Department Articles

April 2015: Government affairs

With the start of the 114th Session of the United States Congress, we begin anew in our efforts to protect and support you, the members of the Mason Contractors Association of America.…

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April 2015: Chairman’s Message

Last month, I said to “Be a voice, and be heard.” Well, the time is now with our Legislative Conference being held May 12-14. Do not let people in Washington decide what is best for you, your company, and your industry.…

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April 2015: From The Editor

It’s right around the corner: The MCAA Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C., will happen May 12 – 14. I have attended this conference for many years, and I have seen firsthand the difference that an in-office visit to your Member of Congress can make.…

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April 2015: Contractor Tip of the Month

It doesn’t matter if you are winning playing cards, making a three-pointer in basketball, bidding work and getting it, or running a profitable business: When things are going good, it seems you can’t lose. When things are going bad, it seems you can’t win.…

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April 2015: Full Contact Project Management

A Little League basketball game in which my grandson was playing got me thinking. Like any team, it had some really good players, some mediocre players, and some not-so-good players. In this league, every kid has to play at least half the game, which is fine in practice and during the regular season. …

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April 2015: Business Building

To achieve or beat construction project goals, your field crew and team leaders must know what you want them to accomplish. Implementing a winning strategy starts with a scoreboard showing all of the tasks, milestones, and measurable targets you want them to hit.…

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April 2015: Playing It Safe

Just the other day, I pulled up on a jobsite to deliver some hi-vis jackets and do a routine safety inspection. As most safety directors do, I suppose, I scanned the site landscape for safety issues as I pulled in.…

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March 2015: From the Editor

Pitchers and catchers have reported to spring training, so no baseball reference will be left unturned: This year’s Masonry Madness Day really knocked it out of the park. …

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Zachary Zuldema 1st Place (2nd Year) Winner Interview at the World of Concrete

Zachary Zuldema 1st Place (2nd Year) Winner Interview at the World of Concrete

Bill Dentinger 2015 Inductee MCAA Hall of Fame

Bill Dentinger 2015 Inductee MCAA Hall of Fame

John Smith, Jr.

John Smith, Jr. receives the 2015 MCAA C. DeWitt Brown Leadman Award

2015 MCAA Fastest Trowel On The Block Winner

2015 MCAA Fastest Trowel On The Block Winner

Daniel Furr 1st Place Winner

Daniel Furr 1st Place Winner (First Year), Masonry Skills Challenge

Synpro Products

Masonry Magazine Video News Interview: Michael Goyne

Hydro Mobile Inc

Interview with Kevin O'Shea of Hydro Mobile, Inc.

Interview with Mark Kemp – Chairman, MCAA

Interview with Masonry Contractors Association of America Chairman, Mark Kemp

Mortar Net Solutions

Interview with Steve Fechino from Mortar Net Solutions

Pullman Ermator

Interview with Lyndon Kelsey of Pullman Ermator

Keene Building Products

Interview with Jim O'Neill of Keene Building Products