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New Upstate Institute to Promote Use of Masonry

Colonie, NY:

A group of masonry contractors has formed the Upstate Masonry Institute, a trade organization that will promote the use of masonry in construction projects.

The institute will be based at the Building Industry Center, 6 Airline Drive, in Colonie.

— Staff report (Times Union)

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Upstate Masonry Institute, Reconnecting Masonry to the Community

LEADING MASON CONTRACTORS FORM NEW ASSOCIATION

 

ALBANY, NY – Masonry contractors in Upstate New York have formed a new organization to assist in marketing their trade. The Upstate Masonry Institute (UMI) is the contractors new outreach division with the mission to advocate, educate and promote use of masonry in construction projects that span from the Capital Region to  Syracuse in the west and up to the U.S-Canadian border

 

Upstate Masonry Institute was designed and is dedicated to improve the overall utilization of masonry materials of all types in the Upstate New York area in commercial, industrial and institutional construction projects.  UMI is here to represent the masonry industry by educating the developers, owners, architects, engineers and contractors involved in the success of masonry construction applications, providing the knowledge and means of increasing efficiency and productivity in masonry, and advocating the increased use of brick, block and stone.

Upstate Masonry Institute’s efforts will be focused on meeting and networking with all facets of the construction industry, creating seminars to educate construction peers and forming a local resource center to improve and encourage the overall utilization of masonry materials.

 

Upstate Masonry Institute’s office is located at the Building Industry Center on Airline Drive in Albany. For more information contact Amanda Bedian, Director of Business Development and Marketing, at (518) 640-2530 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo to Proclaim April 1-7 2018, Masonry Construction Week in New York State

RECOGNIZING THE VITAL WORKS THE MASONRY INDUSTRY HAS IN THE COMMUNITIES AND THE ENTIRE EMPIRE STATE.

 Governor Andrew M. Cuomo is encouraging all New Yorkers to learn more about masonry construction by proclaiming April 1 – 7, 2018 as New York State Masonry Construction Week.

Assemblyman Billy Jones sponsored this resolution and invited Upstate Masonry Institute to visit the New York State Assembly for the announcement of the resolution on the floor. The proclamation mentions that New York has relied heavily on the skills masons contribute to the extraordinary architecture found across New York State. Some of the most iconic historical structures in New York, the United States, and the world were constructed with masonry materials. Examples in New York include the State Capitol, Empire Plaza, St. Patrick’s Cathedral and various buildings at the United States Military Academy in West Point.

 Upstate Masonry Institute will be hosting its first Masonry Education Day during New York State Masonry Construction Week as well as promoting masonry in various forms throughout the week. Amanda Bedian and Andy Sciocchetti of Upstate Masonry Institute worked with Assemblyman Jones’ office on the proclamation and was instrumental in getting this opportunity to the Governor.  

 

Pictured left to right: 

Kevin Potter - Secretary/Treasurer, BAC Local No. 2

Amanda Bedian- Director of Business Development/Marketing, Upstate Masonry Institute

Gina Cerutti - Apprentice, BAC Local No. 2

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara

Assemblyman Billy Jones

Andy Sciocchetti- President, Upstate Masonry Institute (Owner AJS Masonry)

Pat Tirino- President, BAC Local No. 2

Desmond Jackson- Apprentice, BAC Local No. 2

Sam Carter- Apprentice, BAC Local No. 2

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Upstate Masonry Institute's "For a Future That Matters" Video Wins Telly Award

ALBANY, NY – Upstate Masonry Institute (UMI) is proud to share that its recent industry video titled “For a Future That Matters” was selected as a Telly Award winner.

 Produced by Galileo Media Arts based out of Saratoga Springs, NY, the video won for General Branded Content in Video Advertising.  Hailed as the honor of excellence in local, regional and national video content, The Telly Award is the leading national award organization honoring excellence across all screens. The Telly Award Judging Council is comprised of a group of 200+ working industry leaders.

  “When we decided to invest in video content, we knew we had a vision, our objective was to promote masonry, highlighting the short- and long-term benefits of building with such a superior product. Galileo truly captured the essence of masonry, we couldn’t be happier with the outcome of all the videos that they brought to life.”

 – Amanda Bedian, Director of Business Development and Marketing – Upstate Masonry Institute

 Upstate Masonry Institute is dedicated to improving the overall utilization of masonry materials of all types in the Upstate New York area in commercial, industrial and institutional construction projects. UMI represents the masonry industry, by educating the public and industry about masonry, providing the knowledge and means of increasing efficiency and productivity in masonry, and advocating the increased use of brick, block and stone.

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 About The Telly Awards

 

The Telly Awards is the premier award honoring video and television across all screens. Established in 1979, The Telly Awards receives over 12,000 entries from all 50 states and 5 continents. Entrants are judged by The Telly Awards Judging Council—an industry body of over 200 leading experts including advertising agencies, production companies, and major television networks, reflective of the multi-screen industry The Telly Awards celebrates. Partners of The Telly Awards include NAB, StudioDaily, Stash Magazine, Storyhunter, ProductionHub, VR/AR Association, The Wrap and Digiday.

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