MCAA Gateway: June 2020

Words: Todd Fredrick

Danks Burton Is The New NCMCA President

  A Cary, North Carolina businessman is the new president of the North
Carolina Masonry Contractors Association (NCMCA.)  In April, Danks Burton,
general manager and president of Pinnacle Masonry, Inc., was elected to headthe 145 member firm professional trade association.

Raised in Altavista, Virginia, he is a 1985 graduate of Virginia Military
Institute and has a degree in Civil Engineering.  Burton, a founding member
of Pinnacle Masonry in 1992, is now the sole owner of the company based in
Cary.  Pinnacle Masonry presently employs forty and specializes in masonry for commercial, industrial, educational and residential projects.  Pinnacle
Masonry is a North Carolina Masonry Contractors Association ³Certified
Masonry Firm² and Danks Burton personally holds and maintains NCMCA
³Certified Masonry Executive² status.

NCMCA has eight local chapters across North Carolina.  The Association is
made-up of firms that contract the installation of brick, block, stone and
other masonry related building products, and companies that supply goods and
services to the masonry industry.  NCMCA promotes masonry as the building
material of choice and as a good career option for young people.

Burton¹s 2020-2022 term as NCMCA president will be his second time as
association president, having also successfully served for the 2004-2006
term.  He is also an active member of the Mason Contractors Association of
America (MCAA.)  NCMCA and masonry are a family affair.  Danks¹s brother,
Doug Burton of Whitman Masonry in Raleigh, was president of the association
from 1995 to 1998 and remains active in association and in masonry industry
leadership.  Danks¹s wife Joanne and their son Jake both work at Pinnacle
Masonry.

Danks and Joanne have three adult children.

Also elected for the 2020-2022 term are Kent Huntley, Huntley Brothers
Company, Mint Hill, Chairman of the Board; James ³Bo² Black, Jr., Carolina
Masonry Unlimited, Fuquay-Varina, President-Elect; Cliff McGee, McGee
Brothers Company, Greensboro, Secretary-Treasurer; and as Regional Vice
Presidents, Doug Burton, Whitman Masonry, Raleigh; Brandon Hartsell, Gates
Construction Company, Mooresville; and Don Caldwell, C & R Masonry of WNC,
Candler.

For more information about NCMCA, contact the Association state office at
(828) 324-1564 or visit www.ncmca.com.

iQPOWER TOOLS DONATES RESPIRATOR MASKS TO HEALTHCARE FACILITIES

For more information: Terri Sparks, tas@communicatorsintl.com    iQ Power Tools, manufacturer of premium power tools with integrated dust collection systems has donated over 18,000 N95 respirator masks to two community healthcare facilities, actually located right in the company’s very own backyard.     Always taking a lead role when it comes to safety and education involving pulmonary diseases for those in the construction industry, the firm most recently partnered with the American Lung Association on a strong educational initiative relative to "Silica on the Jobsite."    The company now has provided real relief to frontline workers during the coronavirus pandemic, working with the Troesh family to donate 10,000 N95 masks to the Riverside County Regional Medical Center, and an additional 8,000 masks (with the help of the American Lung Association) to the Loma Linda Unaiversity Pulmonary Care Clinic, both located near iQ's headquarters in Southern California.     “There could be no greater honor than to make this donation to our own community hospitals.”  stated Paul Guth, president of iQ,” We had the opportunity, along with the Troesh Family, to really make a difference. If these masks can protect the lives of thousands of people and potentially save healthcare workers from becoming afflicted, then we’ve reached our goal.”  For more information, please contact Sarah Hurtado, Marketing Communications Manager |Sarah.Hurtado@iqpowertools.com  PO Box 7449, Moreno Valley CA | Phone 888-274-7744 | Fax 888.428.4485 | www.iQPowerTools.com  About iQ Power Tools  iQ Power Tools manufactures a comprehensive range of premium power tools with integrated dust collection systems for the concrete, masonry, hardscape and tile sectors. The company was founded by third-generation masons Joel and Paul Guth, who have logged over 30 years each in the masonry industry. Decades of experience taught them about dust problems; their company started out creating tools to solve their own problems only to realize these same issues affected all contractors… mess, money and a threat to the health and safety of the industry. iQ Power Tools envisions a future where their innovation helps create a 100% dust-free environment: jobsites are safer, work practices are healthier... and, the construction industry becomes even more sustainable 

