The Department of Commerce (DOC) and masonry leaders are finalizing a draft of a document called the Order to outline how a CMU Checkoff will work. The Order will likely be published in the first quarter of 2020.
Once the draft Order is made public there will be an open comment period of at least 60 days when anyone can share support, questions or other comments.
Concrete masonry unit manufacturing companies will be provided an opportunity to register to vote on a revised version of the Order.
Manufacturing company representatives who have pre-registered will be provided an opportunity to vote for or against implementation of the Checkoff. The vote to approve the CMU Checkoff is expected in 2020.
The DOC will declare the Checkoff approved if a majority of the voting companies vote in favor of the program and if those companies represent a majority of the machine cavities of all voting companies.