MCAA Gateway: August 2019

Words: Bronzella Cleveland

MCAA Midyear Meeting One Month Away 

The MCAA’s Midyear Meeting will be held September 8-11, 2019, at the Omni Mount Washington Resort in New Hampshire.  Register now so you don’t miss out on this unique event!  If you have never attended the MCAA’s Midyear Meeting before, now is the perfect time.  The MCAA Midyear Meeting is a relaxed and intimate atmosphere where networking takes place.  Strike up a conversation with another mason contractor or a supplier who is not in your market, and you can share ideas and solutions to common problems faced on the jobsite.  This is where long-lasting friendships are born every year.  Visit to learn more and to register online. We look forward to seeing you in New Hampshire! 

Now Accepting Masonry Hall of Fame Nominations

Nominations due by October 1, 2019

By Tim O’Toole   The Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA) is now accepting nominations for the 2020 Masonry Hall of Fame class. Nominees must have had a major impact on the masonry industry, not necessarily with just the MCAA, and must have been or be in the industry for a minimum of 25 years. Nominees can be, but are not limited to contractors, employees, instructors, architects, engineers, and association staff. Nominations are open to anyone in the masonry industry. Submissions must state the significant accomplishments of the individual nominee. Nominations will be accepted until Monday, October 1, 2019 at 11:59 PM CDT. Nominees accepted into the Hall of Fame will be inducted during the MCAA Convention. Visit to submit your nomination.  EZ Scaffold Joins MCAA Strategic Partner Program 

The MCAA and our members welcome the newest Strategic Partner 

By Tim O’Toole   The Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA) is proud to welcome EZ Scaffold as its newest Strategic Partner. EZ Scaffold prides itself on listening to the needs of their clients - the experts in the field - contractors, masons, and those who know scaffolding. EZ Scaffold is committed to continual improvement so their products meet your needs. Visit for more information about EZ Scaffold. The MCAA Strategic Partner Program allows suppliers to reach out to contractors through a large variety of methods including promotion throughout MCAA publications and events. To learn more, visit The MCAA looks forward to working with EZ Scaffold. 

Upcoming MCAA Webinars for August 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. ------------------- Understanding Labor Cost, Productivity and Efficiency Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 10:00 AM CDT Presented by: J. Construction Company -------------------- Digital Sales: The Tools and Methods Necessary for Selling Online Leads Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 10:00 AM CDT Presented by: Masonry Agency -------------------- Turning People Problems into People Solutions Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 10:00 AM CDT -------------------- Cybersecurity in Construction: Understanding and Mitigating your Risks Monday, August 26, 2019 at 10:00 AM CDT Presented by: FMI ------------------- Fostering Innovation with Construction Technology Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 10:00 AM CDT Presented by: FMI -------------------- Communication Between the Structural Engineer and Masonry Contractor Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 10:00 AM CDT -------------------- Silica Train-the-Trainer Course Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 9:00 AM CDT Members: $350.00 Non-Members: $700.00 -------------------- Gain a Competitive Advantage Through Bonding Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 10:00 AM CDT Presented by: Federated Insurance -------------------- Designing Adhered Masonry Veneer Friday, September 20, 2019 at 10:00 AM CDT Presented by: Mortar Net Solutions -------------------- Engineering Masonry with Direct Design Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 10:00 AM CDT Presented by: National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA) -------------------- How to Prepare a Professional Masonry Submittal Package Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM CDT -------------------- Developing the Next Generation using Performance Discussions Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 10:00 AM CDT -------------------- Designing a Sustainable Masonry Cavity Wall Building Envelope Friday, October 18, 2019 at 10:00 AM CDT Presented by: Mortar Net Solutions -------------------- Reinforcement Placement and Masonry Grouting Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 10:00 AM CDT Members: $75.00 Non-Members: $75.00 -------------------- How to Develop and Implement an Effective Quality Control Program Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 10:00 AM CDT -------------------- 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 Manager 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 August 2019 Action Masonry Construction LLC Cumming, GA 770.886.8683 Contractor Member Aderholt Masonry, Inc. Russellville, AL 259.349.5680 Contractor Member M3, Inc. Charlottesville, VA 434.974.7806 Contractor Member NT Masonry Services, Inc. Wylie, TX 972.442.9909 Contractor Member Ted Construction & Developments, LTD West Sussex, United Kingdom 07765472224 Contractor Member
Westlake Royal Building Products™ to Showcase Be Boundless™ Campaign, Top Industry Trends and New Product Innovations at Pacific Coast Builders Conference (PCBC)

HOUSTON (June 18, 2024) — Westlake Royal Building Products™ (Westlake Royal), a Westlake company (NYSE:WLK), will showcase its Be Boundless™ campaign, top industry trends and new product innovations at the Pacific Coast Builders Conference (PCBC) in Anahe

Bringing Bricks Back To Life

BrickRecyc, a machine that removes old mortar from bricks, was invented by three entrepreneurs from Quebec in 2021. Tommy Bouillon, David Dufour, and Hugo Cartier were the innovation's source. The invention emerged out of necessity. Tommy Bouillon, head o

Are Your Employees Safe While Working In Hot Weather?

As the temperatures rise outside during summer months, so do the risks that employees working in hot conditions may be harmed by the dangerous effects it can have. Exposure to high temperatures can be deadly. It’s your responsibility as a business owner

Maximizing Efficiency with CrewTracks

In the masonry industry, efficient project management is crucial for success. CrewTracks addresses this need by streamlining various aspects of daily operations.