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Mortar Net Solutions: Mason Apprentice Scholarship 2020 Recipients

Words: MASONRY Magazine Photos: Mortar Net Solutions In our previous article in the June issue of MASONRY, we provided an overview of Mortar Net Solutions’ Mason Apprentice Scholarship Program and the goals that were set for this year. In this follow-up article, we’re back with an update of the 2020 recipients of Mortar Net Solutions’ Mason …

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A Look At Estimating Apps

Words: Alan Herrera Photo: branislav, rawpixel Estimating software are flexible tools that can quickly and accurately create estimates and bids for contractors. They can be cloud-based or desktop. They are designed to streamline the processes of takeoff, costs, materials, and more. The following estimating programs are all fully featured and offer flexible options for many …

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Night Shift Safety

Words: Cassandra SternPhoto: whyframestudio Highly technical work is best performed in the best conditions for visibility, it is natural that masonry work is usually conducted during daylight hours, but that is not always the case. While night shifts have always been an alternative option for masonry crews on tight deadlines, the recent unprecedented pandemic has …

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C&S Co. Inc. — The Legacy Continues

Words: MASONRY MagazinePhotos: C&S Co. Inc.  Mission  Provide quality work, safety for our crew, and be efficient.  Company History  John L. Cantarella and Bill Santazica started C&S Company Inc. (C&S Co., Inc.) in 1934 in Western Massachusetts. The company focused on residential and some commercial work with seven employees overall. But as time went on …

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Personal Apps To Help With Stress

Words: Vanessa Salvia Photo: milan2099 Editor’s Note: In the second part of our Stress Management article we want to provide different smartphone apps that can help deal with stress. With the world being digital-heavy, what better way to help navigate us through stressful times than with an app that focuses solely on stress itself. Discover the vast …

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Social Media Update: Social Series

Words: Cassandra Stern Photos MASONRY Magazine, Tick-Tock Do you love daily specials? Weekly deals, monthly steals, even annual or semi-annual sales are always an event when it comes to your favorite retail store or brand. Over time, consumers can come to expect when regular events like sales will happen based on their rotating schedule, and …

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On The Level: Keson and SOLA: Finding and Maintaining the Right Short Tape Measure for YOU

Here is what you need to know about the best short tape measures for masonry.  This article is one of a series on measuring tapes (other topics will include long tape measures, and perhaps pocket tape measures and special tape measures, etc.). A tape measure is a length of material (usually thin flexible materials including …

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Long Term Thinking — A Key To Brick Matching Success

Words: Chris RodermondPhotos: Masonry Cosmetics, Inc. The demands of the day can sometimes outweigh the best long-term strategy for taking care of a structure built with brick. Many property owners and project managers can make quick decisions that have long term, and potentially detrimental consequences when working to repair, remodel, or make an addition to …

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