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.
A special guest welcomes contractors and their families to the MCAA Midyear Meeting
November 2013

MCAA Midyear update

Chairman’s Message


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To begin, I want to thank all of the contractors and their families who attended the Midyear Meeting in Orlando. It was one of the better attended Midyear Meetings in some time.

Disney found a way to bring us all back to our families and reunite those values. Jeff Buczkiewicz and the staff did a great job with all of the arrangements. It is a monumental job to keep all of us on time, busy and entertained. Mark did a fantastic job coordinating the committee meetings. We not only reviewed the last two years, we looked into the future of the MCAA as it progresses.

Two major reports were given at the board meeting. One is an update of the effort to get our foundation started and up to speed. The chairman of the foundation is MCAA past-president Tom Daniel.

Ed Brandt with E.W. Brandt and Associates gave us an update on the interviews and the opportunities that are available to each contractor and association. One of the first projects of the foundation is to fund BIM. We have to fund our share of the coalition that is bringing BIM to life for Masonry.

The second report was from Darrell McMillian with the Masonry Institute of St. Louis. He is tasked with gathering all the information from contractors on what needs to be included in the project for contractors and getting it into the BIM module. He will be calling and talking to contractors in the future to gather input. This is probably the hardest part and will take the most work.

I also wanted to thank the following Regional Vice Presidents for their attendance at the Midyear Meeting. We need your valuable input and it was great to get your participation.

  • Region A – Michael Schmerbeck
  • Region D – Larry Vacala
  • Region F – Robert “Buddie” Barnes
  • Region H – Ronald Bennett

At the board meeting, we nominated and approved a new Region E Vice President, Rick Swanson. Rick is taking over the duties for Doug Nichols. Thank you Doug, and congratulations to Rick.

Lastly, I want to thank our strategic partners. These 12 companies have stepped up to the plate and help fund our association. Without them, many of the services we perform would not be avail- able. We also have one corporate partner, a new of group of companies that also helps our association. The list is below.

Strategic Partners:

  • Airplaco Masonry Grout Pumps
  • Big River Industries
  • IQ Power Tools
  • Oldcastle
  • Kennison Forest Products, Inc.
  • Quikrete Cement & Concrete Products
  • Dow Building Solutions
  • Mortar Net Solutions
  • Spec Mix
  • EZ Grout Corporation
  • Non Stop Scaffolding
  • Tradesmen’s Software, Inc.

Corporate Partner:

  • AMERIMIX

Congratulations to the following companies for being present to receive Safety Awards at this year’s Midyear Meeting:

Greater than 100,000 hours Safety Award

  • Number of injuries and illnesses: 1; Total hours worked: 125,901.35
  • First Place: Stone Cold Masonry – Phoenix

Greater than 100,000 hours Safety Award

  • Number of injuries and illnesses: 8; Total hours worked: 331,799
  • Second Place: Brazos Masonry – Waco, Texas

Safety is very important to all of us.

Lastly, please look for future information on the World of Masonry in Las Vegas Jan. 20 -24, 2014. See you in Vegas!


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A New Beginning

Givers Gain

January 2018
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Things to Remember

March 2017
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Looking Forward

February 2017
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January 2017
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Who Moved My Cheese?

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Giving back

December 2015
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An exciting year ahead

February 2015
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Defining success

December 2014
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Staying busy for you

August 2014
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Ready for action

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Thanks

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Happy holidays

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The MCAA in D.C.

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A Lot Happening

July 2013
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Eye opening

June 2013
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Positive movement

March 2013
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Headed to Vegas

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New beginning

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It’s finally over

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My trip to the Rockies

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Exciting time

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Working for you

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New beginnings

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Farewell!

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As the world turns

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A Bright Future

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Tidbits From MCAA

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Busy Times!

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South of 40

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What Are We Doing?

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Moving Forward

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A New Year

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New Horizons

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We Need Your Help!

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