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Masonry has a new look, a new feel and a new name.
January 2017

A Fresh Start

Chairman’s Message


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What a great time to be in the Masonry Industry! After going through some tough times a few years ago, it now seems that almost everything is the complete opposite of those times. Many of us are seeing both our revenues and margins improving and hiring as many people as we can get our hands on.

We are able to return to training our apprentices and laborers and back to recruiting workers in our high schools. Wages are increasing again and bricklayer hours are much improved. We have a new Administration in office and we are all hoping that will be good for business and continue the growth we are now experiencing. We also have some new young faces in the MCAA that assures us that the excitement of being in our industry will continue. Young energetic people like our South 40 Co-Chairs Brandon Hartsell and Imani Brodie Surratt are exactly what every association hopes for while us old timers move on.

Speaking of exciting times, what do you think of our new magazine? Beside a new look, a new feel and a new name (now just simply Masonry) it is so much more than a print magazine. While we all like to have a physical copy in our office to pick up and read, so much more is now being accomplished electronically. If you haven’t yet, please read the note by our new editor, Dan Kamys that can explain Masonry and what we are going to be doing with it. Please take a moment to read about our vision. We want all the key people in your company to receive Masonry, so just log into our website at www.masonrymagazine.com/subscribe and add them on through the ‘subscribe’ button. In addition to your management team, be sure to include your apprentices as they love to hear what is happening in our association and our industry. If you like what you see in our new magazine please let us know. Likewise if you see areas we could improve on we want to know that as well.

I hope everyone had a blessed Christmas and is looking forward to a great New Year. With all of the hustle and bustle that goes along with the holidays behind us, we can get back to business. The first thing on the list is to join us at the World of Concrete/World of Masonry beginning on January 14th in Las Vegas. I have written about the events at our MCAA convention in the past couple of articles but this is your last chance to register. The highlight of the week is MASONRY MADNESS® on Wednesday when the MCAA Fastest Trowel on the Block and the SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 are held. Just log onto our website and you can register for all the events right there. Be sure to attend the Closing Dinner, where we will honor a few deserving people that have dedicated their lives to our industry in the Masonry Hall of Fame. I love seeing them and their families at the event to accept their awards and we see how proud they are.

This convention will be the halfway point of my chairmanship, and I can’t believe how fast this first year passed by. I was able to do quite a bit of traveling across the country to go to local chapter events and events of our Industry partners. My wife, Colleen along with MCAA Vice-Chairman Paul Odom and his wife Suzie have traveled together to most events we have been invited to. We love making new friends with members in their local areas and renewing friendships with those we were able to meet previously. Please invite us to attend your events and we will do everything we can to be there to let you know what your MCAA is doing for you and listen to your ideas on what we can do more of to help you and your business. I am looking forward to seeing everyone in Vegas in a couple of weeks!


Chairman’s Message Archive

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

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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Ammex Masonry, Inc.
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