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March 29, 1998
Homebuyers who have potentially lost deposit money at the troubled Summerwoods townhouse development may have a way to get part of their money back.Masonry Macks Homes Inc., one of the largest privately owned homebuilding companies in the Baltimore metropolitan region, announced that it would credit $1,000 toward the purchase of a home in its new Kensington townhouse community to those homebuyers who have been caught by the demise of Manor Builders Inc.,...
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March 26, 2012
The following is compiled from police reports from the Cockeysville Precinct. Our policy is to include descriptions only when there is enough information to make identification possible. Parkton Old York Road , 21100 block, between 6 p.m. March 17 and 6:05 a.m. March 19. Two chainsaws and two chipping hammers stolen from Vachino Masonry storage units after padlocks were cut after forklift blocking one unit was hot-wired and moved. Bond Road , 1600 block, between March 12 and March 18. Golf clubs and split firewood stolen from property.
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October 9, 2011
SYKESVILLE - Town of Sykesville officials, county elected officials and members of the Warfield Cultural and Commerce Center board cut the ribbon on Oct. 6 for new "gateway" signs along Route 32 at the Warfield complex. The masonry signs were created by Maryland Division of Correction low-security, pre-release inmates who learned masonry skills while incarcerated. Three of the inmate masons were on hand to see their project dedicated. "What we see here," said Gary Maynard, secretary of the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, "is a truly a meaningful inmate project.
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October 9, 2011
SYKESVILLE - Town of Sykesville officials, county elected officials and members of the Warfield Cultural and Commerce Center board cut the ribbon on Oct. 6 for new "gateway" signs along Route 32 at the Warfield complex. The masonry signs were created by Maryland Division of Correction low-security, pre-release inmates who learned masonry skills while incarcerated. Three of the inmate masons were on hand to see their project dedicated. "What we see here," said Gary Maynard, secretary of the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, "is a truly a meaningful inmate project.
NEWS
March 22, 1993
Joseph George DiCarlo, retired owner of a masonry firm and former business manager of Local 1 of the bricklayers and masons union, died of a heart attack Wednesday at Franklin Square Hospital.Mr. DiCarlo, who was 62, began his career as a bricklayer in 1951. He held a number of union positions before becoming business manager in 1970, and was a delegate to the Bricklayers' International Union.He resigned from the union position to start Master Masonry Inc.His company won contracts to repair and build blast furnaces in New York and Massachusetts, and locally for Bethlehem Steel Corp.
BUSINESS
By Abbe Gluck and Abbe Gluck,SUN STAFF | August 15, 1996
Facing a work force approaching retirement, unionized masons have teamed up with management in a new training program designed to attract students and cut costs for contractors.A training center on wheels, which rolled into Baltimore two months ago, selected two dozen students -- 12 from the city and a dozen from Norfolk, Va. -- for the program, which is funded by the International Masonry Institute, a joint labor-management trust."This program gives students the training we were giving them on the job, where they were absolutely nonproductive," said Frank Campitelli, owner of Baltimore Masonry.
SPORTS
March 20, 2006
Good morning --George Mason-- It'd take some real masonry work to rebuild all of the brackets you busted.
NEWS
June 7, 1998
A Baltimore masonry contractor has pleaded guilty for a second time to illegally dumping lead-contaminated wastewater into city storm drains.Frederick Dean Cichorc, owner of New Faces Masonry, received a suspended jail sentence in 1994 for dumping water tainted with poisonous lead into the drains. In April, New Faces workers were found dumping a lead-and-water mixture into drains flowing to the Inner Harbor, according to Howard P. Nicholson, supervising attorney in the environmental crimes unit of the attorney general's office.
BUSINESS
By Dean Uhler | July 28, 2002
Owners of homes that have synthetic stucco, or "EIFS" exterior siding, may be affected by a class action lawsuit settlement involving Dryvit, a major manufacturer of the product. Exterior insulation and finish system, or EIFS (pronounced "eefs" by most in the industry), is a siding system designed to look like traditional masonry stucco but contains no cement or other masonry components. Instead, it consists of a core of rigid foam insulation boards, with layers of polymers and glass fibers applied to provide strength, texture, color and imperviousness to water.
BUSINESS
By Robert Nusgart and Robert Nusgart,SUN STAFF | February 13, 1999
In what was described as an "amicable" parting, the marriage between two well-known independent homebuilders, operating primarily in Baltimore and Carroll counties, has come to an end just a year after it was formed.Lawrence M. Macks and Martin K. P. Hill, principals of Masonry Macks Homes Inc., have gone their separate ways after merging the new-homes divisions of their companies in February last year. Hill purchased Macks' financial interest in the company, effective Jan. 1. Macks, who acted as chairman, will continue to pursue land development through his Owings Mills-based Macks and Macks Inc.Telephone calls to Hill, the largest private builder in Carroll County before the merger, were not returned.
SPORTS
March 20, 2006
Good morning --George Mason-- It'd take some real masonry work to rebuild all of the brackets you busted.
