MCAA Gateway: December 2017

Words: Bronzella Cleveland

See the Masonry Innovations & Workforce Development Zone at WOC

January 23-25 from 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM

The Innovations & Workforce Development Zone is returning to the MASONRY MADNESS® Arena! Positioned in the center of the 100,000 square foot fanfare of masonry promotions, WOC show-goers can become participants in several product and equipment demonstrations hosted by companies showcasing the latest technological developments advancing the masonry industry. SPEC MIX® and the Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA) have once again united with the support of several manufacturers of leading brands to host daily, nonstop informative demos where spectators will learn and try new products hitting the masonry market. From respirable dust management systems to robotic bricklaying machinery, as well as 3D Building Modeling (BIM), proper cleaning techniques, natural stone installation and jobsite safety clothing, the Innovation & WFD Zone proves the masonry industry is rapidly evolving for a strong future. What’s more, the Innovations & Workforce Development Zone is the perfect event for masonry enthusiasts as it is surrounded by the battlegrounds of the 16th Annual SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500® World Championship, the MCAA’s Fastest Trowel on the Block and the Masonry Skills Challenge competitions. Over 4,000 WOC attendees are expected to fill the MASONRY MADNESS Arena on Wednesday, January 24th to witness the world’s best masons compete for over $120,000 in prize money including a Ford F-250 4x4 XLT truck. Set your calendar to get to the World of Concrete—you don’t want to miss what the Bronze Lot has to offer!

Upcoming MCAA Webinars for December 2017

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 www.masoncontractors.org/live to view a full schedule of upcoming programs and to register. -------------------- Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 10:00 AM CDT -------------------- Masonry Inspections Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 10:00 AM CDT Presented by: J. Construction Company -------------------- Weather Resistive Barriers Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 10:00 AM CDT     New MCAA Members for December 2017 Bay West Masonry, Inc. Naples, FL 239-253-7506 Contractor Member Bon Tool Company Gibsonia, PA 724-443-7080 www.bontool.com National Associate Member Deep Draw Products, LLC. Crossville, TN 931-267-1545 National Associate Member Doyle Masonry, Inc. Fort Pierce, FL 772-464-2378 www.doylemasonry.com Contractor Member E.L. Shearer Concrete & Masonry Inc. Pinellas Park, FL 727-548-7959 Contractor Member Fluharty Monroe Construction, Inc. Fort Myers, FL 239-278-1211 Contractor Member Gateway Waterproofing & Restoration Co. St. Louis, MO 314-352-9500 www.gatewaywaterproofing.com Contractor Member Granstrom Masonry, Inc. Torrance, CA 310-245-7951 www.granstrommasonry.com Contractor Member Greater Altoona Career & Tech Center Altoona, PA 814-946-8450 www.gactc.com Instructor Member Lampkin Masonry, Inc. Hermann, MO 573-236-4655 lampkinmasonry.com Contractor Member Malta Dynamics Malta, OH 800-494-1840 www.maltadynamics.com National Associate Member Milam Masonry & Contracting, LLC Benton, MO 573-545-9500 www.milammasonry.com Contractor Member Patrico Masonry CO., Inc St. Charles, MO 636-949-8810 www.patricomasonryinc.com Contractor Member Rick Stone Masonry, Inc. Helotes, TX 210-695-8418 Contractor Member Rosales Masonry Springfield, MO 417-831-6800 www.rosalesmasonry.com Contractor Member Southcoast Contractors LLC Virginia Beach, VA 757-431-0400 Contractor Member Tennessee Building Stone Crossville, TN 888-484-9121 National Associate Member Tennessee Stone Knoxville, TN 865-859-0813 www.tenn-stone.com National Associate Member Timberlake Construction Company, Inc. Oklahoma, OK 405-840-2521 www.timberlakeconstruction.com Contractor Member Westcoast Structural Concrete & Masonry Fort Myers, FL 239-590-6408 Contractor Member   Join the MCAA at WOC 2018; Get a $3,000 Membership Package Become a member and receive a membership package valued at over $3,000 Become a member of the MCAA during the World of Concrete, January 23-26, 2018 in Las Vegas, for only $599 and you’ll receive:
  • 18-Month MCAA Membership
  • Go To Work Safety Kit
  • Standard Practice for Bracing Masonry Walls Under Construction
  • MCAA Rough Terrain Forklift Safety and Maintenance Training Manual Part 1
  • MCAA Rough Terrain Forklift Safety and Maintenance Training Manual Part 2
  • MCAA Max Hat
  • MCAA Backpack
  • MCAA Midyear registration
  • And much more!
This special offer is only available to new members during the World of Concrete/World of Masonry and online at www.masoncontractors.org/join. Limited quantities available. Join the MCAA Today Help us build a strong and successful masonry industry for you and your company. Visit Booth N1413, stop by the MCAA Tent in the Gold Lot during MASONRY MADNESS™ or visit www.masoncontractors.org/join to join. Call 800-536-2225 for more information. We are masonry. Together we are stronger.  

See the Masonry Innovations & Workforce Development Zone at WOC

January 23-25 from 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM

The Innovations & Workforce Development Zone is returning to the MASONRY MADNESS® Arena! Positioned in the center of the 100,000 square foot fanfare of masonry promotions, WOC show-goers can become participants in several product and equipment demonstrations hosted by companies showcasing the latest technological developments advancing the masonry industry. SPEC MIX® and the Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA) have once again united with the support of several manufacturers of leading brands to host daily, nonstop informative demos where spectators will learn and try new products hitting the masonry market. From respirable dust management systems to robotic bricklaying machinery, as well as 3D Building Modeling (BIM), proper cleaning techniques, natural stone installation and jobsite safety clothing, the Innovation & WFD Zone proves the masonry industry is rapidly evolving for a strong future. What’s more, the Innovations & Workforce Development Zone is the perfect event for masonry enthusiasts as it is surrounded by the battlegrounds of the 16th Annual SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500® World Championship, the MCAA’s Fastest Trowel on the Block and the Masonry Skills Challenge competitions. Over 4,000 WOC attendees are expected to fill the MASONRY MADNESS Arena on Wednesday, January 24th to witness the world’s best masons compete for over $120,000 in prize money including a Ford F-250 4x4 XLT truck. Set your calendar to get to the World of Concrete—you don’t want to miss what the Bronze Lot has to offer!

South of 40 Event at Señor Frog’s

Join the MCAA’s South of 40 Committee at Señor Frog’s for the annual South of 40 event on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 from 6:00 - 7:30 PM. Señor Frog's Restaurant & Bar at Treasure Island Hotel & Casino is the only place on the Strip dedicated to those looking to be adventurous and experience authentic Mexican hospitality and party atmosphere. Full of bright colors, sights, sounds, textures and fun, Señor Frog's Las Vegas features humor and outrageousness with original "butt" stools, attractive decorative elements, signs and banners on the walls and ceilings, and crazy antics of the servers creating a cool place to hangout for hours and spend the best of times in an informal way. Grab a steak taco, a humongous burger, a fajitas platter, or a mixed appetizer along with a yard of beer or signature drinks while watching entertaining videos on the monitors throughout the restaurant and bar. Nightly entertainment at Señor Frog's Las Vegas includes fun contests, shot girls, live music and/or DJs. Purchase your tickets today at www.masoncontractors.org/convention.
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