The Official Publication
of the Mason Contractors
Association of America
From the Editor
Energy on The Hill
They say some cities have a heartbeat. I believe Washington, D.C., is one of those cities. When I visit D.C., I feel as if I am visiting an old friend. It’s a familiar place, but never stagnant. The monuments stay the same, but the city’s vibe changes from year to year. Of course, politics dictate a lot, connected to our economy and even bigger world issues.
Last month, members of the MCAA and many masonry industry professionals converged on our nation’s capital, and the vibe was, once again, different from the year before. This year, the air was thick with a feeling of hope that our industry is coming back. I can tell you, it’s a wonderful feeling. We all can breathe a little easier, knowing the construction industry’s heart is beating more briskly.
With the help of The Keelen Group and the enthusiasm of our industry key players, I am positive that masonry left a mark on The Hill this year. Any politician will tell you that a visit paid to your congressman’s office to voice your opinion on various bills (existing or proposed) that affect your industry truly is invaluable. Sitting down with an elected official puts you in the center of the decision-making process, which plays out through votes cast in the future. Our presence in Washington, D.C., matters.
Our industry makes me proud. We are serious about protecting the best interests of the mason contractor, and we walk the walk, every year, in D.C. I hope next year, you’ll join us to make a difference on The Hill.
In our May 2012 issue of Masonry, information about the 14" Northern Industrial Masonry Saw was incorrect. Following is the correct description of the product.
Northern Tool + Equipment
14" Northern Industrial Masonry Saw
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