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
Southwest Scaffolding
SPEC MIX LLC
Stabila
Tradesmen's Software, Inc.
safety

Forklift Safety

Forklifts assist us with various tasks around a construction site. Most of us take them for granted without giving a great deal of thought to safety. Full story


September 2018

masonry

Construction Disruption

Construction Disruption

Born out of a home shortage coupled with the skilled workforce shortage in Australia, the Hadrian X is the brainchild of Fastbrick Robotics. Read at MASONRY

news and events

We’re in Austin!

We’re in Austin!

We’re in Austin! The 2018 MCAA Midyear Meeting is about to begin and we can’t wait to see you! Full story

convention

SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500® REGIONAL

SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500® REGIONAL

The SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500® California Regional will be held in Sacramento, CA on Saturday, September 29, 2018. Full story

convention

SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500® REGIONAL

SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500® REGIONAL

The SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500® Wisconsin Regional will be held in Menasha, WI on Thursday, September 27, 2018. Full story

education

Why Buildings Leak Webinar

Why Buildings Leak Webinar

The Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA) will present “Why Buildings Leak” on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 10:00 AM CDT. Full story

convention

SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500® REGIONAL

SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500® REGIONAL

The SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500® Quebec Regional will be held in Montreal, QC on Wednesday, September 26, 2018. Full story

safety

Driving and Drugs

Driving and Drugs

Drugs can interfere with the body's normal warning symptoms of drowsiness and fatigue. Drivers can use up their body energy without realizing it. Full story

technical

Batching and Mixing Mortar

Batching and Mixing Mortar

Mixing mortar seems like a such a basic thing in masonry construction that it’s easy to take for granted. Yet, when mortar is not properly batched and mixed, things can quickly go wrong. Full story

education

Change Orders: Money on the Table! Webinar

Change Orders: Money on the Table! Webinar

The Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA) will present “Change Orders: Money on the Table!” on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 10:00 AM CDT. Full story

safety

Wheelbarrow Safety Tips

Wheelbarrow Safety Tips

A wheelbarrow by itself will not harm you or anyone else. You are responsible for how well a wheelbarrow is handled and stored for safety. Full story

news and events

Last Call for MCAA Midyear Meeting

Last Call for MCAA Midyear Meeting

The MCAA’s Midyear Meeting in Austin, Texas is only a few weeks away! If you haven’t registered yet, here’s just a taste of what you’ll be missing out on. Full story

news and events

2018 MCAA Midyear Meeting Ladies Program

2018 MCAA Midyear Meeting Ladies Program

We are very happy to present a new optional event for the MCAA Midyear Meeting. On Monday, September 24, MCAA First Lady Susie Odom will be hosting a ladies tour of downtown Austin. Full story

news and events

Marty Marrs Named Illinois Best Bricklayer

Marty Marrs Named Illinois Best Bricklayer

The 2018 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500® Illinois Regional Series has come to a close and mason Marty Marrs and mason tender Tony Savant of Marrs Masonry in Terre Haute, IN won it all. Full story

education

Management Essentials for the First Time or Recently Promoted Manager Webinar

Management Essentials for the First Time or Recently Promoted Manager Webinar

The Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA) will present “Management Essentials for the First Time or Recently Promoted Manager” on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 10:00 AM CDT. Full story

mcaa

Last Chance for Masonry Hall of Fame Nominations

Last Chance for Masonry Hall of Fame Nominations

Do you know someone who has dedicated their life to the masonry industry? This is your last chance to nominate them to be part of the Masonry Hall of Fame. Full story

safety

Could There Be A Disaster in Your Future?

Could There Be A Disaster in Your Future?

People toss around the word “disaster” quite freely these days. But when a true disaster strikes, our reality changes — so does our concept of the word. Full story

careers

NCPN to Recognize Florida Pathways to Apprenticeship

NCPN to Recognize Florida Pathways to Apprenticeship

On Friday, October 12, the National Career Pathways Network (NCPN) will recognize the winner and honorable mention recipients of the 2018 Career Pathways Excellence Award competition. Full story

mcaa

Welcome New Members

Welcome New Members

The Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA) is proud to welcome the following new members to the Association. Full story

mcaa

Recent Updates

Recent Updates

This month I have the honor of guest writing for our Chairman Paul Odom. I would like to extend my condolences to the entire Odom family on the loss of Travis Odom, Paul’s father. Paul will be back with his column next month. Full story


August 2018

education

Communication Between the Structural Engineer and Masonry Contractor Webinar

Communication Between the Structural Engineer and Masonry Contractor Webinar

The Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA) will present “Communication Between the Structural Engineer and Masonry Contractor” on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 10:00 AM CDT. Full story

Our Association Healthcare Initiative
Good Reasons to Have a Drug- and Alcohol-Free Workplace Program
Storm Shelter Design
KERR Wins 2018 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500® British Columbia Regional Competition
One Month Until MCAA Midyear Meeting
GEN NXT: Ashton White
Understanding Masonry Codes and Standards Coming to Chesapeake
Basic Masonry Estimating Webinar
Silica Train-the-Trainer Course Coming to Chesapeake
Equipment Safety
MASONRY Publications Partners with AIAS
American Treasure: Notre Dame
An Important Update on Silica
Avoid Common Office Injuries
Bed Joint Reinforcement
2018 SkillsUSA National Leadership And Skills Conference
The Power of Breakeven Analysis Webinar
The Temperature is Rising
MCAA Announces Partnership with XYZ University
Effective Leadership Communication Webinar
Masonry’s Future

July 2018

Hard Hats and Fall Protection
The Future Begins with Building a Connection
How Codes Change the Way We Construct Masonry Webinar
Chicago’s Water Tower And Pump Station
Southwest Scaffolding LLC Joins Strategic Partner Program
Eye and Face Protection
Warm Weather Q&A
Masonry Wall Bracing Seminar Coming to Atlanta
MAC PEC Golf Tournament
Safety Equipment and Usage on Conventional Frame Scaffolding Webinar
MIssing Ground Prong
Is Self-Consolidating Grout Right for My Project?
Exclusive MCAA Member Promotion
Residential Concrete Masonry Foundation Webinar
Kapro Tools Offers 930 SmartCast Heavy-Duty Mason’s Level with OPTIVISION™ Red Leveling Technology
Safe Scaffold Platforms
Keep the Public Safe From Tall Wood Buildings
Storm Shelter Construction Education and Credentialing Program
Motivation - A Key Leadership Skill Webinar
5 on 5 with John J. Smith Masonry Company
Now Accepting Masonry Hall of Fame Nominations
Firework Safety Tips
An Offer You Can’t Refuse

June 2018

What You Need To Know Now With Cyber Security Webinar
American Treasure: Old Red Museum
Masonry Wall Bracing Seminar Coming to St. Louis
GEN NXT: Christopher Dubief
Blast from the Past: Mark Kemp
MCAA to Develop Safety Compliance Videos
The 54th Annual SkillsUSA National Leadership And Skills Conference
Understanding Masonry Codes and Standards Coming to Orlando
Using a Dashboard to Steer Your Company on the Right Path Webinar
Veneer Anchors for Larger Cavity Widths
Transitioning to a Leader - Using Authority Effectively Webinar
Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral
Worthwhile Work

May 2018

TMS 602, Specification for Masonry Structures Webinar
Heat Information Sheet
Preserving the Beauty of Masonry
Using Masonry Veneer with Multi-Story Wood Framed Construction
What’s the ‘Cloud’ and How Does it Work in my Business? Webinar
BIM for Masonry: An Update
When Disaster Strikes
Masonry Wall Bracing Seminar Coming to Louisville
Assuring the Successful Continuation of Your Family Business Webinar
OSHA’s Respirable Crystalline Silica Rule: Time to Be Prepared!
Life Changing Injuries
Dealing with Foundation Issues Supporting Masonry
Understanding Masonry Codes and Standards Coming to Denver
Globally Harmonized System
5 on 5 with Telligent Masonry, LLC
Contractor and Manufacturer Mixer Talk
Masonry All Around
Electrical Safety Checklist

April 2018

MCAA’s Fourteenth Annual Online Auction a Success
The Unhappy Reality of Slip and Fall Accidents
GEN NXT: Adam Slattery
What is Your Back IQ?
Philadelphia City Hall
All About the Art and Science of Stone Carving
5 on 5 with United Masonry Incorporated
Legislative Fly-In 2018: Attendees Share Their Thoughts
Flag Persons
We’re Washington Bound

March 2018

GEN NXT: Joseph Blanton
Efflorescence Risk
Dust Off Those Suitcases
Mast Climbers: The Latest And Greatest
Working to Fill the Skilled Labor Gap
A Sit Down With Three Hall of Fame Inductees
The State of Masonry Education for Engineering Students
Thin Brick: Modern Material, Classic Charm
Wood Seeks Favoritism in California Construction
2018 Masonry Industry Legislative Conference
Enter the MCAA Safety Advantage Awards
The Changing Tide And Road Ahead

February 2018

American Treasure: St. John the Divine
MASONRY MADNESS® Day Draws Record Crowd At World Of Concrete Trade Show
New Masonry Wall Bracing Seminar Dates and Locations Announced
New Understanding Masonry Codes and Standards Dates and Locations Announced
New Silica Train-the-Trainer Course Dates and Locations Announced
Determining Strength of In Place Masonry Materials
Ready, Set, Gas & Go!
Joslin Named MCAA Minnesota State Chairman
Announcement of 2018-2019 MCA of St. Louis Board
David Chavez wins the 2018 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500® World Championship
Construction By Champion, LLC Certified
MCAA Announces 2018-20 Board Members
Soto Named 2018 Fastest Trowel
Apprentices in the Spotlight During MASONRY MADNESS
Carney, Blair awarded C. DeWitt Brown Leadman Award
Five Inductees Enter Masonry Hall of Fame
A New Beginning

