MCAA Gateway: November 2019

Words: Todd Fredrick
Last chance to compete in the 2020 MCAA Fastest Trowel on the Block  Do you have what it takes to be crowned the fastest trowel? Sign up for the MCAA's Fastest Trowel on the Block competition during MASONRY MADNESS® at the World of Concrete in Las Vegas before all stalls are filled!  Select a tender that can keep up with you and join top masons from around the world for twenty minutes of all-out non-stop blocklaying action. Only those journeymen masons who have the skill, confidence and courage to face-off with the industry’s best are invited to compete.  If you think your trowel is worthy, go to to watch videos of past competitions and download an application to compete.  Call 800-536-2225 with any questions or to register over the phone  We look forward to seeing you compete in Las Vegas! 

MCAA New Member Package for WOC Attendees 

Join the Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA) during the World of Concrete, February 3-7, 2020 in Las Vegas, for the special rate of $799, and you’ll receive a membership package featuring: 
  • MCAA Membership through June 30, 2021 
  • Free 2020 WOC Show Floor Pass 
  • Access to MCAA Healthcare Plan 
  • Members Only Safety Library and Training Videos 
  • 2020 MCAA Midyear Registration 
  • And much more!  
Visit Booth C3305, stop by the MCAA Tent in the Bronze Lot, visit, or call 800-536-2225 for more information. 

Upcoming MCAA Webinars for November 2019

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 to view a full schedule of upcoming programs and to register. -------------------- OSHA Investigations Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 10:00 AM CDT -------------------- Understanding Masonry Codes and Standards Friday, November 8, 2019 at 9:00 AM CDT Members: $225.00 Non-Members: $275.00 -------------------- How to Become an Equal Partner with the General Contractor Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 10:00 AM CDT Presented by: J. Construction Company -------------------- Management Essentials for the First Time or Recently Promoted Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 10:00 AM CDT -------------------- Silica Train-the-Trainer Course Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 9:00 AM CDT Members: $350.00 Non-Members: $700.00 -------------------- Mastering Millennial Mindset and Beyond: How to Attract and Retain Emerging Leaders Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 10:00 AM CDT -------------------- Seismic Requirements of the Building Code Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at 10:00 AM CDT   New MCAA Members for November 2019 Arteaga Construction, Inc. Milwaukee, WI 414-744-7944 Contractor Member Emerald Masonry Hallandale Beach, FL 954-241-2583 Contractor Member J. H. Hassinger, Inc. Menomonee Falls, WI 262-252-4701 Contractor Member Nassios Masonry, Inc. Newport Beach, CA 949-397-7776 Contractor Member R.H. Contracting, Inc. Atlantic, VA 757-824-5104 Contractor Member
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