Brick and Structural Clay

New Home Sales Up Over 18% in May

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Sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 18.6% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 504,000 units in May, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Acme Brick Reaches 123-Year Milestone

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Acme Brick Co. marked its 123rd anniversary on April 17.
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Brick & Clay Record: Supplier Support

Suppliers are working hard to help the brick industry adapt to a challenging marketplace.
By Susan Sutton
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The brick and structural clay industry has seen a number of very difficult years due to the ongoing worldwide recession. I recently got some feedback from key industry suppliers related to the economy in general, as well as challenges in the construction sector.


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Isenhour Named Acme Brick Plant Manager of the Year

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Acme Brick Co. recently announced that Jay Isenhour has been named Plant Manager of the Year.
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CSR and Boral to Form Joint Venture

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CSR Ltd. and Boral Ltd. recently announced plans to form a joint venture to combine their brick operations.
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New Home Sales Drop 3% in February

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Sales of newly built, single-family homes fell 3.3% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 440,000 units in February.
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Brick, Tile and Sanitaryware Can Benefit as New Homes are Getting Larger

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Though the average size of new homes keeps getting bigger, there is more to this home buying trend than meets the eye.
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Wylie Receives Acme Brick President’s Award

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Acme Brick Co. recently announced that Joan Wylie, Human Resources manager, is the 2014 recipient of the company’s President’s Award.
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More Housing Markets Recover in February

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Markets in 58 out of the approximately 350 metro areas nationwide returned to or exceeded their last normal levels of economic and housing activity.
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Study Measures Satisfaction of Green Homeowners

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The study was commissioned by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and presented at the annual International Builders’ Show.
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