Category: MCAA Gateway

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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MCAA Gateway: November 2017 Cont.

Hill Named MCAA South of 40 Committee Co-Chair Mason Hill appointed to the South of 40 Committee Mason S. Hill, VP of Hill Masonry Inc. (Billings, Mont.), has been appointed Co-Chairman of the MCAA’s South of 40 Committee. As Co-Chairman, Mason looks forward to contributing his knowledge of masonry to the MCAA’s South of 40 Committee while continuing to educate and employ a workforce that reflects his belief in the trade. Mason is driven by his passion to actively recruit and educate a younger workforce about the benefits of pursuing a career in masonry. Mason, a third generation mason...

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Leslie Named MCAA Legislative Committee Co-Chair

Melonie Leslie, General Manager of G & G Enterprises (Phoenix), has been appointed to the position of MCAA Legislative Committee Co-Chair. Melonie Leslie was born into the industry but started her masonry career with G & G Enterprises in 2004. Melonie holds a Master’s in Business Administration from Arizona State University. Prior to that, she graduated with honors with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Arizona State University. She is a member of the MCAA South of 40 Committee and active in both the Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA) and Arizona Masonry Contractors Association. Melonie is a strong...

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