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North Carolina claimed another Masonry Gold Medal at the 53rd annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in June at Louisville. Seventeen-year-old Kelby Thornton, a recent graduate of Central Cabarrus High School, claimed the national title for the second year in a row. With Kelby’s win, North Carolina’s medal count now stands at 34 Gold, 15 Silver, and 2 Bronze. Pictured, left to right: National technical committee member Al Herndon; Postsecondary/college Bronze-Ramon Vargas, Arizona; High School Bronze-Cole Christadore, Connecticut; High School Gold Medalist-Kelby Thornton, Central Cabarrus High School, Concord, NC; Post-Secondary/college-Gold-Jake Freeman, Alabama; Postsecondary/college-Silver-Ronald Vann, Pennsylvania; High School-Silver-Elijah Williams, Virginia; and national technical committee chairman Ryan Shaver, Johnson Concrete Products, Salisbury.  Kelby's masonry instructor is Todd Hartsell, who accompanied him to the Louisville competition.  Photo courtesy SkillsUSA  

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NCInstructorsNewOfficersJuly2017WEBNEWSAs part of the North Carolina Department of Public Educations’ annual Summer Conference for Career, Trade and Industrial Education, in July NCMCA, the Southeastern Concrete Masonry Association (SCMA) and McGee Brothers Company hosted masonry instructors from across the state at McGee Brothers Company’s Greensboro facility for demonstrations, lunch, and a business meeting for the North Carolina Masonry Instructors Association. The instructors elected new association officers for the 2017-2019 term. In the photo, NCMCA President Bob Gates, second from right, congratulates new instructors’ association president Rodney Harrington, third from left, on his new assignment. Harrington is masonry instructor at West Rowan High School. Left to right, Todd Hartsell, out-going president, Central Cabarrus High School; secretary Cody Alward, Mount Pleasant High School; Harrington; vice-president Scott Settlemyre, South Caldwell High School; second vice-president Rufus Terry, J. F. Webb High School; Gates; and association treasurer Eric Stamey, Hibriten High School.

 

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NCMCA’s first executive manager, Eleanor Flowers Upton, passed away June 11th after a brief and unexpected illness. She was 82 and lived in Raleigh. Along with her husband Robert, who died in 2016, Ms. Upton and her firm, Upton Associates in Raleigh, managed the Association from shortly after its inception in the early seventies until late 1997. READ HER OBITURARY HERE In the picture, then-NCMCA President Doug Burton (left) presented Ms. Upton with a Waterford crystal bowl at the 1998 NCMCA convention banquet in Charlotte in appreciation for her service to NCMCA and the masonry industry. At the same time, Burton announced that the NCMCA award for outstanding service by associate members would from that day forward be known as the “Eleanor Flowers Upton” award. The family suggests memorial donations be made to Christ Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 25759, Raleigh NC 27611-5778, the Basil Tucker Scholarship Fund, 3733 Benson Drive, Raleigh NC 27609 or the charity of one's choice.

 

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As they have done even before there was an NCMCA, Statesville Brick Company hosted the NCMCA Western Carolina Chapter in June at their “Sunset Point” brick cottage on Lake Norman. For 2017, the NCMCA Metrolina Chapter also participated. As is the tradition, everyone gets to grill their own steak over the massive brick charcoal grill constructed for just this purpose. Pictured left to right, Scott Rankin of Statesville Brick; NCMCA President Bob Gates; ten-year-old Braxton Hartsell, future NCMCA president; NCMCA Regional Vice President and Metrolina Chapter President Brandon Hartsell; and host Sonny Rankin of Statesville Brick. Photographs by Carl Moser.

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As they have been known to do on many past occasions, the Kirby Construction Services team has won the Central Piedmont Chapter’s Annual Danny Koonts Memorial Golf Tournament. Pictured left to right, chapter treasurer Nick Ferrucci, team members Marcus Kirby, Brian Nelson, Mark Nelson, NCMCA Chairman Ashlee K. Moore, and team captain Larry Kirby. As they have also done many times previously, the Kirby team donated their cash prize winnings back to the chapter. The tournament was played at the Lexington Golf Club in early June. Everyone enjoyed Brent Moore’s barbecued chicken at the end of the round.  

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For the third year in a row Fred T. Foard High School in Catawba County received the 2017 Doug Drye Award for best overall performance in the masonry competitions at the 2017 Greensboro NC SkillUS State Conference in April. The Overall Performance Award is named in honor of Douglas Drye who retired from Mount Pleasant High in 2008 and still holds the record for the most high school national masonry champions of all the masonry instructors in the country. The award is presented by NCMCA and The Southeast Concrete Masonry Association. Fred T. Foard High School is a four-time Drye Award winner having also earned the recognition in 2012 and 2015. In the photo, the winning masonry class displays the hardware.  Photograph by Carl Moser

 

 

 

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NCMCA President Bob Gates (bottom, sixth from left) and NCMCA President Elect and Contest Chairman Kent Huntley (right, bottom) along with Contest Head Judge Greg Huntley (back row, left) join the thirty apprentices who competed in the May 20th Annual NCMCA Samuel A. McGee Masonry Apprentice Skills Contest at Custom Brick & Supply Company in Raleigh.  The 2018 contest is set for Saturday May 19th at Adams, an Oldcastle company in Charlotte.  

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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.