Jeff Buczkiewicz

Jeff Buczkiewicz is the President and CEO of the Mason Contractors Association of America. Jeff has worked in the masonry industry for several years as the Executive Vice President of the Building Stone Institute and the Director of Marketing and Membership for the Mason Contractors Association of America. Jeff has also served as Secretary on the Board of the Natural Stone Council and is a former Board Member of the StonExpo Federation.

136 articles by Jeff Buczkiewicz:

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IRS Proposed Rules Target Family Businesses for Higher Estate and Gift Taxes

IRS Proposed Rules Target Family Businesses for Higher Estate and Gift Taxes

The IRS proposed a new rule to coincide with his departure to make passing on your family business more expensive and more difficult. Full story

industry news

MCAA to Publish Masonry Magazine

MCAA to Publish Masonry Magazine

I wanted to take a brief moment to inform you about some upcoming changes for Masonry Magazine. Full story

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Workforce - A change in perception and practice

Workforce - A change in perception and practice

The MCAA is getting ready to embark on a rather significant task of trying to change the way our country prepares young people for their futures. Full story

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Masonry Industry Legislative Conference deadline approaching

Masonry Industry Legislative Conference deadline approaching

Now is the time to register for the Masonry Industry Legislative Conference if you have not done so already. The registration deadline is Friday, May 13, 2016. Full story

safety

Silica rule released

Silica rule released

The new silica rule was recently released from OSHA. As expected, the rule was not a workable solution for the issue of silicosis. Full story

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Legislative Conference one month away

Legislative Conference one month away

The Masonry Industry Legislative Conference will be held in one month, May 17-19, 2016 in Washington, D.C. Full story

safety

Construction industry groups file suit over OSHA silica rule

Construction industry groups file suit over OSHA silica rule

Eight construction industry organizations filed a petition for review of the final crystalline silica rule by OSHA with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Full story

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Construction industry voices concerns with silica rule

Construction industry voices concerns with silica rule

The Construction Industry Safety Coalition (CISC) has concerns with the final rule on respirable crystalline silica released today by OSHA. Full story

safety

Final silica rule released

Final silica rule released

The new silica rule was rolled out this morning by OSHA. Our initial take is mixed. There are changes to the rule and some seem positive. Full story

careers

Masonry industry workforce development efforts

Masonry industry workforce development efforts

After a very prolonged recession, the construction industry, in general, has had to deal with a different issue: not having enough well-qualified tradesmen. Full story

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2016 Masonry Industry Legislative Conference

2016 Masonry Industry Legislative Conference

The Masonry Industry Legislative Conference will be held May 17-19, 2016 in Washington, D.C. Full story

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Silica call to action

Silica call to action

The MCAA is working to get language into a House bill that would support Senate bill language to require OSHA to do more research and prove the need for new silica legislation. Full story

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Why a Masonry Foundation?

Why a Masonry Foundation?

There are so many benefits and reasons why our industry needs a robust and healthy foundation and perpetual endowment. Full story

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OSHA Silica Rulemaking

OSHA Silica Rulemaking

The MCAA and its members are urged to contact Ranking Members of the US House and Senate Appropriations Committee asking them to support the Hoeven Amendment Language. Full story

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The importance of advocacy

The importance of advocacy

We often get asked if we think that our presence in D.C. makes a difference. Our presence in D.C. is only as strong as our industry’s ability to work at a grassroots level. Full story

industry news

Sam McGee passes

Sam McGee passes

It is with great sadness that we announce that Samuel Alexander McGee of McGee Brothers Company, Monroe, North Carolina passed away Wednesday evening. Full story

safety

New SDS Program

New SDS Program

As you may be aware, OSHA is working on re-developing their Haz Com program and moving to a new SDS program. Full story

legislative

‘Flying In’ new members

‘Flying In’ new members

I am writing this article after returning home from Washington, D.C., after a great Legislative Conference for the MCAA. I can truly say that this year’s was the best one yet. Full story

mcaa

MCAA Key Accomplishments 2014-2015

MCAA Key Accomplishments 2014-2015

The MCAA’s involvement on all fronts (from regulatory reform to education and training) continues to ensure the survivability and viability of our industry for generations to come. Full story

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Legislative Conference deadline approaching

Legislative Conference deadline approaching

The Masonry Industry Legislative Conference will be held May 13-14, 2015 in Washington, D.C. Full story



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