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Masonry Institute of Iowa

6919 Vista Drive
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Phone: 515-252-0637

HS Masonry Day 

MII, along with its members, hosted its first HS Masonry Day on October 2 at the BAC3 Training Center in Marshalltown. Approximately 150 high school students from 13 area schools attended.

Students were divided into small groups and rotated through 15-minute stations. Stations included: bricklaying, stone laying, tuckpointing/caulking, safety/scaffolding, masonry estimating, BAC apprenticeship, brick demo, block demo, masonry tools, heavy equipment, and mortar.

The day was a success and MII looks forward to creating other HS Masonry Days across the state to expose students to the skilled trades field.

Quote from Neysa Hartzler, IowaWorks: "You can't imagine how many compliments I got from your masonry day. That was a big hit! The East Marshall counselor told me that day was the best day he's ever seen as far as taking students out of school. And he's been there for 20+ years."

High School Presentations

MII is available to present to your industrial tech class!

Depending on time of year and location, MII can arrange bricklaying demos, job site tours, production tours and lecture. Presentations can range from one hour to six hours (on multiple days).  Contact Jenny Stephenson at 515-979-8235 or jstephenson@masonryinstituteoiowa.org. 

Iowa's only source for masonry training is through the local bricklayers and allied craftworkers BAC3 - check out their website at https://baclocal3ia.org/. 


2018 State Masonry Contest Results

MII is pleased to be associated with SkillsUSA Iowa Chapter. This year that five high school students signed up and four participated during the state competition on Friday, April 27 at the Dallas Co. Fairgrounds in Adel.

The contest included a 25 question written test and the building of a masonry wall. Judging then judged entries based on pre-determined criteria. Winners are listed below.

1st Place: Jordan, Belmond-Klemme HS
2nd Place: Karter, Belmond-Klemme HS
3rd Place: TJ, Perry HS
4th Place: Tyson, Belmond-Klemme HS

Masonry Institute of Iowa
6919 Vista Drive
West Des Moines, IA 50266

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