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The NCMCA Central Piedmont Chapter has elected new chapter officers for the 2017-2018 term. Left to right, vice-president Brent Moore of Koontz Masonry; Sabrina Beck, president, Koontz Masonry; Angie Puckett, secretary, New South Construction Supply; and treasurer Nick Ferrucci, Tucker-Kirby Company. The chapter generally meets the second Monday of the month in the Winston-Salem area. For information, contact Brent Moore: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (336) 787-5449 Photograph by Brandon Hartsell







Seventeen-year-old Kelby Thornton (right) of Central Cabarrus High School, instructed by Todd Hartsell, has repeated as Champion of the 2017 high school division of the 2017 Annual NC SkillsUSA State Masonry Contest. Kelby won the 2016 North Carolina Contest and went on to win the 2016 National SkillsUSA Masonry Contest in Louisville. His April win at the Greensboro Coliseum means he will defend his national title in June again at Louisville. Finishing in second through fifth place respectively were Elijah Frizsell, South Caldwell High School; Jesse Baker, West Rowan High School; Mason Saunders, Mount Pleasant High School; and Jarrett Ennis, Central Cabarrus High School. Kelby is pictured with 2017 SPEC MIX Bricklayer 500 Champion Matt Cash (left) who volunteered as a tender and as judge for the competition. NCMCA members joined with the Southeast Concrete Masonry Association (SCMA) to provide volunteers, judges and materials for the contest.







Metrolina Chapter President Bandon Hartsell reports they had a great time at their April 25th Chapter Meeting hosted by Gates Construction Company in Mooresville. The rain cleared earlier in the afternoon and Brandon says, “We had our own version of Food Truck Tuesday! Bebo's Mac Shack catered! We had plenty of food, desserts (best banana pudding on the planet), and drinks! We hosted a Corn Hole Tournament. The Competition was tough!” Winners: First place- Dink Mitchell & Gregg Swartz; second place- Matt Gates & Nick Ferrucci; and third place- Carson Greif & Bill McKinnell Jr. Thirty participated in the meeting. In the photo, corn hole contestants Bill McKinnell, Jr. and Carson Greif take on Matt Gates and Nick Ferrucci. Taylor Clay Products and Tucker-Kirby Company were sponsors.  Photograph by Brandon Hartsell.







Engineering students from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte visited the Charlotte Adams/Oldcastle facility in late April. Front, left to right, Grayson McGee, Doc McGee, and C.E. Moser provided hands-on instruction as the students tried laying blocks for themselves. Students also received a tour of the CMU manufacturing plant at the site and were treated to lunch. The Charlotte edition of BlokFest is a joint effort of the Southeast Concrete Masonry Association (SCMA) and McGee Brothers Company.  






CabarrusContest2017WEBNEWSLocal schools, merchants, contractors and the local Home Builders Association presented the Sixth Annual Cabarrus County Schools Masonry Competition in early April. Lowe’s Home Improvement at Concord Mills hosted the contest in Concord. Top, left to right - Gary Embler, President, North Carolina Home Builders Association, Nilblock Homes; Chad Little, Nilblock Homes; Darlene Prescott, Lowe's ProServices; Kent Huntley, Huntley Brothers Company, North Carolina Masonry Contractors Association President-Elect and Training Committee Chairman, contest head-judge; second-place finisher Jesse Baker of West Rowan High School; Jacob Travers of Lowe's, Concord Mills; first-place finisher Kelby Thornton of Central Cabarrus High School; and Kathryn Lewis, Executive Vice President, Home Builders Association of Greater Charlotte. Bottom left to right - fifth-place finisher James Lambert of Mount Pleasant High School; fourth-place finisher Dawson Larrimore of South Rowan High School; and third-place finisher Jarrett Ennis of Central Cabarrus High School. Winner Kelby Thornton won the North Carolina SkillsUSA Masonry Contest in 2016 and went on to win the 2016 National SkillsUSA Masonry Championship in Louisville.  CLICK HERE FOR ADDITIONAL PICTURES



Chandler Concrete Company hosted the first Rowan County high school construction craft skills competition in early April at their facility in Salisbury. Pictured, top finishers in the Masonry Two contest. Left to right, fourth-place finisher Elija Frizsell of South Caldwell High School; second-place finisher Kelby Thornton of Central Cabarrus High School; head-judge Kent Huntley; first-place finisher Jesse Baker of West Rowan High School; Ryan Love of Griffin Masonry, a contest sponsor; and third-place finisher Dawson Larrimore of South Rowan High School. Christian Kluttz of Mount Pleasant High School (not pictured) won first place in the Masonry One Division. CLICK HERE FOR THE SALISBURY POST ARTICLE. Sixty students from 14 high schools participated in the competition. CLICK HERE FOR ADDITIONAL PICTURES





LandSkyContest2017WEBNEWSIn late March, the Land of the Sky Chapter hosted western North Carolina high school masonry classes in Waynesville for the chapter’s annual masonry competition. Pictured, bottom row, Masonry One division winners, left to right, Tristen Cutshall, first place, Madison High School; Branson Peek, second place, McDowell High School; Daniel Ross, third place, Tuscola High School; Colton Buchanan, fourth place, Tuscola High School; and Zeb Sweet, fifth place, Brevard High School. Top row, left to right, Jones Hienz, fifth place Masonry Two, Tuscola High School; Mike Rogers, contest head judge; Ryan Snoddy, third place Masonry Two, McDowell High School; David Bass, chapter secretary/treasurer; McDowell High School Masonry Instructor Chad Brewer; Micah Sisk, first place Masonry Two, McDowell High School; Addie Ruff, second place Masonry Two, Tuscola High School; NCMCA Western Regional Vice President Don Caldwell; Andy Peterson, fourth place Masonry Two, Brevard high School; and chapter president Gary Kitchen. Masonry Two winner Micah Sisk is a senior and is planning to join the U.S. Army upon graduation. He is on the 4-H National Shotgun Team and is the son of Eric and Melissa Sisk of Marion. Thirty-seven students from seven schools competed. CLICK HERE TO SEE ADDITIONAL CONTEST PICTURES


NCMCA LogoWhen 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.