Department Articles

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: 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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November 2015: From the Editor

We are smack in the middle of fall, and both Masonry and the MCAA have been productive and busy.

In late-September, the Masonry staff attended the CSI/CONSTRUCT Show, which was held in The Gateway City, St. Louis. The show is a dynamic mix of education, information and networking.…

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November 2015: Government Affairs

By now, I am sure you have watched a couple of presidential debates, seen numerous news reports on Hillary Clinton’s emails, and had an office pool on whether or not Vice President Joe Biden would or wouldn’t jump into the Presidential race.…

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November 2015: Chairman’s Message

So, I am on a plane heading from Key West back to Milwaukee, reflecting on our Midyear Meeting this week. The closing banquet turned out to be a social event and, due to the lay out of the restaurant, I was unable to say a few words at the end. So first, I would like to say thank you for supporting MCAA by attending this Midyear Meeting. …

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CSI/CONSTRUCT Draws a Vibrant Crowd to St. Louis

The CONSTRUCT show, sponsored by CSI, was held in St. Louis last month and was busy with vibrant displays of everything smart, efficient and technical. The show is always a great opportunity for furthering education, with more than 50 available accredited courses. …

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November 2015: Business Building

Last week, I was coaching a construction business owner client. He told me his employees were terrible, even though most of them had been with him for five years or more. They weren’t accountable or responsible for anything, getting work done on time, or doing quality work. …

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November 2015: 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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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