Producers approve Concrete Masonry Checkoff; Commerce opens Board nominations

Sources: U.S. Department of Commerce; CP staff Producers voting in a Department of Commerce (DOC) referendum have approved formation of a Concrete Masonry Products Board, empowered to fund a Concrete Masonry Checkoff Program through collection of 1 cent per unit sold in the U.S. The referendum passed on the strength of two required majorities: 62 percent of voting producers who represent 53 percent…

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Commerce sets block producer referendum through mid-November

A Department of Commerce-administered referendum, October 15-November 15, will enable registered concrete masonry unit producers to vote to approve formation of a Concrete Masonry Products Board, authorized to fund a CMU Checkoff through a 1-cent assessment per 8-in. equivalent building block sold in the United States. Commerce staff were to email ballots to producers who had registered by the day…

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Commerce Department to open CMU Checkoff referendum in October

Sources: CMU Checkoff Coalition, Washington, D.C.; CP staff A Department of Commerce-administered referendum, October 15-November 15, will enable registered concrete masonry unit producers to vote to approve formation of a Concrete Masonry Products Board authorized to fund a CMU Checkoff through a 1-cent assessment per 8-in. equivalent building block sold in the United States. Commerce staff will email ballots to…

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CMU Checkoff concerns: Escrow terms, districting, and fund allocations

By Edward Antonini While we have always supported the research, education, and promotion of concrete masonry units, Angelus Block Co., Inc. vehemently opposes the CMU Checkoff about to be voted on by the industry. Among the multitude of problems in the Department of Commerce’s proposed CMU Checkoff order and its associated one-cent per block collection, we find: It mandates an…

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