NEWS
By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | August 30, 2005
Alexander H. Russell V, who transformed his family's venerable Baltimore brick-making business into a masonry products and chemical company, died of a rare Merkel cell skin cancer Saturday at his Green Spring Valley home. He was 91. Born in Baltimore and raised in Roland Park, he attended the Johns Hopkins University before forming Commuters Aviation Corp., flying small planes out of the old Harbor Field in Dundalk. When his father died in 1940, Mr. Russell took over management of his family's brick-making business, founded in 1790 by his great-great-grandfather as Burns, Berry & Russell.
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By Sarah Schaffer and Sarah Schaffer,SUN STAFF | November 9, 2004
A construction crane tipped over and crashed to the ground at a Maryland City site yesterday, severing a masonry worker's legs and injuring the machine operator, Anne Arundel County fire officials said. William Dobson, 52, an employee of Laurel-based Robbins Masonry Inc., was flown to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, where he was listed in critical condition late yesterday afternoon. Officials with the crane company, W.O. Grubb Steel Erection & Crane Rental Inc., said that the company is conducting an investigation and declined to comment further on the incident.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | October 31, 2003
Phillip I. Johnson, a retired masonry contractor who built rowhouses in city neighborhoods and was an advocate for fellow minority builders, died of a heart attack Wednesday at his Forest Park home. He was 81. Born in Baltimore and raised on old School Street on the west side, he was a 1939 graduate of Frederick Douglass High School. He joined the Army during World War II and rose to become a staff sergeant. Assigned to the Pacific, he drove an ammunition truck in the supply corps and participated in the battles of Okinawa and Iwo Jima.
BUSINESS
By Trif Alatzas and Trif Alatzas,SUN REAL ESTATE EDITOR | November 21, 2002
Carroll County-based Masonry Homes has been sold to national builder Technical Olympic USA Inc. for $28 million, executives said yesterday. Masonry was the 12th-largest homebuilder in the Baltimore metropolitan area through September, according to the Meyers Group, a Washington-based research and consulting firm that tracks new construction. Masonry said it closed on 250 homes during the past 12 months at an average price of $214,000. Hollywood, Fla.-based Technical wants to expand and hopes to purchase other regional builders, said Antonio B. Mon, Technical's chairman and chief executive officer.
BUSINESS
By Dean Uhler | July 28, 2002
Owners of homes that have synthetic stucco, or "EIFS" exterior siding, may be affected by a class action lawsuit settlement involving Dryvit, a major manufacturer of the product. Exterior insulation and finish system, or EIFS (pronounced "eefs" by most in the industry), is a siding system designed to look like traditional masonry stucco but contains no cement or other masonry components. Instead, it consists of a core of rigid foam insulation boards, with layers of polymers and glass fibers applied to provide strength, texture, color and imperviousness to water.
NEWS
By Dana Hedgpeth and Dana Hedgpeth,SUN STAFF | May 1, 1997
The Howard County Board of Appeals refused last week to allow a Sykesville-area man to continue running a masonry contracting business he has run out of his home for 19 years.The board voted, 3-2, against granting Mark A. Tucker Sr., owner of Matco Masonry Contractors Inc. on Howard's Lodge Road, a special exception to operate the business. In September, the board ruled, 3-1, that Tucker must shut his business.Board member Evelyn L. Tanner, who had been absent at the September hearing, cast the second dissenting vote last week -- along with board member James Pfefferkorn, who also dissented in September.
NEWS
February 22, 1993
ANTHONY "TONY" S. BITZEL, 17, son of Edward and Debra Bitzel of East Baltimore Street in Taneytown.School: senior at Francis Scott Key High School and third-year student at the Carroll County Career and Technology Center.Honored for: Taking a third year at the Vo-Tech center (most students take only two) while staying on the honor roll and the wrestling team at Key.Along with other masonry students, Tony just finished laying the foundation for the school's house-building project on Kate Wagner Road.
BUSINESS
February 18, 2001
O'Conor, Piper & Flynn ERA announced that it will handle all new-home sales for Masonry Homes Inc., It will mark the first time that Masonry Homes has entered into a direct sales management relationship with a residential real estate broker, according to a spokeswoman for Masonry. Masonry Homes is the 12th-largest builder in the Baltimore metropolitan area. OPF will manage Masonry Homes' existing sales associates and staff - a total of 11 employees - in nine single-family and townhouse communities in Carroll and Frederick counties.
NEWS
By Rachel D. Mansour and Rachel D. Mansour,SUN STAFF | October 7, 1999
John W. Totten scooped up mortar with his trowel and applied it to a waist-high wall of bricks taking shape before him and fellow worker Janet Yount, then scraped the excess from the sides.Totten hails from New York, and Yount is a Kentuckian. Their job was a practice run -- not for ahuge project like a stadium or mansion, but to improve their teaching skills.They were among about 180 people from 31 states and three Canadian provinces hard at work yesterday in the International Masonry Institute's Instructor Certification Program, operating this week on the Linthicum Heights campus of the Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies.
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