Category: MCAA Gateway

MCAA Gateway: February 2018

Grant Named MCAA Region E Vice President Brian Grant Elected to MCAA Board Brian Grant, President of Grant Contracting Company in Fenton, Mo., was elected to the position of MCAA Region E Vice President at the MCAA Annual Meeting on January 25, 2018 during the MCAA Convention at the World of Concrete/World of Masonry in Las Vegas. Brian is currently in his thirty-fifth year in the masonry industry. He is a Professional Engineer, holding a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the Missouri University of Science and Technology. Brian is past president of the Mason Contractors Association of St. Louis, and the American Subcontractors Association-Midwest Council. Brian is also past Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Masonry Institute of St. Louis. He currently serves as Management Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Bricklayer’s Union Local 1 of Missouri Pension and Welfare Funds. Brian currently sits on the Mason Contractors Association of St. Louis’ Arbitration Board and is on the Board of Trustees for the Masonry Institute of St. Louis. In addition to the Mason Contractors Association of St. Louis and the American Subcontractors Association Midwest Council, Brian is currently a member of the Mason Contractors Association of America, The Masonry Society and the American Society of Civil Engineers. Grant Contracting Company, a certified masonry construction firm with an over seventy year history, specializes...

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MCAA Gateway: January 2018

BMJ Stone Joins MCAA Strategic Partner Program The MCAA and our members welcome the newest Strategic Partner The Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA) is proud to welcome BMJ Stone as its newest Strategic Partner. BMJ Stone has been providing service as a quarrier, fabricator and installer of natural stone for building and landscaping for over 25 years. The company is committed to working with architects, designers, landscapers and masons to provide the highest quality, hand selected natural stone products. BMJ Stone has the product, knowledge and service to make any dream a reality. For more information visit www.bmjstone.com. The MCAA Strategic Partner Program allows suppliers to reach out to contractors through a large variety of methods including promotion throughout MCAA publications and events. To learn more, visit www.masoncontractors.org/strategicpartner. The MCAA looks forward to working with BMJ Stone. New MCAA Members for January 2018   Allan Spear Construction Gainesville, FL 352-337-0773 www.allanspearco.com Contractor Member   Archway System, Inc. Capitol Heights, MD 800-660-2542 www.archwaysysteminc.com Chapter Associate Member   Arizona Stone & Architectural Products LLC Mesa, AZ 480-641-1042 www.arizonastone.com Chapter Associate Member   Benchmark Masonry, Inc. Lewistown, MT 406-366-6257 www.BenchmarkMasonryInc.com Contractor Member   Bon Tool Company Gibsonia, PA 724-443-7080 www.bontool.com National Associate Member   Carolina Masonry and Concrete Indian Trail, NC www.charlottemasonry.com Contractor Member   Deerpath Construction Corp. Union, NJ 908-964-0408 www.deerpath.com Contractor Member   Del’s Masonry Longmont, CO 303-443-3201 www.delsmasonry.com...

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MCAA Gateway: December 2017 Cont.

Shirley Named MCAA Pennsylvania State Chairman Christopher Shirley Appointed to Represent Pennsylvania  Christopher Shirley, masonry instructor at the Indiana County Technology Center (Indiana, Pa.), has been appointed to the position of MCAA Pennsylvania State Chairman. Christopher is in his eighth year as a masonry instructor. Christopher holds an Associate’s degree from the PA College of Technology in Masonry. He earned his teaching certification, Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Workforce Education and Development from the Pennsylvania State University. He is a member of the Industry Advisory Council for the PA Housing Research Center and a member of the Pennsylvania Concrete Masonry Association (PCMA) where he serves as President of the Masonry Instructors Association of PA and Maryland, a committee of the PCMA. He also assists the Pennsylvania SkillsUSA organization with the operation of State competitions. “I elected to pursue teaching masonry as a way to give back to the Industry for all it has given me by training the next generation of masons, and I look forward to working with the MCAA.” The Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA) and our members welcome Christopher to his new role....

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MCAA Gateway: December 2017

See the Masonry Innovations & Workforce Development Zone at WOC January 23-25 from 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM The Innovations & Workforce Development Zone is returning to the MASONRY MADNESS® Arena! Positioned in the center of the 100,000 square foot fanfare of masonry promotions, WOC show-goers can become participants in several product and equipment demonstrations hosted by companies showcasing the latest technological developments advancing the masonry industry. SPEC MIX® and the Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA) have once again united with the support of several manufacturers of leading brands to host daily, nonstop informative demos where spectators will learn and try new products hitting the masonry market. From respirable dust management systems to robotic bricklaying machinery, as well as 3D Building Modeling (BIM), proper cleaning techniques, natural stone installation and jobsite safety clothing, the Innovation & WFD Zone proves the masonry industry is rapidly evolving for a strong future. What’s more, the Innovations & Workforce Development Zone is the perfect event for masonry enthusiasts as it is surrounded by the battlegrounds of the 16th Annual SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500® World Championship, the MCAA’s Fastest Trowel on the Block and the Masonry Skills Challenge competitions. Over 4,000 WOC attendees are expected to fill the MASONRY MADNESS Arena on Wednesday, January 24th to witness the world’s best masons compete for over $120,000 in prize money including a Ford F-250 4×4...

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MCAA Gateway: November 2017

Registration Open for 2018 MCAA Convention at World of Concrete Registration is now available for the 2018 MCAA Convention at the World of Concrete/World of Masonry in Las Vegas. The MCAA Convention is the perfect opportunity for you and your company to learn and participate in many new and exciting happenings taking place at the MCAA and in our industry today, including a number of great education programs focused on helping your company maintain a competitive advantage. Visit www.masoncontractors.org/convention to learn more and to register online. We look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas!   Upcoming MCAA Webinars for November 2017 The MCAA Webinar Series features live and on demand webinars on topics such as job site safety new construction technology increasing profits and more. Visit www.masoncontractors.org/live to view a full schedule of upcoming programs and to register. ——————– Technology for the Jobsite: Finding the Right Tech Tools for Your Project Team Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 10:00 AM CDT ——————– Discrimination Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 10:00 AM CDT ——————– Multi-employer Pension Withdrawal Liability and the Financial Risks to the Company and Your Personal Assets Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 10:00 AM CDT ——————– Seismic Requirements of the Building Code Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 10:00 AM CDT ——————– Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 10:00 AM CDT ——————– Masonry Inspections Wednesday,...

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