PRODUCERS – DECEMBER 2015

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Governor Rick Scott has announced five appointments—one new member, four incumbents, all for terms running through June 2018—to the Florida Concrete Masonry Education Council (FCMEC), an organization authorized by Sunshine State lawmakers and funded by a voluntary check-off program among major and independent block producers.

 
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Florida block makers begin voluntary contributions to check-off-modeled fund

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Independent and major operators representing 60–70 percent of the Sunshine State’s concrete masonry production capacity assembled in early March to sign a commitment, effective this month, to contribute 1 cent per concrete block sold to support the Florida Concrete Masonry Education Council (FCMEC) Inc.

 
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Concrete Masonry Education Act awaits Florida Governor’s pen

Sources: Masonry Association of Florida, Orlando; National Concrete Masonry Association, Herndon, Va.; CP staff

State Representatives approved the Concrete Masonry Education Act, creating a Florida Concrete Masonry Education Council as a direct support organization under the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.

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