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Cover Story: George Miller
Former Mason Contractors Association of America Executive Vice President, referred to as the father of the MCAA, George A. Miller passed away on
March 26. Inside is a tribute to his legacy.
Training and Recruiting
Still facing many obstacles in training and recruiting efforts, the industry looks to local groups to solve our workforce issue. In this feature, author Kim Shifflette, reviews many of the industry's more progressive programs.
Climbing the Ladder
A grass roots effort is underway to modernize the way CMU horizontal wire reinforcing is manufactured, packaged, shipped and installed in North America. If implemented, these changes will greatly enhance productivity by optimizing lapping and narrowing the height where the pintles are welded to the wire.
Simple ideas can make for longer lasting tools that save money.
What Ever Happened to the Pre-Installation Meeting?
While methods of material and system installation are more complicated then ever, the individuals who ensure the proper application of those products or systems are not collaborating to discuss crucial issues before each project. As a result, problems occur, money is wasted, and completion of a project to everyone's satisfaction, including the owner, becomes less likely. We need to prevent these negative outcomes by rediscovering one crucial and highly effective vehicle for communication the pre-installation meeting.
COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS
Making the Grade