The Northern Ohio Painting and Taping Contractors Association, (NOPTCA), can be traced back to The Painting and Decorating Association, (PDCA) which was founded in 1884 as a trade association serving painting and decorating contractors to help improve their businesses through educational programs, local networking and establishing industry standards.
The Cleveland Chapter of the PDCA, established in 1903, had been providing the management representation for all the jointly managed trusts for the painters and tapers. Then in 1999, the International Painters Union decided it would no longer negotiate with the PDCA because they represented both union and open shop contractors.
Thus, the Northern Ohio Painting and Taping Contractors Association, (NOPTCA) was established in 2001 in order to successfully negotiate the working agreements with the Union.
The Association was created for the following purposes:
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