Key Considerations for Successfully Winning Masonry Contracts

At the outset of a construction project, the early bidding phase is an important time for masonry subcontractors to demonstrate they have the...

Codes and Standards for Manufactured Stone Veneer

ASTM Standards Although adhered manufactured stone masonry veneer (MSV) has been in use for over 40 years, ASTM standards governing the units and...

MCAA Mid-Year Meeting 2017: Steamboat Springs, Colorado

The 2017 MCAA Midyear Meeting took place in scenic Steamboat Springs, Colorado from Monday, August 28 to Wednesday, August 30 2017. The Midyear...

TLC for Hand Tools

  From the stone mason and automotive mechanic to the dentist, hair stylist, professional fisherman, carpenter and craftsman, high quality...

Preparing The Next Generation Of Masonry Professionals: Wallace Community College

Masonry instructor Kenny Allen has a lot to say about the trade. “The word ‘mason’ is universally accepted as one with the highest skill,” says...

Team Tracking Apps: TSheets & CrewTracks

Employee tracking can be one of those jobs that can consume the entire day. With the help of technology this task’s difficulty has been decreased,...

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TLC for Hand Tools

  From the stone mason and automotive mechanic to the dentist, hair stylist, professional fisherman, carpenter and craftsman, high quality tools are essential for high quality results. And whether you have fish scales, mortar, grease, wood chips, dirt, dust or...

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MCAA Gateway: October 2017

Accepting Masonry Hall of Fame Nominations Nominations due by October 1, 2017 Do you know someone who has dedicated their life to the masonry industry? If so, nominate them to be part of the Masonry Hall of Fame. Nominees must have had a major impact on the masonry...

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Business Building Blocks That Work!

Q: What systems, programs and incentives does your company use to encourage everyone to pull in the same direction? Have you ever thought you were the only person in your company who gives a darn about bottom-line results, pleasing your customers, doing a great job,...

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Another Exciting Midyear Meeting

  Michael Sutter, MCAA Chairman While it may seem a while ago for you, it is very recent for me. You see I am writing this article just a couple weeks after our MCAA Midyear meetings in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. I think we had very productive meetings and set...

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Painter’s Corner: MCAA Magazine

MCAA Magazine Jerry Painter   Subject: Split-Face Block 101 I don’t know if it was the recent eclipse, the hurricanes, or the wild fires in the Northwest or all of them together, but something has knocked the masonry stars out of alignment. I have received a rash of...

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