• Concrete Masonry Research, Education, and Promotion:

    Proposed Order Formally Submitted!

    April 15, we submitted the official, proposed Order to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Undersecretary Karen Dunn Kelley. This is a momentous time for our industry—as you all know this has been a ten-year effort.

  • In 2020, imagine a world that recognizes the universal benefits of concrete masonry.

    It's possible with our checkoff.

    A checkoff is an industry-supported program of research, promotion and education built to have industry-wide participation and funding to advance the industry and create preference for a product.
  • We envision a future where demand for our products meets or even exceeds capacity.

    allowing for more profitability, expansion and innovation.

    Find out how a successful and impactful checkoff will support and benefit the entire concrete masonry industry.

  • We envision a future where concrete masonry is readily specified.

    and designers are given support and advanced tools to take advantage of our products.

    A checkoff will help architects, engineers, and builders achieve desirable aesthetics and structural integrity with concrete masonry.

Imagine the possibilities if we can bring the resilience of concrete masonry to the world.

Resilient Communities

Concrete masonry can reduce the devastation of disasters and help communities, businesses and people recover more quickly.

Empowered & Efficient Design

Imagine the possibilities with a checkoff funding training and education and developing new tools and resources.


A checkoff will fund research of new technologies that will benefit all of concrete masonry.

The benefits of concrete masonry construction are unparalleled.

But in a world where not just technology can shift seemingly overnight, the same is true for consumer perceptions and attitudes. And in turn, market share can and has declined for our products.

This ever-changing landscape creates the need for ongoing research and promotion of concrete masonry that no one company has the time or resources to invest in. That's where an industry-funded checkoff comes in.

Become a champion.

Lend your support and influence as we work towards our goal.