Tournament Chairman David McQueen (right) has announced the results of the September 24, 2020, NCMCA Annual Fall Golf Tournament in Mebane, North Carolina. First Place, after implementing the tiebreaker, was the Palmetto Brick team of, left to right, Justin Bryant, Dwayne Bryant, John Sanderson, and Tom Hughes. In second place was the Brodie Contractors team of Chase Werner, Frank Werner, Calvin Brodie, and Matt Spitzer. The Adams/Oldcastle team of Brandon Roberts, Matt Cash, Greg Huntley, and Bill Broadway finished in third place. Matt Cash and Justin Bryant won "Closest-to-the-Pin" recognition. The annual tournament is (almost) always played on the fourth Thursday in September and is the primary funding source for the NCMCA Sigmon Memorial Scholarship program at North Carolina State University and at Appalachian State University.

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NCMCA members were joined by masonry students and instructors from West Rowan, North Stanly, Montgomery Central, and Jesse Carson High Schools on an early September afternoon to install a house slab foundation in Stanly County. Proceeds from the fundraiser will go toward new association projects related to the NCMCA’s workforce and training initiative. Concrete masonry units and mortar were donated by Johnson Concrete Products, and Triangle Brick Company contributed the brick. Builder Wes Joyner worked with NCMCA’s Ryan Shaver to arrange for the fundraiser.  Participating member firms also included Helms Masonry, Carolina Masonry & Concrete, Gates Construction Company, and Seagraves Masonry.  Photograph by Lainey Love.

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In August, Pinnacle Masonry hosted an apprentice training session at their Cary office/shop for up and coming future masons working for NCMCA Raleigh Chapter member firms. NCMCA’s Workforce Development & Training Coordinator Ryan Shaver (right) did the instruction assisted by Dennis Little and other local NCMCA members. There were sixteen participants. Future such events are planned for other areas of the state along with added advanced classes for previous participants. Photo by Sean Loftis.

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In June, NCMCA Chairman Kent Huntley (right,) Secretary/Treasurer Cliff McGee (Left) and Workforce Development & Training Coordinator Ryan Shaver (second from left) along with President Danks Burton (second from right) made a video at the request of the NC Department of Public Instruction that was used for the July DPI Trade and Industrial Education Annual Summer Conference.  Because of COVID-19, the conference was presented virtually for 2020 but in past years NCMCA has hosted masonry instructors for one day of the weeklong conference for training specific to masonry.  The forty-five minute-long video features narration during the construction of a typical masonry contest project, followed by a detailed explanation of the judging and scoring process.  

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The April 2020 North Carolina Masonry Contractors Association Annual Convention was a victim of the COVID-19 Pandemic.  2020 will always be "The convention that never was."  The closing convention banquet is traditionally an opportunity to recognize the Association's outgoing president but there was no closing banquet in 2020.  However, new President Danks Burton took an opportunity in June at Greensboro to recognize Immediate Past President Kent Huntley and to present Kent with his "Glenn W. Sipe Presidential Service" plaque.  As immediate past president, Kent now serves as board chairman.   CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE YOUTUBE PRESENTATION

In the summer of 2019, NCMCA Workforce Development & Training Coordinator Ryan Shaver set out across the state to interview students participating in the NCMCA Masonry Pre-Apprentice Program for high school students.  The participants reported they are learning, earning, and having fun!  

 

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Past NCMCA President Gary Joyner recently told us about what Gladys Adkins of P & D Architectural Precast and her friends are doing to aid in the fight against COVID-19.  They are making and donating facemasks.  Lots of them!  NCMCA contacted Gladys. 

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Photograph by Gladys Adkins

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