MCAA Gateway: May 2019


MCAA Safety Advantage Awards 

Submissions are open for the 2019 MCAA Safety Advantage Awards, sponsored by Federated Insurance.  The goal of the MCAA Safety Advantage Awards is to help draw attention to the need and benefits of performing safely.  The MCAA Safety Advantage Awards will be presented based on a mason contractor's incident rate. The incident rate is calculated by multiplying the number of injuries and illnesses from the OSHA Form 300 by 200,000, divided by the total number of hours worked by all employees for the year.  All entries will be tabulated and awards will be presented at the MCAA Midyear Meeting to the top two companies with less than 100,000 hours worked by all employees, and the top two companies with more than 100,000 hours worked by all employees. Entry is free for MCAA members.  Visit to enter your company.  Submissions must be received by June 30, 2019. 

MCAA’s Fifteenth Annual Online Auction a Success 

Bidders, generous donors make auction a hit  Words: Tim O’Toole   The Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA) held its thirteenth annual Online Auction from April 23 to April 25, 2019 at Contractors were able to bid on several new, name brand items for half the cost of retail including scaffolding, mortar boards, trowels and much more. Bidding was fast and furious, but there could only be one winner for each of the great items. Many lots came down to the final seconds, making it an exciting auction for all involved. The MCAA would like to thank the following companies for their generous donations. We appreciate your support of the industry:   A-Roo Co. Pro Grade 
440-238-8850  Advanced Architectural Stone, Inc. 
817-572-0018  Amerimix 
888-313-0755   Calculated Industries 
800-854-8075  Carhartt 
800-833-3118   CFI FOAM, Inc. 
865-588-4465  DITEQ Corporation 
816-246-5515  EaCo Chem, Inc. 
724-656-1055   Elite Island Resorts 
866-611-5081   EZG Manufacturing 
800-417-9272  Frederick Tool Corp. 
Gatorback LLC 
612-810-9365  Grout Grunt 
877-266-6432   Husqvarna Construction Products N.A. 
913-928-1000   JagClamp 
479-925-8098   Kapro Tools, Inc. 
920-648-2900   Kennison Forest Products, Inc. 
888-697-5585   Kraft Tool Co. 
913-422-4848   Krando Metal Products, Inc. 
610-543-4311   Marshalltown Company 
800-888-0127   Masonry Agency 
480-442-7658   Mdm Scaffolding Services, Inc. 
817-329-4994  Mortar Net Solutions 
800-664-6638   Non-Stop Scaffolding 
800-845-0845   Norton Clipper 
800-554-8003  OX Group USA 
888-850-6710   PROSOCO, Inc. 
800-255-4255   SPEC MIX LLC 
888-773-2649   Speweik Preservation Consultants, Inc. 
800-869-7460   Synpro Products 
877-262-1570  Trow & Holden Co., Inc. 
800-451-4349  Trowel Trades, Inc. 
770-271-8825   WCR Fabricators, Inc. 
949-492-2370  The MCAA would also like to thank everyone who participated in this year’s auction to make it a success. 
Congratulations to all the winners! 

Upcoming MCAA Webinars for May 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. -------------------- A Top 10 List You Cannot Ignore Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 10:00 AM CDT Presented by: Federated Insurance -------------------- Masonry Past, Present and Future Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 10:00 AM CDT Presented by: J. Construction Company -------------------- Succession Planning: The Critical People Development Aspect Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 10:00 AM CDT -------------------- Heat Stress ΓÇô 100% Preventable Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 10:00 AM CDT -------------------- Traffic: How to Generate Interest, Drive Traffic, and Get Found Online! Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 10:00 AM CDT Presented by: Masonry Agency -------------------- 25 Ways to Increase Profits Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 10:00 AM CDT Presented by: J. Construction Company -------------------- Assuring the Successful Continuation of Your Family Business Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 10:00 AM CDT -------------------- TMS 602, Specification for Masonry Structures Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 10:00 AM CDT -------------------- Effective Delegation in Action Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 10:00 AM CDT -------------------- Concrete Masonry Field Tolerances Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 10:00 AM CDT -------------------- Practical Steps to Creating a Productive Company Culture Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 10:00 AM CDT Presented by: J. Construction Company -------------------- Conversions: Proven Methods to Capturing Online Leads Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 10:00 AM CDT Presented by: Masonry Agency -------------------- 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 -------------------- 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 -------------------- Gain a Competitive Advantage Through Bonding Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 10:00 AM CDT Presented by: Federated Insurance -------------------- 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 -------------------- 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 -------------------- 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 -------------------- 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 May 2019

Andromeda Long Island City, NY 888-519-4912
Supplier Member
Disciple, Inc. Fort Washington, PA 215-738-7333 Contractor Member
Duer Construction Company Akron, OH 330-848-9930 Contractor Member
J.M. Kuneman Construction, Inc. Erie, PA 814-864-1806 Contractor Member Leonard Masonry Acquistions, LLC. Hazelwood, MO 314-444-7308 Contractor Member Monarch Masonry Coupeville, WA 360-801-9964 Contractor Member
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