January 2018

Grant Named MCAA Region E Vice President
MCAA Regional Report, Region I
MCAA Regional Report, Region H
MCAA Regional Report, Region G
MCAA Regional Report, Region F
MCAA Regional Report, Region E
MCAA Regional Report, Region D
MCAA Regional Report, Region C
MCAA Regional Report, Region B
MCAA Regional Report, Region A
Report of the MCAA Membership Committee
Report of the MCAA Technical Committee
Report of the MCAA Education Committee
Report of the MCAA Legislative Committee
Report of the MCAA South of 40 Committee
Report of the MCAA Workforce Development Committee
Report of the MCAA Marketing Committee
Report of the MCAA Safety Committee
Masonry Field Testing
Not-So-Impossible Staircases
MCAA Acquires Masonry Design Magazine From Lionheart Publishing
Cold Weather Block Construction
On the Level
Masonry Veneer and Construction Tolerances
Grass Named MCAA Missouri State Chairman
Get Ready! Just A Few Weeks Until WOC 2018
‘Thank You’ from the MCAA’s MAC PAC
BMJ Stone Joins MCAA Strategic Partner Program
Givers Gain

December 2017

Masonry Past, Present, Future
Taking Masonry Education to a Higher Level
Case Study: Landmark Lofts Phase II
A Day For the Best of the Best to Show Their Skills
DC Circuit Court Rules Against Coalition on Silica
NSVI & Believe in Tomorrow Children’s Foundation
Adding Reinforcement to CMU Walls Under Construction
The Trades vs. Traditional College
TLC for Power Tools
Grow Your Business by Branching Into Landscaping
Report of the MCAA Nominating Committee
Fall Prevention and Training
The Latest in Building Anchors
FMAEF and the Florida Department of Corrections
Masonry’s Biggest Event of the Year
A Conversation Regarding Indiana Limestone
The Reason for the Season

November 2017

Case Study: EVAPS Law Building
Dress for Success
Workers Compensation – Service and Experience Matter
U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA Extends Compliance Date for Electronically Submitting Injury, Illness Reports
These Boots are Made for Workin’… On Feet Made for Walkin’
Mortar: Proportion Spec or Property Spec?
GEN NXT: John Swindal
Stone Carving at Washington National Cathedral
A View from the Inside: Washington, D.C.
Codes and Standards for Manufactured Stone Veneer
Expectation Builds for World of Concrete’s Largest Event in 9 Years!
Always, Always, Always Something To Be Thankful For

October 2017

The Lorien Hotel
Glass Block Makes a Comeback
Upstate NYC Chapter and Habitat for Humanity Collaboration
Key Considerations for Masonry Contracts
Preparing the Next Generation Of Masonry Professionals
2017 California Fastest Trowel on the Block Results
Silica Rule Full Implementation Begins October 23
Shirley Named MCAA Pennsylvania State Chairman
TLC for Hand Tools
2017 NCMCA Metrolina Chapter Recognition Night
California Fastest Trowel on the Block Competition
Estate Tax Update
Masonry Heaters and Wood Fired Bake Ovens
Teaching Our Craft, One Student At a Time
Another Exciting Midyear Meeting

September 2017

Hill Named MCAA South of 40 Committee Co-Chair
Interview With Congressman Rodney Davis
Finding and Retaining Qualified Workers
North Carolina Fastest Trowel on the Block
Urgent Silica Update
Urgent Silica Alert
Silica 101: Compliance Education
Silica Alert - Amendment Opportunity Missed
The Federated Challenge® Garners $2.7 Million for Big Brothers Big Sisters
Silica 101: Tool Innovation and Compliance
Playful Masonry
Joints in Stone Panel Veneer Systems
MCAA Announces 2017 Member-Get-a-Member Winner
2017 MCAA Safety Advantage Award Winners
Why BIM-M Matters for You
2017 MCAA MAC PEC Golf Tournament Results
Learning From North Carolina

August 2017

What Industry Professionals Think About the Upcoming Silica Rule
How the 2015 IBC Will Impact Your Business
Leslie Named MCAA Legislative Committee Co-Chair
It Is By Giving That We Receive
OSHA’s Respirable Crystalline Silica Rule: What You Need To Know!
All About BIM-M
American Treasures: Whiskey Row
2017 SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference
Silica, Are You Ready?
Post-Installed Anchors in Masonry
Let’s Help Close The Skills Gap

July 2017

Changes You Need to Know Regarding Masonry Codes
Case Study: Lovness Estate in Stillwater, Minnesota
Air Barriers & Insulation
Cleaning Masonry
Masonry Gives Back: The St. Jude Foundation
American Treasures: The Washington National Cathedral
Preparing for the Future
Case Study: Phoenix Coding Academy
A Conversation With Mike And Colleen Sutter, Act I

June 2017

Case Study: Levine Residence
Urge your Senators to Pass the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act
MIA+BSI Offers Two Scholarship Opportunities for the Natural Stone Industry
Onboarding New Employees Is Good for Business
2017 MCAA Midyear Meeting
ASTM Standards for Brick
Cantarella Named MCAA Massachusetts State Chairman
Blast From The Past: Bill Dentinger
Distinctive New Colors for Reflection Stone Masonry Units by County Materials
ESCSI Honors Its 2017 Holm Award Recipient
Build More Than a Career. Build a Life.
A Bundle of Productivity: Grinders + Vacuums + Safety
ESCSI Honors Its 2017 Erskine Award Recipient
Dig In To These Summer Savings
Calculating Your Return on Investment

May 2017

Mortar In Water and In Color
Virtual and Augmented Reality For Mason Contractors
MIA+BSI Launches Natural Stone Testing Lab
Advocacy Looking For Online Feedback on Regulation
Hirschi Masonry President Named to Governor’s Workforce Development Board
Preventing Efflorescence
Camarata Masonry Systems, Ltd. Receives CID Award
Sweet Tea and Grits

April 2017

MCAA’s Thirteenth Annual Online Auction a Success
Grant Contracting Named 2016 Safety Award Winner
OSHA Grants 90-day Stay on Enforcement of Silica Rule
Silica, Auctions and Policy

March 2017

Pullman Ermator S26 HEPA Dust Extractor Raffle Winner
Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) Alert
2017 Masonry Industry Legislative Conference
NCMA’s ICON-Xchange 2017: Strengthens the Industry
Enter the MCAA Safety Advantage Awards
Things to Remember

February 2017

Silica Questions and Answers
MCAA Members Among 2017 Most Innovative Concrete & Masonry Products
2017 BIM-M Symposium
Kathy Spanier Receives MIA+BSI Person of the Year Award
Schroder Named President of Action Equipment & Scaffold Co., Inc.
New Credentialing Portal Provides Construction Career Opportunities for Veterans
Brenda Edwards Receives Women in Stone Pioneer Award
Mortar Net Solutions Introduces DriPlane™ Drainage Plane for Exterior Rainscreen and Adhered Masonry Walls
World of Concrete Brings the Industry Together to Kick Off the 2017 Construction Season
Executive Orders Have No Impact on the Pending Silica Rule
Looking Forward

January 2017

Bonifate named MCAA Region A Vice President
Matt Cash wins the 2017 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500® World Championship
Patlan Named 2017 Fastest Trowel
Apprentices’ Skills On Display During MASONRY MADNESS
Kemp Awarded C. Dewitt Brown Leadman Award
Five Inductees Named to Masonry Hall of Fame
Hydro Mobile joins MCAA Strategic Partner Program
MCAA Regional Report, Region G
MCAA Regional Report, Region F
MCAA Regional Report, Region E
MCAA Regional Report, Region D
MCAA Regional Report, Region C
MCAA Regional Report, Region B
Report of the MCAA Membership Committee
Report of the MCAA Technical Committee
Report of the MCAA Certification Committee
Report of the MCAA Education Committee
Report of the MCAA Legislative Committee
Report of the MCAA South of 40 Committee
Report of the MCAA Workforce Development Committee
Report of the MCAA Marketing Committee
Report of the MCAA Safety Committee
Federated Mutual Insurance Company joins MCAA Strategic Partner Program
Hohmann and Barnard, Inc. joins MCAA Strategic Partner Program
Amerimix joins MCAA Strategic Partner Program
5 on 5 with Premier Stoneworks, LLC
‘Thank You’ from the MCAA’s MAC PAC
A Fresh Start

December 2016

Resupporting Old Structural Masonry
The EZ Compact Mast Climber
Know Your Target and Set Expectations for Your Team to Hit It
Demand for Creative Construction Strategies Paves Way for Modern Concrete Block Suppliers
Specifying the Right Waterproofing Coverage
Last-Minute Stone Solution for a Modern Design
The Fraco Model
Make Project Team Leaders Accountable and Responsible for Results
Subcontract Barrier Installation or Keep In-House?
Come see what BIM-M has to offer at World of Concrete
The Impact of Staining on Masonry
Restoring the Historic Chickasaw Nation Boarding School
Weeps: Getting the Water Out
Q&A: Brick Veneer Anchors
ThermaPANEL: Snow-Melting, Solar Pool Heating and Patio Cooling
5 on 5 with Ammex Masonry, Inc.
Mason Contractors Association of America Supports Elaine Chao for Secretary of Transportation Nomination
Making Our Industry Stronger

November 2016

Cathedral Apprentice Leaves His Mark
Benefits of Silane-Siloxane Sealer for Older Brick Buildings
Fundamentals Are the Foundation of Business Success
Boral Confirms Merger Clearance Obtained for North American Bricks Joint Venture
Arch Masonry, Inc. Certified
LEED™ Essentials for Mason Contractors
Differences Between Rainscreen Walls and Cavity Walls
Leaky Walls in Brick Buildings
The Sun Is Shining on the MCAA
5 on 5 with Grant Contracting Co., Inc.
EZ Grout Corporation Transitions to EZG Manufacturing
MCAA Midyear Meeting Does Not Disappoint

October 2016

Fall Product Review
MCAA Member-Get-a-Member Contest Winner Gives Thanks to Employer
Masonry Staining
Blair Appointed President of Consumers Concrete Corporation
Optimizing Mortar Formulations for Maximum Performance
Efflorescence Questions and Answers
Holding Yourself and Your Company to the Highest Standards
Two Companies Certified at MCAA Midyear Meeting
Hartsell Named MCAA South of 40 Committee Co-Chairman
2016 MCAA Safety Advantage Award Winners
Fechino Inducted to National Masonry Instructors Association Hall of Fame
Duffy named MCAA Connecticut State Chairman
Masonry Staining FAQ
NC State wins Unit Design Competition
Have You Made Your Pledge to the Foundation?

