Kluttz Wins at Las Vegas

Christian Kluttz (left,) an apprentice with Huntley Brothers Company of Mint Hill, is the winner of the 2023 Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA) Masonry Skills Challenge, Third Year Division, held at the Las Vegas World of Concrete in January.  He is pictured with Chet Huntley of Huntley Brothers Company.  Kluttz, a former Mount Pleasant…

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Murdell 2023

The team of, left to right, Konner Klingenberg, Jimmy Wall, Doug Burton, and Drew Burton are the winners of the three-day Twenty-Third Annual NCMCA Raleigh Chapter “Murdell” Golf Tournament held in January along the Grand Strand of South Carolina.  Event Chairman Doug Burton says, “Twenty-third trip for us to Murdell and we have raised (more…

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Metrolina Chapter Recognition Night 2022

Group of students with certificates posing for a picture

Students and apprentices who won various masonry competitions over the past twelve months, along with their parents, employers, and “significant others,” were hosted for a “low-country-boil” early in November at The Farmstead wedding venue in Mount Pleasant by the NCMCA Metrolina Chapter. Pictured, left to right, Metrolina Chapter President and NCMCA Central Region Vice President Brandon Hartsell…

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Design Competition at NC State

Four students at the design competition at NC State

In October, twelve teams competed in the 2022 NCMCA Sigmon Memorial Scholarship Masonry Design Competition at NC State University. Teams designed a hypothetical in-fill building section as a graded assignment for Professor Dana Gulling’s “Architectural Construction Systems” class. Pictured, winning team members Callie Leloudis and Emma DeMagistris standing, and Wayne Evans and Christian Gonzalez. NCMCA…

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ASU Sigmon Design Competition 2022

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In October, seven teams competed in the 2022 NCMCA Sigmon Memorial Scholarship Masonry Design contest at Appalachian State University. Teams designed hypothetical infill office façades as a graded assignment for Professor Qingqing Sun’s program in the Department of Sustainable Technology & the Built Environment at ASU. Pictured, left to right, NCMCA Executive Vice President Ryan…

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68th Annual NC State Fair Masonry Apprentice Contest

Participants at the NC state fair masonry apprentice contest

Colter McGee, an apprentice with McGee Brothers Company in Monroe, is the Champion of the 68th Annual North Carolina State Fair Masonry Apprentice Skills Contest for 2022. Pictured left to right, Kathryn Castelloes, Director, ApprenticshipNC; David Smith, Senior Deputy Commissioner, NC Department of Agriculture; new champion Colter McGee; and contest chairman, Calvin Brodie. The rest…

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Masonry Education Day 2022

Two regional winners at the spec mix with award and certificate

With an adjusted count of 742 brick laid in one hour, the team of tender Ben Bost (left) and mason Wriston McGee of McGee Brothers Company won the October Carolina Qualifier for the upcoming 2023 Las Vegas SPEC MIX Bricklayer 500 World Championship. Wriston will be making a return trip to Las Vegas having also qualified in…

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2022 NCMCA Fall Golf Tournament

A team holding certificate at NCMCA Fall golf tournament

Committee Chairman David McQueen, pictured left, announced that the Kirby Construction Services team is the winner of the 2022 NCMCA Annual Fall Golf Tournament in September at the Mill Creek Golf & Country Club in Mebane. Pictured left to right, Chairman McQueen, team member Joe Norman, committee member Chris Mitchell, team captain Larry Kirby, committee…

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Changes at NCMCA

Two people smiling and posing for a picture at NCMCA

As of September, Ryan Shaver (left) is the new Association Manager and Executive Vice President of NCMCA and Jodi Helms joins the staff of NCMCA as Office Manager. The NCMCA office will be moving from Hickory to Mount Pleasant, North Carolina over the next several months. Lynn Nash, who has managed the Association since 1997,…

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Joyner Inducted to the Masonry Hall-of-Fame

A person received an award at the Masonry hall of fame

NCMCA two-time Past President Gary Joyner (left) recently received national recognition for his contributions and ongoing involvement in the nation’s masonry industry. Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Joyner Masonry Works, Inc. in Greenville, North Carolina, Gary was inducted into the National Masonry Hall-of-Fame at the Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA) closing banquet during the August 2022 MCAA…

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