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AMC 2020 Activity Report

Words: Dawn Rogers, Executive Director of Arizona Masonry Council Photos: Arizona Masonry Council In May 2020, two long-standing fixtures in the masonry industry joined together to form one cohesive voice to serve the contractors, producers, and professionals in Arizona. The Arizona Masonry Contractors Association and the Arizona Masonry Guild officially merged to form the new …

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Maintaining Your Investment

Words and Photos by Dean Marsico One of the most exciting times for a homeowner is when they start a project that they have been saving and planning for over the course of months or even years. Unfortunately, COVID-19 has devastated certain sectors of our economy that may never come back. At the same time, outdoor living …

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From Apprentice to Professional: MARSHALLTOWN’s Dedication to the Trades

Words: Megan RachuyPhotos: MARSHALLTOWN The number of skilled tradespeople has been dropping in recent years, and it seems that fewer and fewer people are interested in an honest day’s work.  For MARSHALLTOWN, that is an issue. “We owe everything to those in the trades,” said Joe Carter, President and CEO of MARSHALLTOWN. “Contractors have trusted …

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Don’t Be Fooled. Distracted Driving is Devastating But Preventable

Words and Images: Nate Oland, Senior National Account Executive, Federated Insurance, JulieanneBirch Do you know how to multitask? Think again. Studies have proven that our brains can only process one stream of information at a time.1 Multi-tasking is a myth, and rarely is that myth more dangerous than when contractors are behind a vehicle’s wheel. …

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Walk By Faith Construction, Inc.: A Company Profiled

Words: MASONRY Magazine  Photos: Jameel Ervin, W.B.F. Construction Inc. WBF Construction Mission It is our commitment to build with purpose, passion, and craftsmanship while creating a culture of inspiration, integrity, and excellence. We strive to disciple and develop future leaders to carry the masonry industry into the future.  History  Jameel Ervin started working in the …

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Employee Onboarding Contractor Q&A

Words: MASONRY Magazine Photos: Tiffany Tillema  Editor’s Note: This month, we spoke with three industry professionals on the employee onboarding process for this month’s contractor. We’d like to thank Tiffany Tillema, Ron Adams, and Paul Cantarella Jr. for taking the time to talk to us about their experiences with this vital part of the hiring process.  …

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Translation: Medidas: Toma 2

Cuando nos despedimos el mes pasado, nos quedamos con la siguiente pregunta: ¿Quién tiene la responsabilidad de medir en el sitio de trabajo? Durante 50 años, hemos trabajado con dos contratistas: uno era un supervisor de campo, ya grande y el más joven era un gerente de proyectos con educación universitaria. Ambos eran muy buenos …

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Stress Management and Work-Life Balance in the Construction Industry

Words: Sa Bal Photo: ogichobanov Chronic stress can result in depression, anxiety, headaches, insomnia, and irritability among a variety of other symptoms. It, in turn, negatively affects your sleeping and appetite cycle, and degrades your overall health.  Unfortunately, stress is prevalent in the construction industry      Thus, to improve work-life balance and introduce appropriate stress management …

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