Department Articles

December 2015: Masonry Technology

As we look back on our own lives and the lives of our grandparents, it is easy to see a snapshot of 60 to 100 years. So many new developments have been made during this timeframe that have a direct and indirect influence on all of us.…

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December 2015: Domestic Safety

Growing up in a whirl of masonry jargon and safety lectures, it was expected that I, being the daughter Brazos Masonry’s head safety director, Zach Everett, would always be safety conscious. Though our family of six females and only two fun-loving males was hardly at risk to engage in fatally dangerous activities, our father would step in to monitor any outside threats to our safety.…

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December 2015: Cover Profile

Located in Washington, D.C., Naylor Court Stables Townhomes dates back to the late-18th century. The historic Washington, D.C., district in which Naylor Court Stables townhomes were constructed is one of the few examples of alley dwellings in the nation’s capital.…

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December 2015: From the Editor

Who do you consider to be your “family?” Does your family consist of your blood relatives only, or does it extend to friends and other loved ones? Do you have a second family that is your “masonry family,” made up of those with whom you work, day in and day out, to make our industry stronger? My guess is that you do.…

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December 2015: Contractor Tip of the Month

To quote the great Vince Lombardi: “It is essential to understand that battles are primarily won in the hearts of men. Men respond to leadership in a most remarkable way and, once you have won his heart, he will follow you anywhere.”…

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December 2015: Full Contact Project Manager

December 2015 Gift of the Christmas Dog By “Coach” Gary Micheloni The first time I met Kingsley, he was standing just inside my front door on Christmas morning 2009. My kids knew we were thinking about getting a second dog – a big dog – to be a companion for our golden retriever, Olivia, so…

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December 2015: Chairman’s Message

As we approach the holiday season, or as most of us prefer to say, the Christmas season, we are busy thinking about what gifts to purchase for our families and friends. We spend countless hours deciding on the perfect gift to give, only to realize that in a month it will most likely be forgotten. We all know Christmas is a time for giving, but why does it seem to happen mainly during the Christmas season? …

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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