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The 2020 ICE Annual Meetings are being held VIRTUALLY this year on November 17, 2020 and November 18, 2020.

Registration to attend the meetings is FREE!   And you can also be an Event Sponsor for only $100!

Visit for more information on Registration and Sponsorship.


Tuesday, November 17, 2020


2:00-4:30 p.m.

Legislative Report BAC International Pension Fund BAC  International Health Fund International Masonry Institute BAC President Tim Driscoll


5:00-7:00 p.m.

Virtual Social Event


Wednesday, November 18, 2020


9:00-11:00 a.m.

CPWR Construction Labor Research Council Silica Rule Enforcement in the Era of COVID-19 Collective Bargaining…


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Richard Tolson Director of the Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Administrative Council (BAC ADC) of New Jersey Locals 4 & 5 retired June 1, 2020.

Tolson began his career as a bricklayer in 1988 and became a Field Representative in 1990. He later became the Secretary/Treasurer of Local 5 New Jersey and since 2006 held the elected position of Director of the BAC ADC of New Jersey Locals 4 & 5 winning re-election after re-election. Throughout his career, Tolson was appointed to numerous New Jersey local and state committees and organizations and served as a Trustee and Chairman of all of …


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On Wednesday, July 8, 2020 @ 8pm ET, the new CBS Competition Series “TOUGH AS NAILS” premiers it’s first episode with a Masonry challenge using actual SPEC MIX Competition products and guidelines. 


SPEC MIX Takes Center Stage in New CBS Series, “TOUGH AS NAILS”

The SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500® has caught the attention of many people over the years, but who would’ve thought the producers at the CBS network were watching?! Last fall the call from Tough House Productions came into the SPEC MIX office saying that their client, CBS, is looking for another competition series like “The Amazing …