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2012 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500® regional schedule

SPEC MIX, Inc. announces regional competition schedule

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Winners of the 2012 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500®

Winners of the 2012 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500®
SPEC MIX®, Inc., announces the 2012 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500® Regional Competition Schedule. This series of 16 events taking place throughout North America draws the area’s best masons, possessing the skill, speed and stamina required to battle for the chance to win a new FORD F-250 XLT 4X4 truck and nearly $10,000 in cash and prizes. Widely recognized as the world’s foremost bricklaying competition, providing the largest winner’s purse of any masonry event, the winners of each Regional will go on to compete at the SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 National Event in Las Vegas, Nevada. Held at the World of Concrete/World of Masonry trade show with over 3,500 cheering spectators awaiting the answer to the question, “Who is the World’s Best Bricklayer?”

Established in 2003 to showcase the skill and craftsmanship of professional masons, the general description of the SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional events is as follows: Each team, consisting of a mason and a mason tender, will have 60 minutes to complete an approximately 26 foot, double wythe brick wall within a defined work area while meeting strict quality standards. The winner of each regional competition will advance on to the National Event in February 2013. Award places are based on the highest brick counts meeting the quality standards and competition rules. The SPEC MIX TOP CRAFTSMAN Award is judged as 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 at the National event.

To register to compete in your area’s Regional Competition, or for more information on the event, please contact the local representative listed for the closest competition. The 2013 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 National event will be held at the Masonry Construction’s Challenge Arena during the 2013 World of Concrete/ World of Masonry trade show and is scheduled for Wednesday, February 6, 2013.

1. SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional – Ohio

Date: Saturday, August 4, 2012
Location: QUIKRETE Cincinnati – 5425 Kilby Road – Harrison, OH 45030
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: Friday, August 17, 2012
Location: International Masonry Institute – Washington - 6737 Corson Ave S, Seattle - WA 98108
Contact: Don Dodroe (206) 718-2632
Time: 2:00 PM
SPEC MIX Manager: Tom Peterson (612) 750-8653

3. SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional – Utah

Date: Friday, August 24, 2012
Location: QUIKRETE Utah - 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

4. SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional – Illinois

Date: Friday, September 7, 2012
Location: Illinois Brick Company – 7542 W. 73rd Street – Bridgeview, IL 60455
Contact: Mike Rolf (414) 640-1373 – Shawn O’Malley (708) 476-3486 – Matt Pfotenhauer (630) 707-8200
Time: 12:00 pm
SPEC MIX Manager: Nick Blohowiak (920) 737-3856

5. SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional – Tennessee

Date: Saturday, September 15, 2012
Location: C & C Masonry Supply – 2020 Highway 11 East – Jonesborough, TN 37659
Contact: Ryan Coyne (404) 707-5944 – Jeff Kranock (704) 796-9118
Time: 11:00 AM
SPEC MIX Manager: Nick Blohowiak (920) 737-3856

6. SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional – Wisconsin

Date: Friday, September 21, 2012
Location: United Brick and Tile, 5402 Lien Road – Madison, WI 53218-3606
Contact: Mike Rolf (414) 640-1373
Time: 12:00 PM
SPEC MIX Manager: Nick Blohowiak (920) 737-3856

7. SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional – Colorado

Date: Saturday, September 22, 2012
Location: QUIKRETE Denver – 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) 750-8653

8. SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional – South Carolina

Date: Friday, September 28, 2012
Location: Tideland Equipment & Supply Company – 7273 Peppermill Parkway – North Charleston, SC 29418
Contact: Ryan Coyne (404) 707-5944 or Jeff Kranock (704) 796-9118
Time: 11:00 AM
SPEC MIX Manager: Nick Blohowiak (920) 737-3856

9. SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional – Oklahoma

Date: Thursday, October 11, 2011
Location: Tulsa Technology Center – 3420 South Memorial Drive – Tulsa, OK 74147
Contact: Carson Wann – (918) 230-6124 or Cleo Nunley (918) 576-4736
Time: 11:00 AM
SPEC MIX Manager: Nick Blohowiak (920) 737-3856

10. SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional – California

Date: Saturday, October 13, 2012
Location: QUIKRETE Sacramento – 7705 Wilbur Way - Sacramento, CA 95828
Contact: Rob Dyer – (916) 919-0463 or Tyler Clark 801-809-9506
Time: 11:00 AM
SPEC MIX Manager: Tom Peterson (612) 750-8653

11. SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional – Ontario

Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Location: Conestoga College – 108 University Avenue East – Waterloo, Ontario N2J 2W2
Contact: Dean Garbutt (519) 240-7265
Time: 6:00 PM
SPEC MIX Manager: Nick Blohowiak (920) 737-3856

12. SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional – Alabama

Date: October 19, 2012
Location: Wilcutt Block & Supply Co., Inc. – Kicker Rd. - Tuscaloosa, AL 35404
Contact: Ryan Coyne (404) 702-5944 or Henry Barnett (205) 215-9759
Time: 11:00 AM
SPEC MIX Manager: Nick Blohowiak (920) 737-3856

13. SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional – Iowa

Date: October 26, 2012
Location: TCC Materials – 1610 West D Street – Vinton, IA 52349
Contact: Arlen Beck (563) 506-1152 or Scott Ellingson (515) 360-2319
Time: 1:00 PM
SPEC MIX Manager: Nick Blohowiak (920) 737-3856

14. SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional – Florida

Date: Friday, November 2, 2012
Location: A-1 Block – 350 S Persimmon Ave. – Sanford, FL 32771
Contact: Bryan Pinder (305) 684-0967
Time: 11:00 AM
SPEC MIX Manager: Nick Blohowiak (920) 737-3856

15. SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional – Alberta

Date: Friday, November 9, 2012
Location: Southern Alberta Institute of Technology – Bob Edwards Building 2015 Centre Avenue East - Calgary, AB T2E OA9
Contact: Tom Bartley (403) 651-0650
Time: 11:00 AM
SPEC MIX Manager: Tom Peterson (612) 750-8653

16. SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional – Arizona

Date: Saturday, December 8, 2012
Location: Phoenix Brick - 1814 South 7th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85007
Contact: Kip Bretting (623) 764-8369
Time: 11:00 AM
SPEC MIX Manager: Tom Peterson (612) 750-8653


About the Author

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

 

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