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Table of Contents

Masonry Magazine - June 2003


Time and Money — How to Save Both
in Fireplace Masonry

While customers are seeking flexibility in the design and appeal of fireplaces, contractors are seeking flexibility in materials to assure profitability. We'll look at the points where these lines cross.

A Heated (Fireplace) Discussion:
Pre-Designed vs. Design-on-Site

Pre-designed, cast stone fireplace surrounds take the design and engineering worries out of the mason's hands and puts masons back doing what they do best.

Climbing Without Falling
There are basic safety requirements for motorized, crank­up and suspended scaffolding. We'll explore some of these and get expert advice on maintaining these units on the job site.

Build Your Workforce with Strength and Experience
Melissa Polivka, MCAA's new Director of Workforce Development, discusses "Helmets to Hard Hats" and other initiatives that mason contractors can use to recruit Armed Forces veterans and retirees.

How to Hire the Right Person
Helpful interview tips that will assist you in choosing the right person, while dodging legal snares.

From the Editor
President's Message
Making the Grade
New Products
Legal Advice
Marketing 101
Masonry News
Classified Advertising



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