Upcoming MCAA Webinars for June 2020

The MCAA Webinar Series features live and on-demand webinars on topics such as job site safety new construction technology increasing profits and more.  Visit www.masoncontractors.org/live to view a full schedule of upcoming programs and to register. -------------------- Silica Train-The-Trainer Renewal Course Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 9:00 AM CDT Members: $250.00 Non-Members: $500.00 -------------------- How to Become an Equal Partner with the GC Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 10:00 AM CDT -------------------- Silica Train-the-Trainer Course Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at 9:00 AM CDT Members: $350.00 Non-Members: $700.00 -------------------- Thermal Efficiency in Masonry Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 10:00 AM CDT -------------------- Introducing Masonry iQ Build: Modeling and Estimating in BIM Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 10:00 AM CDT Presented by: 3DiQ -------------------- Silica Train-The-Trainer Renewal Course Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 9:00 AM CDT Members: $250.00 Non-Members: $500.00 -------------------- Drive S.A.F.E.R. Monday, July 13, 2020 at 10:00 AM CDT -------------------- Silica Train-the-Trainer Course Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 9:00 AM CDT Members: $350.00 Non-Members: $700.00 -------------------- Silica Train-The-Trainer Renewal Course Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 9:00 AM CDT Members: $250.00 Non-Members: $500.00 -------------------- Silica Train-the-Trainer Course Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at 9:00 AM CDT Members: $350.00 Non-Members: $700.00 -------------------- Silica Train-The-Trainer Renewal Course Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at 9:00 AM CDT Members: $250.00 Non-Members: $500.00 -------------------- Silica Train-the-Trainer Course Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 9:00 AM CDT Members: $350.00 Non-Members: $700.00 -------------------- test 3 registration fee Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 9:30 AM CDT Members: $10.00 Non-Members: $100.00 -------------------- Silica Train-The-Trainer Renewal Course Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 9:00 AM CDT Members: $250.00 Non-Members: $500.00 -------------------- Silica Train-the-Trainer Course Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 9:00 AM CDT Members: $350.00 Non-Members: $700.00 -------------------- Silica Train-The-Trainer Renewal Course Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at 9:00 AM CDT Members: $250.00 Non-Members: $500.00 -------------------- Silica Train-the-Trainer Course Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 9:00 AM CDT Members: $350.00 Non-Members: $700.00 -------------------- Silica Train-the-Trainer Renewal Course Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 9:00 AM CDT Members: $250.00 Non-Members: $500.00 -------------------- Silica Train-the-Trainer Course Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at 9:00 AM CDT Members: $350.00 Non-Members: $700.00   New MCAA Members for June 2020 Capasso Enterprises, Inc.  Middletown, CT  (860) 638-1111 Contractor Member     Crown Masonry & Construction Materials, LLC Independence, MO (816) 833-8138 Supplier Member     Gallegos Construction, LLC Little Elm, TX  (214) 497-0188 Contractor Members     Graco Inc. Minneapolis, MN (612) 623-6420 Supplier Members     MD Masonry Buckeye, AZ  (623) 249-0235 Contractor Member    MJS Safety LLC Centennial, CO (303) 881-2409 Supplier Member     Picco Construction Mamaroneck, NY (914) 630-4166 Contractor Member     Rush Masonry Management Jacksonville, NC (910) 787-9100 Contractor Member     Stevens Masonry Construction Inc. New Castle, PA (724) 652-4285 Contractor Member 
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