Menomonee Falls, Wis.-based Wacker Neuson will again host its annual trowel challenge competition at World of Concrete, Jan. 24-27, 2012 in Las Vegas. The company’s booth will be a show destination for concrete finishers and spectators wishing to participate in the fourth annual Wacker Neuson Trowel Challenge competition. The grand prize, awarded to the fastest finisher, is a customized Wacker Neuson CRT 48-35VX ride-on trowel and a trip for two to the Caribbean.
Held in Wacker Neuson’s outdoor exhibit, #O31708 silver lot, the ride-on trowel challenge tests the operator’s entire range of speed and accuracy skills as the participant maneuvers around an obstacle course that weaves throughout a 2,400-square-foot slab.
Every year, more than 150 concrete trowel operators participate throughout the qualifying rounds held the first three days of the show. The top 10 finishers, based on their qualifying times, then compete for the fastest finisher award on Thursday afternoon. All registered World of Concrete contractor attendees are eligible to compete on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The 2011 winner, Stu Angeli, representing Lindsay Lampasona Concrete Building Partners, Norfolk, Mass., finished with a two-run combined winning time of 56:246 seconds. The runner up was Jody Knockwood, Power Concrete Finishing, Charlottestown, Prince Edward Island, Canada, who finished in 57:356 seconds.
To learn more about the Wacker Neuson Trowel Challenge, visit www.trowelchallenge.com.