MCAA Gateway: November 2017

Words: Bronzella Cleveland

Registration Open for 2018 MCAA Convention at World of Concrete

Registration is now available for the 2018 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 to learn more and to register online. We look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas!  

Upcoming MCAA Webinars for November 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 to view a full schedule of upcoming programs and to register. -------------------- Technology for the Jobsite: Finding the Right Tech Tools for Your Project Team Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 10:00 AM CDT -------------------- Discrimination Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 10:00 AM CDT -------------------- Multi-employer Pension Withdrawal Liability and the Financial Risks to the Company and Your Personal Assets Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 10:00 AM CDT -------------------- Seismic Requirements of the Building Code Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 10:00 AM CDT -------------------- 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 November 2017

Benefield Masonry Contractors, Inc. Gulfport, MS 228-832-3653 Contractor Member Clemson University Facilities Clemson, SC 864-643-6337 Instructor Member Coleman-Adams Construction Forest, VA 434-841-0629 Contractor Member Connecticut Mason Contractor, Inc. Middletown, CT 860-296-9984 Contractor Member Crew Tracks Layton, UT 801-682-4886 National Associate Member Davies commercial Masonry, Inc. Suffolk, VA 757-934-2016 Contractor Member Decorative Paving Company Loveland, OH 513-576-1222 Contractor Member Design Masonry Inc Santa Clarita, CA 661-298-1013 Contractor Member Diversified Industrial Rigging, LLC Rustburg, VA 434-907-3748 Contractor Member Dot's Masonry Dallas, TX 972-617-7033 Contractor Member Forzley Sales Bozeman, MT 406-586-4016 Regional Associate Member FW Walton Houston, TX 281-253-6053 Contractor Member Galindo & Boyd Wall Systems, LLC Mesquite, TX 214-647-1528 Contractor Member J.D. Hammond, Inc. Yorktown, VA 757-867-7530 Contractor Member JEM Concrete Granger, IN 574-288-8464 Contractor Member Lynnhaven Masonry Corp. Virginia Beach, VA 757-363-2792 Contractor Member Majestic Masonry, Inc. Upland, CA 909-288-3697 Contractor Member Matthews & Pierce Masonry White Plains, MD 301-399-4186 Contractor Member Metroplex Retaining Walls of Va, Inc Leesburg, VA 571-220-7933 Contractor Member Milwaukee Public Schools Milwaukee, WI 414-283-4662 Instructor Member MLN Company Houston, TX 832-642-6299 Contractor Member Paun Construction Hartland, WI 414-719-2112 Contractor Member Pryor & Pryor Masonry Mesquite, TX 972-613-2036 Contractor Member SM Masonry & Stone LLC. Chesapeake, VA 757-547-0499 Contractor Member Smithco Construction, Inc. Jenks, OK 918-808-7482 Contractor Member Southeast Power Corporation Elgin, TX 321-432-2098 Contractor Member Southern Brick, LLC Richmond, VA 804-355-7826 Contractor Member Southern Masonry, Inc. Chesapeake, VA 757-650-4168 Southern Masonry. the Contractor Member T & T Watertight Construction Company,Inc. Tecumseh, TX 405-314-6010 Contractor Member T.D. Masonry, Inc. Chesapeake, VA 757-641-7716 Contractor Member The Concrete Surgeons, Inc. Indianapolis, IN 317-897-0600 Contractor Member The New Group Indianapolis, IN 317-783-7124 Contractor Member Trinity Constructors, LLC Fruitland Park, FL 352-801-7713 Contractor Member ValCon Masonry, Inc. Virginia Beach, VA 757-351-3488 Contractor Member Vicar Industries, LLC Amherst, NY 716-833-3620 National Associate Member  

Last chance to compete in the 2018 MCAA Fastest Trowel on the Block

Do you have what it takes to be crowned the fastest trowel? Sign up for the MCAA's Fastest Trowel on the Block competition during MASONRY MADNESS® at the World of Concrete in Las Vegas before all stalls are filled! 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 blocklaying action. Only those journeymen masons who have the skill, confidence and courage to face- off with the industry’s best are invited to compete. If you think your trowel is worthy, go to to watch videos of past competitions and download an application or call 800-536-2225. We look forward to seeing you compete in Las Vegas!  

South of 40 Fringe Hat Now Available for Purchase!

The most talked about hat in the masonry industry is now available for purchase! The South of 40 Fringe Hat features:  
  • South of 40 logo embroidered on front
  • 100% cotton
  • Pre-curved "All Weather" visor
  • Eyelets for ventilation
  • One size fits all
Get yours today at or by calling the MCAA at 800-536-2225. The mission of the South of 40 Committee is to provide members the opportunity to learn, to become more involved, and introduce a youthful voice into the masonry industry. We will accomplish this by fostering lasting relationships, encouraging new ideas, and educating the leaders of tomorrow with the objective of increasing the masonry market share and ensuring our industry is as solid as the products we promote. Visit to learn more and get involved!  
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