September 2016

The #1 Rule to Getting More Done
The 27 Times Rule
Cast Stone and BIM — A Match Made in Louisiana
How Contractors Can Implement BIM in Masonry
New Study Debunks Actual Cost of Brick Homes
MCAA to Publish Masonry Magazine
Who Moved My Cheese?

August 2016

Incorporating Standard Operating Procedure
Can standard veneer anchors handle the loads of larger cavities?
BIM-M’s REVIT Masonry Pack
Navigating Adhered Masonry Veneer
An Introduction to Embedded Fasteners in Masonry
BIA Honors Inspired Design with 2016 Brick in Architecture Awards
Water in the Walls
2016 MCAA Region C Masonry Skills Competition
5 on 5 with Cantarella & Son, Inc.
Get Ready for MCAA’s Midyear Meeting

July 2016

What a Difference a Day Makes!
An Interview With Macy Williams
Cal/OSHA to Adopt Federal Silica Standard
2016 Masonry Association of Florida Masonry Excellence Award Winners
Acme Brick Company Names Morgan Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Join the MCAA in Scottsdale
2016 SkillsUSA National Masonry Competition Winners Announced
5 on 5 with Otto Baum Company, Inc.

June 2016

Labor Department announces availability of $50.5M to help states expand, diversify registered apprenticeship opportunities
Jerry Painter Begins Term as President of The Masonry Society
People Are Better Led Than Driven
Mortar Net Solutions Offers TotalFlash® Complete Masonry Cavity Wall Drainage Solution
Safety by Design
ASTM Volume 04.05 now available
Does Your BIZ Work for You?
NCCER Testifies to California Legislature
Call for Applications: The Masonry Society’s Haller Award
MCAA Key Accomplishments 2015-2016
5 on 5 with Artisan Masonry, Inc.
Southern Hospitality

May 2016

Keep the Best Players on Your Team
Mast Climber Accident Analysis
2016 Masonry Industry Legislative Conference Recap
Rosie the Riveter: Why She Loved Codes and Standards!
Workforce - A change in perception and practice
False fire-related claims can undermine public confidence in building codes and masonry designs
Thornton wins N.C. SkillsUSA competition in masonry
Are Employees Stealing From You?
Masonry student wins Gold
Pump maintenance
Pacific Coast Building Products elects retired VSP CEO to Board of Directors
5 on 5 with Cummer Masonry, Inc.
The 2016 MCAA Legislative Conference

April 2016

MCAA’s Twelfth Annual Online Auction a success
It’s quiet time!
Silica rule released
Saws, saw blades, hammers and grinders
Raising the bar on scaffolding and mast climber safety
Material mix design for masonry grouting
MCAA partners with Priceline Partner Network
5 on 5 with Veazey Enterprises
Construction industry groups file suit over OSHA silica rule
MCAA: Looking out for your interests

March 2016

BIM-M World of Masonry, IMI, MCAA and Insurance issues all in one spot!
Get someone to help you dig the hole
InsulTech ICMS from Oldcastle APG is an Architizer A+Awards finalist
Texas aims high with new masonry schools
Construction industry voices concerns with silica rule
Success story: Stephen Benson
US Labor Department announces final rule to improve U.S. workers’ protection from the dangers of ‘respirable’ silica dust
Final silica rule released
Success story: Michael Kern
Success story: Chris Sutherland
Success story: Zack Zuidema
Success story: Matthew Demery
Success story: Miguel Gonzalez
Masonry industry workforce development efforts
New BIM-M Guide for Revit users released
Wall assemblies and code requirements
ZAarchitects develop ‘Smart Masonry’
Scaffold accountability and responsibility
Free blueprint reading app for students
The 2016 MCAA Convention Annual Convention wrap-up
Project management, field crew meetings that work
MCAA offers savings4members™ Program
Yet another big step for the MCAA
Silica call to action
Enter the MCAA Safety Advantage Awards
The dos and don’ts of masonry anchors
5 on 5 with Howard Jacobs Masonry
Let’s share our passion!

February 2016

ACME Block and Brick acquires Pennington Block
Oldcastle APG West will break ground on new production facility in Frederickson
The value of sharing
New Editor named at Masonry Magazine
STIHL opens new Midwest location
Why a Masonry Foundation?
Weickhardt named MCAA Wisconsin State Chairman
Erickson named MCAA Iowa State Chairman
Vasquez named MCAA Region D Vice President
MCAA announces 2016-18 board members
Tuttle wins “WORLD’S BEST BRICKLAYER” title
Apprentices highlighted during MASONRY MADNESS
Martinez named 2016 Fastest Trowel
MCAA Regional Report, Region I
Newsome awarded C. Dewitt Brown Leadman Award
Six inductees named to Masonry Hall of Fame
MCAA Regional Report, Region G
MCAA Regional Report, Region F
MCAA Regional Report, Region E
MCAA Regional Report, Region D
MCAA Regional Report, Region C
MCAA Regional Report, Region B
Report of the MCAA Marketing Committee
5 on 5 with Superior Masonry Builders, Inc.
Report of the MCAA Education Committee
Report of the MCAA Certification Committee
Report of the MCAA Workforce Development Committee
Report of the MCAA South of 40 Committee
Thanks for letting me give back

January 2016

Report of the MCAA Safety Committee
Report of the MCAA Legislative Committee
Report of the MCAA Membership Committee
Sorry Charlie: If you wouldn’t have told me your price was high, you’d have the job
Masonry responds
Joint reinforcement: Less is more
Technology advances of robotics in masonry
World of Concrete product preview
Good as gold
10 construction industry trends to watch in 2016
Masonry Fireplace & Chimney Handbook
Masonry chimney checklist for weather resistance
‘Thank You’ from the MCAA’s MAC PAC
Report of the MCAA Nominating Committee
5 on 5 with Curtis Hoover
A week of masonry you can’t miss

December 2015

The Departments of Justice and Labor announce expansion of worker endangerment initiative
If you show them you care, they will follow you
This Old House names QUIKRETE® Q-MAX Pro concrete to list of the 100 best new home products of 2015
Gift of the Christmas Dog
OSHA Silica Rulemaking
Will you accept the call to serve?
5 on 5 with Ambach Masonry Construction, Inc.
Brick by brick, robot lays foundation for a new future in masonry
Giving back

November 2015

You must see the opportunity when others can’t
2015 Concrete Masonry Design Awards of Excellence winners
Make flashing work for masonry
Dry-cast manufacturing
5 on 5 with Arch Masonry, Inc.
The 2015 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500® Regional Winners to-date are in through October
A successful Midyear Meeting in the Florida Keys

October 2015

The one who holds the gold rules
2016 MCAA Convention
2015 Brick in Architecture Awards honor stellar design
Origin, evolution, and design of masonry at New Jersey justice building
The bricks and mortar industry enters the digital age
2015 MCAA Safety Advantage Award winners
2015 MCAA Midyear Meeting in review
5 on 5 with Witmer Group, LLC
Seeing the future before our eyes

September 2015

Don’t go that way!
PPE in Turkey is a fast-growing market
Standards compliance in the storm shelter and safe room industry
Iroquois Job Center masonry students fixing up Shelby Cemetery
Southeast Concrete Masonry Association holds first summer meeting
5 on 5 with Got Brick? LLC
Upstate New York MCAA Chapter formed
Sam McGee passes
National champion bricklayer ready to defend his title
Join us for the Midyear Meeting

August 2015

As long as you invest in the right stuff, borrowing money will help you build wealth quicker
Why SIMPLE Plans don’t work for prevailing wage contractors
What makes the saw industry tick
OSHA issues proposed rulemaking clarifying the ongoing obligation to make and maintain accurate records of work-related injuries
Oldcastle® Architectural acquires Anchor Block Company and Anchor Wall Systems
Campus connections
It’s time for a culture change in the construction industry
5 on 5 with Kalish Masonry
Why masonry?
The MCAA Midyear Meeting is approaching

July 2015

Efflorescence and masonry
NCCER’s revised Core Curriculum now available
Fix yourself, and you fix the world
Dutton, Ossowski win at SkillsUSA
Brick matching 101
Chimney flashings
Acme Brick Company announces Plant Manager of the Year
Join the MCAA in Key West
Adrian Steel releases new interior ladder storage solution
EP Henry announces wholesale Hardscaping Center at Richmond
BIM for Masonry releases new Roadmap
Spread the Word: Masonry Doesn’t Burn

June 2015

How do you get off the hamster wheel?
Northwest Ohio Masonry & Stone, LLC, the exclusive provider of StoneCoat®
‘Non-Stop’ progress
Developing your existing workforce to overcome the labor shortage
‘Flying In’ new members
Flashing: Roof/Wall Intersections
MCAA Key Accomplishments 2014-2015
Masonry student heads for national competition
Busy on ‘The Hill’ for you

May 2015

Angelus Block publishes first externally verified Environmental Product Declaration for concrete masonry products
There’s a time to stay, and a time to walk away
Tremron Hardscapes expands operations to Atlanta
2015 Masonry Industry Legislative Conference recap
Our voices are being heard
Mixing it up
A worldwide reach for safety
Progress in the making

