Department Articles

July 2015: From The Editor

On the cover of this issue, you’ll see the Mason Contractor’s Association of America’s South of 40 group in front of the U.S. Capitol building. The group attended the MCAA’s Legislative Conference, touring the U.S. Capitol as well as the U.S. Library of Congress.…

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July 2015: Chairman’s Message

For those of us in colder climates, there is nothing like building a fire in your fireplace. Or, perhaps, you have a fire pit in your backyard and, at night, you build a camp fire and tell old war stories. While watching the flames of a fire flicker is relaxing and provides warmth, these flames can be one of the most destructive things one can encounter.…

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July 2015: Business Building

Playing a sport without knowing the score doesn’t bring out the best in your players. Imagine coaching a basketball team without keeping score. You would put in the best players you have, call plays designed to outscore the opponent, and hope to finish the game with more points on the scoreboard. But without a scoreboard, how would you know if you were winning or losing?…

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July 2015: Full Contact Project Management

Contractors have unique abilities, equipment and training to “see” things that almost no one else can. You can merely look at a set of plans and see, right then and there, if a proposed project will not work – even though it was designed by the expert architect or engineer. …

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July 2015: Government Affairs

It seems like just yesterday our country was getting ready for the second term of President Barack Obama. But, with the approaching summer heat, we also find the 2016 Presidential Races starting to heat up as well. In my opinion, this race is shaping up to be one of the most interesting races in our lifetime……

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June 2015: From The Editor

We are having our house painted this summer, so I’ll spend the next few weeks surrounded by color books and paint samples. I’m finding the entire process to be rather stressful. …

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June 2015: Chariman’s Message

May was a very busy month for MCAA, starting with a meeting held to set up a MCAA chapter in upstate New York. Then, later in the month, Jeff and I headed to South Carolina to build an alliance with another chapter. I will have more to report on this in my next news article, but the point is that MCAA’s membership is on a steady rise. …

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June 2015: Government Affairs

I am writing this article after just returning home from Washington, D.C., after yet another great Legislative Conference for the Mason Contractors Association of America. I have been participating and leading these events for many, many years, and I can truly say that this year’s fly-in was the best one yet.…

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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