MASONRY MADNESS will ensue at the World of Concrete/World of Masonry in Las Vegas this February! On Wednesday, Feb 4., in one event after another, the best bricklayers, blocklayers, mason apprentices and tenders will battle it out in four unique masonry contests, to prove who is the world’s best. They compete for the largest value of cash and prizes – $120,000 – awarded for any construction industry trade event held in the world.
Ranked as the top attraction during the World of Concrete tradeshow, this trowel and mortar party takes place at the Las Vegas Convention Center’s Gold Lot. Spectators and webcast viewers – live webcast at www.SPECMIXBRICKLAYER500.COM – will witness an amazing display of human skill and endurance as over 90 masonry warriors fight for the champion title in their respective competitions. Throughout the day the crowd is given several chances to participate in sponsor demonstrations and games to win prizes and discover the latest product innovations impacting the efficiency and cost savings available to contractors.
New this year, SPEC MIX, Inc. and the sponsors of the SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 as well as partners of MASONRY MADNESS Day are proud to support the Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation. Now that SPEC MIX, Inc. is the official masonry industry promotional collaborator of CFPF, the SPEC MIX organization is fully integrating the Foundation into the excitement and fun of MASONRY MADNESS Day. This worthy U.S. military support foundation is laser focused on providing full tuition for the post-secondary education of children whose mother or father gave their life in military service to the United States of America. The foundation’s goal is to raise awareness of their campaign to identify the children of fallen patriots and provide a fully funded post-secondary education to these young adults. This is one of the best ways we can honor those who died defending our country. We are proud to join in the support of the Foundation’s mission as part of our competition program. For more information about the Foundation and to make a personal contribution go to www.fallenpatriots.org or be a part of our live fundraiser taking place during MASONRY MADNESS Day in Las Vegas.
Starting at 9:00 a.m., the four events in one day run one after the other. Here's the schedule.
MCAA MASONRY SKILLS CHALLENGE – 9:00 a.m. (Pacific)
Witness the top bricklayer apprentices, in their first, second and third year of training, showcase their skills as they prove they have the RIGHT STUFF and step-up their game in this 3-hour bricklaying competition. The exciting competition spotlights our industry's finest young masons and focuses attention on careers in the masonry industry.For more information on this event go to: http://www.masoncontractors.org/convention/competitions.php
SPEC MIX TOUGHEST TENDER – 10:45 a.m. (Pacific)
The world’s top mason tenders compete for the fastest time setting up their mason’s SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 workstation. Watch as they haul tons of brick, block, equipment and materials to beat their peers and take home $2,500 in cash and prizes.For more information visit www.specmixbricklayer500.com or go to or to this digital magazine The 2014 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional Series/ Paving the Way to Las Vegas that will give you a history and background of the Regional and World competition program.
MCAA FASTEST TROWEL ON THE BLOCK – 11:30 a.m. (Pacific)
See this top blocklayer smackdown as they push their skills and endurance to the limit for 20 grueling minutes of pure excitement with a purse of over $12,000 in cash and prizes. For more information on this event go to: http://www.fastesttrowel.com/
SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP – 12:15 p.m. (Pacific)
Twenty-four of the top bricklayers in the world go all out for 60 minutes in this test of speed, skill and stamina to take home the gold! This is the main event – the journeymen bricklayers and their trusty tenders from all over the U.S., Canada, and Australia fiercely compete for the title of World’s Best Bricklayer and a purse of over $100,000 in cash and prizes, which includes a 2015 FORD F-250 4x4 Super Duty XLT truck. This is a crowd favorite as spectators are frequently called from the bleachers to participate in games and demonstrations to win prizes. For more innformation visit www.specmixbricklayer500.com or go to or to this digital magazine The 2014 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional Series/ Paving the Way to Las Vegas that will give you a history and background of the Regional and World competition program.
Sponsors for the event are:
Platinum Level: SPEC MIX; Ford Trucks; Masonry Construction; Hydro Mobile; QUIKRETE ; Multiquip; Belden Brick; Stabila
Gold Level: MCAA; STIHL, Inc.; Marshalltown Company; iQ Power Tools; Prism Pigments; Beta Max Hoists; National Masonry Cement Association; Mortar Net Solutions; Blaklader
Contributor Level: GATORBACK Mortarboard;s Xtreme; AZ Best Block; Safway Scaffold; Jackson Tools
MCAA FASTEST TROWEL on the BLOCK Sponsors: SPEC MIX; AZ Best Block; National Masonry Cement Association
MCAA MASONRY SKILLS CHALLENGE Sponsors: SPEC MIX; BAC; IMI
SPEC MIX Inc. The construction industry’s national source for high quality; factory preblended cement-based building products for the construction industry. With more than 60 manufacturing facilities in all major markets across the US and Canada, SPEC MIX production plants utilize state of the art batching equipment and the finest materials to ensure total quality control throughout your project. SPEC MIX offers various patented silo systems to maximize a contractor’s proficiency and safety rating. The mission of SPEC MIX Inc. is to keep a masonry crew going, moving and working safely—all day, every day.
The Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA) is the national trade association representing mason contractors. The MCAA is committed to preserving and promoting the masonry industry by providing continuing education, advocating fair codes and standards, fostering a safe work environment, recruiting future manpower, and marketing the benefits of masonry materials.
MCAA Incorporated in 1950, MCCA's purpose is to help educate, train, and represent mason contractors through its various programs. In addition, the MCAA promotes the use of masonry, recruits and assists in training of the industries workforce, impacts federal legislative and standard issues affecting contractors and provides educational programs for the key employees of member firms.
Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation Founded in 2002, Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation mission is to provide college scholarships, supplemental grants and educational counseling to military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty in the last 25 years. Their goal is to ensure that EVERY such child receives ALL necessary college funding. The organization works to identify those children who are eligible and to make them aware of the Foundation and the opportunities and services it offers. In addition, they raise funds and bridge the gap between existing sources of grants and scholarships. The Foundation also acts as a resource to eligible families as they try to find other sources of scholarships and provide counseling as they prepare their children for college.
Learn more about attending World of Concrete 2015 and stay up to date on the latest news about the event here. Attendees can register for discount tickets (exhibit only) at http://www.specmixbricklayer500.com/discount-tickets/. Use source code SPMX15.