April 2015

MCAA’s Eleventh Annual Online Auction a success
Finding (thinking) a way to let the good times roll
Lay it again, SAM
A voice in Washington

March 2015

BIM-M Symposium announces opening speaker
When the right opportunity appears, grab it while you have the chance
New study finds that OSHA officials underestimated cost of silica rule for construction industry by $4.5 billion a year
Hall of Fame leadership
Cummer Masonry, Inc. certified
MCAA Annual Convention recap
New 25-Channel SPEC MIX® Colored Mortar Display Kit is now available
A new name for CCMA
D K & Sons, LLC certified
Another successful Convention in Vegas

February 2015

Sam Vinci: A great career, a great life
If your plan doesn’t work, cut your losses and get out as soon as possible
Long-term energy savings through cavity wall systems
Campbell wins second “WORLD’S BEST BRICKLAYER” title
Apprentices show their skills during MASONRY MADNESS
Armenta named 2015 Fastest Trowel
Smith awarded C. DeWitt Brown Leadman Award
MCAA Regional Report, Region G
Dentinger inducted to Masonry Hall of Fame
MCAA Regional Report, Region F
MCAA Regional Report, Region E
MCAA Regional Report, Region D
MCAA Regional Report, Region C
MCAA Regional Report, Region B
Report of the MCAA Legislative Committee
Report of the MCAA MasonrySystems.org Committee
Report of the MCAA Marketing Committee
Report of the MCAA Certification Committee
Report of the MCAA Education Committee
Report of the MCAA Workforce Development Committee
Report of the MCAA Safety Committee
Report of the MCAA South of 40 Committee
Report of the MCAA Membership Committee
An exciting year ahead

January 2015

ACI releases Spanish edition of ACI Building Code ACI 318-14
Don’t just think it, do it
The scary things contractors do (or don’t do) to save money
Mortar Net Solutions adds EPDM Membrane to TotalFlash
The building envelope
Concrete masonry product rules released
Anchors and energy efficiency
Adding drainage to stone veneers and adhered masonry
‘Thank You’ from the MCAA’s MAC PAC
MCAA Convention is approaching

December 2014

Vision, core values, motto
Stull elected chairman of Portland Cement Association
Brick paver installation methods
Henry Brick Co.’s Ted Henry passes away
Ohio Masonry Association news
Defining success

November 2014

You make the call
The right mixer for the job
MCAA members ship and save with UPS
Restoring the Capitol Building
Coming together for our industry

October 2014

If you want the job, give your customer a quote to do their work!
Is a used mast climber right for you?
Fluid applied air and water barriers
Redi-Rock announces the winners of its annual ‘Rocky Awards’
Why the masonry business is like golf
2015 MCAA Convention
News from the Texas Masonry Council
Striving to reach perfection and continually improving

September 2014

MCAA Masonry Hall of Fame member Glenn W. Sipe passes
Never let them see you sweat
Cleaning manufactured stone
2014 MCAA Safety Advantage Award winners
2014 Vision Award winners announced
TEAMs awarded in Milwaukee
Arriscraft introduces new, light colors in coordinating products
Will OSHA listen?
Hitting the road and making a difference

August 2014

Trusting your gut
Houzz survey predicts rise in outdoor living renovation
Adrian Steel launches new line of Ford Transit products
Staying busy for you

July 2014

What do we do now?
User’s Guide to ASTM Specification C94/C94M on Ready-Mixed Concrete
Huddle up, before it’s too late
2014 Brick in Architecture Awards honor outstanding design
2014 MCAA Midyear Meeting
National masonry contest celebrates 50 years
Surface mottling of mortar joints
MCAA hits ‘The Hill’
Synpro Masonry Cleaner and Efflorescence Remover
Tackling cleaning challenges
MCAA Midyear Meeting approaching

June 2014

Don’t forget to do the things that matter most
Silica public hearings concluded
OSHA announces new interactive training webtool on identifying workplace hazards
The MCAA partners with Sageworks to offer new member benefits
MCAA staying busy and making progress

May 2014

Working for nothing most of the time
2013 changes in the Masonry Code
Company Profile: LATUX Diamond Blades Distributors
MCAA Key Accomplishments 2013-2014
Scaffolding production enhancers
MCAA launches Safety Marketplace
Be a voice in your industry
MCAA’s Tenth Annual Online Auction a success

April 2014

It pays you more if you enjoy the trip
MCAA testifies at OSHA Silica Hearings
BASF’s Neopor meets key industry requirements for rigid thermal insulation
The MCAA is on the move

March 2014

Failing to plan is planning to fail
Cool-Crete removes heat from concrete curing process
Robert “Ducky” Baum
Silica comments in
It’s all about helping each other

February 2014

All contractors must have a treasure chest
Grace Preprufe meets waterproofing challenge in Qatar
Oldcastle Architectural donates $10,000 to Skills USA’s National Masonry Program
Tough spot #47: Elevator shafts
BIM-M: A work in progress
Saws and saw blades review
Construction Industry Safety Coalition urges U.S. Department of Labor to withdraw “significantly flawed” silica proposal
South Carolina mason wins “World Series of Bricklaying”
Four companies certified at MCAA Convention
Ready for action

January 2014

MCAA announces 2014-16 board members
Lesson from the Great Recession: Working for narrow profit margins can cause a business to fail
Apprentices showcased during Masonry Madness
Willoughby named 2014 Fastest Trowel
Borchelt awarded C. DeWitt Brown Leadman Award
Three inductees named to Masonry Hall of Fame
MCAA Regional Report, Region H
MCAA Regional Report, Region G
MCAA Regional Report, Region F
MCAA Regional Report, Region E
MCAA Regional Report, Region D
MCAA Regional Report, Region B
Report of the MCAA MasonrySystems.org Committee
Report of the MCAA Marketing Committee
Report of the MCAA Workforce Development Committee
Report of the MCAA Safety Committee
Report of the MCAA South of 40 Committee
Report of the MCAA Membership Committee
Report of the MCAA Education Committee
Report of the MCAA Certification Committee
Special Inspection of Structural Masonry Construction class offered
Advantages of safe, clean and efficient wood heat
Remodeling an indoor fireplace without replacing masonry
Thanks

December 2013

When the tide goes down, you find out who is swimming without clothes on!
Mortar and grout delivery
Thirteenth annual NC State Sigmon Memorial Design Competition
Update on the OSHA Silica Exposure Rule
Product benchmarking for greener buildings
Happy holidays

November 2013

If you can see it and believe it, you can achieve it
Midyear Meeting rundown
OSHA’s Top 10 Violations for 2013
MCAA Midyear update

October 2013

Meet the next generation of Mustang Vertical-Lift Skid Steer Loaders
Are you making money or losing cash?
Comment on proposed silica rule
MCAA requests comment period extension
OSHA releases new silica exposure rule
The call of masonry
2014 MCAA Convention
2013 MCAA Safety Advantage Award winners
2013 MCAA Midyear Meeting wrap-up
Ushering in a busy fall season

September 2013

CarbonCure, Atlas Block release concrete masonry EPD
Wright Tool partners with Florida International Marketing
How fast should you grow?
Bidding on prevailing wage jobs
OSHA's proposed silica rule to be posted to Federal Register September 12
iQ Power Tools joins MCAA Strategic Partner Program
Workforce a familiar friend

August 2013

MCAA Special Report: OSHA Proposed Rule on Crystalline Silica
Some things aren’t as they appear
OSHA’s proposed silica rule a serious concern
Anchoring stone veneer
Proposed OSHA rule decreases PEL
OSHA announces proposed silica rule
2013 BIA Award winners honored for Best in Brick design
Durable, dependable and decidedly cost-efficient: The Ultra Air Barrier Wall System
National contest supports masonry skills training, development
The MCAA in D.C.

July 2013

Hard times build character and develop survival skills
Masonry veneer installation
Cutting to the chase
Three inducted into NMIA Masonry Hall of Fame
Leaps and bounds
Corium Steel-Backed Brick Cladding System launches
2013 MCAA Midyear Meeting
IMI develops new Internal Bracing Guide
A lot happening

June 2013

Watch out for the one bad job
Masonry Designers’ Guide – 7th Edition
Masonry grout pump
MCAA Key Accomplishments 2012-2013
Jacob Fulford: Two for third
Eye opening

May 2013

Keeping your offensive line in check
The best blade for the job
Masonry construction: Then and now
Know your plank
2013 South of 40 Conference wrap-up
Laying the foundation on Capitol Hill
Engaging your elected officials
Scaffolding systems
Mustang R Series Skid Steer Loaders
Why not be a member?

