The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture Dan Kamys, Editor – In this fast-paced first year of being involved with the MCAA and being the Editor of Masonry, I’ve had the opportunity to connect with a wide variety of individuals with different backgrounds and skillsets. I’ve attended the Mid-Year Meeting, World of Concrete, several trade shows, and learned …

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Painter’s Corner: MCAA Magazine

MCAA Magazine Jerry Painter   Question: How Close is Too Close? Have you ever had someone or something encroach on your personal space so badly that you wanted to scream “Back Off!”? So how close is too close? When my daughters were in high school, they went to a school that had a “Six Inch …

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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 …

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Calculating Your Return on Investment

Calculating Your Return on Investment Michael Sutter, MCAA Chairman Well with the month of June beginning, I hope everyone is enjoying the warm weather and good production weather for all your crews. For us in Phoenix, we are not so eagerly looking ahead to what is coming the next few months. We will be anticipating …

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Well-Oiled Takes Work

Well-Oiled Takes Work Dan Kamys, Editor – One thing that has been drilled into my psyche since I was young is that nothing is ever perfect. Perhaps it comes from having an immigrant mother who’s had to work for everything she’s had for the past 40 years. It could also be from my father, …

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