The SpecMix Bricklayer 500, a prestigious masonry competition, is just one of the many exciting events taking place at the World of Concrete (WOC) convention. Hosted in Las Vegas for the past 50 years, WOC has become a hub for cutting-edge equipment, high-tech materials, and innovative methods in the concrete industry. With over 700,000 square feet of exhibition space, this annual event is often referred to as “ComicCon for concrete guys” by Kevin Thornton, an executive from the company that runs the convention.
CBS News correspondent Conor Knighton offers an in-depth look at the world of concrete and provides insights into what attendees can expect to see and experience at WOC. From new technologies to skilled craftsmanship, WOC offers a unique opportunity for professionals in the concrete industry to come together and learn from one another.
As part of the celebration, competitors in the SpecMix Bricklayer 500 will battle it out over three days to be crowned as the “world’s best mason.” This highly anticipated competition offers cash prizes and a brand new truck as incentives for those who rise to the top. Whether you’re interested in learning about new technologies or watching some of the best masons in the world compete against each other, WOC is sure to offer something for everyone.