Amerimix
EZG Manufacturing
Federated Insurance
Fraco USA, Inc.
Hohmann and Barnard, Inc.
Husqvarna Construction Products N.A.
Hydro Mobile, Inc.
iQ Power Tools
Kennison Forest Products, Inc.
Mortar Net Solutions
Non-Stop Scaffolding
Southwest Scaffolding
SPEC MIX LLC
Stabila
Tradesmen's Software, Inc.

J. David Holt

J. David Holt, freelance writer and owner of Holt Marketing Group Inc., has been reporting on the SkillsUSA National Masonry Contest since 1994.

24 articles by J. David Holt:

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Success story: Stephen Benson

Success story: Stephen Benson

Stephen Benson wasn’t originally a fan of high school. In fact, he tried four before finding Center of Applied Technology-North where he learned his life trade: masonry. Full story

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Success story: Michael Kern

Success story: Michael Kern

Michael Kern is an old pro at winning masonry contests and works as a skilled mason on the job today. Full story

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Success story: Chris Sutherland

Success story: Chris Sutherland

The son of a mason, Chris Sutherland began going out on masonry jobsites around age 8. The trade runs deeply in his family. Full story

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Success story: Zack Zuidema

Success story: Zack Zuidema

Working summers and winters as a laborer and an estimator taught Zack Zuidema many aspects of the masonry business beyond the brick and mortar. Full story

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Success story: Matthew Demery

Success story: Matthew Demery

Matthew Demery credits the Arizona Tender Training Program with putting his life and future on the right course. Full story

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Success story: Miguel Gonzalez

Success story: Miguel Gonzalez

Miguel Gonzalez needed an elective in high school. He chose masonry – knowing nothing about the trade – and he loved it. Full story

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National masonry contest celebrates 50 years

National masonry contest celebrates 50 years

Companies and organizations of the masonry industry joined together June 25 - 27, 2014, to support the 50th annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference. Full story

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National contest supports masonry skills training, development

National contest supports masonry skills training, development

The masonry industry joined together in June to support the 49th Annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference and the National Masonry Contest. Full story

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Jacob Fulford: Two for third

Jacob Fulford: Two for third

Jacob Fulford twice finished in third place in the secondary division of the National Masonry Contest, held in conjunction with the annual SkillsUSA. Full story

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Where are they now: Porter Soley and Sons

Where are they now: Porter Soley and Sons

For masonry work in southern Mississippi, just call a “Soley.” Four technically trained masons and their father live and work in the Hattiesburg, Miss., area. Full story

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Christian Rodriguez: A mason with a plan

Christian Rodriguez: A mason with a plan

Maybe Christian Rodriguez didn’t have a plan when he graduated from high school in Oklahoma, but he does now. Full story

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The future is certain

The future is certain

When Jordan Hartsell attended high school, Todd Hartsell was his instructor and has sponsored nine national masonry contest winners in the last 12 years. Full story

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Where are they now: Jon Mayes

Where are they now: Jon Mayes

Just a year out of high school, Jon Mayes asked his boss if he thought he was ready to take on the masonry responsibilities he’d been offered. Full story

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Young mason represents best in skills, character

Young mason represents best in skills, character

The winner of the secondary division of the 2011 SkillsUSA National Masonry Contest, Jordon Zook recalls his experience at last year’s competition. Full story

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Brick, block industries build future of masonry construction

Brick, block industries build future of masonry construction

Companies and organizations of the masonry industry joined forces in June to support the National Masonry Championships. Full story

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Lessons Learned Young

Lessons Learned Young

As a sophomore, Cody Prescott studied auto mechanics, but transferred to masonry after just one year. Full story

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Where Are They Now: John Grablewski

Where Are They Now: John Grablewski

John Grablewski has worked masonry jobs from Pottstown to Philadelphia to Reno to Mississippi to Connecticut to Switzerland to Russia and back. Full story

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National Contest Supports Masonry Skills Training and Development

National Contest Supports Masonry Skills Training and Development

The masonry industry joined together in June to support the 46th Annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference and the National Masonry Contest. Full story

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Where Are They Now: James Lux

Where Are They Now: James Lux

James Lux could easily be the poster boy for the value of technical training. Full story

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National Contest Validates Training, Development

National Contest Validates Training, Development

The Masonry contest was part of the 45nd annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference held in Kansas City, Mo., on June 25. Full story



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Center of Applied Technology - North
MCAA member since 1999

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