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Hanley Wood Signs Letter of Intent to Purchase the Mason Contractors Association’s Masonry Showcase


Hanley Wood has signed a letter of intent to purchase MCAA’s Masonry Showcase.
Hanley Wood has signed a letter of intent to purchase MCAA’s Masonry Showcase.

Hanley Wood has signed a letter of intent with the Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA) to purchase the Masonry Showcase, the MCAA’s annual tradeshow held as part of its convention.

The move will benefit the masonry industry by combining the two companies’ resources and making Hanley Wood’s World of Masonry the masonry industry’s premier event.

"We are very excited about the opportunity to work with the leading masonry association," said Tom Cindric, Director of World of Masonry. "The masonry industry has been asking for one event, and this combined event would make that request a reality."

The proposed transaction provides that the MCAA will hold its annual convention (January 21- 25, 2008) concurrently with the World of Masonry, which will next be held January 22-25, 2008 in Las Vegas. The World of Masonry is held each year within the World of Concrete, the commercial construction industry’s largest annual international event.

MCAA will also participate in the World of Masonry by holding the Fastest Trowel Competition and Skills Challenge, and serving as an Educational Partner with the World of Masonry Seminar Program, where it will conduct specific educational activities like the Masonry Foreman Development Course and Masonry Quality Institute (MQI) Seminar.

About the Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA)
MCAA was incorporated in 1950. Its purpose is to help educate, train, and represent the mason contractor through its various programs aiding members to maintain its competitive edge against other construction methods. In addition, the MCAA promotes the use of masonry, recruits and assists in training of the industry’s workforce, impacts federal legislative and standard issues affecting contractors and provides educational programs for the key employees of member firms.

About Hanley Wood
Hanley Wood, LLC is the premier media company serving housing and construction. Through four operating divisions, the company produces award-winning magazines and Web sites, marquee trade shows and events, rich data and custom marketing solutions. The company also is North America’s leading publisher of home plans. Hanley Wood Exhibitions (Dallas) conducts 18 trade shows, including World of Concrete, one of the top 20 trade show events in the country.

Founded in 1976, Hanley wood is a $250 million company owned by affiliates of JPMorgan Partners, LLC. CCMP Capital Advisors manages the Hanley Wood investment for JPMorgan Partners.

About the Author

Steven Pomerantz is the Marketing Manager for Informa Exhibitions U.S., Construction and Real Estate and the World of Concrete.


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