Brendan Quinn Appointed to CMU Checkoff Board
Brendan Quinn, CEO of Ernest Maier, has been appointed to a 2-year term on the CMU Checkoff Board of Directors. Representatives from 21 block producers around the county were selected for the inaugural committee by Gina Raimondo, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce. This board has been charged with launching the CMU Checkoff program to promote the use of block in the construction industry.
“This is an exciting moment for the concrete masonry industry and an important step forward in our commitment to build a better future for block,” said Ray McVeigh, interim CEO of the CMU Checkoff. “These board members have been nominated by other block producers to represent their industry as the block industry puts its checkoff to work building back lost demand, driving preference for concrete block and ensuring a robust future workforce.”
Brendan reinforced that he is “excited to serve on the board and invest in growing the block industry”. Adding “block is a first-choice material for schools, municipal, and federal buildings. They choose block because it is cost-effective from both an initial construction and long-term operational perspective. Encouraging more of the construction industry to build with block and CMU is a no-brainer.”
Ernest Maier is excited to have such a visionary voice representing our company and the industry.
About the CMU Checkoff
It is an industry-wide program that adds a penny assessment on every block unit (CMU) sold. Checkoff dollars are invested at both the regional and national level in research, promotion, and education activities. The program was approved by the industry in December 2021.
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