Department Articles

March 2015: Chairman’s Message

I hope everyone had a safe trip back from the MCAA Annual Convention, and I hope you are also excited about all the positive things happening in our industry. This year, we switched our main hotel from the Wynn to the Aria. …

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March 2015: Business Building

Many contractors don’t know their exact job costs, equipment costs, overhead budget or how much profit they should make. Without an understanding of your numbers, working hard in a financial vacuum keeps you busy and broke, instead of productive and profitable.…

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March 2015: From the Editor

Pitchers and catchers have reported to spring training, so no baseball reference will be left unturned: This year’s Masonry Madness Day really knocked it out of the park. …

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March 2015: Government Affairs

We had yet another productive and successful time in early-February at the 2015 MCAA Annual Convention held during the World of Concrete/World of Masonry in Las Vegas, Nev. Many MCAA members were present, and we had an extremely active session discussing the upcoming year in Washington, D.C. …

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February 2015: From the Editor

When Big River Industries and the MCAA conducted a survey in September 2014 for mason contractors, no one really knew what their attitudes would be toward lightweight block. …

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February 2015: Chairman’s Message

Because of the timing of this article, I will summarize the 2015 MCAA Convention in my March column. On Jan. 22, I flew to St. Louis to speak with a small group of contractors about the Masonry Foundation.…

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February 2015: Government Affairs

President Obama gave his State of the Union speech in mid-January to a joint Session of Congress and the American people. While usually a mainly political speech, Presidents throughout our nation’s history have used this speech to lay out their priorities and to put political pressure on Congress to act on issues related to the President’s agenda.…

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