MCAA Legislative Conference & New Certifications Earned

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The 2011 Masonry Industry Legislative Conference will be held May 10-12, 2011, in Washington, D.C., and has been condensed to highlight hill visits. The main focus of the program for 2011 will be getting our issues and our positions in front of key congressional figures and tell them our story as to how their votes impact our industry.

The Keelen Group will make an effort to make appointments with attendee members of Congress, but will also focus on arranging appointments with key swing vote representatives that need to hear our story. One of the most important things you can do in today's business environment is take some time away and let the folks know who are responsible for regulating, taxing and setting rules for business how it will impact not only our industry, but the economy as a whole.

The 2011 Masonry Industry Legislative Conference will be a great opportunity to express your concern and care for the actions of the few in Washington, D.C. The registration deadline is May 9, 2011. For more information and to register, call 800-536-2225 and visit

Three Companies Certified at MCAA Convention

Forrest & Associate Inc., Des Moines, Iowa; Genco Masonry Inc., Bethesda, Md.; and Masonry Arts Inc., Bessemer, Ala., have earned certification through the Masonry Certification program, sponsored by the MCAA.

The MCAA has developed the national Masonry Certification program to provide customers with a tool to select mason contractors who are committed to quality and end user satisfaction. Quality of work and end user satisfaction is the foundation of the certification program. In addition, companies must renew their certification every three years.

We congratulate these companies in their commitment to quality service. Our goal is to provide architects, designers, construction contractors and consumers with an easy way to select and specify professional mason contractors. Certification now gives them the tools to seek out contractors who have committed their entire firm to meet the stringent requirements of the program.

Jeff Buczkiewicz is the Executive Director for the Mason Contractors Association of America.

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