Masonry Education and Advocacy
The Florida Concrete Masonry Education Council was appointed by Governor Rick Scott. Its purpose is to bring together masonry manufacturers and contractors in an effort to plan and conduct training programs, improve access to masonry education, develop outreach programs to ensure diversity, inform the public about the sustainability and economic benefits of concrete masonry products.
A signing ceremony was held on March 4, 2015 by Council leadership to signify their commitment to a program that will help fund masonry education and promotion in Florida. "This marks a momentous day for our industry and we look forward to implementing these important educational programs for masons across the state, said FCMEC Chairman Troy Maschmeyer. We've been collectively working on this program for a very long time and we are enthusiastic about the many benefits it will bring to the industry."
The Florida Concrete Masonry Education Council, Inc. operates as a direct-support organization of the Department of Economic Opportunity.
For more information, contact Jim Painter, Executive Director at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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In the News: Council's Inaugural Chairman Honored at 2017 Annual Meeting
At the June 8, 2017 Annual Meeting of the Florida Concrete Masonry Education Council, held at the Florida Concrete & Products Association, Troy Maschmeyer served as Chairman for the last time, following two-and-a-half years of dedicated leadership. In recognition of his service to the Council and his commitment to the industry, Executive Director Jim Painter presented Mr. Maschmeyer with an honorary plaque, sponsored by Besser Company, a world leader in quality concrete products equipment, parts, and support.
For more information, visit our FCMEC News page.
Informing the Public
With funding provided by the FCMEC, the Florida Concrete & Products Association has launched an exciting new resource: ConcreteBlockHomes.com. The site's educational tools include sample floor plans, details on the various benefits of concrete, and a database of preferred builders--to name a few.
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On Wednesday, January 11, 2017, the Florida Concrete Masonry Education Council partnered with the Florida Department of Corrections to host a Masonry Open House at Baker Correctional Institution. The event was a great success with over 20 attendees. A full write-up can be found on the Masonry Association of Florida website.