Brick and Structural Clay

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Builder Confidence Rises Two Points in August

Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes rose two points to 55 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) for August.


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BIA: Online Course

The Brick Industry Association (BIA) recently created its first online education course for community planners, “Making or Faking Great Places, Design Guidelines for Smarter Growth.”


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Competition Intensifies in French Ceramic Markets

According to a recent report by Ken Research, the rising penetration of low-cost ceramic products from emerging nations such as China and Brazil has reduced the overall profitability of local ceramic manufacturers in France.


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New BIA Videos Demonstrate Proper Installation for Clay Brick Pavers

The Brick Industry Association (BIA) recently released two YouTube videos for landscape professionals and homeowners that demonstrate proper installation for clay brick pavers.


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Favorable Government Regulations and Rising Home Renovation Activities to Aid Ceramic Market Growth in Europe

According to a recent report by Ken Research, the growth in the European ceramic market has been largely driven by the augmenting sales of wall and floor tile, as well as brick and roof tile.


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Acme Brick Earns 2014 Partners of Choice Award for Third Consecutive Year

Acme Brick Co. is one of only 21 companies nationwide to have received David Weekley Homes’ 2014 nationally acclaimed Partners of Choice Award with an “A” ranking.


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Tecnargilla 2014: The Ceramics of Tomorrow

Tecnargilla 2014 will explore the latest ceramic technologies, innovations and products.

This month, Rimini Fiera and the Association of Italian Manufacturers of Machinery and Equipment for Ceramics (Acimac) are presenting Tecnargilla 2014, which will take place September 22-26 in Rimini, Italy.


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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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