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For the second year in a row, a Huntley Brothers Company apprentice has won the NCMCA Annual Samuel A. McGee Memorial Masonry Apprentice Skills Contest. Seventeen-year-old Jamison “JK” Huntley won the 2017 David R. Sigmon Award for first place in a field of thirty contestants from nine NCMCA member companies. Finishing in second to tenth place respectively were Ellis Baucom and Kaleb McGee of McGee Brothers Company; Cory Huneycutt from Gates Construction Company; Eric Kee, Chaz Tomberlin, Haran Mcgee, and Zackery Mcgee of McGee Brothers Company; and Kelby Thornton of Huntley Brothers Company. Custom Brick & Supply Company in Raleigh hosted the contest May 20th. In the photo, Jamison (right side) with his family, left to right, brothers Landon, Drew, and Brandt with their mom and dad, Maria and Tim Huntley.  Four brothers pictured of nine total!

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The three high schools in Caldwell County conducted their sixth annual spring masonry contest May 11, 2017 at Hibriten Supply in Lenoir. Members of the NCMCA Western Carolina Chapter were among the judges. VIP guests included US Congressman Mark Meadows, North Carolina State Superintendent of Education Mark Johnson, county commissions and members of the county school board. Right to left, First Place was claimed by Aaron Jones of Hibriten High School followed in second and third place respectively by Elijah Frizsell and Robert Thorne of South Caldwell High School. South Caldwell High School won the award for best overall performance. Photographs by Carl Moser

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hardy2017WinnersWEBNEWSFor the thirty-sixth year, Adams, an Oldcastle company, has held it’s Annual Masonry Skills Contest for masonry students attending high schools in eastern North Carolina. Senior Nattaly Razo, Columbus Career and College Academy, won the Women’s Division and had the best overall score for the day. She won the contest’s Women’s Division in 2014 (as a freshman with best overall score,) 2015 and 2016 and had a seventh place finish in the April 2017 Greensboro SkillsUSA NC State Masonry competition. Pictured left to right, NCMCA President Bob Gates; Kristian Still, second place overall, Pender High School; Maria Torres, fourth place overall, Columbus Career & College Academy; Brett Hardy, Adams/Oldcastle; Justin Cortese, third place overall, Swansboro High School and who finished fifth place in the 2016 contest; Nattaly Razo; Noah Chanthongthip, first place men’s division, Swansboro High School; and William Floyd, fifth place overall, Pender County High School and who also placed well in the 2016 contest. The competition is named The H. A. “Butch” Hardy Memorial Masonry Contest in memory of the contest founder. The event was held in Goldsboro.  CLICK HERE FOR ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE COMPETITION

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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

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

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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.  

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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.