April 2013

If you work hard, you deserve what you get
MCAA’s Ninth Annual Online Auction a success
Tekla Structures 19 helps leverage the latest in BIM
What does the MCAA mean to you?
Toro adds line of concrete and masonry equipment
On the Job with the MCAA
Where are they now: Porter Soley and Sons
First South of 40 Conference
On the Job with the MCAA

March 2013

Are you working for nothing?
Total stations for everyday jobsite use
Legislative update from the MCAA
On the Job with the MCAA
Comparing the pros and cons of exterior competitors to brick
On the Job with the MCAA
Acme Brick Company reopens Bennett, Texas plant
On the Job with the MCAA
Enter the MCAA Safety Advantage Awards
On the Job with the MCAA
Financial savings made easy
Positive movement

February 2013

2013 NCMCA Masonry University
Who will load the truck?
On the Job with the MCAA
MCAA Regional Report, Region I
MCAA Regional Report, Region H
MCAA Regional Report, Region G
MCAA Regional Report, Region F
MCAA Regional Report, Region E
MCAA Regional Report, Region D
MCAA Regional Report, Region B
Dold Highlights MCAA MAC PAC Event
Two companies certified at MCAA Convention
Campbell wins the title of “WORLD’S BEST BRICKLAYER”
Big River Industries joins MCAA Strategic Partner Program
Armenta named 2013 Fastest Trowel
Report of the MCAA Workforce Development Committee
Apprentices highlighted in Vegas
Wet-polisher makes sculpting four tons of granite smooth
Bounds awarded C. DeWitt Brown Leadman Award
Grant inducted to Masonry Hall of Fame
Report of the MCAA South of 40 Committee
Report of the MCAA Technical Committee
Report of the MCAA Membership Committee
Report of the MCAA Education Committee
Report of the MCAA Certification Committee
Report of the MCAA MasonrySystems.org Committee
Report of the MCAA Marketing Committee
Report of the MCAA Safety Committee
Report of the MCAA Legislative Committee
H.B. Fuller Construction Products opens R&D center
Headed to Vegas

January 2013

Change or die!
Construction material prices down slightly
Refractory mortar for masonry fireplace and chimney construction
Using housewrap for masonry applications
Patching: Extending the life of masonry
Standard Practice for Bracing Masonry Walls Under Construction now available
Christian Rodriguez: A mason with a plan
Updated Reinforced Masonry Engineering Handbook
Limestone restoration
The masonry heater revealed
New beginning

December 2012

We must play with the cards we are dealt
The MCAA is forging the future of masonry
Understanding the insulation used in the Ultra Air Barrier Wall System
Blueskin SA and SA LT air and vapor membranes
Air barriers: Impermeable or permeable?
MCAA Region C Skills Challenge results
The brick breakthrough
It’s finally over

November 2012

It’s not what you go through that matters
Paver collection, decorative edge from Belgard
Permeable paving
The new Cat® 966K XE
New Wetmix System from SPEC MIX
PumpMaster PG-30 masonry grout pump
Masonry anchors and ties by the code
The science of staining
My trip to the Rockies

October 2012

Please don’t tell my customers, “We can’t do that!”
The future is certain
Installing manufactured stone veneer
Architectural cast stone
New QUIKRETE® Wet Shotcrete process wins award
Taking on mast climber safety responsibilities
Salt Lake City’s City Creek Center
The 2012 election

September 2012

Make work out of what you have to do
Masonry creates durability in four Indiana schools
Impacts of new OSHA crane safety regulations
2013 MCAA Convention
Hunt Country Masonry certified at MCAA Midyear Meeting
2012 MCAA Midyear Meeting wrap-up
Safety Advantage Award Winners
Vision Award winners announced
Architect, contractor, supplier TEAMs awarded
Cronholm earns RMMI Certified Masonry Contractor credential
BIA honors the best in brick design
Stay involved

August 2012

How quickly can you do this job?
Taking charge with Ultra Air Barrier Wall System
MCAA Key Accomplishments 2011-2012
RCI’s 2012 Symposium on Building Envelope Technology
Networking

July 2012

Proper planning prevents poor performance
Facade grants turn bricks into gold
NMIA inducts four to Hall of Fame
Cutting-edge saws
OSHA calls for water, rest and shade
5 tips for efficiently running a small construction business
Summer time

June 2012

Your company’s wellbeing depends on what you consume
Restoring historic structures with cast stone
Monitor compressor installation with mobile app
2012 MCAA Midyear Meeting
A green alternative to portland cement
The Ultra Air Barrier Wall System: Your best bet for a better wall
Exciting time

May 2012

The spankings don’t hurt anymore!
Turnbull named Acme Brick Company Plant Manager of the Year
Oldcastle Architectural renames masonry unit Cordova Stone
Vertical rebar positioners
Reinventing Canadian masonry
2012 Legislative Conference a success
Oldcastle Architectural renames high-performance wall system EnduraMax
2012 Hammurabi Awards
Masonry wall flashings
Where are they now: Jon Mayes
Working for you

April 2012

It’s finally over!
MCAA’s Eighth Annual Online Auction a success
Bonsal American, Inc. acquires TXI Package Products of Texas
Acme Brick reopens Denton Plant Kiln on 100th anniversary
Preserving the declining art of stonemasonry
Helifix restoration for historic skyscraper
Good to know
What OSHA really looks for
The stronger person
SAIA makes statement on LVL scaffold planks
Join us in D.C. next month

March 2012

Why are my employees all stirred up?
NCCER and MCAA to develop masonry training program
Fremont Tactical Training Facility
MCAA signs agreement with NCCER
New beginnings

February 2012

Be careful of the words you say
MVMA Design Awards winners announced
Mast climber, crane and telehandler equipment
Bricklayers’ tools
The environmental attributes of bricks
Masonry Tec Products announces new company name
Big River Industries announces new brand
Two companies certified at MCAA Convention
MCAA Regional Report, Region I
MCAA Regional Report, Region H
MCAA Regional Report, Region G
MCAA Regional Report, Region F
MCAA Regional Report, Region E
Four inductees named to Masonry Hall of Fame
Reints wins title of “World’s Best Bricklayer”
Apprentices show off their skills in Vegas
Barnes awarded C. DeWitt Brown Leadman Award
Farewell!

January 2012

AWP equipment maintenance
Canez named 2012 Fastest Trowel
Scaffolding tricks for tight job sites
Report of the MCAA Safety Committee
Report of the MCAA Technical Committee
Report of the MCAA Workforce Development Committee
Report of the MCAA MasonrySystems.org Committee
Report of the MCAA Certification Committee
Report of the MCAA Education Committee
Report of the MCAA Marketing Committee
Report of the MCAA South of 40 Committee
Report of the MCAA Membership Committee
Report of the MCAA Legislative Committee
When the going gets tough, the tough get going
Drainable is sustainable
The scoop on the scaffolding industry
Belgard permeable pavers qualify projects for EPA grants
Increase your knowledge
Natural stone: The original building material
PIMA releases technical bulletin on continuous insulation systems in walls
One more to go!

December 2011

Honesty, good judgment and action
Milwaukee Green Corridor Farmer’s Market
Hardscaping tools product review
Know your CMU foam insulation
Safway Services, LLC acquires Waco Scaffolding & Equipment
The life of a mason contractor

November 2011

MCAA instrumental in 3 percent repeal
A rich person is not the one with the most
Repeal of 3 percent withholding passes
MCAA Region A Skills Challenge results
Young mason represents best in skills, character
MCAA members honored
Join us in Vegas

October 2011

Keeping employees happy
BMI’s silo system
Public auction sale
Hands-on hardscape classes
Masonry basics with hands-on training
Harnessing power
MCAA Region C Skills Challenge results
New MCAA Perks fuel program
Sakrete Concrete Dissolver named one of the top products of 2011
Verifying codes and standards compliance
Miami’s Olympia Theater restoration
The future is around the corner

September 2011

Revolutionizing the environmental impact of masonry
It’s comeback time!
MCAA members arrested at Midyear Meeting!
2011 Midyear Meeting wrap-up
MCAA moves ahead on workforce development
PermaLath 1000® the perfect mortar base for SVM and PMSVM applications
This ole cowboy is excited!

August 2011

Urgent message from MCAA President Mackie Bounds
The customer is always No. 1
SANY Heavy Industry joins Forbes World's Most Innovative Companies
Brick, block industries build future of masonry construction
Nonresidential energy code compliance with concrete masonry
Moisture management of below-grade construction ‘basements’
Historic building gets renewed lease on life
Addressing moisture infiltration
Tools for masons
As the world turns

July 2011

If You Feel Good, You Can Deal with Everything Else
Caterpillar Completes Acquisition of Bucyrus
Air Barriers and Insulation
Caterpillar Announces New Parts Distribution Center in Spokane
Fixin’ Up the Ritz
Polyether-Based Sealants and Adhesives Offer Performance, Safety and Low VOCs
Bring on the Rain
Update From the President

June 2011

The Best Operators of Business Are Goofy
Scaffold Plank Price-Buyers: Beware of the Loophole
MCAA Legislative Conference Recap
Core Filling With a Masonry Grout Pump
Changing Employee Attitudes Toward Safety
Boral's New Architectural Design Series
Lessons Learned Young
Advanced Masonry Systems, Inc. Completes Certification Program
The Strong Spirit of our Industry

May 2011

Customers Hire Those That Make Their Job Easy
MCAA Key Accomplishments 2010-2011
Lafarge’s Rock Quarry and Aggregate Lab
Renting Adjustable Scaffolding
MCAA's Seventh Annual Online Auction a Success
Tensar International Receives Full NCDOT Approval for ARES and Mesa Retaining Wall Systems
Saws, Blades Offer Hardscaping Opportunities for Contractors
Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. Announces New President
A Bright Future

April 2011

Sandell Industries, Inc. Acquired By Hohmann & Barnard
When You Price Work, Do You Estimate or Guesstimate?
Where Are They Now: John Grablewski
Moisture Management in Window Rough Openings
Levels and Measuring
Masonry Anchoring Systems: Today and Beyond
Indiana Cut Stone to Distribute Vanderbilt Classic
Submit Ideas for MCAA to Pursue with ASTM
Indiana Limestone: A Natural Wonder
Springtime Updates from MCAA

March 2011

You Lose More on the Good Jobs Than on the Bad
MCAA Receives Favorable Ruling From EPA on Masonry Fireplaces
Product Watch: Porphyry for Stone Paving
Green Building: The Changing Face of Masonry
Tidbits From MCAA

February 2011

When Do You Give Up On a Potential Job?
EPA Coal Ash Analysis Flawed
MCAA Regional Report, Region I
MCAA Regional Report, Region H
MCAA Regional Report, Region G
MCAA Regional Report, Region F
MCAA Regional Report, Region D
MCAA Regional Report, Region B
Report of the MCAA Workforce Development Committee
Report of the MCAA Technical Committee
Report of the MCAA South of 40 Committee
Report of the MCAA Membership Committee
Report of the MCAA Marketing Committee
Report of the MCAA Legislative Committee
Report of the MCAA Education Committee
Report of the MCAA Certification Committee
Three Companies Certified at MCAA Convention
Time Flies By

