Department Articles

August 2016: From the Editor

There’s always something big happening in the masonry industry.

In June, the 52nd annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, Ky., featured a masonry competition. Gold, silver and bronze awards were bestowed at both secondary and post-secondary levels.…

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August 2016: Chairman’s Message

Jeff Buczkiewicz and I just left Las Vegas after a full day of reviewing venues for the World of Concrete/World of Masonry (WOC/WOM) and MCAA Convention in January. MCAA is planning some new events at new venues that I promise will be a shake-up from what we have done in the past. Registration will be opening soon at…

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August 2016: Government Affairs

Congress recently adjourned for the Presidential Nominating Conventions in Cleveland and Philadelphia and their four-week summer District Work period. As a result, news out of Washington, D.C., will likely be slow or overshadowed by the November elections. Therefore, I wanted to take this time to put an important event on your radar: the 2016 MCAA Midyear Meeting in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Oct. 2–4.…

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August 2016: Special Report

Masonry Finds Positive Indicators Pointing to Growth Oldcastle APG Invests in Future of Masonry By Ken O’Neill Despite a series of challenges and a shadow of uncertainty about the masonry sector in past years, new technologies (including integrated wall systems), a higher level of aesthetics in manufactured stone veneers and a resurgence in the desire…

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August 2016: Trowel Tech

Mason contractors across the country face similar challenges when out in the field. With the help of Hohmann and Barnard’s director of technical services, Jeremy Douglas, Masonry delivers answers to some of your most technical, complicated questions.…

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August 2016: Business Building

I get asked about employee incentive and profit sharing programs by every contractor I coach. Construction business owners seem to be looking for the magic bullet that will motivate their people to work harder and produce more. Some hope that providing a financial inventive will improve their bottom line. …

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July 2016: From the Editor

In the August 2015 issue of Masonry Magazine, we reported that the masonry industry will need 35 percent more masons by 2022, which is 5 percent more than what had been predicted in 2012. Then, in the February 2016 issue, Jeff Buczkiewicz, president of the MCAA, authored an article about Workforce Development in which he stated that a common problem in the construction industry is “not having enough well-qualified tradesmen to complete all the work.”…

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July 2016: Chairman’s Message

I am writing this article on the plane from Washington, D.C., back to Phoenix — just a little five-hour jaunt. What a great time we had at the MCAA Legislative Fly-In, meeting with our legislators! Everyone was very busy on Wednesday, with meetings scheduled approximately every half hour. Steve Borg at the Keelen Group did an awesome job, as usual, making all of our schedules work. …

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