International Masonry Institute News

IMI/IMTEF Launches Maternity & Childcare Benefits for Bricklayers Union Craftworkers

The International Masonry Training and Education Foundation (IMTEF) is proud to introduce a paid maternity disability benefit to support pregnant women and new mothers represented by the...

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BAC Tile Installers Complete Custom Myrtha Pools at Life Time Fitness

This project was the first fully tiled Myrtha pool in the United States with  a modular stainless steel tank with mechanisms to accommodate building movement. 

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Structural and Non-Structural Masonry Workout for a New Fieldhouse

Student Fieldhouse & Soccer Support Facility at the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse, under construction.

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Celebrating Changemakers in the Trowel Trades During Black History Month

We're proud to celebrate Black History Month by spotlighting our talented instructors, directors, apprentices, and social justice advocates making waves in the union trowel trades industry. Meet...

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From Job Corps Student to National Program Director: Jonas Elmore

Jonas with 2 of his Job Corps instructors at the 2021 ICP Graduation. From right to left: Michael Flowers, Jonas Elmore and Phillip Lamb at the 2021 ICP Graduation.

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Pride in the Craft Sets Keystone Job Corps Students Up for Successful Careers

If Keystone Job Corps instructor Robert Gatz teaches his students one thing, it’s to take pride in their work.But that should come as no surprise. BAC members the world over feel a great sense of...

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Reviving Ruins in the Former Flour Milling Capital of the World

When it opened in 1880, the Washburn A Mill Complex in Minneapolis was the largest and most technologically advanced flour mill in the world, helping put the city on the map. It’s no wonder the...

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National Apprenticeship Week and Why it Matters

Last week, we celebrated National Apprenticeship Week by spotlighting the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers’ talented apprentices from across the country. This showcase...

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From Helmets to Hard Hats: Hardworking Coast Guard Vet Finds a Career in the Trowel Trades

On Veterans Day, IMI is proud to honor the brave men and women who have served our country, and especially those who have gone on to find thriving careers with the International Union of Bricklayers...

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Durability of Tile Assemblies

Ceramic tile is a durable material able to withstand heavy loads, high impact, and the wear that comes with decades of continual use. In recent years, competing materials like LVT have emerged,...

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