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It’s Great That We Know About The Skilled Workforce Shortages, But Now What Do We Do?

Words: Rachel Burris, Communications Manager, NCCER Photos: NCCER  It’s a well-known secret that the United States workforce development system is not a leader in the world market right now, to the detriment of what was once one of the greatest infrastructures. The impact of workforce shortages is far-reaching – the quality of our roads is rated …

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Getting Creative

Bronzella Cleveland, Editor – bcleveland@masonrymagazine.com   It is official, it is barbecue season, and so how many have you hosted or been to? I have to say, I’m guilty of getting out of the house and grilling as much as I can because there is something about the smell of the grill, the fruit salads, …

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Mortar Restoration Begins with a Camera

Words: Joanne M. AndersonPhotos: Western Specialty Contractors  Old masonry buildings are attractive not only for their style, craftsmanship and architecture, but also they project a historical aura that captivates the imagination. Among the reasons millions of people flock to living history museums like Colonial Williamsburg, Old World Wisconsin, Plimoth Plantation and Connor Prairie Living History …

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The State of Masonry: June 2019

After the first survey in our data mining project for the MCAA and MASONRY closed, we wanted to provide our readers with the results. In this detailed whitepaper, you will discover our findings, which include: demographics of our respondents, company sizes, and spending habits. This survey is the first of 4-6 planned surveys for the …

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The Masonry Foundation Grant Requests

Submission process open June 15 – July 15 The Masonry Foundation awards grants once each year at the Association’s annual Midyear Meeting. The grant submission process will open on June 15. Applications are due by July 15 of each year for consideration at the MCAA Midyear Meeting. Each grant proposal is ranked based on the …

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Good Things Ahead

Bronzella Cleveland, Editor – bcleveland@masonrymagazine.com Spring should be in the air, I know you had to reread that. Yes, I said it should be in the air since our office is in the Midwest so the seasons rotate on any given day. With the warmer weather comes more construction work, which of course is great …

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GEN NXT: Colby Breithaupt

Words: MASONRY Magazine   Photos: Colby Breithaupt   Editor’s Notes: This month we had the opportunity to talk with Colby Breithaupt of Non-Stop Scaffolding. He is an Alumni of the University of Arkansas where he earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Colby is proud to continue his family’s legacy at Non-Stop Scaffolding. We would like to thank Colby for taking …

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The World of Concrete 2019: MCAA Events Recap

Words: MASONRY Magazine Photos: Bruce Starrenburg  World of Concrete is the home of action-packed masonry competitions, beneficial meetings, informative classes, annual events, and an honor-filled night for the newly inducted members of the Mason Contractors Association of America’s Masonry Hall of Fame. Take a look at our recap of the events that took place during World of Concrete.   …

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