Fort Lauderdale, FL March 12, 2018: The Masonry Association of Florida (MAF) has hired Donna Hinson to fill the critical role of the MAF State Executive Director. MAF State Chairman Jerry Painter said the board voted unanimously at their 1st Quarter Board meeting on the decision to offer Ms. Hinson the position.
“Donna thankfully accepted,” said Painter. “Donna has a long history within the masonry industry. We are all very happy to open a new chapter in the Masonry Association of Florida with having a full-time executive director. Through her leadership we will continue to further on the MAF mission to educating the masonry industry decision makers on the benefits of masonry construction.”
“I am honored to accept this position and I look forward to working with our current members. Together, we will expand our membership base and continue to promote masonry by educating builders, educators, and the public on the strength and sustainability of masonry”, stated Hinson.
Donna holds a B.A. in Economics from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. Donna gained extensive experience in management, sales, and finance while working for several Fortune 500 companies, including AT&T and Morgan Stanley, as well as Florida Masonry Contractors. Among her accomplishments, she facilitated critical cost-saving measures for several companies during periods of slow economic growth. She was a key participant in the merger of multiple businesses, streamlining a set of best practices for the newly formed company and thereby ensuring its future success. Donna has developed innovative safety programs and human-resource initiatives for several companies so as to ensure a safe work environment for their employees while also saving the companies time and money.
Most recently she worked for the Florida Masonry Apprentice and Educational Foundation as the Apprentice Coordinator of the Masonry Apprentice Programs in the West Coast Region. During her tenure as coordinator, she expanded the program by more than 400%.
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The Masonry Association of Florida, Inc. (MAF) is a not-for-profit corporation established in 1987. Our mission is to promote masonry construction, provide professional education to construction decision makers and support the mason contractors in Florida. Additional information is available on our website: www.floridamasonry.com or by contacting, Deb Bartolucci, 954-295-9926 or email@example.com.
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When my daughters were in high school, they went to a school that had a “Six Inch Rule”. Boys and girls had a 6” rule of separation. Now, as most of you fathers of daughters know, six inches is simply not enough!
A distance that can be critical for a masonry contractor is the distance from which masonry should be viewed to determine its acceptability. If we have reached the point of trying to view the masonry from a certain distance, we already have a problem.
Read the whole story here: https://www.masonrymagazine.com/blog/2017/06/01/painters-corner-mcaa-magazine-2/
When we were young, we built entire cities and neighborhoods from Legos and Lincoln Logs. Then, somewhere between childhood and adulthood, we were taught that it is more desirable to go to college, earn a degree and sit in cubicles for 40 hours a week than it is to build and fix things with our hands. Fortunately for many of us, there are still careers where builders thrive and earn more money than their cubicle counterparts and NCCER’s Build Your Future (BYF) initiative is committed to sharing the many opportunities for successful, lucrative careers in the construction industry with students across the country.
Read the full story here: https://www.masonrymagazine.com/blog/2017/06/01/build-more-than-a-career-build-a-life/
Painter's Corner - MCAA Magazine
What can I do about congestion? The short answer is take an anti-histamine and call your doctor. Oh, not that type of congestion! That’s a sinus problem and all in your head anyway!
Congestion in a concrete masonry unit (CMU) wall creates frustration and aggravation for the mason. This leads to lower productivity and the possibility of mistakes by actions or omissions. Add it all together and you have created the potential for a less than expected quality product.
“Congested” is defined as something being too full or overcrowded. There are several ways that CMU wall can suffer from congestion. The main contributors to the clutter in the CMU wall are the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing trades. Masonry is the only one of the three major wall types that is expected to accommodate their “stuff” as we build the wall. Wood and stud walls are built and then the MEP folks do their rough install. On the other hand, we (masonry) are expected to install piping, boxes, conduit, holes for duct work, etc. the accumulation of these things created congestion.
Read the full article: https://www.masonrymagazine.com/blog/2017/05/01/painters-corner-mcaa-magazine/
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