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“Oldcastle APG has a deep commitment to fostering the next generation of masons and has been doing so for the last several years through national investments in MCAA education and regional work with SkillsUSA and various state masonry organizations,” says John Cicciarelli, National Commercial Masonry Manager, Oldcastle APG.
With an impressive display constructed using over a dozen Echelon™ Masonry and Belgard® hardscape products, the Oldcastle® family of brands showcased cost-saving technologies and business-building programs to the design/build community at the 2017 NAHB International Builders’ Show held in Orlando, Florida, on Jan. 10-12, 2017.
The Echelon Masonry product line ended 2016 with a collection of accolades from major architectural publications, as well as a variety of industry professionals.
According to a recent survey conducted by the NAHB, homebuilders continue to see rising shortages of skilled labor. Shortages seem to be particularly severe relative to housing starts, which still have only partially recovered from the 2007-2009 downturn.