GEN NXT: Joseph Blanton

In our seventh GEN NXT interview and our first for 2018, we had the opportunity to speak with Joseph Blanton, an apprentice with WASCO, Inc. out of...

Vehicle Safety 101: What You Need To Know

Vehicles are a part of day-to-day life in the world of masonry. Whether it be a small contractor using his pickup truck and a small forklift to move...

Beauty in the Details: Mortar Color

From the color of your truck, your house and your jacket to the color of tools, pills, buildings, dishes and product packaging, there's a concerted...

American Treasure: St. John the Divine

When we think of old cathedrals we often imagine those of Europe or throughout Latin America. Touring these places we repeatedly hear that they took...

The Art Of Seeing: North Carolina’s Masonry Education Day

One of the largest challenges facing the masonry industry is generating interest in the younger generations. Providing written marketing materials...

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In the Morrisania neighborhood of the South Bronx in New York City, the site of the old St. Augustine’s Church and school building is being given a...

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GEN NXT: Joseph Blanton

In our seventh GEN NXT interview and our first for 2018, we had the opportunity to speak with Joseph Blanton, an apprentice with WASCO, Inc. out of Nashville, Tennessee. In 2017, Joseph competed in his first Masonry Skills Challenge at the World of Concrete. He won in...

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