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
Great Apprenticeship Programs
The Board of Directors meeting scheduled for October 4, 2016 has been cancelled.
The next meetings of the Board of Directors and Finance Committee will be held on November 16, 2016. Details to follow.
In the News: National Recognition
The efforts of the Florida Concrete Masonry Education Council and the Florida Concrete & Products Association were featured in the National Concrete Masonry Association's (NCMA) online newsletter.
For more information, visit our FCMEC News page. A direct link to the NCMA article can be reached by clicking the banner above.
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.
The site can be reached by clicking the image above, or by visiting:
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