Brick and Structural Clay

Remodeler Confidence Regains Momentum

The National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) remodeling market index (RMI) rose three points to 56 in the second quarter of 2014, regaining the momentum built in 2013.


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Brick Around the World: Ghana

A brickmaker shares details regarding the processes and conditions he experiences in Ghana.

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Sacmi to Acquire Italy-Based Cosmec

Sacmi shareholders recently approved the purchase of a 60% share in Cosmec, a Vicenza, Italy-based company based that specializes in the design and manufacture of automated heavy clay handling machines and plants.


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Acme Brick’s Amate Receives Ebright Award

Every year, the Harry E. Ebright Award is given to a member of the Southwest Section of the American Ceramic Society for outstanding service to the industry.


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North America Expected to Outpace Overall Growth in Worldwide Construction Market

Worldwide construction of new housing units is projected to reach 61.3 million in 2018 on 2.9% yearly advances.


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New Home Sales Up Over 18% in May

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

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.

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

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

CSR Ltd. and Boral Ltd. recently announced plans to form a joint venture to combine their brick operations.
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