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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.





Ram Tool hosted the Raleigh Chapter's March monthly meeting at their showroom and warehouse for dinner, drinks and a safety program presented by Drew McBride of Morris Marketing (second from left.) Pictured left to right, Kevin Scheele, Ram Tool; McBride; Austin Johnson, suspended, Whitman Masonry; and Raleigh Chapter President Bo Black.











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






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.





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 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.