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Hanley Wood Acquires MCAA’s Masonry Showcase

October 19th, 2007 · No Comments

Dallas, Texas, October 19, 2007 ­– MCAA (Mason Contractors Association of America) Board of Directors approved the sale of Masonry Showcase, MCAA’s annual tradeshow held as part of their convention to Hanley Wood, LLC. The agreement was signed today by MCAA and Hanley Wood, LLC.

Under the terms of the agreement, MCAA will hold its annual convention concurrently with the World of Masonry, beginning in January 2225, 2008 in Las Vegas. The World of Masonry is held each year during the World of Concrete.

The move will benefit the Masonry Industry by combining resources and making the World of Masonry, an integral part of World of Concrete, the Masonry industry’s premier event. World of Concrete is the commercial construction industry’s largest and most important annual international event for concrete and masonry professionals with over 90,000 industry professionals from more than 100 countries.

“Our entire organization is very excited about the opportunity to bring together the two masonry shows and make them one. Together, we can truly build exceptional value and benefit for attendees. The World of Masonry is the “must attend” masonry event of the year.” said Jeff Buczkiewicz, MCAA Executive Director.

“We are very excited about the opportunity of joining forces with the leading Masonry Association,” said Tom Cindric, Director of World of Masonry. “The Masonry industry has been asking for one event, and this collaboration now makes that request a reality.”

In addition to their annual convention, MCAA will hold the Fastest Trowel on the Block Competition and International Masonry Skills Challenge during World of Masonry and will be an Educational Partner with the World of Masonry Seminar Program, and conduct specific educational courses like Masonry Foreman Development and Masonry Quality Institute (MQI).

About Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA)
MCAA was incorporated in 1950. Its purpose is to help educate, train, and represent the mason contractor through its various programs aiding members to maintain its competitive edge against other construction methods. In addition, the MCAA promotes the use of masonry, recruits and assists in training of the industries workforce, impacts federal legislative and standard issues affecting contractors and provides educational programs for the key employees of member firms.

About Hanley Wood
Hanley wood, LLC, is the premier media company serving housing and construction. Through four operating divisions, the company produces awardwinning magazines and Web sites, marquee trade shows and events, rich data and custom marketing solutions. The company also is North America’s leading publisher of home plans. Hanley Wood Exhibitions (Dallas) conducts 18 trade shows, including World of Concrete, one of the
top 20 trade show events in the country.

Founded in 1976, Hanley wood is a $250 million company owned by affiliates of JPMorgan Partners, LLC. CCMP Capital Advisors manages the Hanley wood investment for JPMorgan Partners.

For additional information, please contact:
Hanley Wood Exhibitions
Tom Cindric, Director

Jeff Buczkiewicz, Executive Director

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