MCAA Gateway: October 2018

Words: Bronzella Cleveland

Registration Open for 2019 MCAA Convention at World of Concrete

Registration is now available for the 2019 MCAA Convention at the World of Concrete/World of Masonry in Las Vegas. The MCAA Convention is the perfect opportunity for you and your company to learn and participate in many new and exciting happenings taking place at the MCAA and in our industry today, including a number of great education programs focused on helping your company maintain a competitive advantage. Visit learn more and to register online. We look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas!

Compete in the 2019 MCAA Fastest Trowel on the Block

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 during MASONRY MADNESS®

By Tim O’Toole Do you think you’re fast? Sign up for the MCAA's Fastest Trowel on the Block competition during MASONRY MADNESS® at the World of Concrete in Las Vegas where you’ll have a chance to win your share of thousands in cash and prizes! The Fastest Twenty Minutes in Masonry 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 block laying action. Only those journeymen masons who have the skill, confidence and courage to face-off with the industry’s best are invited to compete. Watch videos of previous competitions at www.fastesttrowel.comto see how you stack up against the field. Are you Fast Enough? If you think your trowel is worthy, go to and download an application or call 800-536-2225. Come join these select blocklayers building excitement with what they do best! Register today at to compete Watch videos of previous competitions at www.fastesttrowel.comto see how you stack up against the field.  

Upcoming MCAA Webinars for October 2018

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 to Prepare a Professional Masonry Submittal Package Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 10:00 AM CDT -------------------- Anatomy of a Harassment Case: Part II Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 10:00 AM CDT -------------------- Selling Excellence Without Being Pushy and Aggressive Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 10:00 AM CDT -------------------- How to Develop and Implement an Effective Quality Control Program Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 10:00 AM CDT -------------------- OSHA Investigations Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 10:00 AM CDT -------------------- Anatomy of a Harassment Case: Part III Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 10:00 AM CDT -------------------- How to Become an Equal Partner with the General Contractor Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 10:00 AM CDT -------------------- Debonding in CMU Headjoints...Why?! Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 10:00 AM CDT -------------------- Seismic Requirements of the Building Code Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 10:00 AM CDT -------------------- How to Plan for a Successful Business Transition Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 10:00 AM CDT -------------------- Assuring the Successful Continuation of Your Family Business Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 10:00 AM CDT  

New MCAA Members for October 2018

Blackson Brick Company Dallas, TX 214-855-5051 Regional Associate Member   Carroll County Career and Technology Center (CCCTC) Westminster, MD 410-751-3669 Instructor Member   CfiFOAM, Inc. Knoxville, TN 800-656-3626 National Associate Member   Citadel Masonry Wilmington, NC 704-989-2935 Contractor Member   Copia Specialty Contractors, Inc. Bangor, ME 207-989-3082 Contractor Member   EaCo Chem, Inc. New Castle, PA 724-656-1055 National Associate Member   Espinoza Stone, Inc. Jarrell, TX 512-930-1398 National Associate Member   Koontz Masonry, Inc. Lexington, 336-787-5449 Contractor Member   Masonry Revival LLC Rosenberg, TX 920-217-3669 Contractor Member   Merrill Masonry, Inc. Brevard, NC 828-883-2444 Contractor Member   Merrill Masonry, Inc. Brevard, NC 828-883-2444 Contractor Member   Mountain Made Masonry LLC. Weaverville, NC 828-747-2211 Contractor Member   Quality Plastering & Masonry Crandall, TX 469-494-5520 Contractor Member   Shane Barnes Construction LLC Muscle Shoals, AL 256-762-1114 Contractor Member   Tillema & Sons Masonry Winnsboro, TX 903-714-8965 Contractor Member  
GEN NXT: Khalib Kennedy (Title-TBD)

When it comes to choosing a career path, sometimes it's the unexpected opportunities that lead us to our true passions. For Khalib a young mason currently working for McGee Brothers, his journey into the masonry industry began with a chance encounter duri

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.1 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.

SOLA Innovation: Digital Levels

In 2021, SOLA introduced a new generation of digital levels at the World of Concrete. Because it was in the midst of Covid it wasn’t the most well-attended show, but we were optimistic. We attended, showcasing both our SOLA and Keson brands. The standout