Words: MASONRY Magazine
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This year’s MCAA Midyear meeting will be held September eight through 11th in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire. The Omni Mount Washington Resort is where you will find all the activities and meetings that will take place this year. This New England favorite and National Landmark is filled with rich history, a classic Donald Ross-designed golf course, nine zip lines, and numerous dining facilities.
The Omni Mount Washington Resort was crafted by 250 master craftsmen over the course of two years. Envisioned by industrialist Joseph Stickney, this landmark opened in 1902 and has been attracting families ever since. Bretton Woods is home to tons of activities ranging from golfing to shopping, canopy rides to tennis, wilderness walks and more.
If you haven’t registered for this year’s meeting, don’t miss your last opportunity to do so!
We look forward to seeing you in New Hampshire this September!
Monday, September 9
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Optional Event: MAC PEC Golf Tournament
The 18-hole Mount Washington Course was designed by legendary Scottish Architect Donald Ross and was completed in 1915. Its backdrop features New Hampshire’s spectacular Presidential Mountain Range. This Par 72, 7,004-yard-course has hosted four New Hampshire Opens and the prestigious New England Open Championship in September 2010.
Prizes will be awarded for First Place Team, Second Place Team, Longest Drive, Closest to the Pin, Last Place. All proceeds will support the MAC PEC.
Players must wear soft spikes and shirts with collars. No jeans or denim permitted.
8:00 AM shotgun start. Best Scramble.
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Includes the class with supplies, as well as the instruction you will need to complete the painting. The class will include one glass of wine per person and lunch.
The Paint and Sip Spouse Event is included with the spouse registration.
1:00 – 4:30 PM
5:30 – 6:30 PM
6:30 – 10:00 PM
Tuesday, September 10
6:00 – 7:00 AM
7:00 – 1:10 PM
Speed Dating is a rapid series of short and concise business-to-business meetings between mason contractors and manufacturer/suppliers to openly discuss business needs as well as the latest product and equipment innovations advancing the masonry industry.
As a contractor, you’ll meet with companies set up in an intimate setting, where they’ll present their latest products and services. Once that meeting is over, you’ll move on to the next appointment to learn how that company will improve your organization’s business and increase profitability.
iQ Power Tools
iQ Power Tools will discuss our masonry and hardscape power tools with integrated dust collection systems (and accessories). Our innovative dry cut power tools help to eliminate dust problems and create safer job sites, healthier work practices and saves time and money of costly setup and cleanup times that dust creates.
Raffle Prize: $100 Gift Card
EZ Scaffold Corp.
What separates EZ Scaffold from the rest? LISTENING! We listen to the needs of our clients. We listen to the experts in the field… contractors, masons, those who know scaffolding. We are committed to continual improvement so our products meet your needs.
CrewTracks is field management software made easy. It untangles the mess that lies between the bid and the accounting.
The web interface enables you to schedule jobs, dispatch crews and equipment, and view automatically-generated reports in real time, while the mobile app allows field workers to quickly report attendance, work completed, and materials and equipment usage.
We will highlight features we have added in the past year specifically for masonry companies, including the ability to allocate time to jobs/phases without using a time clock, and real-time efficiency feedback (e.g. block per hour).
CrewTracks makes it easy to gather the information you need to eliminate paperwork, stay within budget, and stop letting so much time and money slip through the cracks.
Raffle Prize: iPad
Echelon is the consolidated brand for all masonry products and services of Oldcastle Architectural, Trenwyth Architectural Masonry, Artisan Masonry Stone Veneers®, Quik-Brik® Concrete Masonry Units, Amerimix® Bagged Goods and diver portfolio of integrated performance upgrades. Echelon delivers consistent, reliable product manufactured locally at more than 170 locations covering 48 states and portions of Canada. This one truck solution, backed by localized expertise and service, makes Echelon the industry’s premier industry resource no matter the specification or project demand.
Expanded Shale, Clay and Slate Institute (ESCSI)
ESCSI is the international trade association for manufacturers of rotary kiln-produced expanded shale, expanded clay and expanded slate lightweight aggregate.
ESCSI representatives will be discussing the value of lightweight concrete masonry units along with the next generation units. Our purpose will be to explore ways to promote these units to assist with the industry regaining market share.
EZG Manufacturing has rapidly become a leading equipment manufacturer to the masonry and concrete construction market. EZG Manufacturing products are well known for groundbreaking, labor-friendly designs and high-quality standards, allowing each contractor the opportunity to increase efficiency and profitability, with American Made products.
EZG Manufacturing will provide a brief overview on their current products along with discussion possible additions to their line of equipment. They will also have a Q&A session on our equipment.
Raffle Prize: $500.00 Visa/Mastercard Gift Card
Husqvarna Construction Products
Husqvarna is a global leader in outdoor power products.
Hydro Mobile is committed to designing and manufacturing products that contribute to creating hazard-free work environments. It is the policy of the company to offer quality products that contribute to increased worker safety, security and longevity.
New to the concept of elevating scaffolding? Curious why so many contractors near you are going to it? We have compiled some information to share with you to give you a jump-start.
Norton offers powerful, precise, user friendly solutions enabling our customers to shape and surface finish all types of materials even in the most complex and challenging applications. From abrasives to total job solutions, we deliver the right choices that increase your productivity while being friendly to your bottom line.
Norton Clipper will discuss their brand of products. They will also focus on high moving equipment and diamonds, silica dust collection, and general business.
SPEC MIX LLC
SPEC MIX® is your source for high quality factory produced cementitious products for the masonry industry. From mortars for brick, block, stone and restoration work to stucco to core-fill grouts mixes in 80 & 3,000 pound bags, our 60+ North American based plants utilize quality assurance batching equipment and the finest materials to ensure total product consistency and performance throughout your project. The SPEC MIX team has over 80 experienced technical representatives and dedicated lab personnel that work with designers and contractors to select the best suited product for the building application. When it comes to jobsite efficiency, safety productivity we provide mason contractors with numerous silo material mixing systems that maximize a contractor’s cost savings and profitability…Every job!
SPEC MIX LLC will discuss masonry mortars and grouts.
Xtreme Manufacturing is a leading manufacturer of heavy equipment and construction machinery including lifts, loaders, telehandlers and more.
Xtreme Manufacturing will discuss telehandlers including solutions for safe and productive material handling from 5,000 lbs. to 70,000 lbs.
1:10 PM – 2:00 PM
Lunch and Speed Dating Raffle
Wednesday, September 11
7:00 – 8:00 AM
8:00 – 10:00 AM
The MCAA Board Meeting is structured to allow interaction and participation from members. Members of the MCAA are asked to attend and take an active role in shaping the future of the association and the masonry industry. An update on activity of all committees will be given as well.
10:00 – 12:00 PM
Networking Round Table Discussions will engage different positions within a masonry company. The group will address and discuss issues of relevance to the duties they perform. The session will have an appointed leader from within the segment. That person will initiate conversation and coordinate the time for the group. Attendees should be prepared to participate in conversation about the issues at hand and should be willing to share best practices.
This is a great opportunity to openly discuss topics with other peers from around the country in a non-competitive atmosphere and for your company to walk away with a host of new best practices to implement in your company.
6:00 – 7:00 PM
7:00 – 11:00 PM
For more information on the MCAA Midyear meeting and registration please visit masoncontractors.org/midyear or call at 800.536.2225.