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TOUGHBOOK 33 With Batson-Cook Construction & Panasonic Connect

Words and Photos: Jason Waddell and Mike Bates Editor’s Note: MASONRY Magazine had the chance to ask the teams at Batson-Cook Construction and Panasonic Connect a series of questions regarding their development of the TOUGHBOOK 33. Thank you to both teams for taking the time to talk with us. Jason Waddell, Director of Construction Technology …

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Natural Stone Institute Completes 45th Home with Gary Sinise Foundation

Oberlin, OH, November 1, 2022—The Natural Stone Institute has provided natural stone and fabrication services for its 45th home with the Gary Sinise Foundation through its R.I.S.E. (Restoring Independence Supporting Empowerment) program. The Foundation’s R.I.S.E. program builds 100% mortgage-free specially adapted smart homes for severely wounded veterans and first responders. Natural stone and fabrication for …

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2022 Gear of the Year

The MCAA is thankful for another great year in the masonry industry. As we wrap up 2022, we wanted to put together a list of significant innovations in masonry tools, workwear, and technology. Check out the features below. Tools BIG RED Digital LevelsSOLA The BIG RED digital levels are ideal to use anywhere where inclinations, …

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Why Are Safety Communications Important?

Words: Zach Everett, Corporate Safety Director at Brazos MasonryPhotos: MASONRY Magazine They say communication is one of the most necessary and impactful ingredients in a successful marriage. Communication in a masonry business is much the same. Building a culture of safety is no different. We want people to avoid injury and illness and the only …

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Contractor Tip Of The Month: Maintaining Employees by Building the Right Work Environment

Damian Lang   I recently toured a couple of businesses I was considering acquiring. While the companies were similar, I had two distinctly different experiences. It all came down to the culture each leader established for his business. On my first tour, I encountered employees who appeared to enjoy being at work. I observed the …

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