Regional sites and dates for the 2008 SPEC MIX Bricklayer 500 have been announced. Winners of these qualifying competitions will advance to the national finals during the World of Masonry next February in Las Vegas and compete for thousands of dollars in cash and prizes.

This event will determine the “World's Best Bricklayer,” and “Top Craftsman” awards.


Date: August 9

Location: QUIKRETE Cincinnati, 5425 Kilby Rd., Harrison, Ohio 45030

Contact: Brian Tillett, 513-615-4986

Time: 11:00 a.m.


Date: August 15

Location: Packaged Concrete Inc., 1S950 S. Lorang Rd., Elburn, Ill. 60119

Contact: Brian Petty, 630-557-8252

Time: 1:00 p.m.


Date: August 22

Location: King's Materials Inc., 3800 S. 1st St., Eldridge, Iowa 52748

Contact: Arlen Beck, 563-06-1152

Time: 11:00 a.m.


Date: September 6

Location: Quikrete Denver, 2660 W. 64th Ave., Denver, Colo. 80221

Contacts: Riley Allen, 303-819-7459/Brian Harms 303-819-7458

Time: 11:00 a.m.


Date: September 13

Location: QUIKRETE Baltimore, 5401 Kirby Rd., Clinton, Md. 20735

Contact: Ed Owens, 804-512-3846

Time: 11:00 a.m.