Amerimix
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
SPEC MIX LLC
Stabila
Tradesmen's Software, Inc.
Travis and Paul Odom
September 2018

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Chairman’s Message


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This month I have the honor of guest writing for our Chairman Paul Odom. I would like to extend my condolences to the entire Odom family on the loss of Travis Odom, Paul’s father. Paul will be back with his column next month.

It’s September, which can only mean one thing: the MCAA Midyear Meeting is coming up later this month in Austin, TX. We will kick it off with our golf outing on Monday morning, followed by the MCAA Committee Chair meeting, which everyone is invited to attend. There, we will have Robert Garbini, President of the National Ready-Mix Concrete Association who will be discussing the “Build with Strength” program NRMCA developed. It is a fantastic marketing program which is promotes and pushed the need for our building codes to tighten up and encourage responsible construction.

Monday night, we will have a great evening and barbeque in downtown Austin and finish it off with a fun show at the infamous Ester’s Follies. Tuesday, we will have our Speed Dating event which will expose contractors to the latest and greatest in the industry and offer a unique way to gather that information. Wednesday, we will have our board meeting and contractor round tables where we share ideas, methods, practices, with one another and learn directly from other contractors from all over the country. We will finish that evening with our closing dinner and dessert reception which gives us more time to share with each other.

I have to share with everyone a very exciting class we are rolling out this year at the World of Concrete. You will actually read some pieces from XYZ University, who is developing the program, in this issue. The Build Your Workforce program will be about the modern job-site and how leadership can more effectively communicate across generations to help appeal to and increase the productivity of future employees. It is designed specifically for any of your supervisory staff, particularly in the field.

I would also like to plug to our on-boarding videos, which should be released at the end of this month. These new videos will be safety-related videos for new hires. They will be free for MCAA members, and available in both English and Spanish. The video topics will be PPE, HAZCOM and Silica. Compliance attorneys who specialize in OSHA rules and regulations developed the content for us. The MCAA plans to add additional videos every year in order to build a library of safety tools for our members. A shoutout to Tom Clark who will be hosting the English version of the videos.

Since early April, we have also been working on developing an Association Heath Care Plan.

These plans would allow our members of the MCAA to group our healthcare insurance together as a large company and get rates based on a large company. It will give more access to hospitals and doctors, and for anyone with less than 50 employees in a plan this would offer significant savings over their current plan. This MCAA Association Health Care plan would remove those companies from ACA exchanges, which add a lot of costs to administer. We anticipate more details later this month, and then hopefully rolling out the start of these plans on January 1, 2019.

I hope to see you in Austin later this month, it will be a great event for our industry.


Chairman’s Message Archive

Masonry’s Future

August 2018
Masonry’s Future

Worthwhile Work

June 2018
Worthwhile Work

A New Beginning

February 2018
A New Beginning

Givers Gain

January 2018
Givers Gain

Things to Remember

March 2017
Things to Remember

Looking Forward

February 2017
Looking Forward

A Fresh Start

January 2017
A Fresh Start

Who Moved My Cheese?

September 2016
Who Moved My Cheese?

Giving back

December 2015
Giving back

An exciting year ahead

February 2015
An exciting year ahead

Defining success

December 2014
Defining success

Staying busy for you

August 2014
Staying busy for you

Ready for action

February 2014
Ready for action

Thanks

January 2014
Thanks

Happy holidays

December 2013
Happy holidays

MCAA Midyear update

November 2013
MCAA Midyear update

The MCAA in D.C.

August 2013
The MCAA in D.C.

A Lot Happening

July 2013
A Lot Happening

Eye opening

June 2013
Eye opening

Positive movement

March 2013
Positive movement

Headed to Vegas

February 2013
Headed to Vegas

New beginning

January 2013
New beginning

It’s finally over

December 2012
It’s finally over

My trip to the Rockies

November 2012
My trip to the Rockies

The 2012 election

October 2012
The 2012 election

Stay involved

September 2012
Stay involved

Networking

August 2012
Networking

Summer time

July 2012
Summer time

Exciting time

June 2012
Exciting time

Working for you

May 2012
Working for you

New beginnings

March 2012
New beginnings

Farewell!

February 2012
Farewell!

One more to go!

January 2012
One more to go!

Join us in Vegas

November 2011
Join us in Vegas

As the world turns

August 2011
As the world turns

A Bright Future

May 2011
A Bright Future

Tidbits From MCAA

March 2011
Tidbits From MCAA

Time Flies By

February 2011
Time Flies By

The End of the Year

December 2010
The End of the Year

Busy Times!

November 2010
Busy Times!

South of 40

October 2010
South of 40

What Are We Doing?

August 2010
What Are We Doing?

Moving Forward

March 2010
Moving Forward

A Fond Farewell

February 2010
A Fond Farewell

A New Year

January 2010
A New Year

Start the Year Strong

December 2009
Start the Year Strong

MCAA in D.C.

September 2009
MCAA in D.C.

Brick Voids

August 2009
Brick Voids

Vision 2020

February 2009
Vision 2020

State of the Association

February 2009
State of the Association

The Silver Lining

January 2009
The Silver Lining

Impact on the Hill

June 2008
Impact on the Hill

New Horizons

February 2008
New Horizons

Wrapping up Another Year

December 2007
Wrapping up Another Year

Greetings From Italy!

November 2007
Greetings From Italy!

We Need Your Help!

January 2005
We Need Your Help!

The Strength of Unity

November 2003
The Strength of Unity

Changing of the Guard

February 2002
Changing of the Guard

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