Category: MCAA Gateway

Cantarella Named MCAA Massachusetts State Chairman

Paul Cantarella, Jr. appointed to represent Massachusetts (Algonquin, Ill.) Jun. 14, 2017 – Paul Cantarella, Jr., President of Cantarella & Son, Inc. (Pittsfield, Mass.), has been appointed to the position of MCAA Massachusetts State Chairman. C&S Co. was started by John Cantarella in 1934 after coming here from Italy. The business was incorporated in the 1950s. C&S Co. Inc. was then taken over by his two sons, John Cantarella and Paul Cantarella, Sr. in the 60’s. As family businesses sometimes go, the company split in 2003 and Paul Sr. took over as sole proprietor of the business. As C&S...

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MCAA Gateway: August 2017

Accepting Masonry Hall of Fame Nominations Nominations due by October 1, 2017 The Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA) is accepting nominations for the 2018 Masonry Hall of Fame class. The Masonry Hall of Fame was created to recognize and award individuals who have dedicated their lives to the masonry industry. Do you know someone who has dedicated their life to the masonry industry? If so, nominate them to be part of the Masonry Hall of Fame. Nominees must have had a major impact on the masonry industry, not necessarily with just the MCAA, and must have been or be in the industry for a minimum of 25 years. Nominees can be, but are not limited to contractors, employees, instructors, architects, engineers, and association staff. Nominations are open to anyone in the masonry industry. Submissions must state the significant accomplishments of the individual nominee. Nominations will be accepted until Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 11:59 PM CDT. Nominees accepted into the Hall of Fame will be inducted during the MCAA Convention. Visit www.masoncontractors.org/hall-of-fame to submit your nomination.   Upcoming MCAA Webinars for August 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. ——————– Basic Masonry Estimating Seminar Wednesday, August...

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MCAA Gateway: July 2017

Now Accepting Masonry Hall of Fame Nominations Nominations due by October 1, 2017 Words: Tim O’Toole The Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA) is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Masonry Hall of Fame class. The Masonry Hall of Fame was created to recognize and award those individuals who have dedicated their lives to the masonry industry. Do you know someone who has dedicated their life to the masonry industry? If so, nominate them to be part of the Masonry Hall of Fame. Nominees must have had a major impact on the masonry industry, not necessarily with just the MCAA, and must have been or be in the industry for a minimum of 25 years. Nominees can be, but are not limited to contractors, employees, instructors, architects, engineers, and association staff. Nominations are open to anyone in the masonry industry. Submissions must state the significant accomplishments of the individual nominee. Submissions will be reviewed and voted upon by the Hall of Fame Selection Committee. Nominees must receive two-thirds of the eligible votes in order to be accepted into the Hall of Fame. Nominations will be accepted until Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 11:59 PM CDT. Nominees accepted into the Hall of Fame will be inducted during the MCAA Convention. Visit www.masoncontractors.org/hall-of-fame to submit your nomination.   Upcoming MCAA Webinars for July 2017 The MCAA Webinar Series features live and...

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MCAA Gateway: June 2017

Last chance to enter Safety Advantage Awards Submissions due June 30 Words: Zach Everett   Submissions to the MCAA Safety Advantage Awards, sponsored by Federated Insurance, are due by June 30, 2017. This is your last chance to enter the awards. Safety is overlooked by some contractors for several reasons: cost, time, resources, compounded focus on production, simple ignorance, or possibly many other things. Our goal is for the MCAA safety awards to help draw attention to the need and benefits of performing safely. The awards will be presented based on a company’s Incident Rate. This seemed to be the most equitable and best way to judge between contractors. The Incident Rate will be the only criteria at the present. There could be many other guidelines thrown into the mix; OSHA citations, comprehensiveness of safety policy, superseding of OSHA compliance by company policy, peer review of policies, job site inspections, volunteer safety work, using biodegradable earplugs, non-concrete block, utilizing anti-alien abduction hardhats or a gamut of other qualifiers and disqualifiers, but we thought that starting simple would be best for the moment. The Incident Rate, by which the safety awards will be judged, is calculated off of the OSHA logs. ALL OSHA recordable injuries and illnesses are logged for that year. The number of illnesses and injuries are multiplied by 200,000 then divided into the total number of hours...

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MCAA Gateway: May 2017

MCAA Safety Advantage Awards Submissions are now open for the 2017 MCAA Safety Advantage Awards, sponsored by Federated Insurance. Safety is overlooked by some contractors for several reasons: cost, time, resources, compounded focus on production, or simple ignorance. The goal of the MCAA Safety Advantage Awards is to help draw attention to the need and benefits of performing safely. The MCAA Safety Advantage Awards will be presented based on a mason contractor’s incident rate. The incident rate is calculated by multiplying the number of injuries and illnesses from the OSHA Form 300 by 200,000, divided by the total number of hours worked by all employees for the year.   All entries will be tabulated and awards will be presented at the MCAA Midyear Meeting,to the top two companies with less than 100,000 hours worked by all employees, and the top two companies with more than 100,000 hours worked by all employees. Entry is free for MCAA members. Visit www.masoncontractors.org/safety/awards to enter your company. Submissions must be received by June 30, 2017. MCAA Live Webinar Series May 3 Proven Strategies Top Contractors Use To Make More Money! May 8 Introduction to Call A Doctor Plus May 10 Religious Accommodation May 17 Motivating & Leading Generations in the Workplace May 24 Succession Planning and Leadership Development. May 31 Workers Compensation—Managed Risk or an Unnecessary Profit Leak? Sponsored by: Federated Insurance June...

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