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March 2008

Were you at the World of Masonry in January?

President’s Message


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If you were at the World of Concrete, I know you had a rewarding experience. If you did not attend or just thought it would be another boring trade show, here is what you missed.

On Sunday and Monday, the MCAA held its Masonry Foremen Development course, which was a great course for giving your foremen the tools needed to do the job better! Tuesday was a Basic Estimating course. This course is excellent for the new and the seasoned estimator alike. With the changing codes and standards, there is always something new to learn. The MCAA also held committee meetings, where contractors and associates plan and develop programs that benefit the mason contractor.

The MCAA opening luncheon featured guest speaker Henry Winkler, best known for his television role on "Happy Days." Mr. Winkler spoke about the ability to overcome adversity and having a "CAN DO" attitude toward life. In the afternoon, the MCAA held its MAC PAC reception. MAC PAC supports federal political candidates who share your view on matters that affect your business.

The MCAA booth was abuzz with activity throughout the show.
The MCAA booth was abuzz with activity throughout the show.

On Wednesday, we were able to watch the Bricklayer 500, a fantastic competition that provides our industry tremendous media exposure. That evening, the "Mason Contractor Party" took place, hosted by industry suppliers at the MCAA-headquartered hotel. The Contractor Party was one of the highlights of the week. More than 750 people attended, and everyone had a chance to relax, network and socialize. I want to personally thank all of the sponsors who were involved in making this event such a huge success.

On Thursday, we spoke to many of the masonry exhibitors, and they were very pleased to see the changes the MCAA had made. The Skills Challenge and Fastest Trowel on the Block competitions were well attended and made great additions to the show. That evening, we had our closing banquet, honoring President Frank Campitelli for his leadership and vision in reshaping MCAA's future.

Tom Cindric, show manager for Hanley Wood, told me the World of Concrete/World of Masonry was the second-most attended show, ever.

So, if you were not able to attend, I am letting you know now that next year's show will be even better. If you want to improve your business and see what the masonry industry has to offer, mark your calendar for the next World of Masonry, Feb. 2-6, 2009. I look forward to seeing you there.


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Danks Burton
Pinnacle Masonry, Inc.
MCAA member since 1997

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