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.
April 2011

Springtime Updates from MCAA

President’s Message


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Springtime is in the air here in Texas, and I have a new crop of young calves being born daily on the ranch. It is my favorite season, due to it being a time of new life. It also is a great time for us in the construction industry as we see improvement in the weather, and jobs can go full speed ahead.

Yes, I do wish we all had more jobs!

Once again I am so proud to be a member of MCAA. The latest reason? Jeff Buczkiewicz, our staff and volunteers from membership have worked diligently to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from regulating masonry fireplaces. The EPA credited the MCAA certification program as the reason they held off. Thanks to Jeff and all of us for this success. We came close to having another portion of our work harmed. It never pays to stay quiet when you know that you are right.

Speaking of certification, have you started on your journey? I am almost halfway there, and it has been very rewarding thus far. Our company recently sponsored a MQI class here in Waco and invited other contractors to join us. We had about 17 in the class, and it was great. It was my second time taking the class, with my first time having been in 1992. I also had several of my key management people there, and it was a good for them, too. I want to encourage each of you who have not started the process to do so now. Contact the MCAA office, and start your journey toward being a better contractor.

MQI is a great course for mason contractors and key management people.
MQI is a great course for mason contractors and key management people.

We have another item to be proud of: we will complete our first roundtable safety call this month. This is such a great networking opportunity for us to talk to each other concerning safety issues we face today. We can learn from each other, and we do not have to pay a consultant or lawyer. Zach Everett, chairman of the MCAA Safety Committee, will make sure that all questions and challenges are answered appropriately. The roundtable call will be the first of many. This is a priceless value to being a member of MCAA.

I also want to remind you about our Legislative Conference, which is planned for May 10 - 12. First of all, Washington, D.C., is a beautiful city to visit but, more important, our visit could make a differ- ence to the bottom lines of our financial statements. So far, MCAA has made a difference in issues, and we will continue to do so. It takes all of us working togeth- er on behalf of our industry. We have MilCon and the repeal of the 3% with- holding tax to finish off, and we will before we rest. I know times are tough, but I encourage you to make time for this trip and visit your congressman.

Our Mid-Year Meeting will take place in San Antonio, Sept. 14 – 16. You can take a short vacation in this beautiful city, while participating in a great even for our industry. There will be educational opportunities, com- mittee meetings, and a lot of Texas fun. My wife, Norma Jean, and I would love to have you here in our home state.

To all you South of 40 members, I want to see you in D.C. and San Antonio. You can make a huge difference in Washington. The experience is great, and the education that you will receive is priceless. You will need that as you lead our industry to a higher level. In San Antonio, we will have some interesting contests for you to participate in. This old cowboy might want to challenge you in a couple of them!

Until next time, this ole Cowboy says, “Shoot for the moon and, even if you miss, you will land among the stars!”


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Defining success

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Ready for action

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The MCAA in D.C.

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A Lot Happening

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Eye opening

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New beginning

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Summer time

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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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One more to go!

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Join us in Vegas

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As the world turns

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A Bright Future

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Time Flies By

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Time Flies By

The End of the Year

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The End of the Year

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 Fond Farewell

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A New Year

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Start the Year Strong

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Brick Voids

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Vision 2020

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State of the Association

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State of the Association

The Silver Lining

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The Silver Lining

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Impact on the Hill

New Horizons

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Wrapping up Another Year

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Wrapping up Another Year

Greetings From Italy!

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We Need Your Help!

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The Strength of Unity

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Changing of the Guard

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Thomas Cummer
Cummer Masonry, Inc.
MCAA member since 2003

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