Urban center harbors first Brickworks North American Design Studio

grand opening North American Brickworks Design Studio

Source: Brickworks North America Corp., Wyomissing, Pa. The parent company of brick specialist Glen-Gery Corp. has opened its first design studio this side of the Pacific, offering the Philadelphia architectural and design community an experience to collaborate on projects, select from a broad portfolio of high-end, stylish clay masonry units, and host industry or networking events. The facility joins six…

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Redland Brick asset deal nets Glen-Gery parent six new lines

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A new Brickworks North America subsidiary has announced a binding agreement with Belden Holding & Acquisition Inc. to acquire assets of Williamsport, Md.-based Redland Brick Inc. related to the Cushwa, Harmar, Rocky Ridge, Lawrenceville Brick and Tru-Brix product lines. With a projected early-2020 closing, the transaction includes one Pennsylvania, one Virginia and two Maryland plants that Redland Brick has operated for nearly two decades as a subsidiary of Belden Holding, parent company of Canton, Ohio-based Belden Brick Co.

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Glen-Gery parent adds six lines in Redland Brick asset deal

Sources: Brickworks North America Corp., Wyomissing, Pa.; CP staff

A new Brickworks North America subsidiary has announced an agreement to acquire assets of Williamsport, Md.-based Redland Brick Inc. related to the Cushwa, Harmar, Rocky Ridge, Lawrenceville Brick and Tru-Brix product lines. With a projected early-2020 closing, the transaction includes one Pennsylvania, one Virginia and two Maryland plants that Redland Brick has operated for nearly two decades as a subsidiary of Belden Holding & Acquisition Inc., parent company of Canton, Ohio-based Belden Brick Co.

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Glen-Gery secures North American territory from Italy’s premier brickmaker

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Wyomissing, Pa.-based Brickworks North America Corp., parent of Glen-Gery Corp., has purchased the licensing rights to sell San Selmo brick products across North America. The distinguished, high-style brick is produced in Italy by S. Anselmo Group, a fifth-generation boutique maker of luxury units, and joins Glen-Gery’s International Collection. S. Anselmo craftsmen have been conceiving, designing and creating unique brick designs since 1903, securing orders for many high profile restoration projects in Europe, plus high-end residential or architectural landmark jobs this side of the Atlantic.

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Brickworks builds Glen-Gery brand with $32M Sioux City deal

Sources: Brickworks North America Corp., Wyomissing, Pa.; CP staff 

Brickworks North America, the recently established parent company of clay masonry mainstay Glen-Gery Corp., has closed on Iowa-based Sioux City Brick, a family-owned operator since 1913. The $32 million transaction brings three production lines across two plants, with capacity upward of 160 million brick, plus five retail distribution outlets and exclusive U.S. distribution rights to the Feldhaus thin brick system.

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Glen-Gery ushers Australia’s Brickworks into North America

Sources: Glen-Gery Corp., Wyomissing, Pa.; CP staff

A major player in U.S. brick production and distribution is set to change hands by year’s end as its parent company focuses on core United Kingdom markets. Ibstock plc of Leicestershire, England, has entered into an agreement to sell Glen-Gery Corp. to Brickworks Ltd. of New South Wales, Australia, for $110 million.

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CertainTeed chief transitions to Glen-Gery helm

Sources: Ibstock plc, United Kingdom; CP staff

U.K. and U.S. clay and concrete product operator Ibstock has appointed Greg Silvestri as president of its key operating business, Wyomissing, Pa.-based Glen-Gery. He will oversee one of North America’s oldest and largest masonry brands, with 10 brick and stone plants plus 10 distribution sites serving 500-plus U.S. and Canadian dealers.

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Glen-Gery clips adhered veneer installation time with StoneFit

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Wyomissing, Pa.-based hard surface specialist Glen-Gery Corp. bills StoneFit with DryFit Technology as an innovative cladding solution whose tongue and groove panels interlock stone pieces together without the use of mortar. The panels are mechanically secured with attachment brackets that can be drilled directly into structural sheathing, regardless of stud location. The brackets assist in creating a water management system and net high wind load resistance. The tongue and groove system is dual-purpose: It interlocks panels together and eliminates wall vibration.

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PRODUCERS – MAY 2016

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United Kingdom-based clay and concrete building product specialist Ibstock Plc recently appointed Doug Rende as president of Glen-Gery, a leading brick producer in the U.S. Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions. He succeeds Steve Matsick.

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