Prioritizing Programs Funded By Assessments

Posted: Apr 27, 2023
The overall mission of the Concrete Masonry Checkoff is to drive demand for locally made concrete masonry products. Our next Board meeting in May will continue conversations on how we bring this vision to life for our industry.
Major Ogilvie

A driving force in achieving this goal will be prioritizing programs to be funded through our assessments. Potential program priorities include:

  • Design Assistance
  • Promotion and Outreach
  • Research and Development
  • Educational Outreach
  • Codes and Standards
  • Workforce Development

Our Programs Committee is hard at work putting your program ideas into practice to maximize overall impact. We are thrilled to move this effort forward, and work with you toward our common goals.

As always, please reach out with any questions.

Major Ogilvie, Chair
Concrete Masonry Checkoff Board (CMCB)

Board Member Spotlight: Ryan Ross

Meet Ryan Ross – Ryan is the CEO and owner of Block-Lite in Arizona, and a member of our Programs Committee. Over the course of his 22 years in the masonry/construction industry, Ryan has held various roles, and is actively involved in Arizona's statewide volunteer checkoff program, and is hoping to see the benefits of that program applied at the national level. Ryan also hopes to see the concrete masonry industry start an apprentice program for machine operators at a national level.

“Assessments are the start of the masonry industry coming together as a united front, committed to market growth.”

Question of the Week:

Q: Where will my checkoff dollars go?

A: The Order requires that at least 50% of program dollars (after escrow) be invested back into projects specific to each respective region. Regional Advisory Councils (RACs) serve as sub-committees of the checkoff Board of Directors. RACs will make program and funding recommendations to the Board. Remaining program dollars will be invested into national programs such as marketing, design assistance and workforce development.

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