Amerimix
BMJ Stone
Echelon Masonry
EZG Manufacturing
Federated Insurance
Fraco USA, Inc.
Hohmann and Barnard, Inc.
Hydro Mobile, Inc.
iQ Power Tools
Kennison Forest Products, Inc.
Mortar Net Solutions
Non-Stop Scaffolding
Pullman Ermator
SPEC MIX LLC
Stabila
Tradesmen's Software, Inc.

Jim Cook

Jim Cook is a freelance writer based in Dothan, Ala. A veteran of daily newspapers and trade publications, he has deep experience writing on a variety of topics.

8 articles by Jim Cook:

education

MIA CEU Course Teaches Stone Specification

MIA CEU Course Teaches Stone Specification

The Marble Institute of America (MIA) has launched a new continuing education program, “The Art of Specifying Natural Stone.” Full story

masonry

Innovations Take Pressure Off Tight-Squeeze Jobs

Innovations Take Pressure Off Tight-Squeeze Jobs

New innovations in scaffolding are enabling masons to fit scaffolds into narrow alleys and elevator shafts and work more efficiently. Full story

careers

Dothan Technology Center masonry students prepare for competition

Dothan Technology Center masonry students prepare for competition

For Jakob Johnson, masonry is a family tradition. Jakob is taking classes at Dothan Technology Center in the trade, hoping to follow in his father’s footsteps. Full story

safety

Raising the bar on scaffolding and mast climber safety

Raising the bar on scaffolding and mast climber safety

Training, meticulous adherence to safety guidelines and situational awareness all contribute to preventing tragedies on jobsites, particularly those involving working at heights. Full story

careers

Texas aims high with new masonry schools

Texas aims high with new masonry schools

The Texas Masonry Council and the University of Texas at Arlington are partnering to address a masonry worker shortage being felt by many around the country. Full story

masonry

Masonry blade companies hone products and pitch

Masonry blade companies hone products and pitch

The masonry blade industry has done much to hone its products in recent years, finding ways to make a variety of products to appeal to a variety of needs. Full story

masonry

Lay it again, SAM

Lay it again, SAM

Construction Robotics will launch commercial production of its Semi-Automated Masonry (SAM) robotic system this year. The device is an automated bricklaying system. Full story

masonry

Neat, clean and ANSI/NSC 373 Certified

Neat, clean and ANSI/NSC 373 Certified

TexaStone Quarries recentl, becoming the stone industry’s first company to receive gold certification in quarry operations and silver certification as a processing fabricator. Full story



 

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