BMJ Stone
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
Southwest Scaffolding
Tradesmen's Software, Inc.
July 18, 2010 9:00 AM CDT

Six Down, Six to Go


Well, folks,we made it half-way through 2010 and, for many of you, it hasn’t been easy. Remember 2009,when we were all trying to predict what the next year would bring? How accurate was your assessment? Good or bad, the next six months begin now.

To address survival during difficult times, we talked to three industry leaders to learn how they are operating their businesses successfully. From technologies used, to products created, different businesses will address vastly different needs, depending on their sizes, their customers, and their product offerings. Check out “Doing What it Takes” on p. 24 of the July issue of Masonry, where we asked straightforward questions to get valuable information you can apply directly to your business model.

Also in the July issue, we take a look at several seemingly simple tools that can actually deliver an abundance of value (see “Tools of the Trade” on p. 14). And, we learn a wealth of information regarding masonry cleaning. It may not seem so complicated, but Dan Leiss with Steam Jenny reminds us of the many intricacies that can make enormous differences in masonry cleaning. Get the full skinny in “Cleaning Power,”p. 20.

As Masonry prepares to attend the MCAA’s Mid-Year Meeting in late-July, we look forward to and remain positive about the second half of 2010. Let’s keep our chins up and continue to do what it takes.

Originally published in Masonry magazine.

About the Author

Jennifer Morrell was the editor of Masonry magazine. She has 20 years of experience in the publishing industry as a writer and editor, covering such topics as real estate and construction, insurance, health care, relationships and sports. A graduate of The University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in magazines and is an award-winning newspaper columnist.


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