FMAEF's Al Herndon presented Michael Griffin, graduating masonry student from Camden County High School in Kingsland, Georgia his Mortar Net Solutions Award with the assistance of the Camden County School Board. Instructor, Carlos Jones Jr. assisted Mr. Herndon with the presentation. Everyone who attended was so proud of Michael's success and Carlos spoke on Michael outstanding accomplishments as a student.
Thank you to Steve Fechino and Mortar Net Solutions for all you do for the masonry industry and for helping us to recognize America's masonry students with scholarships, awards and support.
For more information, contact Al Herndon:
Florida Masonry Apprentice and Educational Foundation
904 838 6531
Masonry Day @ Haskell
Your voice and vote are needed as we are in the final push toward the CMU Checkoff. This vote is our one chance to change the trajectory of our industry and take back the markets and customers we’ve lost.
From the Department of Commerce:
"On May 3, 2021, The Office of the Federal Register published the final rule, FR-2021-05-03, on the procedures the Department of Commerce will follow in conducting a referendum for the Concrete Masonry Checkoff.
The referendum allows the industry to vote on whether to establish a national Concrete Masonry Products Board under the Concrete Masonry Products Research, Education, and Promotion Act of 2018. The publication of this notice allows the Department of Commerce to begin to register eligible voters to participate in the referendum."
The registration period began Tuesday, May 4th 2021
and will last for a MINIMUM OF 30 days.
Get the Facts: Attend the CMU Checkoff Town Halls
As the process to realize the CMU Checkoff program takes its next steps, we want to be sure that you know what the program is all about and the opportunities it will provide. You are invited to a virtual CMU Checkoff Town Hall meeting, your chance to hear the straight facts about the Checkoff and get your questions answered. We’re hosting five regional town halls to give producers the opportunity to have an open, transparent discussion about what a national, mandatory checkoff means and how it could just be the answer to win back market share we’ve lost while building new demand.
Join national and regional producers who have been working to make the CMU Checkoff a reality over the last ten years, as well as representatives from the Department of Commerce, all ready to answer your questions. Come prepared with questions about the program, the process to implement Checkoff and the opportunities for the Checkoff to grow the concrete masonry industry.
Imagine a program that could help drive both construction and consumer demand for masonry, research new technologies and product innovation and help develop the next generation of our workforce. That can all be possible with our CMU Checkoff. By working together, we can advance the industry and create a better future for all producers, regardless of size, geography or offering.
- Region 1 (northeast) | September 29 @ 10:00 AM Eastern
- Region 2 (southeast) | September 24 @ 10:30 AM Eastern**
- Region 3 (north central) | September 23 @ 2:00 PM Eastern
- Region 4 (south central) | September 29 @ 4:30 PM Eastern
- Region 5 (western) | September 24 @ 1:00 PM Eastern
**A separate town hall is being considered and developed for Florida specifically. Florida companies are welcome to participate in the Region 2 webinar. You will be notified if a separate town hall is scheduled.
MASONRY HELP DESK
Submit your questions regarding masonry construction to the MAF Staff Engineer or Masonry Consultant: