Suppliers

In addition to producers and mason contractors across the country voicing their support for the CMU Checkoff, numerous suppliers and related industries have devoted time and energy to our effort. Here are just a few that that have voiced their support for a national checkoff and the impact it would make on the block industry for years to come.
  • Walter Wulf, Monarch Cement Company

    "The CMU Checkoff is a great way to fund the dissemination of information to educate professionals and the general public about the energy saving, fire and natural disaster resisting characteristics of long lasting concrete masonry unit structures."
  • Sean M. Fitch, Construction Robotics, Lagrangeville, NY

    "Concrete masonry units and masonry construction are the #1 choice in building systems by architects and engineers. It's versatile, fire proof, strong, and has the lowest life cycle costs of any building systems. The only reason unit masonry has lost market share is due to creative marketing, lobbying, and inaccurate costs comparisons. Build with the best materials today to save lives later!"
  • Steve Hunt, BlockUp®, Chicago, IL

    “Our industry would greatly benefit by implementing the CMU Checkoff program. The funds would make it possible to update engineering software and make it easier and faster to design structures using concrete masonry. Decision makers nationwide could be educated on the numerous benefits of concrete masonry construction, which would translate into local projects for both small and large producers.”
  • Bob Sullivan, Technical Services at CfiFOAM, Inc.

    "Checkoff programs implemented through the US Department of Agriculture have long benefitted both producers and consumers by providing broad messaging, research and education channels at no added cost to taxpayers. Industry-based Checkoff programs implemented through the US Department of Commerce are long overdue. This program is a "Win! Win!" for consumers and concrete masonry industry members alike."
  • Timothy Bott, Allan Block, Bloomington, MN

    "The CMU Checkoff is a realistic approach to provide the funds required to educating consumers, government officials, insurance underwriters, inspectors, architects, structural engineers, developers, military construction specialist such as the Army Corps of Engineers, etc, on the advantages of designing and building with masonry."

    Steve Hunt

    CSI, CDT, LEED GA,
    BlockUp®, Chicago, IL
    “Our industry would greatly benefit by implementing the CMU Checkoff program. The funds would make it possible to update engineering software and make it easier and faster to design structures using concrete masonry. Decision makers nationwide could be educated on the numerous benefits of concrete masonry construction, which would translate into local projects for both small and large producers.”

    Sean M. Fitch

    Construction Robotics, Lagrangeville, NY
    "Concrete masonry units and masonry construction are the #1 choice in building systems by architects and engineers. It's versatile, fire proof, strong, and has the lowest life cycle costs of any building systems. The only reason unit masonry has lost market share is due to creative marketing, lobbying, and inaccurate costs comparisons. Build with the best materials today to save lives later!"

    Timothy Bott

    Allan Block, Bloomington, MN
    "The CMU Checkoff is a realistic approach to provide the funds required to educating consumers, government officials, insurance underwriters, inspectors, architects, structural engineers, developers, military construction specialist such as the Army Corps of Engineers, etc, on the advantages of designing and building with masonry."

    Walter Wulf

    Monarch Cement Company
    "The CMU Checkoff is a great way to fund the dissemination of information to educate professionals and the general public about the energy saving, fire and natural disaster resisting characteristics of long lasting concrete masonry unit structures."

    Bob Sullivan

    Technical Services at CfiFOAM, Inc.
    "Checkoff programs implemented through the US Department of Agriculture have long benefitted both producers and consumers by providing broad messaging, research and education channels at no added cost to taxpayers. Industry-based Checkoff programs implemented through the US Department of Commerce are long overdue. This program is a "Win! Win!" for consumers and concrete masonry industry members alike."

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    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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