January 2011

Set Your Goals Now
Robinson Wins Title of World’s Best Bricklayer
Daniel Awarded C. DeWitt Brown Leadman Award
Apprentices' Skills On Display in Vegas
Chee Repeats as Fastest Trowel Champion
Vision Award Winners Announced
Masonry TEAMs Awarded
Accomplishing a Goal
Keeping Fraud out of Breach of Contract
Cold Weather Mortar and Grout Mixing Solution
Masonry Retaining Wall Ends Erosion
The MCAA Convention: A Priceless Experience

December 2010

Masonry Walls Flashed Before Your Eyes
Lessons From 
‘A Christmas Story’
Sometimes, Best Laid Plans Create a New Direction
Braided Nylon Mason’s Line: A Mason’s Friend
The End of the Year

November 2010

Do It Anyway to Survive!
MCAA Region B Skills Challenge Results
Busy Times!
Installing Seismic Anchors by the Code

October 2010

Time to Change, Before Change is All We Have Left
The Role of Flashing in Masonry
Product Watch: Winged Wire Tie Brick Veneer Anchor
Anchored Veneer: How Good is Your Fastener?
Opportunities to Help in Haiti
Product Watch: WORKHORSE Scaffolding
Scaffolding: Staying Afloat in 2010
MCAA Region A Skills Challenge Results
South of 40

September 2010

2010 Brick in Architecture Awards Winners
Little Leaks Sink Big Ships
Get Involved on All Levels

August 2010

Product Watch: AS170 Brick and Mortar Saw
Masonry Saws: Weathering the Challenges of Time
National Contest Supports Masonry Skills Training and Development
Never Show Your Hand
Report of the MCAA South of 40 Committee
Report of the MCAA Membership Committee
Report of the MCAA Marketing Committee
Report of the MCAA Legislative Committee
2010 Midyear Meeting Wrap-up
What Are We Doing?

July 2010

Mason Finds Win-Win Solution for CVS Store
Don’t Worry About the Recession
Have a Great Summer

June 2010

A Home Run With Thin Brick
Stone Mortar Mixer Line Receives Canadian Patent
MCAA Successful in Maintaining the C-216 Brick Standard
When in Doubt, Sit it Out!
Adding Dollars to the Bottom Line

May 2010

MCAA Legislative Conference 2010
MCAA Key Accomplishments 2009-2010
If You Want the Job, Ask For It!
The Government is Working, 24-7

April 2010

2010 MIW Excellence Awards in Masonry Design
Six Companies Certified at MCAA Convention
Measure, Measure, Measure!
Where Are They Now: James Lux
MCAA is Working for the Mason Contractor

March 2010

Flashing and Drainage Components in Cavity Wall Construction
Exceptional Experience
MCAA's Sixth Annual Online Auction a Success
The Adjustable Scaffolding Advantage
Quick Change
MCAA Government Affairs Review/Preview
The Cast Stone Dilemma

February 2010

MCAA Regional Report, Region I
MCAA Regional Report, Region H
MCAA Regional Report, Region G
MCAA Regional Report, Region F
MCAA Regional Report, Region E
MCAA Regional Report, Region D
MCAA Regional Report, Region B
MCAA Regional Report, Region A
Report of the MCAA Workforce Development Committee
Report of the MCAA Safety Committee
Report of the MCAA Membership Committee
Report of the MCAA Marketing Committee
Report of the MCAA Legislative Committee
Report of the MCAA Education Committee
Hood Wins Title of World’s Best Bricklayer
Holden Awarded C. DeWitt Brown Leadman Award
Apprentices Show Off Their Skills in Vegas
Chee Wins 2010 Fastest Trowel
A Fond Farewell
If you Want Happy Customers, Focus on Their Good Qualities First, Yours Later

January 2010

Persistence and Continued Technical Education
Installing the Correct Chimney Cap
How Low is Too Low?
Play Business Like Golf
A New Year

December 2009

Apprentice Wins Fourth Year Contest
Masonry Saws and Cutting Machines
MCAA Region B Skills Challenge Results
Report of the MCAA Nominating Committee
Start the Year Strong

November 2009

Father and Son
Tools of the Trade
The Greening of our Industry

October 2009

Hanson Hardscapes Aquaflow Permeable Paving System
Case Study: Staining
2009 MCAA Midyear Meeting Wrap-up
A Successful Midyear Meeting

September 2009

Jared Gandy: Winner and Entrepreneur
Report of the MCAA Membership Committee
Report of the MCAA Marketing Committee
Report of the MCAA Legislative Committee
Two Companies Certified at Midyear Meeting
Contractor to Contractor: B&D Masonry
Hallman Wins 2009 NCMCA Skills Contest
MCAA in D.C.

August 2009

National Contest Validates Training, Development
2009 International Stone Architecture Award Winners
OSHA Glove Requirement
On a Positive Note…
Contractor to Contractor: Dee Brown, Inc.
2010 MC&MCA Excellence Contest
2009 Brick in Architecture Awards Winners
How Much Profit Is Enough?
Brick Voids

July 2009

It Makes a Village 2009
Age Is Nothing but a Number
How BIM Affects Masonry Construction
Vision 20/20 Moving Forward

June 2009

Fall Protection for Scaffolding and Platforms
Where Are They Now: Frank Martinez
Connectors, Anchors and Fasteners
Success On The Hill

May 2009

Extreme Makeover
Eyes on the Prize
New Masonry Block Systems
Gracom Masonry Ltd. Becomes Certified
2009 Legislative Conference Recap
Show Your Support Through Membership

April 2009

Mix It, Pump It, Deliver It
The Williamson Legacy Continues
Are you a Contractor Member of the MCAA?

March 2009

Sika Acquires Incorez
MCAA OSHA Compliance Alert
Starting Them Young
MCAA Legislative Committee Update
The Mast Climber Advantage
MCAA's Fifth Annual Online Auction a Success
On a Positive Note...

February 2009

MCAA Regional Report, Region H
MCAA Regional Report, Region G
MCAA Regional Report, Region F
MCAA Regional Report, Region E
MCAA Regional Report, Region C
MCAA Regional Report, Region B
Report of the MCAA Workforce Development Committee
Report of the MCAA Technical Committe
Report of the MCAA Safety Committee
Report of the MCAA Membership Committee
Report of the MCAA Marketing Committee
Report of the MCAA Legislative Committee
Report of the MCAA Education Committee
Magnum Wins Title of World's Best Bricklayer
Four Companies Certified at MCAA Convention
Campitelli Awarded C. DeWitt Brown Leadman Award
Apprentices Rise to the Challenge
Robertson Repeats as Fastest Trowel Champion
Vision 2020
State of the Association
From Forestry to Masonry

January 2009

Where Are They Now: Chris Sutherland
My Masonry Life Story: Gene Swafford
The Silver Lining

December 2008

A Young Mason
How Is Your Business Doing?

November 2008

Young Mason's Goal: To Be an Instructor
Arizona Masonry Guild Announces 2008 Architectural Award Winners
2008 Brick in Architecture Award Winners
Fastest Trowel on the Block

October 2008

AZ Block 2000, LLC Coolidge Plant Grand Opening
Anti-efflorescence Additive for Cement-based Mortar Systems
Tuckpointing and Repointing Tools
Using Autoclaved Aerated Concrete Correctly
Where Are They Now: Joey Green
Thoughts on the 2008 Election

September 2008

Report of the MCAA Technical Committee
Report of the MCAA Safety Committee
Report of the MCAA Membership Committee
Report of the MCAA Marketing Committee
Report of the MCAA Legislative Committee
Dee Brown, Inc. Becomes Certified
Honor and Skill
Eliminating Moisture in Walls
Industry Cooperation for Positive Change

August 2008

Mixers, Pumps and Delivery Systems
Case Study: Sakrete® Stone Veneer Mortar
My Masonry Life Story: Jim Doane
Masonry: It's a Good Thing
Three Companies Among the First to be Certified in New Masonry Certification Program
Networking: Not Just a Buzz Word

July 2008

New and Improved: Adjustable Scaffolding
Where Are They Now?: Garrett Hood
MCAA: A Critical Investment in Your Future

June 2008

Family Matters
The Innovative Grademan Masons Grade Pole
Bold and Beautiful
Impact on the Hill

May 2008

The Style and Durability of Glass Block
Concrete Block Trends
MCAA Fourth Annual Online Auction a Huge Success
Lovin' Life
Membership Dollars at Work
An Industry Response to a Customer Request

April 2008

Overwhelming Instructor Support
How is Your 'Bid-Hit' Ratio?
Join Us Next Month in D.C.

March 2008

The Value of Instructor Recruiting Skills
Thin Is In
Pavers in Hardscaping
Tools for the Hardscaping Season
Beauty That Endures
Were you at the World of Masonry in January?

February 2008

New Heights
Commitment, Hard Work Pay Off
Apprentices Rise to the Challenge
Hood Wins Title of World’s Best Bricklayer
Robertson Wins 2008 Fastest Trowel Competition
MCAA Regional Report, Region H
MCAA Regional Report, Region G
MCAA Regional Report, Region F
MCAA Regional Report, Region E
MCAA Regional Report, Region D
MCAA Regional Report, Region C
MCAA Regional Report, Region B
Hoggatt Awarded C. DeWitt Brown Leadman Award
New Horizons

January 2008

Report of the MCAA Workforce Development Committee
Report of the MCAA Technical Committee
Report of the MCAA Safety Committee
Report of the MCAA Membership Committee
Report of the MCAA Marketing Committee
Report of the MCAA Legislative Committee
Report of the MCAA Education Committee
State of the Association
Euclid Chemical Acquires Productos Cave S.A. - Chile
Anchored Masonry Veneers
Circle of Learning
Thanks for an Enjoyable Term as President

December 2007

MCAA Region A Skills Challenge
North Carolina 54th State Fair Contest
Mentoring a Mason
Wrapping up Another Year

November 2007

Bonanza Trade & Supply Launches New Online Store
A Natural Talent
Greetings From Italy!

