MCAA Midyear Meeting
Make your plans now to attend the MCAA Midyear Meeting, September 10-13, 2014 in Milwaukee. Attend great networking events and shape the masonry industry while experiencing everything Milwaukee has to offer.
Register for the MCAA Midyear Meeting
(Deadline: September 3, 2014)
Reserve your room at the Milwaukee Marriott Downtown
(Deadline: Friday, August 15, 2014 - Housing after the deadline is based on availability and the rate is subject to change. Group rates are not guaranteed after August 15, 2014.)
Wednesday, September 10
8:00 - 2:00 PM Committee Chair Meeting
Governor's Room (First Floor)
For MCAA Committee Chairmen only.
3:00 - 5:00 PM Registration
5:30 - 8:00 PM TEAM Awards Dinner at the Harley-Davidson Museum®
The 2014 Midyear Meeting will kick off with the 2014 TEAM Awards. This year's event will be hosted at the world famous Harley-Davidson Museum®. History roars to life at the Harley-Davidson Museum®. It's the best of American design and culture - seasoned with freedom and rebellion, showcased in a landmark building. See why the museum is one of Milwaukee's top tourist destinations.
After visiting the museum, spend the night with your fellow celebrities of the masonry world as we celebrate the best of the best in the industry and announce the winners of the annual Tribute to Exemplary Achievements in Masonry (TEAM) Awards competition. Mason contractors realize that quality masonry projects are the result of strong creative vision and skilled execution. The purpose of the TEAM Awards is to give recognition to these projects and members of the construction team for outstanding accomplishments in masonry design and construction.
Dress for this event is semi-formal. Semi-formal dress is defined as suit and tie with optional vest for men, and a dress, pant suit or dress suit for women.
Individual tickets: $100.00 (includes dinner and museum admission)
Purchase individual tickets
Transportation will be provided; meet in the hotel lobby at 5:00 PM.
Thursday, September 11
8:00 - 9:00 AM Breakfast
Jackson Street (Second Floor)
9:00 - 12:00 PM MCAA Committee Meetings
Salon AB (First Floor)
Each committee will present a brief overview of accomplishments from the past year and goals for the upcoming year. This is a great opportunity for members to be involved in the planning process for the association, and to become a member of a committee.
5:00 PM Chairman's Reception
Harbor Front Condos
Chairman Mark Kemp would like to welcome and invite attendees to this unique event. The event will be held in his condo association's event space. Chairman Kemp and his wife Pauline will welcome attendees to visit their home throughout the reception. The MCAA Legislative Committee is working on lining up some additional special guests.
Transportation will be provided; meet in the hotel lobby at 4:30 PM.
Friday, September 12
7:30 - 9:00 AM Breakfast and MCAA Board Meeting
Salon A (First Floor)
The MCAA Board Meeting is structured to allow interaction and participation from members. Members of the MCAA are asked to attend and take an active role in shaping the future of the association and the masonry industry. An update on activity of The Masonry Foundation will be given as well.
9:00 - 12:00 PM Networking Roundtable Discussions
Salon A (First Floor)
Networking Round Table Discussions will engage different positions within a masonry company The group will address and discuss issues of relevance to the duties they perform. The session will have an appointed leader from within the segment. That person will initiate conversation and coordinate the time for the group. Attendees should be prepared to participate in conversation about the issues at hand and should be willing to share best practices.
This is a great opportunity to openly discuss topics with other peers from around the country in a non-competitive atmosphere and for your company to walk away with a host of new best practices to implement in your company.
5:30 - 8:00 PM Closing Dinner
The Horny Goat
The Closing Dinner, presented in part by the MCAA's South of 40 Committee, will be held at the infamous Milwaukee microbrewery, The Horny Goat. The evening will begin with a stop at Barnacle Buds for a brief 30 minute reception at one of the secluded treasures of Milwaukee. After the reception, we will continue to The Horny Goat, where a pig roast and buffet-style dinner will be waiting. Attendees will be able to enjoy live music and a number of games available for all to participate in, including Giant Jenga, and bags.
Dress for this event is casual.
Saturday, September 13
7:00 - 12:00 PM Speed Dating
"Speed Dating" is a rapid series of short and concise business-to-business meetings between mason contractors and manufacturer/suppliers to openly discuss business needs as well as the latest product and equipment innovations advancing the masonry industry.
As a contractor, you'll meet with nine companies set up in an intimate setting, where they'll present to you their latest products and services. Once that meeting is over, you'll move on to the next appointment to learn how that company will improve your organization's business and increase profitability.
Meet in the hotel lobby at 7:00 AM.Participating Companies Beeline Purchasing, Inc.
The Beeline "Purchasing Program" for the members of MCAA specializes in purchasing safety equipment and supplies. By partnering with the MCAA, we are able to use the buying power of the association to set up cost saving opportunities.
Big River Industries, Inc.
Big River Industries combines industry leading experience and technical expertise with excellent logistics capabilities and industry partnerships to provide solutions for such problems as concrete durability and much more.
cfiFOAM supplies the most technically advanced injection foam insulation products on he market today. cfiFOAM products are a 2-part foam system that combine a unique spray-dried polymeric resin with a foaming catalyst to produce a "dry" foam.
