An Overview of the MLB AL West Division

Charles “Chuck” Scroggs of Rockwall County, Texas, currently serves as president of Southwest Scaffolding, LLC, and C and D Commercial Services, Inc. Beyond running his Rockwall County businesses, Chuck Scroggs is particularly supportive of the Texas Rangers, who play in the American League Western Division, more commonly referred to as the AL West.

The AL West is one of the three American League divisions and six total divisions that make up Major League Baseball (MLB). Of the six teams that initially comprised the division in 1969, only the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and Oakland Athletics (Oakland A’s) remain, though Anaheim played as the Californian Angels at the time. The other founding AL West teams include the Chicago White Sox, the Kansas City Royals, the Minnesota Twins, and the Seattle Pilots, later renamed as the Milwaukee Brewers.

In addition to the A’s and Angels, the current division features the Seattle Mariners and two Texas teams, the Houston Astros and Texas Rangers. The A’s have won the division a record 16 times, followed by the Angels at 9 and the Rangers with 5 division wins. The AL West division has produced eight World Series winners, including the Angels in 2002, a squad that became only the second wild card team ever to win the World Series.

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Mast Climbers Are Valuable Production Tools in Masonry

Charles “Chuck” Scroggs of Rockwall, Texas, serves as president of Southwest Scaffolding, LLC. Among the types of products that Charles Scroggs’ Rockwall, Texas, company distributes are mast climbers.

Mast climbers are a valuable tool for many masonry projects. They consist of central platforms that are powered by automated power units or APUs. Mast climbers allow for a heavy load capacity, and their power system allows the platform to rise quickly in elevation. Unlike other types of scaffolds, they generally boast fast installation times and a high degree of flexibility. Not only are they effective work tools, they are also safe. By reducing the risk of injuries and helping large projects progress quickly, they have proven to be highly valuable in the workplace.

While many people associate mast climbers with projects on particularly tall, high-rise structures, they are actually very commonly used to work on projects that are sixty feet tall or less. Some low-rise masonry projects that might utilize mast climbers include the construction of schools, churches, shopping centers, and residential buildings. With their many attractive qualities, mast climbers deliver quantifiable benefits and are worthwhile investments for many companies.

The Texas Rangers – Perrenial American League Pennant Contender

A resident of Rockwall, Texas, Chuck Scroggs enjoys a variety of outdoor activities, including fishing, skiing, and hunting. Chuck Scroggs is also a Major League Baseball fan, who supports the Texas Rangers. Over the past several years, the Rangers have become a perennial contender for the American League pennant. The team played in the World Series in both 2010 and 2011, although it didn’t succeed in winning either series. In 2013, the Rangers had a relatively disappointing year and fell a game short of a wild card berth in the playoffs.

The Rangers have enjoyed a consistent first half of the 2014 season, battling it out with the Oakland A’s for first place. The team benefits from an excellent farm system that continues to produce top-tier prospects. These include Jorge Alfaro, who has been picked as one of the leading players with Major League star potential. In addition to possessing outstanding batting skills, he is an excellent defensive player, who has one of the strongest arms among young catchers. This skill is particularly sought after, as it limits the ability of runners to take leads effectively and steal bases.

History of the Mason Contractors Association of America

Rockwall County business leader Charles E. Scroggs operates two companies in the construction industry and maintains membership in the Mason Contractors Association of America. Through his membership, Charles E. Scroggs can present issues that affect mason contractors in Rockwall County to a larger audience and connect with other professionals to develop guidance and solutions.

In existence for more than six decades, the Mason Contractors Association of America has launched several successful initiatives over the years. In the 1950s, the organization created the MCAA Show, which highlighted the value of membership in the association by allowing mason contractors from all over the nation to showcase their skills. Over the course of the next decade, the organization established standards and practices for activities like cold weather masonry. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers adopted that particular standard. The association continues its history of success in the present and has expanded recruitment of young people into the masonry field to strengthen the profession nationwide.