October 2007

MCAA Nominating Committee Report
Building for Sustainable Masonry Construction
A Student’s Standout Work Ethic
Q&A with Jeff Buczkiewicz
Simplifying Grout and Mortar Delivery
MCAA, World of Masonry Join Forces

September 2007

Grout Consolidation: Getting the Air Out
Young Man with a Plan
MCAA Looking to Expand Masonry Markets

August 2007

The Role of the Cavity Space in Masonry Construction
Jim Meffer Wins the 2007 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500® Wisconsin Regional
How Do You Know Your Plank is Safe?
National Contest Supports Masonry Skills Training and Development
Masonry Training in Prisons Reaps Successes
IMI Masonry Camp
Certification: Good Efforts and Bad Rumors

July 2007

Air Barriers, Vapor Retarders and Weather-resistive Barriers: Are They All the Same?
New Rules for Cleaning Contemporary Masonry Buildings
Contractor to Contractor: Mason Structure, Inc.
Young Mason is Recognized by Many
Another Successful Legislative Conference

June 2007

Tough decisions keep you in business
Industry Experience Leads to an Innovative Product
MCAA Appoints New Executive Director
Contractor to Contractor: Davidson’s Masonry, Inc.
Serious About Masonry - Serious About a Career
Mason Contractors Step up to Promote Total Masonry Construction

May 2007

Small is Beautiful
Installation of Concrete Pavers on Steep Slopes
Mast Climber Case Studies
Contractor to Contractor: MJM Masonry, Inc.
2007 Masonry Industry Legislative Conference Wrap-up
Thin Brick by Owensboro Completes Modernization of Historic Plant
Perfect Preparation
MCAA Third Annual Online Auction a Huge Success
Certification is Not a Financial Windfall to the MCAA

April 2007

Thirty-Four Apprentice Bricklayers Complete Training Programs in St. Louis
Play Business Like Golf
Flushing Out Flashing Basics
Contractor to Contractor: IMS Masonry, Inc.
Brick Brief: Flashing Chimneys
Inspecting and Maintaining Industrial Chimneys
MCAA Testifies Before Congress
Hilti Introduces Tool Fleet Management
Young Man Overcomes Hurdles to Become an Accomplished Mason
Isn’t It Time You Joined With Us?

March 2007

Genie Offers New 1-3-5 Standard Telehandler Warranty
MCAA's 2007 Masonry Showcase Wrap-up
Architects, Contractors Recognized
2007 Fastest Trowel on the Block Competition
CMU Fish Tanks? You Bet!
Mortarless Masonry: Using Imagination to Revolutionize an Industry
Apprentices Show Their Skills in Orlando
Young Man Includes Masonry Among Many Interests
MCAA Regional Report, Region I
MCAA Regional Report, Region H
MCAA Regional Report, Region G
MCAA Regional Report, Region F
MCAA Regional Report, Region E
MCAA Regional Report, Region D
MCAA Regional Report, Region B
Huckabee, Griffin Awarded C. DeWitt Brown Leadman Award
Contractor to Contractor: Jansen Group

February 2007

Report of the MCAA Workforce Development Committee
Report of the MCAA Technical Committee
Report of the MCAA Safety Committee
Report of the MCAA Membership Committee
Report of the MCAA Marketing Committee
Report of the MCAA Legislative Committee
Report of the MCAA Education Committee
Advancing Masonry in a Global Economy
Hard Work Readies Young Mason for the Trade
Certification Can Strengthen Our Markets

January 2007

Contractor to Contractor: Larson-Danielson Construction Company
Creating a Virtual Laboratory
A Lifetime of Experiences for Young Mason
A New Battle Rages in Washington

December 2006

High Praise for Young Mason
National Initiatives Will Build a Stronger Industry

November 2006

He's Number One!
53rd Annual North Carolina Department of Labor State Fair Masonry Apprentice Contest
Report of the MCAA Workforce Development Committee
Report of the MCAA Safety Committee
Report of the MCAA Membership Committee
Report of the MCAA Marketing Committee
Report of the MCAA Legislative Committee
Report of the MCAA Education Committee
Report of the MCAA Convention Committee
Masonry Showcase 2007: Networking to Build a Better Industry

October 2006

A Stand Out Mason
Totally Engaged in Washington

September 2006

Masonry Institute’s Masonry Skills Challenge
Contractor to Contractor: Stevens Masonry, Inc.
Grandfather Had a Good Idea
MCAA & LIUNA Sign New International Agreement
MCAA's Skills Competitions Create Enthusiasm for Training

August 2006

MCAA Attends Pension Bill Signing at White House
Controlling Color Masonry Mortar
Bricklayer Recognized for All-star Performance
Heeding Huckabee's Call for Action

July 2006

High, Low and In-between: An Update on Grout for Masonry
2006 NCMCA Masonry Apprentice Skills Contest
Contractor to Contractor: Harold F. Johnson Masonry, Inc.
Family and Instructor Help Mason Excel
MCAA Membership Can Pay Real Dividends

June 2006

Masonry Association of Georgia's Apprenticeship Training Center Open House
Contractor to Contractor: Coastal Masonry, Inc.
All in the Family - Father, Son, Uncle, Cousin
Accessorize Scaffolding
Inaugural Masonry Industry Legislative Conference Presented a United Masonry Industry

May 2006

Contractor to Contractor: Superior Waterproofing and Restoration Co. Inc.
Brick Brief: Lipped Brick
Fourth Generation Mason Excels
Pettibone Adds New Distributors
This Years Convention Exhibited A New Excitement

April 2006

Contractor to Contractor: Shook Construction
Apprentices Show their 'Skills' to the Industry
John Spencer Awarded C. DeWitt Brown Leadman Award
MCAA Elects New Board at Annual Meeting
MCAA Regional Report, Region I
MCAA Regional Report, Region H
MCAA Regional Report, Region G
MCAA Regional Report, Region F
MCAA Regional Report, Region E
MCAA Regional Report, Region D
MCAA Regional Report, Region C
MCAA Regional Report, Region B
Report of the MCAA Workforce Development Committee
Report of the MCAA Safety Committee
Report of the MCAA Membership Committee
Report of the MCAA Marketing Committee
Report of the MCAA Legislative Committee
Report of the MCAA Education Committee
Report of the MCAA Convention Committee
I Can't Wait To Get Started!

March 2006

Coming Together to Advance the Industry
A Challenging Student and a Dedicated Instructor
Contractor to Contractor: Fred Kinateder Masonry, Inc.
Nondestructive Test Methods for Evaluating Masonry Structures
The Compleat Benefits Solution® Welcomes BenCom
Serving the Industry Has Been a Rewarding Experience

February 2006

MCAA Second Annual Online Auction a Huge Success
Deciding Whether to Contest an OSHA Violation, Part 3
Coming Together to Expand Our Opportunities

January 2006

Acme Brick Company Opens Showroom
Cast Stone for Masonry Construction
Are You Nuts? Exploring the Evils in T&M Work
Strategic Planning Creates Successful Future

December 2005

The work of the Construction Industry Silica Task Force

November 2005

Instructor and Student are in It Together
It's Time You Joined the MCAA

October 2005

MCAA Regional Report, Region H
MCAA Regional Report, Region G
MCAA Regional Report, Region F
MCAA Regional Report, Region E
MCAA Regional Report, Region B
Report of the MCAA Convention Committee
Report of the MCAA Technical Committee
Report of the MCAA Safety Committee
Report of the MCAA Membership Committee
Report of the MCAA Workforce Development Committee
Report of the MCAA Marketing Committee
Report of the MCAA Education Committee
Cold Weather Masonry Construction
Instructor Honors Student
You Have A Choice of Trades Shows Next Year in Las Vegas, But Only One Supports The Industry and Your Future

September 2005

Silica Exposure: Coverage Problems, Too?
Volunteerism Advances America and Our Industry

August 2005

Legislative Conference Puts Face of Industry in Front of Elected Officials
Self-motivated Mason Learns Quickly
NCMCA Annual Apprentice Masonry Skills Contest
Bedrug® Now Available for 2005 Toyota Tacoma
Kraft Tool Co.® 2005 Catalog Now Available
Harrold Melton Retires as Acme Brick President and CEO

July 2005

Bracing Masonry Walls
MCAA Holds Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C.
MCAA National Insurance Program Has Something to Offer Everyone

June 2005

Going, Going, Sold! MCAA Auction a Phenomenal Success
2005 Masonry Showcase in Chicago Promotes Our Finest
Young Mason Excels

May 2005

Tool Time: Simple Products with Plenty to Offer
Past Presidents Awarded C. DeWitt Brown Leadman Award
Apprentice Sets Sights
Overhand Bricklaying Exemption Citation Thrown Out
Village Built In Just Two-Days at Masonry Showcase!
Craftsmanship on Display at Masonry Showcase
Block Stacks Up at Fastest Trowel
MCAA Regional Report, Region I
MCAA Regional Report, Region H
MCAA Regional Report, Region G
MCAA Regional Report, Region F
MCAA Regional Report, Region E
MCAA Regional Report, Region D
MCAA Regional Report, Region C
MCAA Regional Report, Region B
MCAA Regional Report, Region A

April 2005

Report of the MCAA Workforce Development Committee
Report of the MCAA Safety and Technical Committee
Report of the MCAA Membership Committee
Report of the MCAA Marketing Committee
Report of the MCAA Legislative Committee
Report of the MCAA Education Committee
Telehandler Trends: More and Less
Advancing the Masonry Industry
Florida Masonry Apprentice & Educational Foundation
Integral Water-repellent Mortar
"Village" Competition Will Spotlight Our Industry at Construct America

March 2005

Have We Settled the Mortar Dropping Issue Yet?
The New Rumford Fireplace
Fifth-generation Mason Excels
Strong Reasons to Go to Masonry Showcase
Post-tensioning Creates New Options for Contractors and Builders

February 2005

Ambition Drives Apprentice
LEED and Masonry
Increasing Bond Strength with Polymer-modified Stone Veneer Mortar
Contractors Taking the Promotion Initiative

January 2005

Young Mason Excels
We Need Your Help!

