Masonry Contractors of New Jersey is a not-for-profit trade association that is comprised of union masonry contractors, suppliers, manufacturers, architects, engineers and other organizations that provide a service to the masonry industry.

Since our inception in 1992 our members have built many of New Jersey’s major union construction projects. Every category of our Membership has been recognized for it’s design, construction and materials and won numerous awards through the years.

If your organization engages in masonry construction in the State of New Jersey in any membership category described below you should seriously consider joining an organization that works to advance the industry giving you a voice and offers a host of resources to create opportunities for success and staying up-to-date with current developments.

The Association serves its members by providing a host of benefits and services to meet your business needs and advance the industry in the current evolving climate.

Here’s a few ways to boost your business by joining the Association:

  • Tap into knowledge
  • Seminars, workshops, conferences and events
  • Members only information
  • Training and education
  • Promotion of new business opportunities
  • Know what’s going on in the industry
  • Public relations and communications
  • Foster relationships
  • Technical resource
  • Professional development

Dun & Bradstreet Business Information Services

The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation is an American public company that is a global provider of business and financial information services drawn from a database of more than 240 million company records.

All members of our Association are entitled to the various services that D & B provides; including quality credit, purchasing and receivables, management information, etc. Through our Association office, you can obtain information at no charge, ranging from business identification (or general information on a company) to in-depth VIP service information to start a credit, sales or purchasing relationship with a company.

To take advantage of this service, please call the Association office with the name, address and phone number of the company about whom you would like information.

International Council of Employers of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers (ICE of BAC)

ICE is the only International construction trade Association representing approximately 10,000 signatory masonry contractors who perform, brick, block, stone, tile, marble, terrazzo, cement masonry, plastering and restoration work.

Masonry Contractors of New Jersey proudly boasts the title of being the first Chapter of ICE. Our Association President, Michael Schmerbeck, is now serving as President of ICE and our Executive Director, Carol Ciesielski, serves on the Board of Directors.

ICE’s primary dealings are with the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers (BAC), other building trade unions, national construction associations and the federal government. Its core programs are labor/management relations and partnerships with the BAC on initiatives such as the Trowel Trades International Pension Fund, the Bricklayers International Health Fund and Construction Workers, Inc.

ICE and the BAC, together with the International Masonry Institute (IMI), work harmoniously on the management of joint industry promotion, training, safety, and educational activities and is the national voice for its constituent members.

For more information visit the ICE website at www.icebac.org.

 

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International Masonry Institute (IMI)

The International Masonry Institute offers quality training for craftworkers, professional education for masonry contractors and free technical assistance to the design and construction communities. IMI is a strategic alliance between the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers (BAC) and their signatory contractors to promote quality masonry construction.

Team IMI consists of architects, engineers, construction managers, skilled craftworkers and instructors, offering what no other group can: expertise in training, craftsmanship, design, installation and marketing. That means buildings built by union craftworkers and contractors get built the right way.

The Flynn Center in Maryland and regional centers offer training at all career levels, from apprentice to supervisor, in all the masonry crafts: brick/block, tile, terrazzo, marble, stone, restoration, plaster and cement, plus new products and systems.

 

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International Masonry Training Education Foundation (IMTEF)

The International Masonry Training and Education Foundation provides training, certifications and continuing education programs to the members of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers.

These programs begin with pre-job training and training for apprentices, and continue throughout a craftworker’s career in brick, stone, tile, marble, terazzo, pointing-caulking-cleaning, refractory, plaster, cement and mosaic work. New cladding systems and installation technologies are also emerging, and IMTEF provides advanced training for these opportunities as well.

IMTEF is funded through a grant from the International Masonry Institute, a labor-management organization created by the members of BAC and the contractors who employ them.

 

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Legal Consultant

Sheak & Korzun, P.C., a legal firm specializing in construction law, has been retained by the Association to provide services to our membership. Sheak & Korzun represents contractors, architects, engineers and sureties, and is licensed in state and federal courts in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.

Sheak & Korzun will provide general legal services to our Association and its members, including research, investigation, correspondence, preparation of legal documents, contract reviews and telephone calls. In the event that more comprehensive representation is required, as in the case of litigation, members can secure the firm’s services independently at its lowest corporate rates.

To take advantage of this service, members need only contact Sheak & Korzun directly at the address and phone number listed below. Sheak & Korzun will maintain complete confidentiality. (Be sure to mention that you are a member of the Masonry Contractors of New Jersey when you contact the firm.)

Sheak & Korzun, P.C.
Charles Sheak or Timothy Korzun
1 Washington Crossing Road Pennington, NJ 08534
Phone (609) 737-6885 | Fax (609) 737-6808

Membership Directory

Our Membership Directory is published yearly and is an important benefit of membership. It’s sent to all members, general contractors, architects, engineers, unions and other organizations that provide a service to the industry.

Additionally, the Directory is sent in response to the many requests we receive for referrals for masonry bidders and suppliers and serves as a great resource to connect with other colleagues in our industry.

The Association actively promotes its members!

TEK Manual for Concrete Masonry Design and Construction

The NCMA TEK Manual is a manual of technical facts on concrete masonry design and construction from NCMA, the national authority on concrete masonry technology. The TEK Notes are an informational series of technical updates published as they are adopted.

All Contractor members will receive a complete NCMA TEK Manual upon initial enrollment. All Contractor and Architect and Engineer members will receive new TEK Note updates as they become available.

Safety Training

The Association offers several safety training classes, free of charge, to our Contractor Members for their field forces and office personnel to ensure each of them are current with changing regulations and to ensure safe jobsites for the protection of all employees.

  • CPR, Standard First Aid & Disease Prevention
  • Scaffold Safety
  • Forklift Safety
  • OSHA 30 Hour Construction Outreach
  • Fall Protection – Harness Safety
  • HAZCOM/GHS

Should you require additional safety training not listed, please don’t hesitate to contact the Association Office.

Members of Masonry Contractors of New Jersey directly benefit from the friendly alliances we have established through our relationships and memberships with many other prominent local and national organizations and associations. They include:

Masonry Contractors of New Jersey has fostered open and communicative relationships with labor, especially in the respect of collective bargaining and maintenance of agreements with the Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Administrative District Council of New Jersey Locals 4 and 5 and the New Jersey Building Construction Laborers.

As a recognized bargaining agent for both trades our members serve on the Negotiating Committees. We bring your concerns and suggestions directly to the bargaining table so your voice can be heard.

Members who have assigned their bargaining rights to Masonry Contractor of New Jersey are permitted:

To pay their fringe benefits monthly instead of weekly for both trades
Portability of employees of the New Jersey Building and Construction Laborers
Members of our Association are appointed to serve as Trustees to the BAC ADC of NJ Locals 4 and 5 Funds below:

Statewide Health and Welfare
Statewide Apprenticeship and Training
Statewide Labor Management
Local 4 Pension
Local 5 Pension
Statewide Annuity
On the National level members serve as Trustees on craft and apprentice committees and task forces.