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Warm Weather Q&A: A Follow Up

Words: MASONRY Magazine Photos:  DenGuy Editor’s note: With summer around the corner and construction getting back into full swing, we thought we should do a follow up to last year’s warm weather Q&A. This month, we had the opportunity to chat with the Corporate Safety director of Brazos Masonry in Waco, Texas, Zach Everett. Zach served as the …

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Cleaning Solvent and Chemical Safety

Words: MASONRY Magazine  Photos: krblokhin Chemicals are used in our everyday lives without thinking about all the dangers that we could subject ourselves to, from the products we use on our skin and faces to cleaning products and solvents used at home and even on a jobsite. Safety is and should always be taken seriously while on …

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GEN NXT: Matt Cash

Editor’s Note: This month we had the opportunity to talk with 2017 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500® winner Matt Cash. Matt is a Masonry Supervisor at Huntley Brothers Masonry Company in North Carolina. It was a pleasure talking with him about his views on the workforce development and competitions. We’d like to thank Matt for his time, …

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The Word Of Mouth Revolution

By: Corey Adams  Growing up in a construction family, there were numerous sales calls and meetings I attended. I may have just been a bright-eyed child, but one thing I remember is the old saying, “word of mouth is the best advertising.” This tried-and-true marketing style was not revolutionary but did offer insight into one …

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Game Changer NCMCA Workforce Development and Training Coordinator: Ryan Shaver

Despite the annual looming threat of increasingly severe weather across the country, Americans are more ill-prepared than ever to rebuild after a devastating ecological event. The global staffing firm ManpowerGroup reports in its 2016-17 U.S. talent shortage survey that skilled trade workers, such as masons, are the most difficult job to fill in the country …

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Masonry’s Workforce Issue: Part 1 of XYZ University’s Whitepaper For The MCAA and MASONRY

The State of the Masonry Profession: Why the Workforce Issue Exists  Some of the world’s most significant architectural achievements have been built by masons. The Egyptian Pyramids, the Colosseum in Rome, India’s Taj Mahal, the Great Wall of China are all significant architectural achievements masonry professionals have built throughout history. And bricklaying’s most important tools – …

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Where To Go: Part 2 of XYZ University’s Whitepaper For The MCAA and MASONRY

Solutions for Change   The workforce of the 21st century is drastically different than the workforce of the 20th century. Despite the fact that society transitioned into a post-Industrial era in the late 1990s, many of our workforce practices and perspectives still reflect traditional methodologies. This misalignment significantly contributes to the trades’ struggle to recruit and …

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