For The Record
The Masonry staff bought in to the idea of having a website to support our magazine early on. As part of the media, we knew we had to keep up, so jumping aboard the Internet was an easy decision. As different waves of social media have come crashing to shore, we’ve played the wait-and-see game. What was for real, and what was merely a passing fad? As it turned out, I built a FaceBook page to support Masonry last year.
This year, our staff has issued a full-court press on social media. As we launch and introduce our new online endeavors, I invite you to follow, add, friend, subscribe and visit anything and everything that is Masonry Magazine. We want to help establish and build a strong online community focusing on issues important to our industry, and we need your engagement and participation to do so. As the Mason Contractors Association of America always says, “Together, we are stronger.”
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- 42September 2012 Business Management What It Takes Interview by Jennifer Morrell The best way to learn what it takes to keep a masonry construction business in the black is to go straight to the sources. Masonry consulted three of our industry’s best, each with a unique perspective on successfully managing…
- 41March 2011 Industry Report Creating the Future By Sarah B. Atkins Both residential and commercial construction activity have reached record or near-record lows. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, we have just lived through the lowest level of new housing starts since they began tracking this data in 1959. The…
- 37August 2015 As a skilled labor shortage in the masonry industry continues to frustrate, we are reminded in this article of why the masonry trade is such a viable option for young people today. Masonry is an indispensable trade. Without working masons to construct important new buildings and perform needed…