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Acme Brick Reforestation Program Reaches Milestone

Acme Brick Co. recently announced that, from 2003 through the summer of 2012, it has planted more than 550,000 trees at 18 locations—13 in Arkansas, four in Texas and one in Mississippi—as part of its Reforestation Program. Another 40,350 trees are to be planted in this year, the 10th year of the program.

The project was conceived and developed by Rick Hice, regional engineer in Acme’s Malvern, Ark., office. Hice reportedly also spearheaded the development of Acme’s Wetlands project in Arkansas that uses aquatic plants in filtration ponds to increase the pH of naturally acidic runoff water.

“It’s amazing to see what happens when a company harnesses the power of nature,” said Dennis Knautz, CEO and president. “To go back and look at these sites before trees were planted and see them now full of life and beauty is a tribute to the decade-long commitment by Rick Hice and his team. This is a true win/win for everyone involved and for the environment.”

For additional information, visit www.brick.com.

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