NYS Concrete Masonry Association Donates to Alfred State Masonry Program

Words: Dan Kamys

NYS Concrete Masonry Association Donates to Alfred State Masonry Program

Alfred State College student masons and instructor Stephen Richard were busy late last semester, unloading and unpacking two truckloads of paver bricks, fire bricks, fireplace and pizza oven parts, refractory mortars, blocks, bricks and cavity wall flashing components. All of these masonry materials will be used as students build mock ups of masonry wall systems, fireplaces and working pizza ovens. All of the donated masonry products are green and recyclable. When used in building projects, they add to the LEED credits, which many builders and owners strive to achieve for more efficient energy use and low maintenance over the building’s life. The materials were donated by: Southern Tier Concrete Products of Alfred; CMS Industries, Superior Clay Corp., Whitacre Greer, Brick Corp., (Alliance, Ohio); Glen Gery Brick, (Reading, Pa.); Sandell Inc., (Schenectady, N.Y.); and Hohmann & Barnard Inc., (Hauppauge, N.Y.).

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