MCAA Gateway: October 2017

Words: Bronzella ClevelandAccepting Masonry Hall of Fame Nominations Nominations due by October 1, 2017 Do you know someone who has dedicated their life to the masonry industry? If so, nominate them to be part of the Masonry Hall of Fame. Nominees must have had a major impact on the masonry industry, not necessarily with just the MCAA, and must have been or be in the industry for a minimum of 25 years. Nominees can be, but are not limited to contractors, employees, instructors, architects, engineers, and association staff. Nominations are open to anyone in the masonry industry. Submissions must state the significant accomplishments of the individual nominee. Nominations will be accepted until Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 11:59 PM CDT. Nominees accepted into the Hall of Fame will be inducted during the MCAA Convention. Visit to submit your nomination.   Upcoming MCAA Webinars for October 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. -------------------- How to Develop and Implement an Effective Quality Control Program Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 10:00 AM CDT Presented by: J. Construction Company -------------------- The Relationship Edge in Business Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 10:00 AM CDT -------------------- New Support for Masonry Modeling in Revit Friday, October 13, 2017 at 10:00 AM CDT Presented by: 3DiQ -------------------- Workplace Harassment Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 10:00 AM CDT -------------------- How to Become an Equal Partner with the General Contractor Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 10:00 AM CDT -------------------- 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 September 2017 A-Core Concrete Cutting Murray, UT 801-261-5552 Contractor Member Accu-Cut Concrete Services, Inc. Clearwater, FL 727-787-4843 Contractor Member Akowski Masonry, Inc. Tucson, AZ 520-888-0797 Contractor Member Alessi Keyes Construction North Little Rock, AR 501-225-6699 Contractor Member Alward Masonry Contractors Rockwell, NC 704-782-7133 Contractor Member Andrew Lauren Tucson Oro Valley, AZ 520-750-3973 Contractor Member Assurance Schaumburg, IL 847-797-5700 National Associate Member Baldwin Paving Marietta, GA 404-849-6237 Contractor Member   Bearing Masonry Richmond, VA 804-249-1010 Contractor Member Blanco Concrete Tucson, AZ 520-270-4271 Contractor Member Bluescope Construction Moore, SC Contractor Member BMF Masonry, LLC Queen Creek, AZ 480-200-2998 Contractor Member BMJ Stone Crossville, TN 931-707-0390 National Associate Member Carolina Stone Setting Morrisville, NC 919-338-6431 Contractor Member Cleland Masonry, Inc. Arma, KS 620-249-2255 Contractor Member Coastal Quality Masonry Maysville, NC 910-743-0277 Contractor Member Connecticut Stone Supplies, Inc. Milford, CT 203-882-1000 National Associate Member Curran Masonry Corp. Chandler, AZ 480-821-8634 Contractor Member Diamond Equipment Contracting Corporation Virginia Beach, VA 757-463-1711 Contractor Member ESC Consultants San Antonio, TX 210-695-8701 Regional Associate Member Fair Masonry LLC Forsyth, GA 478-994-3733 Contractor Member Forsgren Construction Company, LLC Marne, MI 616-677-6069 Contractor Member High Point Masonry Madison, WI 608-577-6664 Contractor Member J.A.M. Construction Inc. of North Central Florida Gainesville, FL 352-373-2367 Contractor Member Joswig Construction, Inc. Largo, FL 727-584-8001 Contractor Member JT Williams Masonry Hutto, TX 512-930-9394 Contractor Member Laufenberg Masonry, LLC Highland, WI 608-929-5088 Contractor Member Lehi Block Company, Inc. Lehi, UT 801-768-8401 Chapter Associate Member Lencyk Masonry Youngstown, OH 330-729-9780 Contractor Member LS Contracting Group Chicago, IL 773-279-1122 Contractor Member McClam and Associates Little Mountain, SC 803-403-1885 Contractor Member Merlin Goble Masonry White Bear Lake, MN 651-653-9175 Contractor Member Mountain Masonry, LLC Canon City, CO 719-275-5589 Contractor Member Nudura, Inc. Barrie, ON 705-726-9499 National Associate Member Mazza Masonry, Inc Concord, CA 925-685-1712 Contractor Member RD Masonry Frankfort, IL 815-806-1460 Contractor Member Seagraves Masonry, Inc. Rockwell, NC Contractor Member Senate Masonry, Inc. Kensington, MD 301-816-0013 Contractor Member SJR Masonry & Construction McKinleyville, CA 707-839-2103 Contractor Member Solid Rock Construction, Inc. Lyons, IL 708-203-7612 Contractor Member Spectrum Contracting, Inc. Naples, FL 239-643-2772 Contractor Member Sterling Concrete Cutting Sanford, FL 321-320-5896 Contractor Member The Sack Company Statesbro, GA 912-531-4272 Contractor Member Troianiello Masonry & Construction Services, Inc. Scranton, PA 570-241-5142 Contractor Member Wilson Concrete and Masonry, Inc. Riverview, FL 813-661-5085 Contractor Member  

Compete in the 2018 MCAA Fastest Trowel on the Block

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 during MASONRY MADNESS® Do you think you’re fast? Sign up for the MCAA's Fastest Trowel on the Block competition during MASONRY MADNESS® at the World of Concrete in Las Vegas where you’ll have a chance to win your share of thousands in cash and prizes! The Fastest Twenty Minutes in Masonry 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. Watch videos of previous competitions at to see how you stack up against the field. Are you Fast Enough? If you think your trowel is worthy, go to and download an application or call 800-536-2225. Come join these select blocklayers building excitement with what they do best! Register to compete today at
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