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Checkoff Cover Story in March 2023 Concrete Products Magazine

Posted: Mar 28, 2023
We’re just days away from the start of assessments (April 1st), and we’re excited to get rolling on funding game-changing programs to grow the future of block for years to come.
Major Ogilvie

We know there are questions around assessments; how it’s collected, and how those funds will be put to good use, so we have provided answers here to help provide more information. You can also use our website to submit any questions you may have, and we will respond directly. We'll continue to feature a submitted question in our weekly email.

Finally, a big thank you to the editorial team at Concrete Products magazine. The cover of their March 2023 issue is devoted to the Checkoff and the story on page 12 details how we got here and where we are going. You can also read the online version of the print article.

Major Ogilvie, Chair
Concrete Masonry Checkoff Board (CMCB)

Board Member Spotlight: Erik Absalon

Meet Erik Absalon, a member of the Executive Committee for the Concrete Masonry Checkoff Board, and President & CEO at Basalite Building Products, LLC, in California. With more than 30 years of experience in the construction/masonry industry, Erik hopes to create better representation of concrete masonry unit design in architectural and engineering curriculum at the university level.

“I am very excited and proud to be a member of the team forming the foundation of the Concrete Masonry Checkoff Program. With the efforts of everyone involved, I am confident that our industry is in good hands and will prosper for years to come.”

Question of the Week:

Q: Will the DOC send some official document to our business directly about this program and our legal obligation to meet assessment guidelines?

A: No, the DOC will not be sending information surrounding assessments. The Concrete Masonry Checkoff Board of Directors has the responsibility to notify producers on all things related to the checkoff. To date, we have shared information through our weekly e-blasts, direct mail, partner newsletters, trade media and webinars. We also have an information packet shipping to producers next week, arriving before the start of assessments on April 1st.