CMU Checkoff Legislative Update

Latest News:

April 1st, 2023

The Board of Directors has been selected and approved by the Department of Commerce.

Ray McVay was hired as the Interim Check-off CEO but has since then decided he wants to retire. A search committee is working to find his replacement by late summer 2023.

RAC (Regional Action Committee), committee Chairmen have been elected for each region. RAC committee members have now been appointed. Indiana is in region 3, Which includes: ND, SD, NE, MN, WI, IA, IN, MI, IL, OH, Ky, Amy Gobeille from Oldcastle/Northfield Block is our local, regional RAC representative*. Our region 3, Regional RAC Chairman is John LaRandeau from Watkins Concrete Block in Omaha, NE and the RAC Co-Chairman for Region 3 is Bill Dawson, (Concrete Products Group, LLC.) *There are a total of 2 to 3 total RAC members from Indiana*.

Check-off money assessments of $.01 cent per CMU sold beginning April 1, 2023, and will be included on future invoices from manufacturers / suppliers.


August 2, 2017: (Herndon, VA) — The Concrete Masonry Products Research, Education, and Promotion Act of 2017 (S.374, H.R. 1046) passed, without amendment, through the U.S. Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee.

The committee approval is a significant step towards possible future consideration by the full Senate and House of Representatives.

READ H.R. 1046 READ S.374