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    Your voice and vote are needed as we are in the final push toward the CMU Checkoff. This vote is our one chance to change the trajectory of our industry and take back the markets and customers we’ve lost.


    The commodity nature of concrete block limits how much any one producer can do to influence specifiers. Industry-wide collaboration and consistent funding is the only thing that will turn markets back around in our favor.

  • Research & Education Programs

    One of the many goals of the CMU Checkoff program is to create partnerships with colleges and universities to cultivate future designers and construction managers while also creating third-party CMU advocates.

Vote yes to put
block back on top.

This year, it’s our chance to prove why block is best. The CMU Checkoff is our best shot to turn our industry around; to band together, stop declines in demand and ensure a better future for all CMU producers.

With the CMU Checkoff, we can unite as an industry and tell the story of concrete block. Our checkoff investments will fund long-term, high-impact programs that build preference for CMU construction and win back lost markets.

Only block producers will contribute to the checkoff and only block producers will make the decisions on how those dollars are invested. You tell us where you need the money spent. Producers who represent each and every facet of our industry: from small to large, east to west, established to up-and-coming, regional to national. This diverse group will ensure our checkoff dollars benefit each and every producer, not just a select few.

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    Design Escapes
    The CMU Checkoff Initiative was created by producers frustrated with continual loss of market share. That frustration was compounded when program ideas surfaced that could drive demand, but there was no way to fund multi-year, well-funded programs that would change outdated perceptions of CMU.

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