Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 252 0 1 5 A N N U A L R E P O R T N AT I O N A L C O N C R E T E M A S O N R Y A S S O C I AT I O N 1 5 W E E N H A N C E Member Relationships One of the benefits of membership is the opportunity to network with other members sharing ideas offering solutions and enhancing business relationships. Each year NCMAs Annual Convention and Midyear Meeting provide a time for members to work together for the industrys best interests. ICON-Xchange 2015 held in February in San Antonio TX provided more than 500 suppliers and producers to the manufactured concrete masonry and hardscape industry with opportunities to learn meet and connect with current and potential partners. In 2015 the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute ICPI also participated in ICON-Xchange to give more value to attendees. Following ICON-Xchange NCMAs Annual Convention included committee meetings education sessions a Town Hall meeting and more to give members the opportunity to participate in deciding the direction of industry programs and initiatives. In August the membership reconvened in Montreal Canada for the associations Midyear Meeting which was highlighted by presentations from the Canadian Concrete Masonry Producers Association finalists in the Student Unit Design Competition and more. During the four days members participated in committee meetings and had the chance to network and exchange ideas for 2016. NCMAs Young Professionals Group YPG continues to grow and create opportunities for the younger generation in the industry. With over 50 members YPG provides an opportunity for these young professionals to develop a professional network and make NCMA PAC Club NCMA PAC Club receptions at NCMAs Annual Convention and Midyear Meeting continue to be major fundraising events. Collectively raising 80000 the NCMA PAC events provide the concrete masonry industry with a means of supporting the candidacy of those elected federal officials that are in a position to support the legislative and regulatory priorities of the industry. ICON-Xchange is THE event for the manufactured concrete masonry and landscape industry. The NCMA Young Professionals Group actively participates in industry discussions. suggestions about how the younger generation does business today. In 2015 YPG liaisons to nearly all NCMA committees were installed to create a link between YPG and the activities of the industry as well as provide mentoring opportunities to assist in developing the next generation of industry leaders. Billy Wauhop calls the winning number at the annual NCMA PAC Reception at the NCMA Midyear Meeting in Montreal.