Concrete Products Group
CPG is a national network of 12 concrete masonry producers with 70 manufacturing facilities who focus on developing relationships with national and regional accounts. We are looking for strategic partners on the masonry contracting side to support making masonry the product of choice for new facility construction by national and regional key accounts.
EZ Grout Corporation
EZ Grout Corporation has rapidly become a leading equipment manufacturer to the masonry and concrete construction market. EZ Grout products are well known for groundbreaking, labor-friendly designs and high quality standards.
Mason contractors have bought more Non-Stop Heavy-Duty Scaffolding since 1976 than any other elevating scaffolding. It's the only elevating scaffolding designed specifically for cut-up walls, and features the most powerful winch - crank it one-handed, fully loaded. Never run a wall scaffold-high again. Comes with a no BS Lifetime Guarantee.
SPEC MIX, Inc.
Learn the REAL cost of your mortar to properly bid masonry projects. This presentation teaches attendees the step by step process and formula to accurately calculate the cost of mortar using your actual costs for the raw materials used in the field to produce a batch or yard of masonry mortar and colored mortar. Then learn how to calculate the true yield or volume of mortar produced from a given batch or yard and the added labor cost which is the only way to discover the REAL cost of mortar and how to accurately estimate and bid projects to meet your company's profit expectations. The presentation will conclude with a head to head cost comparison of SPEC MIX mortar to conventional field mixed mortar and show how to maximize labor or cut costs using silo systems.
Tradesmen's Software, Inc.
Mac or PC, 3D Masonry Estimating Software. Ideal for commercial, residential or restoration work. Building is displayed 3D as you do your take-off. This 3D image is an instant visual feedback that helps the estimator eliminate the possibility of any mistakes. Paper prints are no longer necessary. Just point and click on the digital blueprints and see your walls displayed. The On-Screen 3D Estimator (OS3DE) makes it simple and fast.
Xtreme Manufacturing strives to bring xtreme products to the rental industry by building its telehandlers, and other equipment, with xtreme durability, xtreme efficiency and xtreme quality in mind. Xtreme Manufacturing offers one of the most powerful, comprehensive lines of telehandlers in North America. As one of the continent's first manufacturers to produce a line of high-capacity and ultra high-capacity telehandlers, Xtreme Manufacturing has become a pioneer in the rental equipment industry with 12,000 lb to 40,000 lb weight-capacity machines.
Speed Dating Raffle
Mason contractors participating in Speed Dating can enter the Speed Dating raffle to win thousands in cash and prizes, including:
1 Truckload of SPEC MIX Standard Mortar in 80 or 3,000 Pound Bags, Delivered
(Courtesey of SPEC MIX, Inc.)
Boogie Board Jot 8.5
Eco XBT Bluetooth Portable Waterproof Speaker
Fitbit Flex with Accessory Bands
Sony Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones
Fuji Finepix XP70 Camera
$25.00 Bath & Body Works Gift Card
$100.00 Crate & Barrel Gift Card
$50.00 iTunes Gift Card
$500.00 Home Depot Gift Card
3-night stay in Key West, Fla. for the 2015 MCAA Midyear Meeting
$100.00 Aria Resort & Casino Las Vegas Gift Card
Movie Night Package
Includes 2 tickets to AMC Theaters $50.00 Chili's Gift Card
$100.00 Best Buy Gift Card
(Courtesey of Concrete Products Group)
$1,000 in Cash
(10 $100.00 bills)
The MCAA is proud to introduce a very special program specific to the ladies of the MCAA. This is a great opportunity to join with the other ladies and enjoy some time together and reconnect since the last meeting. The ladies will have a breakfast Thursday morning at 9:30 AM in the very nice Jackson room of the Marriott hotel. This will be a very relaxed breakfast and will be two hours in length to enjoy each other's company.
Friday the ladies will journey to the Café Benelux with Pauline Kemp leading the way for a nice lunch. The Benelux is just a short walk from the hotel and is in the historic third ward market area. After a refreshing lunch, the ladies will make their way to the infamous Milwaukee indoor market for some unique shopping opportunities.
Milwaukee Marriott Downtown
The Milwaukee Marriott Downtown offers the perfect combination of luxury and convenience in a premier downtown location. This historic Milwaukee hotel is ideally located in the heart of East Town, and walking distance from the Third Ward district, the shores of Lake Michigan, and the Milwaukee River Walk. Business travelers will appreciate the proximity to the Chase Tower and Federal Building, as well as convenient amenities including property-wide WiFi access and a 24-hour business center. Stylish guest rooms boast flat-screen TVs with premium cable and luxurious Revive® bedding. Start the day off with a signature Starbucks® coffee, and head over to Millioke for a delicious menu of Midwestern cuisine and craft brews for dinner. Depart from the ordinary and discover a new Milwaukee hotel providing incomparable service and unprecedented style at the Milwaukee Marriott Downtown.
The reservation deadline is Friday, August 15, 2014. Housing after the deadline is based on availability and the rate is subject to change. Group rates are not guaranteed after August 15, 2014.