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November 2018
OMA Vice-Chair, Mike Homan Serves
as Judge at 10th Annual Competition

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Tri-State-Masonry Institute

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Promotional Partner

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2017 TMI Award Winners

Horter Investment Office Building
2017 Excellence in Masonry Design and "People's Choice" Award Winner

Industry Education

Here's an infographic that
was shared with OMA.

Thanks Tom Finch of
RCP Block & Brick, Inc.

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NCMA Industry Update

The industry witnessed President Trump sign into law the Concrete Masonry Products Research, Education and Promotion Act on October 5, 2018.

The Act authorizes a commodity checkoff program that could generate the funding necessary for our industry to successfully implement develop, and manage programs needed to grow market share in today’s competitive construction environment.

What does it mean for the industry and concrete block manufacturers?

Get answers at informative CMU Checkoff sessions held at the NCMA Annual Convention on February 14, 2019, from 1:30-5:00 pm. Topics include:

  • The goals of the CMU Checkoff Program
  • How it would operate
  • How your company can get involved to support success in an industry referendum

CMU Check-off Program Overview

A Concrete Masonry Check-off program will support the growth of the industry by educating designers, contractors, and installers as well as regulators, students, and owners about how to best take advantage of what concrete masonry has to offer. It will provide for significant and sustained research and development for existing and evolving concrete masonry products and systems, and it will enable the industry to better promote the product's benefits. The check-off program will leverage the combined strength of the entire concrete masonry industry while supplying the necessary funding to support industry initiatives and coordinate promotion at the local, state, regional and national levels.