Just* Mason Around

The first podcast from the National Concrete Masonry Association. Tune in to hear from industry leaders, technical experts, and the next generation in our Young Professionals Group. Join us for Just* Mason Around.

Episode 9

This episode is Part 2 of the Family Business/Small Business Forum discussion. In this episode, you will hear more from Mike Finch of RCP Block and Brick, Rocky Fizzano of Fizzano Brothers, and Rich Solomon of Solomon Colors. If you haven’t listened to Part 1 of this conversation (Episode 8), you should go back and start there.

Episode 8

Family Business/Small Business Forum Part 1 – In this episode, you will hear Mike Finch of RCP Block and Brick, Rocky Fizzano of Fizzano Brothers, and Rich Solomon of Solomon colors share stories of their companies origins in this fascinating discussion.

Episode 7

Larry Hilldore, CEO of Pathfinder Company, is interviewed by his son, Travis. They discuss Larry’s impressive career, including founding of Pathfinder through a partnership with Tiger Machinery in 1998.

Episode 6

Time to learn about Manufactured Stone Veneer. In this episode we will learn about the benefits, history and evolution of MSV with an interview from Alex Gillespie with Creative Mines.  And check out a new segment of “Rocky’s Rants” with Rocky Fizzano.

Episode 5

Another technical topic discussion with Nick Lang, NCMA VP of Business Development. This time he and the Blockheads discuss testing of concrete masonry units, including information that producers can use to ask the right questions for labs when results are not what is expected.

Episode 4

Kevin Curtis has been the CEO of the Besser Company since 2004. He has learned many lessons in his navigation of this company. On this episode Kevin is interviewed by Chandramouli Nagarajan, Applications Engineer & Product Manager, also with of Besser, and he shares his thoughts and observations on his long-time career within our masonry industry.

Episode 3

Nick Lang, Vice President of Business Development at NCMA discusses with the BlockHeads energy efficient and energy code compliance. This is one of the top frequently asked questions by architects and designers.

Episode 2

In this episode, Kendall Andregg, President and CEO of Mutual Materials is interviewed by Amy Pierce of LANXESS, the chair of NCMA’s Concrete Women Connect.

Episode 1

On the inaugural episode, NCMA Young Professionals Group Chair Starling Johnson of Johnson Concrete Products in North Carolina interviews NCMA Hall of Famer Charles Newsome. They discuss Charles’ notable career as well as the importance of establishing the Concrete Masonry Checkoff Program.