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New Website Launched, CMHA Annual Meeting

Posted: Feb 24, 2023
It’s been a busy week for us with the webinar, a new website and the CMHA Annual Meeting in Columbus, OH.
Major Ogilvie

We also sent a postcard to all producers to further communicate the ins-and-outs of assessments. If you are a producer and did not receive our postcard, please respond with your information and you will be added to our mailing list. Our next producer mailing will drop in March.

And a reminder from last week: We have started the search for our full-time CEO to help drive growth for future success of the concrete industry. If you, or someone you know, is interested in applying for this position, please apply through our LinkedIn page.

As always, reach out with any questions.

Major Ogilvie, Chair
Concrete Masonry Checkoff Board (CMCB)

Board Member Spotlight: Patrick Sauter

Meet Patrick - the secretary/treasurer of the Concrete Masonry Checkoff Board, joining us from King’s Material in Cedar Rapids Iowa, with over 15 years of expertise in the masonry and construction industry. As a third-generation block producer, Patrick wants to see the industry thrive for future generations.

“The diversity of the Board was carried out really effectively. We have very small family-owned producers, multi-generation family-owned producers, large nationwide or international producers, and they all have a voice; They all have a seat at the table. We have people from every district around the country, every region. We have people that are relatively new to the industry, people that have been in the industry for 40+ years. I think that that's incredibly helpful to build a strategic plan to build a stronger future for block.”

Question of the Week:

Q: Will the Department of Commerce (DOC) be sending information to producers directly, pertaining to legal obligations around assessment guidelines?

A: No, the DOC will not be sending information surrounding assessments. the Board, as a part of its communication program with respect to assessments, has sent a postcard to all producers of which we are aware. And, before April 1st, we will be sending a packet of materials to that will include a copy of the remittance form, one-pager on obligation to remit, and reference to resources surrounding assessments.