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