2018 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500® NORTHEAST REGIONAL

SPANISH VERSION

October 18

Keystone Concrete Block and Supply Company, Inc.

540 Shiner Rd. Towanda, PA 18848

Time: 11am 

Contact:
Shawn O’Malley (717)269-1104
Robert DePhillips (570)339-7941


 

Towanda, PA Hosts the 2018 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500® Northeast Regional Competition

Towanda, PA —The 2018 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500® Regional Competition for New England Region will be held at Keystone Concrete Block and Supply Company Inc., in Towanda, PA on October 18 at 11am. Teams of brick masons and tenders will battle for a competition spot in the 2019 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 World Championship Competition held in Las Vegas, Nevada. There, they will compete for over $125,000 in cash and prizes including a new 2019 Ford F-250 XLT 4×4 truck.

 

Last year, Ray Byers, a mason with Arch Masonry, Pittsburgh, PA, and his mason tender Adam Byers, edged out the rest of the competition to take home first place. Ray’s net count of 427 brick got the job done for the team of brothers. Not only did first place carry the opportunity to compete in the 2018 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 in Las Vegas for Ray, but it also came with a custom Marshalltown Engraved trowel, $1000 cash, Championship Plaques, assortment of power tools, Stabila levels/case, Laser Transit, several masonry hand tools including a set of JAG Clamps and the coveted SPEC MIX Regional Winner Jacket. The team of Byers & Byers also captured the SPEC MIX TOP CRAFTSMAN Award earning them an additional Marshalltown Engraved trowel, $1000 cash, Top Craftsman Plaques, assortment of power tools, Laser Transit, masonry hand tools and more. Ray Merril, of Connecticut Masonry, Hartford, CT finished as runner up taking home Marshalltown Engraved trowel, $700 cash, Runner up Plaques, assortment of power tools, Stabila levels/case, and several masonry hand tools including a set of JAG Clamps. Third place went to mason Skerdinand Xhelaj of Connecticut Masonry, Hartford, CT, who received Marshalltown trowels and bag, $500 cash, Plaques, assortment of power tools, Stabila levels/case, and several masonry hand tools including a set of JAG Clamps.

 

It was a perfect fall New Jersey day as the 10 teams competed for chance to represent the Northeast at the World of Concrete competition in Las Vegas, NV. A large crowd was on hand to enjoy music, barbeque and games. Two of the attendees won large screen TV’s through our Corn-hole tournament, while dozens of others made claim to the numerous prizes including jobsite radios, shirts, hats and even a set of gas BBQ grills were all raffled off to the crowd of excited spectators. Also in attendance were 25 future masons from The Passaic County Technical Institute High School in Passaic New Jersey. The high school students had a great time watching the best masons in the Northeast compete while learning what it takes to take top honors in one of the most respected trades in the world.

 


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2017 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500® NORTHEAST REGIONAL FINAL RESULTS:

 

First Place:

Mason – Ray Byers – 427 Brick

Tender – Adam Byers

Arch Masonry Pittsburgh, PA

 

SPEC MIX TOP CRAFTSMAN:

Mason – Ray Byers – 427 Brick

Tender – Adam Byers

Arch Masonry Pittsburgh, PA

 

2nd Place:

Mason – Ray Merrill -401 Brick

Tender – Felipe Ortega

Connecticut Masons-Hartford, CT

 

3rd Place:

Mason – Skerdinand Xhelaj – 357 Brick

Tender – Egki Ntolakai

Connecticut Masons-Hartford, CT

 

 


The SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500® was established by SPEC MIX in 2003 to showcase the skill and craftsmanship of professional masons. It is featured as the headliner event of MASONRY MADNESS™ Day during the World of Concrete and recognized as the masonry industry’s premier bricklaying competition with a total purse estimated at $100,000 that annually awards the title, “World’s Best Bricklayer”. Each year there are a series of preliminary SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Regional Qualifying Events held throughout North America to determine who will compete in the SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 World Championship. The Championship finale draws as many as 4,000 spectators with thousands of live webcast viewers who tune in to watch this bricklayer battle.

 

More about SPEC MIX®: SPEC MIX is 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 a deep line of masonry mortars and grouts, stucco and industrial products including various patented silo systems to maximize a contractor’s productivity and safety. The mission of SPEC MIX is to keep your jobsite team going, moving and working safely—all day, every day.

 

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