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 The Raleigh Chapter’s Annual Bus Tour and Golf Tournament took place in January along South Carolina’s Grand Strand. 2018 marks the thirtieth year for the Raleigh Chapter Golf Tournament and 19th year for the three-day beach event. The winning team for 2018 with Tournament Chairman Doug Burton, left to right, Lee Amick, Greg Hicks, Frank Werner and Dick Moehring. Finishing second was the team of Dwayne Bryant, Jake Burton Sheryl Crocker and Jesse Holleman. Since the tournaments began, the chapter has raised in excess of $83,000, all used to promote masonry and masonry careers.

 

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 Chapter President Larry Kirby reports, “The Western Carolina Chapter held its annual winter party January 13th at Catawba Springs Country Club in Hickory with approximately sixty in attendance. Among those attending were President Bob & Denise Gates, President-Elect Kent & Robin Huntley, and Central Regional Vice President Brandon & Meredith Hartsell. After a delicious meal, Brandon made a presentation of the new NCMCA logo. The highlight of the evening was the presentation of the Founders Award to two deserving individuals. Mr. Bruce Davis made the presentation to Mr. J. Leland Eckerd and Mr. Alan Griffin made the presentation to Mr. Carl “CE” Moser Jr."  In the photo, past and present recipients of the Founders Award, left to right, Wayne Starr, Bruce Davis, Larry Kirby, Leland Eckard, Carl Moser, and G. Alan Griffin.  Photo by Ann Moser.  

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The North Carolina Masonry Instructors Association met in January to plan for the upcoming year including the Annual NC SkillsUSA Conference State and Regional Masonry Competitions set for April 17 to 19 at the Greensboro Coliseum. Masonry industry representatives and officials of the NC Department of Public Instruction joined the instructors for the meeting hosted by McGee Brothers Company in Greensboro. Left to right, NCMCA President Bob Gates and NCMCA President-Elect Kent Huntley greet instructors’ association President and Vice President Rodney Harrington and Scott Settlemyre. NCMCA has responsibility for set-up, tending, judging, and cleanup at the April competition. Volunteers needed!

 

 

 

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Chapter Vice President Brent Moore (left) records the moment as Chapter Treasurer Nick Ferrucci opens his gift from "Dirty Santa" at the NCMCA Central Piedmont Chapter's Annual Christmas Dinner.  Chapter members and spouses enjoyed a great meal and Holiday fellowship at Bleu's Resturant in Winston-Salem.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Steve Bell (left) and Marty Schiraldi manned the SPEC MIX/Quikrete table, handing out the doughnuts at the December Masonry Career Fair at Mount Pleasant High School. The Career Fair was the final chapter of the Fall 2017 Masonry “PowerBlock” sessions which began in September as a means to introduce students to masonry career possibilities.

Click here to hear NCMCA Apprenticeship and Training Committee Chairman Kent Huntley provide the students with a comparison of the dollar-swing between four years of college versus a masonry apprenticeship.

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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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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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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.