tradition that predates the Pharaoh's pyramids and the structures of the Mayan. As early as man was building shelter for himself, there was plastering - first with mud or clay and later with a lime mixture much like that used today.
Plaster and concrete are ageless building materials that will not fall out of favor as long as there is a sufficient amount of workers who are skilled in the arts of installation and finishing. These materials are as unforgiving as they are durable and beautiful. Skilled hands and competent management must work together to achieve the desired result and to promote and protect this vital construction resource. We dedicate ourselves to the promotion of these materials, the recruitment and training of skilled craftsmen to meet the demand of our industry, and hold ourselves responsible to this commitment for the future of our industry and the welfare of all those who earn their living in it.