MITA February Newsletter – Got Masons? World of Concrete and Fastest Trowel on the Block
WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?
Got masons? Need apprentices? MCAA’s president Jeff Buczkiewicz shares in his owns words stories of training programs developed around the country to address our industry’s needs. “…the common comment I hear is ‘I could use 30, 40 or even 100 more bricklayers for work I want to get.’” In his report, you’ll see MITA. You should too! It starts on page 26 in the February issue of Masonry Magazine right here. Or flip through their digital edition below.
What an honor to see Ryan O’Brien inducted into the Masonry Hall of Fame at the 2016 Mason Contractors Association of America closing dinner in Las Vegas at World of Concrete. Ryan will be 94 soon and is an inspiration to all of us for his friendship and leadership throughout his career. Enjoy his story of the O’Brien family 160 years history in masonry read more here.
DID YOU KNOW?
MITA’s 1st and 3rd year apprentices Fernando Gonzalez and Adrian Cardenas represented Design Masonry and New Dimension Masonry respectively at World of Concrete’s Apprentice Skills Challenge. Check out their highlight reel here. MCAA’s Tim O’Toole Director of Marketing, Education, and Information Technology posted official results here. MITA congratulates all apprentices who made it to the World competition!
FASTEST TROWEL ON THE BLOCK
California Regionals multi-year winner Howard Cole competed at World of Concrete FTOB with MITA apprentice Martin Avendano as tender.
MCAA’s Tim O’Toole Director of Marketing, Education, and Information Technology posted official results for Fastest Trowel here
WHO’S THE ‘BEST BRICKLAYER’?
Spec Mix Bricklayer 500 World Championship video from the event shows the action and 22 world-class teams with great bricklaying energy. See their video here. Laying 775 brick in 1 hour, winner mason Scott Tuttle with tender brother Brian Tuttle, won a 2016 Ford F-250 4×4 Super Duty truck, and $15,000 in cash and prizes. Visit www.specmixbricklayer500.com.
To MITA Members supporting your merit shop masonry training program, we thank you! After all, this IS the only one for our craft serving California. Your participation in MITA makes it possible, now and for the future. Help to put a trowel in the hands of students. Help train up younger masons who are eager to work for you. If you haven’t yet, please join in for annual benefits, and be a part of Masonry Industry Training Association Bricklayer/Masons U.A.C. Thank you