BREAKING: CMU Checkoff Passes
Research, Education, and Promotional Program Is The First-Ever At The Department Of Commerce
By Dan Kamys
The CMU Checkoff Program, an initiative backed and promoted by the Mason Contractors Association of America for approximately 15 years, has passed.
Among CMU Manufacturers, it was a 62% to 38% vote in support. Among CMU Cavities, it was a 53% to 47% result also in support.
According to the Department of Commerce, a checkoff program is "an industry-supported, industry-led program designed to have industry-wide participation and funding] to advance the industry and to create a preference for a product. The purpose of the Concrete Masonry Checkoff Program is to: strengthen the position of the domestic concrete masonry products industry, maintain, develop, and expand domestic markets for concrete masonry products, and promote the use of concrete masonry products in construction and building."
The Order empowers a board made up of industry members and appointed by the Secretary, referred to as the Concrete Masonry Products Board, to "fund and establish research, education, and promotional programs in support of the Concrete Masonry Product industry, subject to the review and approval of the Secretary."
For additional updates, please visit the Department of Commerce Concrete Checkoff page.
About the Author
Dan Kamys is the Editorial Director of MASONRY Publications.