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Checkoff Check-In

Posted: Mar 25, 2024

Alicia Hodges to Program Director Role

Posted: Feb 21, 2024
The Concrete Masonry Checkoff (CMC) announced today that Alicia Hodges will be joining the organization as program director on February 26, 2024.

New Board Member Announcement

Posted: Jan 24, 2024
The Concrete Masonry Checkoff is excited to announce the appointment of our newest Board member, Brian Austin.

It's Official! Programs Approved and Shifting Towards Execution

Posted: Jan 24, 2024
All 23 programs reviewed and conditionally approved at the November Concrete Masonry Checkoff Board meeting have now been approved by the Department of Commerce (DOC). Programs were reviewed by the...

Promoting CMU Depends on YOU

Posted: Jan 18, 2024
With the Concrete Masonry Checkoff in place, our industry is now equipped to help media deliver stories based on the facts. Our mix of national and regional representation enables us to crowdsource...

New RFPs Now Open for Important Partnerships with CMCB

Posted: Dec 1, 2023
The Concrete Masonry Checkoff Board has issued three new requests for proposals (RFPs) to build partnerships with companies as it relates to audit and compliance.

CMC Board Conditionally Approves 23 Programs

Posted: Nov 15, 2023
At its November 2023 meeting in Dallas, the CMC Board conditionally approved 23 programs recommended by the Programs Committee and RACs.

Program Director Sought for Key Role at The Checkoff

Posted: Nov 1, 2023
Now through December 1st, the Concrete Masonry Checkoff is actively seeking a qualified individual to fill the crucial role of Program Director. This position is pivotal in shaping the future of th...

CMCB Calls for Program Idea Submissions

Posted: Sep 8, 2023
With the first quarter of checkoff assessments now in the bank, the Concrete Masonry Checkoff Board is now accepting submissions for program ideas around one of our six strategic pillars: design as...

CMCB Seeks Proposals for Marketing Services

Posted: Sep 8, 2023
DEADLINE EXTENDED: To ensure there is adequate time and opportunity for all those who would like to submit proposals, we have extended the submission deadline for the Concrete Masonry Checkoff (CMC...

California's Mike Finch, RCP Block, Moves to Voting Position on CMC Board

Posted: Sep 1, 2023
Mike Finch, president and CEO of his family’s business, RCP Block & Brick, Inc., is now the newest voting Director of the Board for the Concrete Masonry Checkoff.

CMC Board Meeting Set for August 24-25, Boston, MA

Posted: Jul 28, 2023
The Concrete Masonry Checkoff Board is scheduled to meet immediately following the close of the Concrete Masonry and Hardscapes Association's Midyear meeting in Boston, MA.

Payments for First Checkoff Assessment Quarter Due August 29th

Posted: Jul 13, 2023
Mandatory payment of Concrete Masonry Checkoff assessments for April 1, 2023, through June 30, 2023 were due on August 29, 2023.

CMC Board Names Kim Spahn Chief Executive Officer

Posted: May 31, 2023
MAY 31, 2023 – The Concrete Masonry Checkoff (CMC) Board is pleased to announce its appointment of Kim Spahn as its first chief executive officer (CEO). Spahn’s tenure takes effect mid-June, just a...

Concrete Masonry Checkoff Board Advances Strategic Plan

Posted: May 23, 2023
The Concrete Masonry Checkoff Board (CMCB) convened May 10-11 in Denver to advance strategic plan priorities for the next three years.

Now Thru May 1st: Your Input is Needed to Drive Growth

Posted: Apr 18, 2023
The Concrete Masonry Checkoff Board is requesting feedback from you and your network as it continues to shape strategic plans and programs.

Historic Milestone: Product Assessments Begin April 1st

Posted: Mar 31, 2023
Saturday, April 1st kicked off the very first assessment period for the Concrete Masonry Checkoff and producer-members of the organization’s board of directors reflect on this important milestone i...

CMCB Releases Customer Communication Kit

Posted: Mar 1, 2023
With one month until Concrete Masonry Checkoff assessments begin (April 1, 2023), the checkoff board has created a series of resources for producers when communicating with contractors.

Chair of CMCB Recaps 2-Day Baltimore Work Session

Posted: Feb 7, 2023
Following its second in-person meeting, the Concrete Masonry Checkoff Board is one step closer to having a detailed strategic plan to guide the organization.

Roster of Regional Advisory Committees Grow

Posted: Jan 19, 2023
The rosters for the Checkoff's five regional advisory committees continue to fill up thanks to widespread interest from professionals in all segments of the industry: producers, associations, mason...

Final Safe Harbor Language Approved by DOC

Posted: Jan 18, 2023
The Board, working in conjunction with the Department of Commerce, is releasing the final safe harbor language as it pertains to assessments.

Next Board Meeting February 3-4 in Baltimore

Posted: Jan 13, 2023
The next in-person meeting of the Concrete Masonry Checkoff Board is set for February 2nd and 3rd, in Baltimore, MD. The session's focus will be on mapping out a strategic framework and setting pri...

Board Welcomes Wilhelms to Alternate Seat

Posted: Jan 6, 2023
The Concrete Masonry Checkoff Board is tapping Mark Wilhelms of Missouri's Midwest Block to fill a vacant, non-voting seat on the board.

Board Sets April 1, 2023 as Start of Assessments

Posted: Nov 18, 2022
A key decision of the newly seated Concrete Masonry Checkoff Board (CMCB), is the selection of an official start date of checkoff assessment collections: April 1, 2023 .

In a Historic First, Inaugural Checkoff Board Assumes Office

Posted: Nov 17, 2022
In a historic first session, the new board of directors for the CMU Checkoff were sworn into office by representatives of Department of Commerce.

Department of Commerce Name First Checkoff Board

Posted: Aug 30, 2022
The U.S. Department of Commerce has tapped 21 block producers to serve on the first Concrete Masonry Checkoff Board as Voting or Alternate Directors.