May 4-5 2017 (Fort Lauderdale, FL) - The Masonry Association of Florida held a two-day Masonry Construction & Inspection Certification workshop for the city of Fort Lauderdale Department of Sustainability at the Safety and Training center in downtown Fort Lauderdale. Attendees included City of Fort Lauderdale and Davie, Florida building inspectors and contractors from Miami and Orange Park, Florida. Thank you to Robyn Randall, City of Fort Lauderdale Training Manager for coordinating the course with the MAF's Deb Bartolucci and Don Beers. Special thanks to instructors: Alex Hockman (FLAPB), Chris Bettinger (Oldcastle), Greg Moody (CEMEX), Don Beers (MAF) and Jerry Painter (Painter Masonry) for making themselves available to teach this important class. Additional Masonry Workshop class dates for 2017 are available by visiting: www.masonryworkshop.com
Chairman’s Message By Mark Kemp
July brought a lot of exciting things for the MCAA as well as a lot of air miles. Let’s start with the trip to Dallas for The Masonry Foundation. It was a pleasure working with a group so dedicated to turning The Masonry Foundation from an idea into reality. We mapped out our strategic plan to raise the money needed to ensure a bright and prosperous future for the masonry industry.
Henry J. Knott Masonry, Inc. of Timonium, Md.; JEI Masonry of Yakima, Wash.; Restore Masonry, LLC of Chicago; and Ron Kendall Masonry, Inc. of West Palm Beach, Fla. are the latest companies to have earned certification through the Masonry Certification program, sponsored by the Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA).