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Representatives of the NCMCA Eastern Carolina Chapter spent a day in February visiting with local high school masonry classes introducing themselves and masonry industry career possibilities. The Eastern Carolina Chapter is also creating anticipation among the classes for participation in events planned for the Annual Butch Hardy Memorial High School Masonry Competition set for Friday, May 4th in Goldsboro. 2018 will be the contest’s 37th year and new events and activities are planned. In the photo NCMCA member Parrish Hoffman address the masonry class at North Lenoir High School in LaGrange. Also visited were Kinston High School and Southern Wayne High School. White Oak High School and Swansboro High School will be visited before the end of the month. For more information about the May contest, contact Chapter President Kendra Blackmon (910) 787-9100. Photo by Tim Manning.




North Carolina’s Matt Cash (middle) of Huntley Brothers Company won Third Place at the January 2018 SPEC MIX Bricklayer 500 in Las Vegas. In front of the largest crowd in the 16-year history of the SPEC MIX World Championship, David Chavez of Ranch Masonry in Houston claimed the crown “World’s Best Bricklayer.” After 60-minutes of laying bricks against 27 other world-class masons, Chavez put up a wall with 698 perfectly-placed brick (zero deductions) that earned him a 2018 Ford F-250 XLT 4x4 truck, an Essick EM120 HYD mortar mixer on top of $10,000 in cash and prizes. It was his third time qualifying for the championship event. Second Place went to Brian Tuttle of Quik Trowell Masonry in Clearfield, UT. Matt Cash came into the 2018 contest as Defending Champion and laid 658 brick to win a check for $3,000 plus $1,500 in prizes. Pictured left to right, Cash Team Tender Chet Huntley, Matt Cash, and Chicago’s Jim O’Connor representing the SPEC MIX team. Photograph courtesy of SPEC MIX.




Jamison Huntley of Huntley Brothers Company won in the first year division of the nineteenth annual MCAA Masonry Skills Challenge in January at MASONRY MADNESS® during the Masonry Contractors Association of America (MCAA) Convention at the World of Concrete/World of Masonry in Las Vegas. The Masonry Skills Challenge is a competition of masonry apprentices in first, second and third-year skill levels. The contest is a showcase for skills training in the masonry industry, challenging winning apprentices from regional U.S. and foreign competitions to determine the top masonry apprentice at each level. Each contestant had three hours to construct a project they were presented just moments before the contest began. Jonathan Weininger of Amherst, OH finished first in the Second Year Division and Austin McEwen of Chattanooga, TN finished first in the Third Year Division. Jamison won the right to represent North Carolina by winning the NCMCA Annual Samuel A. McGee Memorial Apprentice Skills in May of 2017.






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.





 The Raleigh Chapter’s Annual Bus Tour and Golf Tournament took place in January along South Carolina’s Grand Strand. 2018 marks the thirtieth year for the Raleigh Chapter Golf Tournament and 19th year for the three-day beach event. The winning team for 2018 with Tournament Chairman Doug Burton, left to right, Lee Amick, Greg Hicks, Frank Werner and Dick Moehring. Finishing second was the team of Dwayne Bryant, Jake Burton Sheryl Crocker and Jesse Holleman. Since the tournaments began, the chapter has raised in excess of $83,000, all used to promote masonry and masonry careers.






 Chapter President Larry Kirby reports, “The Western Carolina Chapter held its annual winter party January 13th at Catawba Springs Country Club in Hickory with approximately sixty in attendance. Among those attending were President Bob & Denise Gates, President-Elect Kent & Robin Huntley, and Central Regional Vice President Brandon & Meredith Hartsell. After a delicious meal, Brandon made a presentation of the new NCMCA logo. The highlight of the evening was the presentation of the Founders Award to two deserving individuals. Mr. Bruce Davis made the presentation to Mr. J. Leland Eckerd and Mr. Alan Griffin made the presentation to Mr. Carl “CE” Moser Jr."  In the photo, past and present recipients of the Founders Award, left to right, Wayne Starr, Bruce Davis, Larry Kirby, Leland Eckard, Carl Moser, and G. Alan Griffin.  Photo by Ann Moser.  





The North Carolina Masonry Instructors Association met in January to plan for the upcoming year including the Annual NC SkillsUSA Conference State and Regional Masonry Competitions set for April 17 to 19 at the Greensboro Coliseum. Masonry industry representatives and officials of the NC Department of Public Instruction joined the instructors for the meeting hosted by McGee Brothers Company in Greensboro. Left to right, NCMCA President Bob Gates and NCMCA President-Elect Kent Huntley greet instructors’ association President and Vice President Rodney Harrington and Scott Settlemyre. NCMCA has responsibility for set-up, tending, judging, and cleanup at the April competition. Volunteers needed!





NCMCA LOGO mark only RGB copy72ppiWhen you review the list of NCMCA benefits and services, you'll understand why Association members across the Carolinas and Virginia consider NCMCA membership to be an important investment in their companies and in their industry.

Contests And Events

metroawards2014gall3NCMCA sponsors and partners to provide apprenticeship contests and training each year.  The Association participates in exhibits and promotional activities to promote masonry as a great career option and as the building material of choice. 
Check the NCMCA Events Schedule for opportunities to participate.