Eight years of grass roots outreach finally pays off on October 5th 2018. That’s when Congress passed the “Concrete Masonry Products Research, Education and Promotion” Act. That authorization finally gives us the chance to develop our own commodity check-off program.
“Manufacturers and contractors in our industry invested a lot of time and energy to get to know their representatives and to share the impact of their businesses on local communities. We visited hundreds of congressional offices, secured nearly 300 bi-partisan co-sponsors when we were a stand-alone bill, and we were frequently praised on Capitol Hill for doing this the ‘right way’.”