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
SPEC MIX LLC
Stabila
Tradesmen's Software, Inc.
December 2008

How Is Your Business Doing?

President’s Message


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“How is your business doing?” This seems to be the first question I hear when speaking with someone.

It is asked, whether I am talking with a customer, banker, fellow contractor or even my wife, who, after hearing and watching the news, wants to know how we are affected by the current economic crisis.

My answers usually contain information from feedback I have received from fellow MCAA contractors throughout the country.

It is always interesting hearing about certain parts of the country that are still doing well, such as Texas. Other states aren't doing too well, such as Wisconsin, Michigan and Florida. Every marketplace is a little different: Some are good and others are poor, but most are facing tougher competition.

Being able to talk with fellow MCAA members lets you realize we are all in the same boat. You also realize you are not alone, and others are experiencing the same thing you are. This doesn't make it better, but it sure can help with your mental outlook on the way you approach these challenges.

Most economists will tell you when tough times occur, you must do three things to survive: reduce overhead, cut costs and preserve cash. This sometimes is a lot easier said than done.

Only time will tell how long our economic challenges will last. Just know that by being a member of the MCAA, you are part of an organization that cares about its members and will endeavor to provide you with up-to-date information about our industry; happenings in Washington; and steps our lawmakers are taking to help get our economy back on track.

Your continued support or your joining us in our efforts today are all the more important for us to be successful in working our way out of this economic downturn. The MCAA is now offering a monthly payment option for new members and any existing members who have yet to renew this year. Depending on the sales volume of your company, your monthly payment can be less than $50 per month. Fifty dollars per month may seem like a lot right now, but it goes a long way in helping us work together to build our industry. As we all know, together we are stronger. I wish you and yours the best this holiday season.


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

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

“The MCAA is working to solidify our industry.”

Donald McCauley
Hunt Country Masonry, Inc.
MCAA member since 2010

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