No glass ceiling in masonry
From the editor
The masonry industry continues to grow and evolve, both nationally and regionally. Nationally, the MCAA makes a difference on behalf of you, the mason contractor, through tireless work in Washington, D.C., and around the country. (You can catch coverage of the 2014 MCAA Legislative Conference in the July issue of Masonry.) On a regional level, state and local masonry associations fight to help masonry to be the No. 1 building material choice in municipalities.
Sometimes, state masonry associations climb to other heights. Case and point: the North Carolina Masonry Contractors Association. The NCMCA held its annual convention in April. While the leadership of outgoing president Gary Joyner will be missed, the association welcomed its new and first-ever female president, Ashlee Moore.
Moore is a part of the family at Koontz Masonry in Lexington, N.C., and her position as a key leader and role model in the masonry industry has been well earned. And, as president, she will help bring important masonry industry issues to leaders in Raleigh, N.C., and Washington, D.C.
Be sure to catch my one-on-one interview with Ashlee Moore in the July 2014 issue of Masonry. You can get to know her better and join those of us who are huge fans of all she has accomplished and has to offer.
The June issue of Masonry provides you with the in-depth information on software and its importance to our industry, along with great tips on cleaning various masonry materials. In an effort to continually educate our mason contractor readers, we address the surface mottling of mortar joints in a special article that you won’t want to miss.
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.