MCAA Gateway: April 2018

Words: Bronzella Cleveland

2018 Masonry Industry Legislative Conference

The Masonry Industry Legislative Conference will be held May 15-17, 2018 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 our positions in front of key congressional figures and tell them our story as to how their votes impact our industry. Appointments will be made with attendees' members of Congress, as well as appointments with key swing vote representatives. One of the most important things you can do in today's business environment is take time to meet with and inform those responsible for regulating, taxing and setting rules for business how it will impact not only our industry, but the economy as a whole. We are also very excited to be offering an optional experience that allows attendees exceptional access to the home and grounds of Thomas Jefferson. Explore Monticello and engage your guide in discussion about Monticello, past and present. The MCAA has arranged for tour guides to focus a bit on the architectural and construction features of Jefferson's world. Attendees will explore the full house (including the upstairs) and grounds, private exhibit space, and more. Visit for a full schedule of events and to register.

MCAA Safety Advantage Awards

Submissions are now open for the 2018 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, 2018.

Save the Date - 2018 MCAA Midyear Meeting

The Mason Contractors Association of America has announced the dates and location of the 2018 MCAA Midyear Meeting. The meeting will be held September 24-26, 2018 in Austin, Texas. More information, including a full schedule of events, will be available soon at

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. -------------------- Anatomy of a Harassment Case: Part I Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 10:00 AM CST -------------------- 3 Skills That Business Leaders Need to Excel Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 10:00 AM CST Presented by: J. Construction Company -------------------- How to Talk to Elected Officials Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 10:00 AM CST -------------------- How to Prepare a Professional Masonry Submittal Package Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 10:00 AM CST -------------------- Selling Excellence Without Being Pushy and Aggressive Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 10:00 AM CST -------------------- OSHA Investigations Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 10:00 AM CST  

New MCAA Members for April 2018

Barter Masonry, Inc. Harrisburg, IL 618-252-7297 Contractor Member   D.S.M. Masonry, Concrete and Tile, Inc. Calimesa, CA 951-776-4980 Contractor Member   DV Masonry, Inc. Los Angeles, CA 714-294-0790 Contractor Member   Law Offices of Michael W. Kelly Chicago, IL 312-662-1716 Chapter Associate Member   Mericle Wilkes-Barre, PA 570-823-1100 Contractor Member   Stephen's Masonry, Inc. Cranston, RI 401-273-2766 Contractor Member   Teton Masonry, Inc Wheaton, IL 630-462-0537 Contractor Member  
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