Block producers bracket 16 home designs in “March Masonry Matchup”

Sources: Block Strong Coalition, Orlando, Fla.; CP staff The Florida Concrete & Products Association and Florida Concrete Masonry Education Council-backed Block Strong campaign’s “March Masonry Matchup” presents a bracket-style challenge where participants vote for their favorite home design in the Sunshine State—from coastal-inspired to classic Mediterranean, each of robust CMU construction. 

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Block producers ace home buyer, occupant, builder, developer engagement

A campaign by Florida Concrete & Products Association and Florida Concrete Masonry Education Council Inc., both of Orlando, has achieved a milestone in building awareness of the benefits of concrete block construction in single family home and multiunit dwellings: Its centerpiece, the consumer- and professional-geared www.BlockStrong.com site, has surpassed the 1 million annual visitor mark.

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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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