We are the Painting & Finishing Employers Association of New England (PFEANE) and the Glass Employers Association of New England (GEANE). We created this site to benefit and promote union painting, finishing, and glass contractors in New England. This site is intended, not only for our members, but everyone that is interested in the construction industry.
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CRM Safety Training Reimbursement Notice
It has come to our attention that some of our members are unaware of our affiliation with Contractors Risk Management (CRM). CRM is one of the top construction safety consulting firms in all of New England. Their staff specializes in assessing a company’s safety practices and procedures and providing recommendations and trainings to improve overall safety and minimize the risk of potential accidents or regulatory violations.
We have some funding available to supplement or reimburse our members for services related to safety education and training.
These services are:
1. Inspections – generally these are mock inspections similar to an OSHA inspection
• Job Site Inspections
• Shop Inspections – maintenance or fab shop inspections
2. Written Safety Programs – will work with clients to formalize safety procedures and programs
• OSHA 30 Hour
• OSHA 10 Hour
• Competent Person Training
• Respirator Training
• MSHA Training
• HAZCOM Training
• Confined Space Training
• CPR/First Aid Training
CRM is ready and willing to provide the above services to our members. Please contact us at 781-849-3220 or HERE if you wish to schedule a training or inquire about reimbursement.
PBGC Issues New Pension Merger Rules
August 29, 2016
The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) has proposed new rules to govern the merger of troubled multi-employer pension plans. The PBGC has authority under the Multiemployer Pension Reform Act (MPRA), to support mergers if it benefits the failing plan without harming the stronger plan. In addition, PBGC can provide funding to promote a merger if
Richie Mauro Dedication
June 09, 2016
The Glazing and Painting Industries recently dedicated their Brentwood, N. H. Training Center in honor of Richie Mauro, the past owner of Tower Glass. Richie was a long time trustee of the Training Fund and past president of the Glass Employers Association of New England. Richie will be remembered as an advocate of quality construction,