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.
October 2011

The Future is Around the Corner

President’s Message


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It is still very hot and dry here in Texas. As you have heard, wildfires are the news of the day, and then the rest of the news is about a guy named Rick Perry! One day, it will rain and cool off, and Texas, once again, will almost be heaven.

I am preparing for my last Midyear Meeting as president of the MCAA. I think that means I am a lame duck, and I can start thinking about coming back to work at Brazos. Norma Jean tells me she has a giant list for me to start on soon, soooo...

Maybe John Smith will give me a little to do, and I can at least put this list off until January.

Tomorrow, I have the privilege to meet with some hard working committee chairs. I commend each one, as they have spent hours helping the executive board to move the organization forward. I can assure all members and the industry, as we move forward, that this organization has a vision that will make us a stronger industry and a better people.

You want examples? Here they are. MCAA will form a program that will certify mason contractors for building residential fireplaces. This past year, we worked on behalf of the entire industry and convinced our government we could do the job better than they could. We are obligated to follow through.

Our Education Committee will continue to give us means and methods of learning to become better business people and contractors. This will be done through webinars, round table discussions and classes taught by fellow contractors.

Our award program will become stronger as we involve architects, suppliers and contractors to submit their best of the best projects.

Our Legislative Committee will remain on high alert and look out for what can hurt us. They will also promote what will help us as an industry.

MCAA’s Workforce Development Committee will work on ways to give us a stronger presence at VICA in high school programs around the country. Our apprentice program will change and become a better tool to use as we train for the future!

Our Marketing Committee will work on means and methods that will make us stronger with construction managers and design/build contractors. We will continue to work on Vision 20/20 to insure the success of our industry growing. Very soon, we will enable students, employees and residential contractors to become members of MCAA.

Safety programs will continue to grow, and will enable us with opportunities to become safer as individual companies!

The Technical Committee will always be looking out for our best interest and enable masonry to be easy to design with. Then there is South of 40! All I will say is to watch out and then move over, they are our future leaders.

Until next time, shoot for the moon and, even if you miss, you will land among the stars!


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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
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Who Moved My Cheese?

September 2016
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Giving back

December 2015
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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 keeps my company competitive with other building materials.”

John Smith
John J. Smith Masonry Company
MCAA member since 1990

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