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PDCA and Press Release
by: PDCA, 12/1/2008

For Immediate Release
Press Contact: Adam Potts - Education and Membership Specialist
(800) 332-7322 x 234 or

New Resources for PDCA Members

(ST. LOUIS – November 2008) – Painting and Decorating Contractors of America has added new solutions for members. Contractors in the field who join the association and existing members upon their next membership renewal will be able to select an annual subscription from two excellent online services at no additional charge. The combined non-member rates for these services total a value of over $300 dollars.
Managing cost properly has a huge impact on the bottom line. provides the complete picture of a company’s pricing structure. After dealing with a struggling bottom line while still completing a large number of projects, painting contractor Brian Drucks realized that he needed to do a better job of tracking his costs. His solution was more than some simple spreadsheet. He spoke with computer programmers and web designers to create what has become This online service allows painting contractors as well as plumbers, carpenters and other labor intensive trade companies to evaluate their costs. Cost of staff, equipment, hourly rates etc. are analyzed by the website to provide solid guidance to users looking to get the most for what they accomplish. “Who better to understand the software that a small-business owner needs to run a company than another small-business owner?” Heather Clancy - New York Times - September 26, 2007

Safety is important in all fields. This is especially true for the painting and coatings industry. The services of esafetyline provide a comprehensive solution. The likelihood of and Accident occurring in the Painting and Decorating industry is high, especially over time. PDCA members will now have a complete solution for their safety tracking and recording needs. With assistance for safety training, incident tracking, OSHA compliance and other resources the esafetyline solution is an all-in-one tool to help all contracting companies to stay safe. Topics covered include Ladder and Scaffold, Personal Protection Equipment, Fall Protection, Chemical Safety, Fire Protection and more. Plus, with 24/7 online access the program is available anywhere, anytime.

PDCA, founded in 1884, represents the interests of independent professional painting and decorating contractors. Among the most prominent objectives of PDCA are the enhancement and business development of the painting and decorating profession and industry.

Today, PDCA represents the interests of owners and top managers from more than 2,200 painting and decorating firms across the U.S. and Canada. For more information on PDCA please visit or call (800) 332-7322.

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Painting and Decorating Contractors of America
1801 Park 270 Drive Suite 220
St. Louis, Missouri 63146
(800) 332-7322