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Pictured right side at wall, Dean Moore and Ray Love along with C.E. Moser (not pictured) representing the Southeast Concrete Masonry Association demonstrated masonry products and installation for students and instructors at Appalachian State University's Building Sciences and Architecture Technology & Design School in October.  Students had hands-on opportunities to lay block masonry and learned about the masonry industry at their lab in Boone.  Photograph by C.E. Moser







In November, seven teams competed with masonry project designs for the 2016 NCMCA Sigmon Memorial Scholarship Design Competition at Appalachian State University in Boone. Left to right, NCMCA President Bob Gates with First Place winners Nathan Kahre from Nashville, TN; Leah Simmerman of Blacksburg, VA; and competition coordinator D. Jason Miller, AIA, Assistant Professor Program Coordinator of Building Science, Department of Sustainable Technology & the Built Environment, ASU. Kahre and Simmerman are graduate students in Technology with Concentrations in Building Science & Sustainable Building Design and Construction. 2016 marks the fifth year for the Sigmon Design Competition at ASU.  CLICK HERE FOR ADDITIONAL COMPETITON PHOTOGRAPHS





The team of, left to right, Joey Simmons, Britt Hefner, Brian Nelson, and Mark Nelson won the November Annual NCMCA Metrolina Chapter Golf Tournament. Finishing in second was the team of Bob Gates, Dink Mitchell, Ray Love and Chad Frye. Third place went to Mike Ripley, Kevin Nobels, Ken Becknell and Jason Knight. Mike Meachum won “Closest-to-the-Pin” honors and Chet Huntley had the “Longest-Drive.” Chapter President and Golf Chairman Brandon Hartsell reported 76 individuals participated in the tournament played at The Warrior Golf Club in China Grove. CLICK HERE TO SEE PICTURES FROM THE TOURNAMENT




Matt Cash of Huntley Brothers Company, pictured, won the October Carolinas Regional SPEC MIX Bricklayer 500 qualifier, and, along with his tender/coach Chet Huntley, will be making a return trip to Las Vegas in January to again compete in the World of Masonry/World of Concrete SPEC MIX Bricklayer 500. Tucker-Kirby Company hosted the Carolinas event at their headquarters faculty in Charlotte. In addition to laying the most brick, Matt also claimed the regional Best Craftsman Award. Matt and Chet won the regional qualifier in 2015 and were among the twenty-five regional winners from around the country and Canada to compete for prizes including cash, tools, and a Ford F-250 4x4 truck in the 2016 competition at Las Vegas. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE  The 2017 SPEC MIX Bricklayer 500 is Wednesday January 18 at the World of Masonry in Las Vegas. CLICK HERE TO SEE ADDITIONAL CAROLINA QUALIFIER PICTURES.





Sixteen-year-old Zackery McGee, third from left, an apprentice with McGee Brothers Company in Monroe, is the Champion of the Raleigh 63rd Annual North Carolina State Fair Masonry Apprentice Skills Contest sponsored by the NC Department of Commerce in October. Zack’s two-year-older brother Grayson, fifth from left, also a McGee Brothers Company apprentice, finished in second place. The contest featured four sets of brothers, with three of the four younger brothers besting their older siblings. Rounding out the top ten respectively were Jamison and Patrick Huntley of Huntley Brothers Company, Haren and Kaleb McGee of McGee Brothers Company, Janson Huntley of Huntley Brothers Company, Ellis Baucom of McGee Brothers Company, and Jace and Rex Huntley of Huntley Brothers Company. Kyle McCune of Davie High School won the pre-apprentice division. In the picture, the McGee family: younger brother Colter, father Doc, Zack, mother Kerry, Grayson, and older brother Jordan. Zack’s masonry instructor at Shilo Vocational School was his grandfather, the late Sam McGee. Zack has been an apprentice since March 2016.  Photo by Kent Huntley.  CLICK HERE FOR ADDITIONAL CONTEST PICTURES.




 The 2016 NCMCA Sigmon Memorial Scholarship Design Competition took place in October at NC State University in Raleigh.  READ MORE HERE  Left to right, NCMCA President Bob Gates; the winning team of Nicole Adam of Hickory, Emily Doyle of Chapel Hill, Sam Lackey of Apex, and Nick Rossitch of Concord; Past NCMCA President Doug Burton, contest judge; The Masonry Society (TMS) President-Elect Christina Subasic of Raleigh, contest judge; and Professor J. Patrick Rand. The winning team shares a semester’s tuition as their prize. The competition required the team to design and model a hypothetical masonry office building. The competition is part of Professor Rand’s “Architectural Construction Systems” class at NC State University’s College of Design and is a graded class assignment. Ten teams participated. Finishing in second place was the team of Austin Marshall, James Popin, Lillian Wu, and Marianne Bowker. Third place was Smith Marks, Nick Chandrasurin, Cam Westbrook, and Austin Lowman. The fourth place team was Olivia Blue, Rebecca Linker, Cameron Elliott, and Morgan Harrison. The scholarship is named in memory of David, Randy, and Dwayne Sigmon. 2016 marks the sixteenth year for the NC State/NCMCA Sigmon design competition.  VIEW ADDITIONAL EVENT PHOTOGRAPHS HERE


Tournament Chairman David McQueen announced that the Brodie Contractors team of (left to right) Frank Werner, Calvin Brodie, Chase Werner and Matt Spitzer has won the 24th Annual NCMCA Golf Tournament played in September at the Mill Creek Golf & Country Club in Mebane. The Popes Masonry Group team of Sean Pope, Howard Pope, Gene Pope and Darrell Hinshaw finished in second place followed by the Holcim team of Greg Jordan, Dave Zenns, Freddie Koontz, and Nick Ferrucci in third place. Bill Marsh won the “Par 3 Beat the Pro” Challenge, Doug Burton took “Longest Drive Honors,” and Greg Jordan won the “Closest to the Pin” competition. Everyone enjoyed a barbecue chicken dinner prepared by Argos Cement after play. Proceeds from the event benefit scholarship programs at NC State and Appalachian State universities through the Sigmon Memorial Scholarship Program, and other NCMCA programs to promote masonry. Mark the date! The 2017 tournament is September 28th, once again at Mill Creek. Always the fourth Thursday in September. CLICK HERE TO SEE ADDITIONAL TOURNAMENT PHOTOGRPAHS


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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.