Department Articles

September 2015: From The Editor

I recently was approached by the publisher of a new book that caught my eye. The book now is on my coffee table, gaining a lot of attention from all who pass by. And how could it not? It’s large, blue, heavy, and chock full of images of some of the most incredible masonry masterpieces I’ve ever seen in one collection. …

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September 2015: Chairman’s Message

By the time you read this, we will be just a few weeks away from our Midyear Meeting in Key West. I don’t ever remember a Midyear filling up as fast as this one. I think it must have something to do with the location and all the fun activities. I am excited to show you why I chose Key West – things like Mallory Square, incredible sunsets, great fishing and snorkeling, and good restaurants. Oh, I almost forgot about the people watching and interesting bars. When you’re there, make sure you go to the Southern Most Point and have your picture taken.…

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September 2015: Government affairs

We often get asked if we think that our presence in D.C. makes a difference. My answer to that is our presence in D.C. is only as strong as our industry’s ability to work at a grassroots level to educate their members of Congress on our issues, which, in turn, makes our presence in DC very valuable. …

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September 2015: Jobsite Safety

About 20 years ago, I worked for a large scaffold company in a refinery in Beaumont, Texas. I got to know young scaffold builder, Brian. He was one of those guys you couldn’t help but like – always joking around and in a good humor, even when the work was hard.…

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September 2015: Business Building

Get over it! People don’t want to follow big, bad bosses who order people around and tell them what to do. People want to follow a leader who has a passionate vision, specific targets and goals, excellent communication skills, a caring nature, and the ability to let others be involved in making decisions and taking responsibility to get things done. …

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September 2015: Full Contact Project Management

Love him or hate him, everybody knows him: Donald Trump. The Donald. Even the name sounds big, doesn’t it? He’s self-assured and confident, even to a fault. He may believe what he says, or he may not – but he does say what he means.…

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August 2015: From The Editor

I live in the small, North Georgia town of Cumming. With all its charm, this quaint city is exploding with growth – both residential and commercial. A close proximity to Atlanta is coupled with an excellent school system to make……

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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