Acme Brick to Distribute Bautex Block in Texas Markets
Acme Brick Co. recently announced it has expanded its agreement with Bautex Systems to distribute Bautex Block, an insulated concrete block whose wall system exceeds 2015 building and energy codes. As part of the expanded agreement, Acme Brick will now represent Bautex products in most major Texas markets, including Dallas/Ft. Worth and Houston.
“Bautex and Acme are the right team to meet the needs of some of the strongest construction markets in Texas,” said Paul Brown, president of Bautex. “Our recent projects in Houston indicate that owners want safer, stronger, better performing, and more efficient buildings. Acme Brick has been meeting the needs of architects, general contractors, masonry contractors, developers and homebuilders for many years. Together, we are ready to meet the needs of owners and tenants who want to meet the highest standards for energy efficiency, sustainability, durability, and safety from windstorm and fire.”
The Bautex wall system is built on the company’s proprietary insulating concrete block. Bautex Block is a lightweight building block made from beads of expanded polystyrene blended with a proprietary cement mixture. Reportedly light enough to be handled by a single worker, Bautex Block is simple and quick to install without the need for specialized equipment or installers. It can be easily cut and formed to meet any design requirement. Exterior walls may be finished with traditional masonry, stucco or panel exterior finishes. Bautex Systems entered the Houston market in 2013 and is meeting a range of demands for projects, including medical office buildings, schools and dormitories seeking both energy efficiency and additional protections from coastal storms. This new distribution agreement with Acme Brick ensures that it can meet growing demand.
“For almost 125 years, Acme Brick has remained a market leader for masonry construction,” said Stan McCarthy, senior vice president of sales for Acme. “Providing new products such as Bautex Block helps us meet the increasing demand for energy efficient, safer, more durable and resilient buildings.As design and construction rapidly changes and evolves, our Acme team brings assurance that projects with new products such as Bautex Block are backed by our reputation, our experience and our commitment to their success.”