Brick and Structural Clay

Acme Brick’s Blade-Cut Brick Debuts on New Texas A&M San Antonio Campus

Construction of Texas A&M San Antonio’s new Central Academic Building opens a new chapter for the A&M system, and an entire new product line for Acme Brick.


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Readers Most Interested in the Sale of Hanson Brick

Last week, readers were most interested in an announcement from HeidelbergCement regarding its plan to sell Hanson Building Products.
This weekly roundup highlights the ceramic, glass, brick and related news stories that garnered the most attention during the previous week.
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Sacmi Bolsters Efficiencies for Peruvian Heavy Clay Producer

A new rapid rack dryer from Sacmi allows Peruvian firm Ladrillos Fortaleza to complete another step in its corporate modernization plans.


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HeidelbergCement to Sell Hanson Building Products Business, Including Hanson Brick

HeidelbergCement recently announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with a U.S. affiliate of Lone Star Funds to sell its North American (excluding Western Canada) and UK building products business (collectively “Hanson Building Products”).


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Struggle Expected for Clay Brick Manufacturing in Australia

Industry research firm IBISWorld recently updated its report on the clay brick industry in Australia to reflect industry trends and changes.


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Brick Demand Expected to See Rapid Growth as Housing Market Rebounds

Demand for brick, blocks and pavers in the U.S. is forecast to rise 8.8% per year from a low 2013 base to $8.9 billion in 2018.


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Preparations for ceramitec 2015 Have Begun

ceramitec, the international trade show for the entire ceramic industry—from classic ceramics and raw materials through powder metallurgy and technical ceramics—will be held October 20-23, 2015, on the exhibitions grounds of Messe München in Munich.


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Architects View 2,000 Years of Brick History at 2014 TSA Convention

Historic brick from the Roman Forum and other world landmarks was displayed in the Acme Brick Co. booth at this year’s convention of the Texas Society of Architects (TSA) in Houston.


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Housing Markets Inch Toward Full Recovery

Markets in 59 of the approximately 350 metro areas nationwide returned to or exceeded their last normal levels of economic and housing activity in the third quarter of 2014, according to the recently released National Association of Home Builders/First American Leading Markets Index (LMI).


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Single-Family Housing Production Poised to Take Off in 2015

A growing economy, rising household formations, low mortgage rates and pent-up demand will help single-family housing production to rev up in 2015.


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