MCAA Gateway: April 2019

Words: Todd Fredrick

2019 Masonry Industry Legislative Conference  

The Masonry Industry Legislative Conference will be held May 14-16, 2019 in Washington, D.C.  The conference is the perfect opportunity to meet with elected officials and discuss important issues affecting your company and the masonry industry. The main focus of the program will be getting our issues and positions in front of key congressional figures and tell them our story as to how their votes impact our industry.  We are also very excited to offer a nighttime monument tour of Washington D.C.  This three-hour tour includes stops at the U.S. Capitol, the White House, Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, FDR Memorial, Iwo Jima Memorial, MLK Memorial, World War II Memorial, Washington Monument, and much more!  Visit for a full schedule of events and to register.  MCAA Safety Advantage Awards   Submissions are now open for the 2019 MCAA Safety Advantage Awards, sponsored by Federated Insurance.  Safety is overlooked by some contractors for several reasons: cost, time, resources, compounded focus on production, or simple ignorance. 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.  Save the Date - 2019 MCAA Midyear Meeting  The Mason Contractors Association of America has announced the dates and location of the 2019 MCAA Midyear Meeting.  The meeting will be held September 9-11, 2019 in New Hampshire.  More information, including a full schedule of events, will be available soon at 

Upcoming MCAA Webinars for April 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. -------------------- How Managers and Supervisors Achieve Winning Results Thru People Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 10:00 AM CST -------------------- An EmployerΓÇÖs Guide to the Family and Medical Leave Act Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 10:00 AM CST -------------------- Navigating the Reasonable Accommodation Process Under the Americans with Disabilities Act Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 10:00 AM CST -------------------- Introduction to MCAAΓÇÖs Association Health Plan Monday, April 22, 2019 at 10:00 AM CST Presented by: Assurance -------------------- How to Talk to Elected Officials Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 10:00 AM CST -------------------- A Top 10 List You Cannot Ignore Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 10:00 AM CST Presented by: Federated Insurance -------------------- Masonry Past, Present and Future Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 10:00 AM CST -------------------- Succession Planning: The Critical People Development Aspect Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 10:00 AM CST -------------------- Traffic: How to Generate Interest, Drive Traffic, and Get Found Online! Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 10:00 AM CST Presented by: Masonry Agency ------------------- 25 Ways to Increase Profits Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 10:00 AM CST -------------------- Assuring the Successful Continuation of Your Family Business Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 10:00 AM CST -------------------- TMS 602, Specification for Masonry Structures Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 10:00 AM CST -------------------- Effective Delegation in Action Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 10:00 AM CST -------------------- Concrete Masonry Field Tolerances Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 10:00 AM CST -------------------- Practical Steps to Creating a Productive Company Culture Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 10:00 AM CST -------------------- Conversions: Proven Methods to Capturing Online Leads Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 10:00 AM CST Presented by: Masonry Agency -------------------- Understanding Labor Cost, Productivity and Efficiency Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 10:00 AM CST -------------------- Digital Sales: The Tools and Methods Necessary for Selling Online Leads Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 10:00 AM CST Presented by: Masonry Agency -------------------- Communication Between the Structural Engineer and Masonry Contractor Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 10:00 AM CST -------------------- Gain a Competitive Advantage Through Bonding Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 10:00 AM CST Presented by: Federated Insurance -------------------- How to Prepare a Professional Masonry Submittal Package Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM CST -------------------- Developing the Next Generation using Performance Discussions Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 10:00 AM CST -------------------- How to Develop and Implement an Effective Quality Control Program Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 10:00 AM CST -------------------- OSHA Investigations Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 10:00 AM CST -------------------- How to Become an Equal Partner with the General Contractor Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 10:00 AM CST -------------------- Seismic Requirements of the Building Code Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at 10:00 AM CST

New MCAA Members for April 2019

A-Roo Co. Pro Grade Strongsville, OH 440-238-8850 Supplier Member Berich Masonry, Inc. Englewood, CO 303-771-4900 Contractor Member Dalton Protection, Inc. Medway, OH 937-849-9055 Contractor Member DAY Masonry, LLC Dayton, OH 937-313-0477 Contractor Member J. P. Construction Syracuse, NY 315-720-6652 Contractor Member Masonry Agency Scottsdale, AZ 480-442-7658 Supplier Member Masonry Design Elk Grove, CA 916-764-9400 Contractor Member Matthew Masonry & Restoration, LLC Pittsboro, IN Contractor Member Prime Masonry, LLC McAllen, TX 956-2350 Contractor Member Speweik Preservation Consultants, INC Elgin, IL 224-856-7449 Supplier Member Tekton Enterprises Hudsonville, MI 616-209-7266 Contractor Member
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