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Twenty-year-old Luke Dutton, a foreman with McGee Brothers Company and representing the USA, traveled 7,300 from home in October to compete against thirty of the best young masons in the world at the 2017 WorldSkills completion in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Todd Hartsell, the masonry instructor at Central Cabarrus High School, accompanied him. Todd is the Masonry Expert for the USA WorldSkills Team. Masonry contestants were given twenty-two hours over four days to finish three different competition panels. Luke finished in twenty-fifth position and is pictured with his Abu Dhabi projects. Photograph by Todd Hartsell

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FastestTrowelWinner2017WEBNEWS

Kelton McGee (left) of McGee Brother Company is the winner of the North Carolina “Fastest Trowel on the Block” qualifier contest that took place on November 15 at Ben Ketchie Park in Gold Hill. Kelton and his tender, Reed Ollis (right) will compete in the Mason Contractors Association of America “Fastest Trowel on the Block” competition at the World of Concrete/Masonry Madness Day January 24th in Las Vegas. Kelton also wins $2,500. Nine contestants from six masonry contracting firms competed. Finishing in second place was Noah Baucom also of McGee Brothers Company. Frank Paul of Paul’s Masonry finished third. The contest was held in conjunction with the second annual “Masonry Education Day.” 419 high school students from nineteen schools across the state were on hand for demonstrations provided by industry representatives and to enjoy a hot dog lunch while they watched the block laying competition. Less deductions, Kelton laid 70 eight-inch CMU’s in twenty minutes. Photograph by Judy Johnson.

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 Robert L. Merrill, NCMCA’s fourth president (1977-1978) and a founding member of the association, passed away November 16, 2017. He was 88 years old and lived in Brevard. Mr. Merrill founded Merrill Masonry in 1957, the firm his daughter Debbie and her husband Steve Stout continue to operate. He attended Mars Hill College where, in 1991, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters in acknowledgment of his long-time service as a benefactor, advisor, and trustee for the college. The community of Brevard benefited from his leadership as Bob served multiple terms on both the Transylvania County Board of Education and County Commissioners. Mr. Merrill delighted in using his construction management skills on many local volunteer projects as well as mission trips to Paraguay, Brazil, and the Dominican Republic. Since beginning Merrill Masonry, at least twenty masons who worked for him went on, with his help, to form their own masonry companies. The family suggests memorials be made to First Baptist Church of Brevard or the W. Scott Merrill Scholarship Fund at Mars Hill University. The picture was made July 2000 at a Land of the Sky Chapter fund-raising event installing masonry for Macedonia Baptist Church near Asheville.

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ASU2017SigmonWinnersWEBNEWS

In November, thirteen teams competed with masonry project designs for the 2017 NCMCA Sigmon Memorial Scholarship Design Competition at Appalachian State University in Boone. Left to right, NCMCA President-Elect and Apprenticeship and Training Chairman Kent Huntley, contest judge; NCMCA Secretary/Treasurer Danks Burton, contest judge; First Place Team winner Elvie Sumner (ASU '18); Jason Miller, ASU Assistant Professor and Program Director of Building Science; First Place Team Winner Tori Whicker (ASU '18); Don Woodruff, ASU Senior Lecturer, Building Science Program; and Chip Debelius, ASU Associate Professor, Building Science Program. The winning pair will share a semester’s in-state tuition scholarship. 2017 marks the sixth year for the Sigmon Design Competition at ASU.

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In November, architectural and engineering students from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte visited the Adams/Oldcastle CMU manufacturing plant in Charlotte for the Southeastern Concrete Masonry Association’s (SCMA) fall BlockFest. Students participated in block plant tours, hands-on block-laying demonstrations and lunch. Among the block-laying instructors were Doc McGee of McGee Brothers Company (center with blue shirt and no head protection) and Carl Moser and Doby Chapman, both former masons and retired Oldcastle sales representatives. Photograph by Michael Teague. CLICK HERE FOR ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS

 

 

 

 

MetrolinaGolf2017WEBNEWS

 

The Metrolina Chapter held its Annual Golf Tournament in November at the Mooresville Golf Course. The winning team pictured left to right: Bob Gates, Ray Love, Chad Frye, and Dink Mitchell followed in second place by the team of Carson Greif, Kent Cloninger, Trey Tuttle, and Cory Huneycutt. The team of Phil Franchino, Justin Bamonte, Nick Ferrucci, and Paul Murdock finished in third place. Justin Bamonte had “Closest-to-the-Pin” honors and Dylan Riddle was recognized for the day’s “Longest Drive.” CLICK HERE FOR ADDITIONAL PICTURES

 

 

 

 

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NCMCA Apprenticeship & Training Committee Chair Kent Huntley (center) congratulates the top-two finishers in the 64th Annual October North Carolina State Fair Masonry Apprentice Skills Contest. Haran McGee (left) finished in First Place and Conor Hallman finished second. Both are apprentices with McGee Brothers Company in Monroe. The rest of the top-ten respectively were Daniel Patino, Brodie Contractors; Jace Huntley, Jamison Huntley, and Rex Huntley of Huntley Brothers Company; Ellis Baucom, McGee Brothers Company; Jose Serrano, Brodie Contractors; Jonathan Carnes, Griffin Masonry; and Shadd Little, McGee Brothers Company. Jesse Baker of West Rowan High School won in the pre-apprentice division. CLICK HERE FOR ADDITIONAL PICTURES

 

 

Services

NCMCA LOGO mark only RGB copy72ppiWhen you review the list of NCMCA benefits and services, you'll understand why Association members across the Carolinas and Virginia consider NCMCA membership to be an important investment in their companies and in their industry.

Contests And Events

metroawards2014gall3NCMCA sponsors and partners to provide apprenticeship contests and training each year.  The Association participates in exhibits and promotional activities to promote masonry as a great career option and as the building material of choice. 
Check the NCMCA Events Schedule for opportunities to participate.