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Terre Haute, Indiana
Terre Haute, Indiana
EAGAN, Minn. – Marty Marrs, owner of Marrs Masonry in Terre Haute, Ind., is gearing up for a chance to claim the title, "World's Best Bricklayer" at the 2021 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 World Championship in Las Vegas June 9.
In the competition regularly referred to as the "Super Bowl of Masonry," Marrs is one of 21 other masons battling be called the best-of-the-best. Along with his mason tender, Tony Savant, the duo qualified for the SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 after driving north and winning the Illinois Regional series in Cicero, Ill. earlier this year. Marrs qualified for the World Championship after laying an adjusted brick count of 625, in only one hour.
Don't miss Marrs and Savant showing off their masonry skills on the national stage, as they battle for a chance to win over $125,000 in cash and prizes (which includes a shot at a new Ford F250 4x4 Truck and Kubota RTV-X1140). The event will be live streamed at www.specmix.com as well on the official SPEC MIX Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/SPECMIX. The live stream kicks off at 8:45 a.m. PST (11:45 a.m. ET) with three other exciting masonry competitions being held before the SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 starts at 10 a.m. PST (1 p.m ET).
In addition to this being the biggest bricklaying battle in the world, the SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 is the flagship event for the World of Concrete, the first convention held in Las Vegas since Covid-19 began changing our lives forever. All eyes will be on this event, as we show the entire world exciting competitions like the SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 can become a regular part of our lives again.
WHAT IS THE SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500?
Great question! It's a grueling competition to find the best bricklayer in the world. It's all about who can lay the most brick, with the least amount of deductions in one hour. Regional qualifiers are held across North America to determine who has the right to compete for over $125,000 in cash and prizes in Las Vegas. This year marks the 19th anniversary of the event, with the regional series live stream capturing over a million views, making the competition more popular than ever.
Right now, there is a major push to find a new generation of craftsmen as skilled labor is getting tougher to find. The mission of the competition is to create an exciting atmosphere which draws attention to the skilled trades. We've partnered with masonry institutes, unions and contractor associations from all over North America to build continued interest.
To learn more about the event, visit: https://www.specmix.com/spec-mix-bricklayer-500/2021-world-championship/
To see this year's promo reel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoI4FRIkim0
To learn more about Marty Marrs: https://www.specmix.com/marty-marrs/
SPEC MIX is your national source for high quality, factory produced mortars and grouts that are preblended for the construction industry. SPEC MIX products are precisely engineered to meet ASTM and building code requirements. Projects designed for the installation of brick, CMU, stone, stucco or building repair and restoration, SPEC MIX offers a full line of products packaged in 80 & 3,000-pound bags produced with state-of-the-art batching equipment to ensure quality and consistency from start to finish. For optimal jobsite efficiency, safety and productivity, we provide contractors with numerous silo material mixing systems that maximize a contractor's cost savings, safety and profitability. For more information, visit www.specmix.com.
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News Writer: Lucy Perry