December 2004

Beware of Crystalline Silica Dust
OSHA Citations for Silica Exposure
A Father and Son Team
Elections 2004: An Interesting Political Year
Young Mason Learns Fast

November 2004

The Texas Masonry Council Golden Trowel Awards
Fun Time in D.C.
Hurricane Guidelines: Homes Featuring Brick Veneer Far Exceed Strictest Hurricane Building Standards
Top 10 Legal Issues Facing Construction Companies
The Internet is Opening New Doors for Contractors

October 2004

Masonry Industry Works Together to Build Its Future
The Advantages of Fluid-applied Air and Moisture Barriers
Fast as a Speeding Masonry Unit
Student in the Spotlight
Mason Contractors + Specifiers = Construct America

September 2004

MCAA Regional Report, Region H
MCAA Regional Report, Region G
MCAA Regional Report, Region F
MCAA Regional Report, Region E
MCAA Regional Report, Region D
MCAA Regional Report, Region B
MCAA Regional Report, Region A
Report of the MCAA Workforce Development Committee
Report of the MCAA Safety and Technical Committee
Report of the MCAA Membership Committee
Report of the MCAA Marketing Committee
Report of the MCAA Education Committee
Report of the MCAA Convention Committee
Wall Bracing 101
Young Mason Strives for Perfection
Your Influence Can Impact the Election

August 2004

Mortar Mixers: More Than a Tub on Wheels
Contractor to Contractor: Davenport Masonry, Inc.
Block On Block: A Brief History of Segmental Retaining Walls
Putting Prestressed Masonry to Use
Mason Contractors Lead Effort to Develop Volunteer Silica Work Practice

July 2004

Making the Grade
MCAA is More Active Than Ever on Your Behalf

June 2004

Designing with Colored Masonry
Raising Scaffolding's Return on Investment
Making the Grade
Contractor to Contractor: Sun Valley Masonry, Inc.
Stepping Up to Sell Masonry Systems

May 2004

2004 Fastest Trowel Competition
Making the Grade
Q&A with the President
The Magic of Masonry: Real Benefits, Not Illusions

April 2004

Making the Grade
Contractor to Contractor: Tectonic Systems, Inc.
Fifth Annual International Masonry Skills Challenge
Dick Lauber Awarded C. DeWitt Brown Leadman Award
MCAA Regional Report, Region H
MCAA Regional Report, Region G
MCAA Regional Report, Region F
MCAA Regional Report, Region E
MCAA Regional Report, Region D
MCAA Regional Report, Region C
MCAA Regional Report, Region B
MCAA Regional Report, Region A
New Challenges Await Us!
The State of the Association
The Chemistry of Waterproofing
Report of the MCAA Workforce Development Committee
Report of the MCAA Safety and Technical Committee
Report of the MCAA Legislative Committee

March 2004

Report of the MCAA Membership Committee
Report of the MCAA Marketing Committee
Report of the MCAA Education Committee
2004 International Excellence in Masonry Awards
Contractor to Contractor: Central Masonry Corporation
Making the Grade: Student in the Spotlight
Brick Pavers - Flexible and Functional
Seeking Expanded Opportunities for Mason Contractors
Safety Training Hits Home

February 2004

Contractor to Contractor: Senate Masonry, Inc.
The MCAA: Getting Plugged into Washington

January 2004

Tuckpointing: How to Achieve a Good Color Match
Contractors Organize to Tackle Promotion

December 2003

Public Safety Issues and the World Trade Center Disaster
Self-Consolidating Grout: This Isn't Your Father's Grout Mix
Masonry's Past and Future Come to Life at the National Building Museum
Time Management Facts and Figures
If You're Not Part of the Team, Now's the Time to Get off the Bench

November 2003

Contractor to Contractor: Fairweather Masonry Company, Inc.
OSHA Releases New Statement on Material Storage on Scaffolding
California Regional Masonry Skills Challenge
The Strength of Unity
The Region A Masonry Skills Challenge

September 2003

Building with Structural Brick
Solving Masonry Retaining Wall Corrosion Problems
MCAA Regional Report, Region H
MCAA Regional Report, Region F
MCAA Regional Report, Region E
MCAA Regional Report, Region C
MCAA Regional Report, Region B
Report of the MCAA Training Committee
Report of the MCAA Safety and Technical Committee
Report of the MCAA Membership Committee
Report of the MCAA Marketing Committee
Report of the MCAA Legislative Committee
Report of the MCAA Education Committee
Report of the MCAA Convention Committee
Association Health Plans - Making Insurance Accessible and Affordable
Military Construction: Traditional Masonry or Modern Design

August 2003

All the Fun of Las Vegas will be Right Outside Your Door at the 2004 Masonry Showcase

July 2003

Award-winning Masonry Magazine is Vital to MCAA's Strategy

June 2003

Contractor to Contractor: Brazos Masonry
Partnership with CSI Benefits Industry

May 2003

Masonry Showcase: Promoting Our Industry's Best

April 2003

Contractor to Contractor: Mid-Continental Restoration Co., Inc.
Strength Through Advocacy

March 2003

2003 International Excellence in Masonry Awards
Report of the MCAA Membership Committee
Report of the MCAA Marketing Committee
Report of the MCAA Education Committee
Contractor to Contractor: Mahler Construction Co., Inc.
Apprentices Show Their Skills
2003 Fastest Trowel Competition
Galvanizing Our Industry through MCAA's Masonry Magazine

February 2003

Contractor to Contractor: Keystone Masonry, Inc.
A New Year, a New Congress and a New Outlook

January 2003

Masonry Showcase ... Take Your Business Further
Pour It In or Pump It In?
Contractor to Contractor: Calvert Masonry, Inc.

December 2002

Five Ways to Improve Productivity at the Construction Site
Contractor to Contractor: Pyramid Masonry Contractors, Inc.
Controlling the Cracking
Let's Not Lose Sight of Training

November 2002

Contractor to Contractor: Baltimore Masonry, Inc.
Determined Mason is Making the Grade
MCAA Is Working Hard On Your Behalf

October 2002

Contractor to Contractor: Spilker Masonry Company
A Two-Year Trail Leads to Championship
Granite Rock: A Case Study in Quality
Washington Representation - The Final Piece of the Leadership Puzzle

September 2002

Pass the Post, Please
General Contracting vs. Construction Management
National Contest Winner is Really 'Making the Grade'
Spirit of Cooperation Will Lead To Larger Markets for All of Us!

August 2002

Contractor to Contractor: MasonryArts, Inc.
Education and Experience - A Winning Combination
Scaffolding Safety Getting It Right
Pentagon Renovation: Making the Biggest Better
The Human Side: The Phoenix Team
The Phoenix Project: Rising from the Pentagon's Ashes
Phoenix ... Rising From the Ashes

July 2002

Young Mason Attempts To Repeat as Winner of National Competition
Contractor to Contractor: JED Construction Co, Inc.
Seven Steps to Teamwork
Industry Beginning To Think Together

June 2002

Contractor to Contractor: Anastasi Masonry Corp.
New Ergonomics Standard: Right Approach, But May Be Short Lived

May 2002

Climb the ladder
What Ever Happened to the Pre-installation Meeting?
Young Mason Follows in Family Footsteps
Industry Training at a Crossroads

April 2002

Young Mason Represents Entrepreneural Spirit
Fastest Trowel on the Block Competition
Coming Together As Contractors

March 2002

A Steadying Force in Uncertain Times

February 2002

Changing of the Guard

January 2002

Associate Members Play a Key Role in Industry

April 2001

Expanding the Use of Concrete Masonry Units in Tornado Safe Room Construction

March 2001

Scaffolding Hazards - Avoiding Common Mistakes
Putting a Value on the Business
From the Ground...Up, Up, Up
Strategically Thinking About the Future of the Masonry Industry

February 2001

Phoenix Rises from the Ashes

January 2001

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Inspection of Masonry
Employee Motivation: A Glance at the Research

December 2000

Anchor Bolts in Masonry

August 2000

We’re Golden!
The Contractor and the Architect

July 2000

Field Testing of Mortar
OSHA’s Most Frequently Cited

June 2000

Work Avoidance Strategies

May 2000

Improving Construction Productivity

March 2000

Kudos

February 2000

A Half Century of Service...A Half Century of Leadership

January 2000

Fifty Years of Serving the Masonry Industry

February 1999

Report of the MCAA Legislative Committee

October 1998

MCAA Regional Report, Region D

September 1998

Report of the MCAA Training Committee
Report of the MCAA Technical Committee
Report of the MCAA Safety Committee
Report of the MCAA Publication Committee
Report of the MCAA Membership Committee
Report of the MCAA Legislative Committee
Report of the MCAA Education Committee
Report of the MCAA Convention Committee

March 1998

Our Work Awaits Us… Let Us Begin!

April 1997

Sound Transmission Class Rating for Masonry Walls

March 1997

Autoclaved Aerated Concrete

May 1995

OSHA’s New Fall Protection Standard

March 1993

Meeting the Challenges Ahead

July 1963

National apprentice contest

August 1961

MCAA Holds Management Institute

February 1961

A Message from Stephen D. Raimo

“The opportunity to ‘talk shop’ with other mason contractors is extremely valuable.”

Joe Bonifate
Arch Masonry & Restoration
MCAA member since 2012

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