Thirty-three contestants competed in the 65th Annual North Carolina State Fair Masonry Apprentice Contest October 15, 2018 in Raleigh, here pictured with NCMCA contest officials Ryan Shaver, Doug Burton, and Clavin Brodie.  





Grant Helms of Helms Masonry in Mount Pleasant, NC is the new champion of the 2018 North Carolina State Fair Masonry Apprentice Contest held October 15th in Raleigh. Thirty-three contestants competed for more than $7,000 in cash and tool prizes. Finishing second through fifth place respectively were Conor Hallman, Shadd Little both from McGee Brothers Company; Jon Carnes of Griffin Masonry; and Rex Huntley of Huntley Brothers Company.



 For their October meeting, Chapter President Bo Black (far right) and the Raleigh Chapter were hosted by Custom Brick & Supply Company at the historic Milburnie Fishing Club in Raleigh. The club was built in 1913 on land granted by King George to the Hinton family sometime around 1730. A new tradition begins? Photograph by Ray Walls. 






 In October, Land of the Sky Chapter members participated in a Career Fair at Erwin High School in Buncombe County. Mike Rogers, left, of Michael J. Rogers Masonry provided demonstrations and hands-on masonry experience to Erwin students. Photo by Ryan Shaver


In October, plant manager Hubert Rodriguez (far right) provided a tour of the Oldcastle block plant in Charlotte for students studying at UNC-Charlotte. The tour was part of the Southeast Concrete Masonry Association (SCMA) annual fall BlockFest where students in engineering and construction management programs get to see the CMU manufacturing process and have hands-on block laying experience provided by journeymen masons. Bill Broadway, Doc McGee, Cliff McGee and Greg Huntley of McGee Brothers Company provided masonry installation instruction.



NCMCA was well represented at the Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA) September Mid-Year Meeting in Austin. Left to right, NCMCA President-Elect Danks Burton, Pinnacle Masonry; Calvin Brodie, Brodie Contractors; Freddy Koontz, Koontz Masonry; Terry Ward, Tucker-Kirby Company; Larry Kirby, Kirby Construction Services; Sean Loftis, Carolina Masonry Unlimited; MCAA Regional Vice President Gary Joyner, Joyner Masonry Works; NCMCA President Kent Huntley, Huntley Brothers Company; NCMCA Workforce & Training Coordinator Ryan Shaver; Bo Black, Carolina Masonry Unlimited; Nick Ferrucci, Tucker-Kirby Company; Mike Cook and Brandon Hartsell, Gates Construction Company. Gates Construction Company, Carolina Masonry Unlimited, and Pinnacle Masonry were recognized with MCAA National Safety Awards during the business meeting. Photo by Tim O’Toole, MCAA

GolfWinners2018WEBNEWSTournament Chairman David McQueen has announced the results of the 2018 NCMCA Annual Fall Golf Classic. The Wire Bond Team (pictured left to right) of Mike McConnaughey, Wade Humes, Greg Cochran, and Mike Ripley are the new NCMCA Golf Tournament Champions. Second Place – The Chandler Concrete Team - Mike Roshelli, Randy Clayton, Steve Waltman, and Brad Stowe. Third Place – The Brodie Contractors Team - Calvin Brodie, Chase Werner, Matt Spitzer, and Frank Werner. Golfers enjoyed a warm fall day at Mill Creek Golf Club in Mebane capped with a barbecue chicken dinner provided by Argos USA. Proceeds from the tournament help fund the Sigmon Memorial Scholarship design competitions at NC State University and Appalachian State University as well as other masonry promotional efforts. Mark the calendar for the 2019 tournament Thursday, September 26. Always the fourth Thursday in September.


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