Acme Brick Celebrates 128th Birthday
Acme Brick Co. recently celebrated its 128th year in business.
Acme Brick Co. recently celebrated its 128th year in business. Acme was founded on April 17, 1891, just 26 years after the end of the Civil War and a mere 65 years after the death of Thomas Jefferson. In 1891, Benjamin Harrison was president of the U.S. and Thomas Edison patented the “transmission of signals electrically”—otherwise known as radio.
The company has grown to reportedly become the largest U.S.-owned brick company in the world. Acme residential and commercial masonry products are available throughout the U.S. and in southern Canada. During its history, the company has produced brick for well over two million homes and many thousands of commercial, civic, and educational buildings.
As part of the celebration, each Acme office and plant hosted a birthday event with cake and refreshments, as well as a gift of heat-resistant kitchen utensils for each employee. “It’s wonderful to be celebrating this many years of crafting a product that produces such permanent value for our fellow citizens,” said Dennis Knautz, president and CEO. “A company can only achieve such a milestone with generations of dedicated employees who believe in their company and its products.”
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