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Matrix Group Launches Mobile Membership App for the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades

March 03, 2016

IUPAT appMatrix Group, a digital agency in the Washington DC area specializing in web design, development, AMS, integration, mobile and e-marketing services, announces the launch of an iOS membership app for the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades.

The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) represents men and women in the United States and Canada who work in the Finishing Trades of commercial and industrial painting, drywall finishing, glazing, floor covering, sign and trade show/convention display. It is an extremely active union, working at every level to ensure workers’ rights.

Going by the mantra “mobile first,” IUPAT chose to leap from an unwieldy all-paper system directly into the official IUPAT Member Portal app. What once required fax machines and hours now takes a few clicks.

We developed the app in the open-source Ionic software development kit, a framework that’s easy to start up and use, enabling quick app development.

The official IUPAT Member Portal lets members:

  • Review their profiles, certifications, and the status of their union dues
  • Email certifications and trade specialties directly to contractors and project managers, bypassing the older, paper-based methods
  • Access the latest IUPAT news and events, the IUPAT Journal, and Union social media directly from the app.

“The construction industry is no different than any other for our members when it comes to increased demands for technology and information,” says IUPAT General President Kenneth Rigmaiden. “Thanks to this new app, the men and women of the IUPAT are only a click away from downloading and sending their certifications to employers and to scheduling additional training to advance their skills. This is one of the most important and resourceful tools our members will ever use in the field, and we are excited to put to put it to use to advance our organization and industry.”

IUPAT General Secretary-Treasurer George Galis says, “The app is also an excellent tool to drive our attendance numbers up at union meetings, training classes, rallies and events through notifications from their local leadership and our headquarters. It no doubt gives us an incredible opportunity to keep our membership informed and move forward as an even more united organization to benefit the hard working members of the IUPAT.”

The app is available on:

Google Play

The Apple Store