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2011 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500® Regional Schedule Released

SPEC MIX, Inc. releases 2011 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500® Regional Schedule

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Winners of regional competitions will compete at the SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 National in Vegas.

Winners of regional competitions will compete at the SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 National in Vegas.
SPEC MIX®, Inc., has released the 2011 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500® Regional Schedule. The schedule includes regional host contact information for all masonry competitors interested in applying to the competition. The SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 program is the leading bricklaying competition with the world’s largest prize package. The SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional’s are the qualifying competitions held throughout the US and Canada. The winners of these regional competitions go on to compete at the SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 National competition in Las Vegas, Nevada. This event, held at the World of Concrete/World of Masonry trade show crowns the “World’s Best Bricklayer,” and SPEC MIX TOP CRAFTSMAN award. These competitors from the Regional’s to the National vie for thousands of dollars in cash and prizes, with the top awards given out in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Established to showcase the skill and craftsmanship of professional masons, the general description of the bricklaying competition is as follows: Each team consists of a mason and a mason tender, and a defined work area. The contest requires all masons to meet the quality standards of the event (www.specmixbricklayer500.com/documents/2010_bl500_rules.pdf). They have 60 minutes to complete their 26 foot, double wythe brick wall (www.specmixbricklayer500.com/documents/2010_wall_drawing.pdf). Each regional competition has the first place winner going on to the National. Award places are based on the highest brick counts meeting the quality standards and competition rules. The SPEC MIX TOP CRAFTSMAN award is judged the most sellable wall meeting a qualifying brick count. This award is the second most coveted award at the event, yet for some winning the SPEC MIX TOP CRAFTSMAN award is their main goal, and has the second highest award purse.

The 2012 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 National will be held at the Masonry Construction’s Challenge arena during the 2012 World of Concrete/ World of Masonry trade show and is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, January, 25, 2012.

1. SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional — Ohio


Date: August 6, 2011
Location: QUIKRETE Cleveland – 2693 Lake Rockwell– Ravenna, OH 44266
Prize Ship to Location: QUIKRETE Cleveland – Attn: Patrick O’Toole – 2693 Lake Rockwell– Ravenna, OH 44266
Contact: Brian Tillett (513) 615-4986 or Patrick O’Toole (216) 513-9502
Time: 10:00 AM
SPEC MIX Manager: Nick Blohowiak (920) 737-3856

2. SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional — Washington


Date: August 12, 2011
Location: International Masonry Institute – Washington - 6737 Corson Ave S, Seattle - WA 98108
Prize Ship to Location: QUIKRETE Seattle – Attn: Don Dodroe – 1420 Port of Tacoma Rd - Tacoma, WA 98421
Contact: Don Dodroe (206) 718-2632
Time: 11:00 AM S
PEC MIX Manager: Tom Peterson (612) 750-8653

3. SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional — Chicago


Date: August 26, 2011
Location: Packaged Concrete Inc. – 1S950 South Lorang Rd. – Elburn, IL 60119
Prize Ship to Location: Packaged Concrete Inc. – Attn: Brian Petty – 1S950 South Lorang Rd. – Elburn, IL 60119
Contact: Brian Petty (630) 557-8252
Time: 11 am
SPEC MIX Manager: Nick Blohowiak (920) 737-3856

4. SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional — Utah


Date: August 26, 2011
Location: QUIKRETE Utah - 550 West 33rd South, Salt Lake City, UT 84115
Prize Ship to Location: QUIKRETE Utah – Attn: Tyler Clark - 550 West 33rd South - Salt Lake City, UT 84115
Contact: Tyler Clark (801) 809-9506
Time: 11:00 AM
SPEC MIX Manager: Tom Peterson (612) 750-8653

5. SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional – Tennessee


Date: September 17, 2011
Location: Gray Tennessee Fairgrounds – 100 Lakeview St. – Gray, TN 37615
Prize Ship to Location: QUIKRETE Tennessee – Attn: Jason Stutts – 269 Rocktown Road – Jefferson City, TN 37760
Contact: Jason Stutts (704) 287-8551
Time: 11:00 AM
SPEC MIX Manager: Nick Blohowiak (920) 737-3856

6. SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional — Colorado


Date: September 17, 2011
Location: QUIKRETE Denver – 2660 West 64th Ave. – Denver, CO 80221
Prize Ship to Location: QUIKRETE Denver – Attn: Brian Harms - 2660 West 64th Ave. – Denver, CO 80221
Contact: Riley Allen 303-819-7459 or Brian Harms 303-819-7458
Time: 11:00 AM
SPEC MIX Manager: Tom Peterson (612) 750-86537.

SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional — Wisconsin


Date: September 23, 2011
Location: United Brick and Tile, 5402 Lien Road – Madison, WI 53218-3606
Prize Ship to Location: QUIKRETE Wisconsin – Attn: Roy Greenwood - W225 N6236 Village Drive – Sussex, WI 53089
Contact: Roy Greenwood (262) 246-4501 or Mike Rolf (414) 640-1373
Time: 12:00 PM
SPEC MIX Manager: Nick Blohowiak (920) 737-3856

8. SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional – Iowa


Date: September 30, 2011
Location: Kirkwood Community College – 6301 Kirkwood Boulevard – Cedar Rapids, IA 52406
Prize Ship to Location: TCC Materials – Attn: Scott Ellingson - 1610 West D Street - Vinton, IA 52349
Contact: Arlen Beck (563) 506-1152 or Scott Ellingson (515) 360-2319
Time: 11:00 AM
SPEC MIX Manager: Nick Blohowiak (920) 737-3856

9. SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional — Arizona


Date: October 8, 2011
Location: Phoenix Brick - 1814 South 7th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85007
Prize Ship to Location: QUIKRETE Phoenix – Attn: Kip Bretting - 26807 W Baseline Rd – Buckeye, AZ 85326
Contact: Kip Bretting (623) 764-8369
Time: 11:00 AM
SPEC MIX Manager: Tom Peterson (612) 750-8653

10. SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional — North & South Carolina


Date: October 8, 2011
Location: QUIKRETE North Carolina – Highway 74 West – Peachland, NC 28133
Prize Ship to Location: QUIKRETE North Carolina – Attn: Jason Stutts - Highway 74 West – Peachland, NC 28133
Contact: Jason Stutts (704) 287-8551 or Jeff Kranock (704) 796-9118
Time: 11:00 AM
SPEC MIX Manager: Nick Blohowiak (920) 737-3856

11. SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional – Tulsa, Oklahoma


Date: October 13, 2011
Location: Tulsa Technology Center – 3420 South Memorial Drive – Tulsa, OK 74147
Prize Ship to Location: QUIKRETE Tulsa – Attn: Carson Wann – 6204 E. 11th Street – Tulsa, OK 74112
Contact: Carson Wann – (918) 230-6124 or Cleo Nunley (918) 576-4736
Time: 11:00 AM
SPEC MIX Manager: Nick Blohowiak (920) 737-3856

12. SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional – Florida


Date: October 21, 2011
Location: QUIKRETE Lakeland – 4230 Maine Avenue– Lakeland, FL 33801
Prize Ship to Location: QUIKRETE Lakeland – Attn: Jeff Russell - 4230 Maine Avenue– Lakeland, FL 33801
Contact: Jeff Russell (863) 399-2422 or Bryan Pinder (305) 684-0967
Time: 11:00 AM
SPEC MIX Manager: Nick Blohowiak (920) 737-3856

13. SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional — Northern California


Date: October 22, 2011
Location: QUIKRETE Sacramento – 7705 Wilbur Way - Sacramento, CA 95828
Prize Ship to Location: QUIKRETE Sacramento – Attn: Rob Dyer - 7705 Wilbur Way - Sacramento, CA 95828
Contact: Rob Dyer – (916) 919-0463
Time: 11:00 AM
SPEC MIX Manager: Tom Peterson (612) 750-8653

14. SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional – Kitchener, Ontario


Date: November 1, 2011
Location: Conestoga College – 108 University Avenue East – Waterloo, Ontario N2J 2W2
Prize Ship to Location: QUIKRETE Toronto - Attn: Dean Garbutt -1501 Whistlebare Road - Cambridge, Ontario N1R 5S3
Contact: Dean Garbutt (519) 240-7265
Time: 5:00 PM
SPEC MIX Manager: Nick Blohowiak (920) 737-3856

15. SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional – Calgary, Alberta


Date: November 4, 2011
Location: Southern Alberta Institute of Technology - 1301 16th Ave. NW - Calgary, AB T2M OL4
Prize Ship to Location: QUIKRETE / Target Alberta - Attn: Tom Bartley – 9, 7635 44th St. SE – Calgary, AB T2C 2K6
Contact: Tom Bartley (403) 651-0650
Time: 11:00 AM
SPEC MIX Manager: Tom Peterson (612) 750-8653

16. SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional – Alabama


Date: November 4th, 2011
Location: Wilcutt Block & Supply Co., Inc. – Kicker Rd. - Tuscaloosa, AL 35404
Prize Ship to Location: QUIKRETE Birmingham - Attn: Ryan Coyne – 301 Citation Court West – Birmingham, AL 35211
Contact: Ryan Coyne (404) 702-5944 or Henry Barnett (205) 215-9759
Time: 11:00 AM
SPEC MIX Manager: Nick Blohowiak (920) 737-3856

This 2011 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional schedule content is subject to change without notice at the discretion of SPEC MIX, Inc. Additional Regional’s may be added to the schedule. For the most current schedule information go to: www.specmixbricklayer500.com


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Jeff Farmakes is the Marketing Communications Manager for SPEC MIX®, Inc.

 

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