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 Rowan-Salisbury Schools presented the Second Annual Skills Rowan on March 18th at the Rowan County Fairgrounds in Salisbury. Pictured left to right, NCMCA President-Elect and Apprenticeship & Training Committee Chairman Kent Huntley; First Place Masonry Winner for the second year in a row Jesse Baker of West Rowan High School; Third Place Masonry Winner Cyress Brown of West Rowan High School; Second Place Masonry Winner Aaron Jones of Hibriten High School; Post-Secondary Participant Ashton White representing West Rowan High School; and NCMCA Workforce Development & Training Coordinator Ryan Shaver. Ashton posted the best score of all the advanced masonry contestants.  READ MORE HERE

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After the Carolina masonry industry has discussed the need to do so for almost twenty-years, NCMCA President Bob Gates (right) has introduced Ryan Shaver as NCMCA’s first Workforce Development & Training Coordinator. Ryan began his new assignment the first of March and comes to NCMCA from Johnson Concrete Products/Carolina Stalite where he helped introduce the company’s patented CMU products all across the country. Ryan’s background includes being a national high school masonry champion, a successful young journeyman mason with McGee Brothers Company, a masonry contracting business owner, and an award-winning masonry instructor at Mount Pleasant High School. Reach Ryan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (704) 751-5240

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Fifteen individuals from nine NCMCA member firms completed the Masonry Quality Institute (MQI) in February. Top row, left to right, Matt Mahoney, Kelly Edouard, Imani Surratt, Chris Trogdon, instructor Mike Callahan, Brad Scott, Jeremy Eudy, Rich Hogan, Matt Gates, and Cory Huneycutt. Bottom, left to right, Sean Loftis, Mitchell Johnson, Bryan Overman, Rodney Harris, Bryan Smith, and Trey Tuttle. The two-day course hosted by McGee Brothers Company at their Greensboro office, provided a workshop on managing quality, meeting customer expectation and improving profitability. Participants completing the course earned NCMCA certification program credits toward personal certification or continuing education credits required to maintain personal certification. 

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 NCMCA has produced a new twelve-minute video featuring MCAA’s “Top Ten Reasons" to consider a career in masonry. Young folks watching the video will hear Carolina masonry professionals provide insight about opportunities awaiting in the masonry industry. (We fully expect the masonry industry will lose a couple of the video's stars as they head to Hollywood to begin their own new careers...) Link and embed the video in any appropriate media that has the potential to reach young people.

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 Robert L. Merrill, NCMCA’s fourth president (1977-1978) and a founding member of the association, passed away November 16, 2017. He was 88 years old and lived in Brevard. Mr. Merrill founded Merrill Masonry in 1957, the firm his daughter Debbie and her husband Steve Stout continue to operate. He attended Mars Hill College where, in 1991, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters in acknowledgment of his long-time service as a benefactor, advisor, and trustee for the college. The community of Brevard benefited from his leadership as Bob served multiple terms on both the Transylvania County Board of Education and County Commissioners. Mr. Merrill delighted in using his construction management skills on many local volunteer projects as well as mission trips to Paraguay, Brazil, and the Dominican Republic. Since beginning Merrill Masonry, at least twenty masons who worked for him went on, with his help, to form their own masonry companies. The family suggests memorials be made to First Baptist Church of Brevard or the W. Scott Merrill Scholarship Fund at Mars Hill University. The picture was made July 2000 at a Land of the Sky Chapter fund-raising event installing masonry for Macedonia Baptist Church near Asheville.

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 The Metrolina Chapter held its Annual Golf Tournament in November at the Mooresville Golf Course. The winning team pictured left to right: Bob Gates, Ray Love, Chad Frye, and Dink Mitchell followed in second place by the team of Carson Greif, Kent Cloninger, Trey Tuttle, and Cory Huneycutt. The team of Phil Franchino, Justin Bamonte, Nick Ferrucci, and Paul Murdock finished in third place. Justin Bamonte had “Closest-to-the-Pin” honors and Dylan Riddle was recognized for the day’s “Longest Drive.”

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