September 9th, 2021 

The Spec Mix Bricklayer 500 is a national bricklaying contest that starts with 21 regional contests and the winner of each regional event wins an opportunity to compete at the 2022 World Championship on January 19th, 2022, in Las Vegas at the World of Concrete Expo.  It all starts with the regional events and TCC Materials and Amcon Concrete Products are hosting the first regional event of the year right here in Minnesota.

The Bricklayer 500 is a significant tool to help us bring exposure to the masonry industry and the skilled trade of laying brick and concrete block.  This event is designed to bring exposure to our industry and generate some excitement around workforce development and help recruit the next generation of skilled masons helping to show them the rewards and opportunities that are available for them in masonry construction.

This competition shines a bright light on the masonry industry while the competitors demonstrate their speed, skill, stamina while they work toward building the highest and best masonry wall in one hour during the event.  Once completed, their 26-foot wall is judged for quality and errors.  The bricklayer with the highest brick count combined with their quality of work will be on their way with an all expense paid trip to Las Vegas and the chance to win over $125,000 in prizes including a Ford F250 4×4 Super Duty pick-up, Kubota RTV side-be-side, Multiquip mortar mixer, and much more in the World Championship.

The event is taking place on Thursday, September 9th, 2021, at 11:00 am at the Dakota Aggregates Open House “Dig-In” event.  To learn more, check our Minnesota page here:  2021 Minnesota | SPEC MIX

Be sure to check out the video to get a feel for what you will experience at the event then mark your calendars and plan to attend.