Remembering Charles Newsome
2016 Leadman Award Winner
Charles Newsome, formerly of Johnson Concrete Products and Past Chair of NCMA, passed away on December 28th. Charles joined the Stalite/Johnson Concrete family in 1968 as General Manager and led the companies for fifty years. Charles also had been a key leader of the Concrete Masonry Checkoff Program, which would help support research, education, and promotion intended to benefit all within the industry. We reflect on our fond memories as Charles was a continuous supporter of the MCAA. In particular, we will always have fond memories of Charles collecting our hats over the years.
His commitment to the industry was further highlighted when he was honored with the Leadman Award in 2016 during the MCAA Convention at the World of Concrete in Las Vegas. This prestigious award symbolizes Charles's exceptional leadership in advancing the masonry sector, recognizing his tireless dedication and volunteer support over the years. The MCAA extends our sincerest condolences to all of those who had the pleasure of knowing Charles Newsome, and he will be missed dearly.
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The Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA) is the national trade association representing mason contractors. The MCAA is committed to preserving and promoting the masonry industry by providing continuing education, advocating fair codes and standards, fostering a safe work environment, recruiting future manpower, and marketing the benefits of masonry materials.