September 2007 Table of Contents

Passing the Tradition Along

While I was at the 10th North American Masonry Conference in St. Louis this summer, I was impressed by the spirit and enthusiasm that our young professionals have in restoring and preserving masonry around the world. Read more

Honesty Builds a Better Business

Work toward being honest and ethical with all men. Read more

Telehandlers Telehandlers

Technological advances have made telehandlers more versatile and useful for a wide range of applications in a variety of job sites. Check out the latest equipment including rough terrain, telescopic and utility telehandlers. Read more

Grout: Reviving Historical Mixes and Techniques The Mason's Tool Bag Grout: Reviving Historical Mixes and Techniques

When architects planned to turn the Tampa Box Factory building into the Box Factory Lofts in Ybor City, Fla., careful masonry work was vital to the success of the project. Read more

New Products: September 2007

Give yourself an edge by staying on top of the latest masonry materials, tools, equipment, and services. Read more

Team Building Team Building

Jamie Holliday, of Holliday Masonry believes that ee don't always learn much about our business relationships when everything is going smoothly. Sometimes we find out a lot more about people when they are under pressure. Read more

Scaffold Safety Scaffold Safety

Scaffolds used in masonry projects are often required to bear more significant loads than models employed by many other trades. As a result, masonry contractors need a heightened level of confidence in the equipment they use. Read more

Pulling Trailers Safely Pulling Trailers Safely

Driver knowledge and experience are a must in order to ensure that a trailer can be pulled safely. Read more

Innovations Reduce Injuries

Until recently, the industry tended to accept the physical wear and tear of masons as an inevitable part of the job; however, there are alternatives available that can prolong their careers. Read more

Bed joints; Cells and cores; Vapor retarders

Norbert Krogstad answers questions about bed joints, cells and cores, and vapor retarders. Read more

Grand Slam for the Cardinals

The classic arched openings that invite fans into Busch Stadium are a St. Louis icon. Designed by HOK Sport, Kansas City, Mo., the new ballpark evokes the arches found in historic local designs, such as the nearby Cupples Station brick warehouses and the Eads Bridge over the Mississippi River. Read more

Brick Bats: News

PCA expects slow start, better finish; Acme lays first brick for new headquarters; Natural Stone Council Launches Web site; Arizona Masonry Guild announces contest winners Read more

Swiftly into the Night

Paul and Georgean Kyle are the project directors of the Driftwood Wildlife Association's North American Chimney Swift Nest Site Research Project. Read more

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