Acme Brick Company | Denton Plant | Denton, Texas
Acme Brick Company has been manufacturing brick in Denton for more than a century. The Denton Pressed Brick Company was Acme’s first major acquisition, in 1910. Beginning with the conversion to stiff-mud operations, the plant has undergone decades of investment and improvement. Today the Denton plant is Acme’s largest, with an annual production capacity of over 130 million brick equivalents. Its 234 associates manufacture brick in 70 standard colors on two production lines that feed three kilns. To support commercial applications, the plant offers a wide selection of special shapes.
In 2007, on their fifth attempt, Denton Plant associates produced the world’s largest brick as certified by the Guinness Book of World Records. “Baby Clay” is 116 inches long, 39 inches tall, and roughly 3,000 brick equivalents. It “resides” on a custom trailer and is transported for special events from time to time.
Also on the grounds of the Denton Plant are Acme Brick Company’s Technical Center, a pacesetting research laboratory facility that has operated nearly six decades without a single incident resulting in lost time; and Innovative Building Products, an Acme division that fabricates aluminum grids for glass block, structural glass floors, and the Fast Track Stone System.
Meridian Brick | Mineral Wells West Plant | Mineral Wells, Texas
The Mineral Wells West Plant has been making brick at this location since the late 1800s. The plant produced the brick to rebuild the sea wall in Galveston, Texas after the hurricane of 1900. This plant also produced the brick that paved the highway from Mineral Wells to Fort Worth.
- All of the material is mined on site and as of the beginning of 2017, the plant has an 84-year supply of material left.
- The site is located on 263 acres; 229 of those acres are part of our mine.
- The plant is located 45 miles west of Fort Worth.
- The current plant was built in 1979 and can produce 110 million king size residential bricks a year. The plant also produces Versa Thin Brick. It has 49 employees including the staff.
- In late 2016, Forterra Brick merged with Boral Brick to make them the largest brick manufacturing company in North America.