Last chance to register for the MCAA Convention
Register now for the industry's premier event
By Tim O’Toole
This is the last chance to register for the 2012 MCAA Convention at the World of Concrete/World of Masonry.
Register for the MCAA Convention at World of Concrete/World of Masonry
Convention registrations reservations must be made through the MCAA registration website in order to receive MCAA member discounts and register for MCAA events.
MCAA's Convention at the World of Concrete/World of Masonry is the industry's premier event to gather the resources and information you need to stay competitive, find the latest news and information regarding your association and the masonry industry, network with other contractors across the country, increase profits and strengthen your operation. Make it a priority to attend and be part of the action!
Opening DinnerMonday, January 23, 2012 - 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Maggiano’s Little Italy
Join the Mason Contractors Association of America at Maggiano’s Little Italy to kick off the start of the 2012 MCAA Convention at the World of Concrete/World of Masonry in Las Vegas. A special guest speaker will join us to give a brief summary of what we can expect on the political landscape in 2012.
Masonry Skills ChallengeTuesday, January 24, 2012 - 11:00 AM
Las Vegas Convention Center N1165
The Masonry Skills Challenge is a competition of masonry apprentices in first, second and third year skill levels. This exciting competition highlights our industry's finest young masons and focuses attention on careers in the masonry industry.
Contestants are divided by experience level, 'First Years' who are just entering the trade through 'Third Years' who are just about to enter the workforce as journeymen. Each level is given a project to build appropriate to their know-how. The catch? The projects are a complete surprise!
Contestants have three hours to complete their projects with the given materials. Awards are presented to the top three apprentices in each skill level.
South of 40 Event at Pete’s Dueling Piano BarTuesday, January 24, 2012 - 7:00 PM
Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar
Join the MCAA’s South of 40 Committee for a sing along, clap along, drink
along, one helluva good time! One thing we can promise you is that a visit to Pete’s will result in a night of extreme singing, clapping, and laughing. A-list piano players take the stage baby grand pianos to perform all your favorite hits from every era imaginable including Elvis, Eminem, Neil Diamond, AC/DC, Billy Joel, Dave Matthews, Bon Jovi, Blink-182, Beastie Boys, The Beatles, and much, much more!
Proceeds from this event will benefit the MCAA Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, and will be distributed to programs that help support masonry education and training.
Fastest Trowel on the BlockWednesday, January 25, 2012 - 10:30 AM
Las Vegas Convention Center, Gold Lot
The Fastest Trowel on the Block Competition is a showcase of industry craftsmanship and a testament of both the speed and skill of our industry’s workforce.
Each contestant’s goal is to complete as much of an 18-blocklong wall as possible, using 8”x8”x16” CMU and the provided mortar in a twenty-minute heat. Contestants must have a high degree of workmanship using normal masonry practices and hand tools.
Winners of the contest will take home thousands in cash and prizes!
Closing DinnerThursday, January 25, 2012 - 5:00 - 8:30 PM
Smith & Wollensky
The MCAA Convention at the World of Concrete/World of Masonry in Las Vegas closes with a special dinner at Smith & Wollensky. We’ll say goodbye to outgoing MCAA President, Mackie Bounds, and welcome in John Smith as the new President of the MCAA.
Visit convention.masoncontractors.org for more information on these events and a full list of all events being held at the MCAA Convention at the World of Concrete/World of Masonry.
About the Author
Tim O’Toole is the Director of Marketing, Education, and Information Technology for the MCAA. He has a Masters in Business Administration from Webster University and has worked in the masonry industry since 2003.