NCMCA Metrolina Chapter recognizes masonry contest winners
By Lynn Nash
In September, the Metrolina Chapter recognized recent successful masonry contest winners from the Charlotte area.
Present at the event in the photo above from top, left to right included: Doc McGee, McGee Brothers Company, company winners of the 2015 David R. Sigmon Award for First Place Finish in the Annual NCMCA Apprentice Masonry Skills Contest; Bob Gates, NCMCA President-Elect and NCMCA Apprenticeship & Training Committee Chairman; Garrett Hood, Huntley Brothers Company, 2015 World of Masonry SPEC MIX Bricklayer 500 Top Craftsman Award, second place finisher in the 2015 Bricklayer 500, and a two-time previous winner of the Bricklayer 500; NCMCA President Ashlee Moore; Luke Dutton, West Rowan High School, 2015 National SkillsUSA Masonry Champion, Secondary Division; Rodney Harrington, West Rowan High School, Luke Dutton’s masonry instructor; Todd Hartsell, Central Cabarrus High School, masonry instructor for SkillsUSA Champion Alex Ossowski and new SkillsUSA Masonry Expert for WorldSkills; and Brandon Hartsell, Metrolina Chapter President.
In the Bottom row, left to right: Lane Mullis, McGee Brothers Company, 2015 David R. Sigmon Award Winner, NCMCA Annual Masonry Apprentice Skills Contest and winner of the 2014 NC State Fair Masonry Apprentice Skills Contest; Jordan Furr, Fifth Place and Grayson McGee, Second Place, McGee Brothers Company, NCMCA Annual Masonry Apprentice Skills Contest; and Alex Ossowski, Central Cabarrus High School, 2015 National SkillsUSA Masonry Champion, Secondary Division. Also honored/recognized but not pictured: Daniel Furr, Koontz Masonry, First Place, First Year Division, MCAA International Masonry Skills Competition, World of Masonry 2015, a previous winner of the NCMC David R. Sigmon Award (2014) and recent SkillsUSA Masonry contestant for WorldSkills Brazil, won the SkillsUSA National post-secondary masonry championship in 2014; Kelton McGee, McGee Brothers Company, First Place, Third Year Division, MCAA International Masonry Skills Competition, World of Masonry 2015, won the second year division in 2014, a previous NC State Fair Masonry Apprentice Skills Contest winner (2013); and Andrew Mullis, Third Place, and Luis Marquez, Fourth Place, Huntley Brothers Company, Fourth Place NCMCA Annual Masonry Apprentice Skills Contest.
About the Author
Lynn Nash is the Executive Vice President for the North Carolina Masonry Contractors Association.