December 2007 Table of Contents

Business Succession Planning

A welfare benefit plan is possibly the only way estate planning can be done on a tax deductible basis and money for other purposes can come out tax free. Read more


See telehandlers in action, tenders in tough competition and bricklaying at its best. Don't miss these and other exciting events, hosted by Masonry Construction magazine at the 2008 World of Masonry/World of Concrete. Read more

Contractor Code of Ethics

Every company should have a written Code of Ethics. This column provides some basic guidelines for writing this document. Read more

Lifting Equipment Lifting Equipment

New lifts, transports, and aerial work platforms give you the boost you need on the job site. Read more

The Mason's Tool Bag Anchors & Reinforcement

Give yourself an edge by staying on top of the latest in anchors and reinforcement equipment. Read more

Forming Local RMCA Chapters Forming Local RMCA Chapters

One important aspect of becoming a member of the Residential Masonry Contractors Association (RMCA) is the ability to start a chapter in your local area. Read more

Telehandler Skills Challenge

Among the many exciting competitions taking place during the World of Masonry/World of Concrete will be the 3rd annual Telehandler Skills Challenge, sponsored this year by Pettibone. The material handling equipment manufacturer, based in Baraga, Mich., will put operators through their paces to find the best in the country. Read more

World of Masonry World of Masonry

Attendees at the upcoming World of Masonry/World of Concrete will have the opportunity to view hundreds of new products, check out the latest equipment and technologies serving the industry, and broaden their knowledge base via the 150+ technical programs in a wide range of subject areas. The largest annual international show for the commercial masonry and concrete industries is once again located in Las Vegas, Jan. 21 - 25. Read more

Masonry Construction's Top Contractors Masonry Construction's Top Contractors

Revenue continued on its upward spiral based on the information from the 75 companies participating in MASONRY CONSTRUCTION's 6th annual “Top Contractors” survey article. Masonry revenue from the respondents totaled $1.352 billion, or $175 million more than last year's list. Read more

Cold Weather Grouting Cold Weather Grouting

Our company is building a warehouse in central Wisconsin. Several weeks after construction and grouting of the wall, we noticed several small cracks in the concrete masonry units. In some areas, the cracks were relatively large, were generally vertical, and in line with the center of the grouted cells. Read more

A Solid Future

By all the comments I hear, 2007 may become the business year most contractors would just as soon forget. The plummet of residential work and slow-up of small commercial jobs have affected almost every contractor's profit margin. Read more

Mainland High School Mainland High School

Mainland High School, Daytona Beach, Fla. Read more

Eiteljorg Museum Eiteljorg Museum

Eiteljorg Museumn, Indianapolis Read more

H&R Block World Headquarters H&R Block World Headquarters

H&R Block World Headquarters, Kansas City Read more

Compass Pointe Compass Pointe

Compass Pointe, Virginia Beach, Va. Read more

Agora Town Center Agora Town Center

Agora Town Center, Fitchburg, Wis. Read more

The Mill Quarter The Mill Quarter

The Mill Quarter, Bend, Ore. Read more

Zirpke Fireplace Zirpke Fireplace

Zirpke Fireplace, West Vancouver, B.C., Canada Read more

St. Louis Community College St. Louis Community College

St. Louis Community College, Wildwood, Mo. Read more

East Shore Bridge East Shore Bridge

East Shore Bridge, The Woodland, Texas Read more

Squatters Pub Squatters Pub

Squatters Pub, Salt Lake City Read more

Harbor's Edge Harbor's Edge

Harbor's Edge, Norfolk, Va. Read more

MARSA Inc. Headquarters and Warehouse MARSA Inc. Headquarters and Warehouse

MARSA Inc. Headquarters and Warehouse, Pittsburgh Read more

Design Paranoia

What is Safe? Read more

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