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3281 Route 206, Suite 2
Bordentown, NJ 08505

Phone: (609) 324-1140
Fax: (609) 324-1138
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Membership Services

| Dun & Bradstreet | International Council of Employers (ICE) | Labor/Management Relations | Collective Bargaining
| International Masonry Institute (IMI) | Legal Consultant | Membership Directory | TEK Manual | Safety Training


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 organizations and associations. They include:

  • American Institute of Architects
  • Building Contractors Association of Atlantic County (BCA of AC)
  • Building Contractors Association of New Jersey (BCA of NJ)
  • Building Contractors Association of South Jersey (BCA of SJ)
  • Brick Industry Association
  • Employing Bricklayers Association/DVMI
  • International Council of Employers of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers (ICE)
  • International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans
  • International Masonry Institute (IMI)
  • International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers ADC of New Jersey
    Local Nos. 2, 4 & 5
  • Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA)
  • Masonry Executive Council
  • Masonry Systems (Masonrysystems.org)
  • National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA)
  • New Jersey Alliance for Action
  • New Jersey Building Construction Laborers District Council
  • New Jersey Chamber of Commerce
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology, School of Architecture
  • New Jersey State AFL-CIO
  • The Masonry Society


The Association serves its members by providing a host of benefits and activities on behalf of its members:

DUN & BRADSTREET BUSINESS INFORMATION SERVICES

The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation is a global provider of business and financial information services drawn from a database of more than 18.5 million businesses in the US and 80 million global businesses.

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.

Open to ALL MEMBERS. 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) ICE Website
Masonry Contractors of New Jersey was the first chapter of the International Council of Employers of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers (ICE). Our Association President, Michael Schmerbeck, is on the ICE Executive Committee and our Executive Director, Carol Ciesielski, is on the ICE Board of Directors. ICE is a construction trade association of union masonry contractors, representing approximately 15,000 signatory masonry contractors in dealings 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.

Further, ICE acts as a national voice for its constituent members and deals with various governmental agencies in the areas of health, safety and industry wide codes and standards. ICE also interacts in concert with other national construction trade associations in areas of common interest.


LABOR/MANAGEMENT RELATIONS

Members from our Association are appointed as Trustees to the following funds for the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers ADC of New Jersey, Local Union Nos. 2, 4 & 5:

  • Statewide Health and Welfare Fund
  • Statewide Apprentice Fund
  • Statewide Labor Management Fund
  • Local #4 Pension and Annuity Funds
  • Local #5 Pension and Annuity Funds
  • International Pension and Health Funds

Since our inception, members of our Board of Directors serve as Trustees on both the New Jersey Boards and the National Boards of the International Masonry Institute (IMI) as well as serve on industry-wide joint craft and apprentice committees.


COLLECTIVE BARGAINING

Masonry Contractors of New Jersey is a recognized bargaining agent for:

  • International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers ADC of New Jersey
    Local Nos. 2, 4 & 5
  • New Jersey Building Construction Laborers’ District Council

Members of our Association are on negotiating committees for both trades, we negotiate these collective bargaining agreements on behalf of those members who assign their bargaining rights to the Association. We bring your concerns and suggestions directly to the bargaining table so your voice can be heard.

Association members are permitted to pay fringe benefits monthly for both trades.


In accordance with the Laborers collective bargaining agreement, Association members who have assigned their bargaining rights to us are permitted portability of key employees.



INTERNATIONAL MASONRY INSTITUTE (IMI) IMI Website

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.


LEGAL CONSULTANT

Sheak & Korzun, P.C., a legal firm specializing in construction law, has been retained by the Association to provide services to ALL of our members. 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 the 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.


AVAILABLE TO ALL MEMBERS.
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.
J. Charles Sheak or Timothy Korzun
1 Washington Crossing Road
Pennington, NJ 08534
(609) 737-6885 fax (609) 737-6808



MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY
A Membership Directory is updated and published yearly, following the renewal of dues in July. The Directory is forwarded to various general contractors and architects and is distributed at trade shows throughout the year. Additionally, the Directory is sent in response to the many requests we receive for referrals for masonry bidders and suppliers.

The Association actively promotes its members!


TEK MANUAL FOR CONCRETE MASONRY DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION

All Contractor members receive this complete manual by the NCMA of information on estimating concrete masonry, loadbearing wall design, grouts and mortars and more…

TEK updates are the continuing series of TEK Notes that provide discussions and specific technical considerations in designing and building with concrete masonry.

ALL CONTRACTOR, ARCHITECT AND ENGINEER members receive the new TEK updates as they are provided to us by the NCMA.


SAFETY TRAINING
The Association offers safety training classes to Contractor Members for their field forces and office personnel to understand OSHA standards and the steps necessary to comply with changing regulations in order to protect employees and ensure a safe jobsite.

CPR, Standard First Aid & Disease Prevention
Competent Persons in Scaffold Safety
Forklift Safety
OSHA 30 Hour Construction Outreach

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