2023 NCMCA/Metrolina Chapter Recognition Night

The NCMCA/Metrolina Chapter Night was held at The Farmstead in Mt. Pleasant, NC. This night is built to recognize all of our outstanding apprentices that have won competitions, received scholarship opportunities, and have completed their apprenticeship program. We would like to thank Apprenticeship NC for all of their support, guidance, and work to make the NCMCA masonry apprenticeship program one of the strongest in the nation. We look forward to watching these outstanding apprentices grow in the trade in the years to come and eventually becoming mentors to future young craftworkers to keep our industry stronger than ever!  CLICK ON THE LINK TO VIEW PICS

NC OSH/NCMCA Alliance Signing Agreement-Labor Commissioner, Josh Dobson

The NCMCA is excited to announce the signing of the alliance agreement with NC OSH! This is a very beneficial connection for both groups that will encourage safe practices in the masonry industry and promote safety to our current workforce in the field as well as our new workforce entering the masonry trade. The NCMCA would like to thank Commissioner Dobson and his team at NC OSH for their participation and support with this alliance agreement.
Pictured left to right:
NCMCA President Bo Black, NC Labor Commissioner Josh Dobson, NCMCA President-Elect Cliff McGee
NCMCA Chairman of the Board Danks Burton, NCMCA President Bo Black, Starsky Martin OSH Safety Education Specialist, NC Labor Commissioner Josh Dobson, NCMCA President-Elect Cliff McGee, NCMCA Past President Kent Huntley

69th Annual State Fair Apprenticeship Contest


The 69th Annual State Fair Apprenticeship Contest was held on October 16, 2023, in Raleigh, NC. Congratulations to Cade Huntley from Huntley Brothers on his win! Congratulations to all the contestants for your hard work, your craftmanship is amazing! There were 32 contestants representing 11 companies across NC. Many thanks go out to all the sponsors and all of the many volunteers. There were lots of behind the scenes help to make this contest very successful and it truly shows how strong NCMCA is.

2023 NCMCA Sigmon Memorial Scholarship Masonry Design Contest at NC State University College


The 22nd annual NCMCA Sigmon Memorial Scholarship was awarded yesterday at NC State University College of Design, School of Architecture. There were 12 teams of 4 students each competing in the design project and they were tasked with use of modular coordination, innovation, technical performance, and presentation clarity and quality for a masonry facade design. We are extremely excited to announce the winners pictured who earned a semester paid tuition scholarship for their masonry design project! Special Thanks to Professor Dana Gulling for all your outstanding work with your students!!

Pictured left to right: Doug Burton, Whitman Masonry, Kiley Blades, Harrison Kaufmann, Madelyn Klubert, Jori Durham, Professor Pat Rand, Ryan Shaver, NCMCA


2023 Sigmon Memorial Scholarship Masonry Design Contest at Appalachian State University

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The 2023 NCMCA Sigmon Memorial Scholarship Masonry Design contest at Appalachian State University was a huge success this year. Seven teams competed for a semester of paid tuition and designed a hypothetical in-fill building section as a graded assignment. The winning team is pictured.
From left to right: President Elect Cliff McGee, Executive Vice President Ryan Shaver, Alexander Privado, William Griffiths, Matt Wooten, Qingqing Sun, PhD, Assoc. AIA, Past President Kent Huntley

2023 Masonry Education Day

The 7th Annual Masonry Education Day in Gold Hill, NC was a huge success!🧱Thanks to all of the vendors and SPEC MIX for making this day successful. Masonry Education Day was held on October 5 at Ben Ketchie Park in Gold Hill, NC.  With a total of 762 brick laid in one hour, the team of mason Grant Helms of Helms Masonry Inc. and Michael Ridenhour won the October Carolina Qualifier for the upcoming 2024 Las Vegas SPEC MIX Bricklayer 500 World Championship. Grant will be making a return trip to Las Vegas having also qualified in 2023 with the “Wild Card.” The regional qualifier was part of the Seventh Annual Masonry Education Day at Stalite’s Ben Ketchie Park in Gold Hill. Over seven hundred students from across North Carolina participated in hands-on exhibits and competitions, met potential employers, and enjoyed a hotdog lunch provided by Johnson Concrete Products. In the qualifier, the team of David Kelly with tender Nick Campbell placed 2nd and took home Top Craftsman.  Keith Helms with tender Scott Helms (both of Helms Masonry Inc.) placed third.  The East Rowan High School team of Mason Ridenhour with tender Braxton Smith won the Jr. SPEC MIX Bricklayer 500  with a brick count of 315, followed by mason Corbin Nations and tender Mark Truman of West Rowan High School in second place and the North Stanly High School team of mason Coleson Palmer and tender Jesse Thompson in third place.

2023 Metrolina Chapter Golf Tournament

Palmetto Brick team with Scott Wilson, Nick Barnes, DJ Stout and Alex Hunter are the winners of the 2023 Metrolina Chapter Golf Tournament on November 7, 2023 at Mooresville Golf Club.  Finishing in second place was Triangle Brick team with Kyle Holland, Kevin Hallman, Bruce Hallman and Clint Little.  Third place went to L & D Investments with Larry Kirby, Ron Sanders, Mark Nelson and Brian Nelson.  “Closest to the Pin” recognitions went to Bill Marsh.  Alex Hunter won the “Longest Drive” contest.  Thanks to the following sponsors:  Adams, Old Castle, Johnson Concrete, Carolina Firestop, P&D Precast, Tucker-Kirby, General Shale, Morrison Brothers, Wet-O-Wash, Metrolina Chapter, Carolina Masonry & Concrete, Lynn Ladder & Scaffold, Pyramid Masonry and Taylor Clay


2023 NCMCA 33rd Annual Fall Golf Tournament

McART Masonry Team (Matt Cable, Brad Moore, Kevin Neuschaeger, Erik Steuck) is the winner of the 2023 NCMCA 33rd Annual Fall Golf Tournament in September at the Mill Creek Golf & Country Club in Mebane.   Finishing in second place, the G.E. Masonry team of Rob Haas, Bryan Smith, Bill Brooks and Jason Riddle. Third Place went to the Whitman Masonry team of Doug Burton, Bill Reed, Jimmy Wall, and Lynn Nash. “Closest to the Pin” recognitions went to Brad Moore and Chris Bruner.  Watson Snider won the “Longest Drive” contest. Mike Cook won the “Longest Putt” contest.  Brian Coleman won the “Putting at the Turn” contest.  Chairman McQueen expressed appreciation to all the sponsors including Argos USA for the barbecue chicken dinner and EZG Manufacturing for arranging the EZG Mudhog Mixer hole-in-one prize (that once again went unclaimed.) Proceeds from the tournament fund the NCMCA Sigmon Memorial Design Scholarships at NC State and Appalachian State universities.  Photo by Jodi Helms.

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