When we discontinued publishing Masonry Construction magazine a little less than two years ago, we promised we would keep the title alive.

As further evidence of that, we introduced our new website last month. I hope you enjoy the attractive design and improved organization and functionality. Also, it includes a much-improved search engine so our readers can look for past articles. The site also includes archived stories from the past several years, including our popular Problem Clinic department.

Second, as you read this, you can see our electronic newsletters also have been redesigned in an attractive, easy-to-read format. Also, the latest news about the masonry construction industry will reach your inbox not just once, but twice a month, starting in 2013.

Finally, our Project of the Year contest is alive and well and will return in 2013. We received more entries in 2012 than the prior year, further indication that the masonry industry is alive and well.