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
In the News: Governor Rick Scott Appoints New Members
As of January 31, 2017, Governor Rick Scott has approved the appointment of three new members to the Florida Concrete Masonry Council: Darryl Fales, president of Preferred Materials Concrete Division; Dr. Michael Armbruster, Associate Superintendent of Career and Technical Education for the Orange County Public School system; and Jay Snyder, president of Masonry Accessories.
In addition, Governor Scott approved the reappointments of two members: Kelly Curtis of Prestige Concrete Products, and Robert Carlton of Capital Concrete and Masonry.
For more information, visit our FCMEC News page. A direct link to the press release can be found here.
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:
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.