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Events    Latest News

NCSU2918SigmonWinnersWEBNEWSThe team of, left to right, Meredith Layman, Matthew Bullard, and Abby Bagwell have won the NC State University College of Design Sigmon Memorial Scholarship Award for 2018. The winning team shares a semester’s tuition as their prize. The competition required the team to design and model a hypothetical masonry office building. The competition is part of Professor J. Patrick Rand’s “Architectural Construction Systems” class at NC State University’s College of Design and is a graded class assignment. Thirteen teams participated. Finishing in second place was the team of John Durkee, Fate Malek , and Andrea Velosa. Third place was Ben Credle, Jack McManus, and Patrick Meiburg, and fourth place went to the team of Sydney Shoffner, Emily Simon, and NCMCA Past President Doug Burton and architect and builder Vinny Petrarca, a principal at Tonic Design | Tonic Construction, served as judges for the October event. The scholarship is named in memory of David, Randy, and Dwayne Sigmon. 2018 marks the 18th year for the NC State/NCMCA Sigmon design competition. 




Thirty-three contestants competed in the 65th Annual North Carolina State Fair Masonry Apprentice Contest October 15, 2018 in Raleigh, here pictured with NCMCA contest officials Ryan Shaver, Doug Burton, and Clavin Brodie.  








Grant Helms of Helms Masonry in Mount Pleasant, NC is the new champion of the 2018 North Carolina State Fair Masonry Apprentice Contest held October 15th in Raleigh. Thirty-three contestants competed for more than $7,000 in cash and tool prizes. Finishing second through fifth place respectively were Conor Hallman, Shadd Little both from McGee Brothers Company; Jon Cames of Griffin Masonry; and Rex Huntley of Huntley Brothers Company.










For their October meeting, Chapter President Bo Black (far right) and the Raleigh Chapter were hosted by Custom Brick & Supply Company at the historic Milburnie Fishing Club in Raleigh. The club was built in 1913 on land granted by King George to the Hinton family sometime around 1730. A new tradition begins? Photograph by Ray Walls.










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.








NCMCA was well represented at the Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA) September Mid-Year Meeting in Austin. Left to right, NCMCA President-Elect Danks Burton, Pinnacle Masonry; Calvin Brodie, Brodie Contractors; Freddy Koontz, Koontz Masonry; Terry Ward, Tucker-Kirby Company; Larry Kirby, Kirby Construction Services; Sean Loftis, Carolina Masonry Unlimited; MCAA Regional Vice President Gary Joyner, Joyner Masonry Works; NCMCA President Kent Huntley, Huntley Brothers Company; NCMCA Workforce & Training Coordinator Ryan Shaver; Bo Black, Carolina Masonry Unlimited; Nick Ferrucci, Tucker-Kirby Company; Mike Cook and Brandon Hartsell, Gates Construction Company. Gates Construction Company, Carolina Masonry Unlimited, and Pinnacle Masonry were recognized with MCAA National Safety Awards during the business meeting. Photo by Tim O’Toole, MCAA




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.