Turning leaves, busy times
From the editor
We are smack in the middle of fall, and both Masonry and the MCAA have been productive and busy.
In late-September, the Masonry staff attended the CSI/CONSTRUCT Show, which was held in The Gateway City, St. Louis. The show is a dynamic mix of education, information and networking. The aisles were bustling with activity, and the booths were full – a great outcome for exhibitors. We were able to spend time with manufacturers, distributors and vendors, both old and new to our magazine. Innovation and breakthrough technologies surrounded the Masonry team as we observed the latest wall systems, new products and cutting-edge services for our industry. You’ll find coverage of the CONSTRUCT Show in the November issue of Masonry.
While the crew from Masonry was working the CONSTRUCT Show, the MCAA was holding its Midyear Meeting in Key West, Fla. Attendees experienced fun activities unique to the Florida Keys, along with networking events and delicious dinners. The group took part in the ever-popular Speed Dating event for contractors, and the association conducted business via Committee Meetings and the delivery of a Legislative Update from The Keelen Group. Annual Safety Awards were bestowed to deserving recipients as well. The Midyear Meeting is an event not to be missed.
I hope you enjoy the November issue of Masonry, which focuses on green building, natural stone and handheld tools for masons. We wish you a cornucopia of happy times this fall.
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.