MCAA Gateway: May 2018


MCAA's Fourteenth 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 24 to April 26, 2018 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: Advanced Architectural Stone, Inc. 817-572-0018

MCAA Safety Advantage Awards

Submissions are open for the 2018 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, 2018.

Upcoming MCAA Webinars for April 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. -------------------- Concrete Masonry Field Tolerances Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 10:00 AM CDT Presented by: J. Construction Company -------------------- Improving Team Performance with High Payoff Activities and Performance Discussions Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 10:00 AM CDT -------------------- Assuring the Successful Continuation of Your Family Business Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 10:00 AM CDT -------------------- What's the 'Cloud' and How Does it Work in my Business? Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 10:00 AM CDT -------------------- TMS 602, Specification for Masonry Structures Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 10:00 AM CDT Presented by: J. Construction Company -------------------- Transitioning to a Leader - Using Authority Effectively Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 10:00 AM CDT -------------------- Safety Equipment and Usage on Conventional Frame Scaffolding Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 10:00 AM CDT -------------------- Using a Dashboard to Steer Your Company on the Right Path Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 10:00 AM CDT -------------------- Motivation - A Key Leadership Skill Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 10:00 AM CDT -------------------- Residential Concrete Masonry Foundation Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 10:00 AM CDT -------------------- Leveraging Design-Build Opportunities Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 10:00 AM CDT -------------------- How Codes Change the Way We Construct Masonry Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM CDT -------------------- Effective Leadership Communication Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at 10:00 AM CDT -------------------- The Power of Breakeven Analysis Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 10:00 AM CDT -------------------- Basic Masonry Estimating Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at 10:00 AM CDT Members: $200.00 Non-Members: $300.00 -------------------- Communication Between the Structural Engineer and Masonry Contractor Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 10:00 AM CDT Presented by: J. Construction Company -------------------- Management Essentials for the First Time or Recently Promoted Manager Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 10:00 AM CDT -------------------- Change Orders: Money on the Table! Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 10:00 AM CDT -------------------- Why Buildings Leak Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 10:00 AM CDT -------------------- How to Prepare a Professional Masonry Submittal Package Wednesday, October 3, 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 -------------------- How to Become an Equal Partner with the General Contractor Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 10:00 AM CDT -------------------- Seismic Requirements of the Building Code Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 10:00 AM CDT  

New MCAA Members for May 2018

Alamo Masonry Construction Contractors, LLC Waco, TX 254-498-6470 Contractor Member Alaric Masonry Colorado Springs, CO 719-260-0358 Contractor Member Elite Masonry CNY, Inc. Mexico, NY 315-963-2535 Contractor Member Escajeda Masonry, LLC Pittsburg, PA 412-760-4621 Contractor Member McKinney Masonry LLC Cortland, NY 607-423-3503 Contractor Member N R Weaver Masonry, LLC Ephrata, PA 717-733-6565 Contractor Member Sensidyne St. Petersburg, FL 800-451-9444 National Associate Member Service Partners South Arlington, TX 817-633-7771 Regional Associate Member Whitney Anderson Building Group Ellendale, TN 901-382-9711 Contractor Member  
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