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March 9, 2005 7:19 AM CST

Competition Heats Up at Masonry Showcase


One of the most popular events at MCAA's Masonry Showcase is when journeymen from around the country compete to be this year's "Fastest Trowel on the Block."

Sixteen contestants from across the country will compete at the Masonry Showcase exhibition at 9 a.m. on Friday, April 22nd. The Fastest Trowel on the Block competition showcases the skill of our industry's workforce and the importance of teamwork in accomplishing a quality finished product. While racing to complete as much of an 18-block-long wall as possible within the 20-minute time limit, this competition pits the nation's top masons against one another in a show of both speed and craftsmanship.

New for this year's Fastest Trowel on the Block are bigger prizes, a bigger audience and a new official sponsor, making this the largest industry contest yet! QUIKRETE?, an MCAA Associate Member and Masonry Showcase exhibitor, is dedicating its time and materials to ensure the success of this contest.

Winners of the 2005 Fastest Trowel on the Block will receive:

1st Place: $7,000
2nd Place: $2,500
3rd Place: $1,000

"Planning this event is quite a task," says Michael Adelizzi, MCAA's Executive Director. "We are pleased to have such a supportive team creating this great event for the masonry industry in Chicago. Even in the early planning stages, this competition is gearing up to be the best ever."

Come cheer on the masons and participate in the most exciting event of the masonry industry!

Fastest Trowel on the Block
MCAA Masonry Showcase
9 a.m., Friday, April 22, 2005
Hall B, McCormick Place, Chicago

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