MCAA Gateway: October 2017 Continued

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2017 MCAA MAC PEC Golf Tournament Results

The MCAA’s MAC PEC Golf Tournament was held Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at Rollingstone Ranch Golf Club during the MCAA Midyear Meeting in Steamboat Springs, Colo. The spectacular 18-hole course featured incredible views of the Yampa Valley. The 70 bunkers and large, undulating bent grass greens made for a truly championship-caliber course enjoyed by all players. The results are as follows: First Place Team (-10) Danks Burton, Dick Dentinger, Matt Dwyer, Shawn Nelson Second Place Team (-9) Garen Graves, Liz Graves, Paul Oldham, Joey Peters Most Honest Team (+6) James Hoskinson, Paula Lang, Dean Lang, Melvin Schwendeman Longest Drive Imani Brodie (Hole 4) Lee Spino (Hole 18)  Closest to the Pin Damian Lang (Hole 14) Paula Lang (Hole 8) All proceeds support the MCAA’s MAC PEC. The next MCAA MAC PEC Golf Tournament will be held during the 2018 MCAA Midyear Meeting. Please visit www.masoncontractors.org/midyear for more information when available.

2017 MCAA Safety Advantage Award Winners

Companies Awarded for Safety at MCAA Midyear Meeting The Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA) presented the MCAA Safety Advantage Awards, sponsored by Federated Insurance, on Wednesday, August 30, 2017, during the MCAA Midyear Meeting in Steamboat Springs, Colo. The MCAA Safety Advantage Awards are presented based on a mason contractor’s incident rate. Awards were presented to the top companies with greater than 100,000 hours worked by all employees, and the top companies with less than 100,000 hours worked by all employees. The winners were:

GREATER THAN 100,000 HOURS First Place Midwest Masonry, Inc. Mundelein, Ill

Second Place Gates Construction Company, Inc. Mooresville, N.C.

 

LESS THAN 100,000 HOURS First Place (8-way tie)

Aztec Masonry, Inc. Cordova, Tenn.

C & S Co., Inc. Pittsfield, Mass.

Cantarella & Son, Inc. Pittsfield, Mass.

East Coast Air Barrier & Restoration, Inc. Pittsfield, Mass.

Legacy Masonry, LLC Waco, Texas

Molter Corporation Tinley Park, Ill.

Schiffer Mason Contractors, Inc. Holt, Mich.

Summit Masonry & Stoneworks, Inc. Peoria, Ill.

 
The goal of the MCAA Safety Advantage Awards is to help draw attention to the need and benefits of performing safely. Visit www.masoncontractors.org/safety/awards for more information.
 

North Carolina Fastest Trowel on the Block Registration Open

Masons Wanted Words: Ryan Shaver The North Carolina Fastest Trowel on the Block competition will be held Wednesday, November 15 in Gold Hill, N.C. from 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM. The first place mason and tender will win $2,500 plus entry, airfare, and two nights accommodation to the national MCAA Fastest Trowel on the Block competition in Las Vegas. Second place will be awarded $1,500 and $1,000 for third place. For more information and to register, contact Byard Stevens at 336-580-5457 or bstevens@scmaonline.org.

Storm Shelter Construction Education and Credentialing Program Coming to St. Louis

The MCAA's Storm Shelter Construction Education and Credentialing Program will be held October 27, 2017 in St. Louis. The Storm Shelter Construction Education and Credentialing Program will show the end user and designers that your company is serious when it comes to proper installation of a high windstorm shelter. The program was created partially in response to the new code requiring schools to have storm shelters. The program is broken down into five different topics:
  • Introduction and Background
  • Quality Control and Quality Assurance
  • Reinforcing and Grouting
  • Anchoring Dowels at Foundations
  • Connections
The courses are specifically designed for the installer and cover every facet critical to the successful installation of a storm shelter. Upon completion of all five courses, the participant will earn a Credentialed Storm Shelter Installer (CSSI) credential. A certificate and card will be mailed to the participant. Visit www.masoncontractors.org/storm-shelter-program to register or contact the Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA) at 800-536-2225 for additional information.

 
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

Bonding with Masonry 2024 Q2

This issue’s questions come from an Architect, an Engineer. and a Mason Contractor. What questions do you have? Send them to info@masonrymagazine.com, attention Technical Talk.