Ron Atzert, owner of American Masonry Corporation and one of Masonry Contractors of New Jersey’s Officers was a judge for the SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Competition on February 5th during the 2020 World of Concrete/World of Masonry event. Thank you to Ron for representing union masonry and the state of New Jersey.
During the competition 26 teams of one mason and one mason tender were tasked with building a 26’ 8”, double wythe brick wall in 60 minutes. The walls were judged by 30 masonry experts using 10 sets of craftsmanship requirements, including quality and most bricks laid. Mason Fred Campbell and mason tender Tony Shelton from Tennessee were the champions with a brick count of 756. They were awarded the title of “World’s Best Bricklayer” along with a new Ford F-250 4×4 XLT Super Duty truck and tons of other prizes.
Also during the 2020 WOC/WOM event were other competitions that tested the Best of the Best; MCAA’s Masonry Skills Challenge, Spec Mix Toughest Tender, and MCAA’s Fastest Trowel on the Block.