Fort Worth, Texas - Acme Brick Company celebrates the company’s 130th year in business on April 17, 2021.
Acme was founded in 1891, just 26 years after the end of the Civil War and a mere 65 years after the deaths of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. In 1891, Benjamin Harrison was President of the United States, and Thomas Edison introduced the public to motion pictures.
Acme had its humble beginnings on the banks of Rock Creek, near the town of Millsap, about 40 miles west of Fort Worth, Texas.
The company has grown to become the largest U.S. owned brick company. Acme's residential and commercial masonry products are available throughout the United States and southern Canada. During its history, the company has produced brick for well over two million homes, as well as many thousands of commercial, civic, religious, and educational buildings. Acme Brick Company has consistently ranked at the top in opinion surveys of the nation’s largest homebuilders concerning product quality, product awareness, and industry-leading customer service. Acme is the only brick manufacturer that stamps its logo into the end of residential brick. All residential brick products are supported by Acme’s Homebuyer’s 100 Year Limited Guarantee.
Acme showrooms now offer many other home-related products including thin brick; the innovative MAC Metal siding system; wrought iron doors; outdoor fire pits and fireplaces; quality grills; outdoor kitchens; traditional fireplaces; natural and man-made stone; and many types of flooring products.
As part of the birthday celebration, Acme has produced a video featuring long-tenured associates singing a birthday greeting to everyone at Acme Brick and to its customers. To view the birthday greeting visit: https://brick.com/130th-birthday.
Each of Acme’s sales offices and plants will celebrate the company’s 130th birthday with cup cakes at a birthday celebration this Friday. At the event, each employee will receive a birthday gift of a travel tool that can be used in an emergency to break a car window and to cut a seat belt restraint.
Acme President and CEO Dennis Knautz said, “It’s wonderful to be celebrating this birthday for a company that has operated in three different centuries and produces the finest building material known to man. A company can achieve such a milestone only because of generations of dedicated associates who have believed in their company and its products. This year's birthday gift symbolizes our long-standing commitment to safety either at work, at home, or during travel. We are proud of our associates who continue to work safely and productively and have quickly adapted to the added protocols that the coronavirus has placed on our business and the construction industry.”
Acme 130th birthday
Acme Brick Company, founded in 1891, is a significant source of quality building materials. As the nation’s largest U.S. owned brickmaker, Acme operates 15 brick plants across the Southwest and Southeast United States, as well as three concrete-block plants
operating under the name Featherlite. These and other products are
sold through over 60 company-owned sales offices across 13 states, plus a nationwide network of independent distributors. Acme Brick Company has been a wholly-owned subsidiary of Berkshire
Hathaway, Inc. since 2000. For more information visit brick.com .
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