March 2016: From the Editor

Words: Dan KamysMarch 2016

A Time of Change

Editor Karen HickeyKaren D. Hickey, Editor - karen@lionhrtpub.com

I’m pleased to introduce myself as the new editor of Masonry magazine. This is an exciting time for me — a new beginning with a lot of changes. The masonry industry is entirely new to me, so I have a lot to learn. I was fortunate to meet many people who work in masonry while I attended the World of Concrete/World of Masonry in February in Las Vegas. In any industry, the people are what drive progress and innovation. They are the backbone of the trade. The relationships between the people in these businesses are what really matter. My new relationships with the men and women in masonry will be something I’ll work hard to build in the coming months and years. Of course my knowledge of the terminology will also build as time passes, and I’ll learn more details about the products and equipment used by masons. After all, I’m going to be learning from the experts! This issue of Masonry covers some of the terminology and products I’m becoming familiar with: scaffolding, saws and saw blades, and also rehabs and restorations. We’re also covering the MCAA Annual Convention, which coincided with the World of Concrete exhibition. We at Masonry magazine hope that this year has started off well for you, and that the changes in your life and business have been positive ones. I look forward to working with and meeting many more of you!
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