MITA June 2017 Newsletter

MITA June 2017 Newsletter


Our 18th Annual Top Notch Trowel & Jim Broncatello Perpetual Trophy competition was such great fun!! 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th grade students tackled 4 project divisions: Sample Panel, Straight Lead, Corner Lead, 8ft Wall. It’s not about who’s fastest…everyone has the same time-allowed. Judged by contractors and industry leaders, the overall points are tallied to see which school wins the privilege to keep the Trophy on display at their campus for the year. YES! For 18 solid years in a row, this Top Notch Trowel Jim Broncatello Perpetual Trophy has travelled from campus to campus. Individual medals of Gold, Silver, Bronze symbolize individual placings. Thank you Judges who shared their leadership and valuable time. Thank you Apprentices who volunteered as Tenders supporting the youth in competition. Thank you Sponsors who help make this event so unique: Angelus Block, Dewalt Factory Service Center, ORCO Block & Hardscape, RCP Block & Brick, Resources Building Materials, Stanley Black & Decker, Sepulveda Building Materials, Thompson Building Materials. Shout out to Louis Nava for an outstanding shoot and video production!

Above: Top Notch Trowel 2017 Highlight Video


On behalf of MITA’s Board of Directors and our members, we share sincerest condolences to the Cleavenger Masonry family on the passing of Kyle Cleavenger. He is remembered for his sense of humor, fun-loving spirit, long lasting friendships, and dedication to our industry. He was devoted to his family, and is survived by his wife Andrea, daughter Brittnee, son Shayne, and brother Mark. Memorial donations may be made to the Kyle Cleavenger Memorial Fund. 


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Do you see a dust cloud on the job? Then you need to contact Lucy Martinez, Southern California Regional Sales Manager at iQ Power Tools. Cell 951-850-3434, Office 888-274-7744. Catch up on what to be aware of click here and download the Air Sampling Report here. Check out the MCAC meeting September 22nd, they’re doing a report on silica exposure during mortar mixing and their study could benefit your business.




Use AmazonSmile while shopping for Father’s Day! When you shop on Amazon they’ll make a donation to Masonry Industry Training Association. Amazon has tools, electronics, and gifts that are perfect for all Dads. Use your same personal Amazon account! Click here to log in to Amazonsmile just once do you set it up for MITA, and you’re done!