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.


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.


McQueenUpton2018WEBNEWSDavid McQueen of Adams, an Oldcastle company, has been recognized with the North Carolina Masonry Contractors Association's "Eleanor Flowers Upton" Award. The Upton Award is presented to an associate member of NCMCA who has demonstrated exemplary long-term service to the Association and to the masonry industry. Left to right, John Cramer, a past recipient of the Upton Award (1997,) who introduced the award and memorized Mrs. Upton who passed away earlier in 2017; Jimmy Wall, a previous recipient of the award (1999;) David McQueen; NCMCA President Robert H. Gates; and Brett Hardy of Adams/Oldcastle, who introduced McQueen as the award recipient. The award is not made annually but rather only when an unquestionably worthy candidate is proposed for consideration. The award was last presented in 2013 to Kenny Duncan of Holcim (US) Inc. McQueen is the eleventh recipient and was cited in particular for his extraordinary promotion of the NCMCA Masonry Contractor Certification Program (in which he holds personal certification,) for his work with the College of Design at NC State University, and for chairing the NCMCA Annual Golf Tournament for eight years. His recognition came at the NCMCA Annual Convention Closing Banquet April 28th at the Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville.  CLICK HERE FOR ADDITIONAl PICTURES FROM THE 2018 CONVENTION

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