Acme Brick celebrated Independence Day 2007 and the company’s 116th anniversary by introducing a contender for the Guinness s Biggest Brick’ title. Weighing
Acme Brick celebrated Independence Day 2007 and the company’s 116th anniversary by introducing a contender for the Guinness ÎWorld’s Biggest Brick’ title. Weighing over three tons, the 39-in.-tall, 39-in.-wide block is 116 inches long Û one inch for every year the company has been in business. That makes the unit nearly 3,000 times the size of a standard brick.
Demonstrating exceptional expertise on the part of its operations staff, Acme President and CEO Dennis Knautz contends, the giant brick’s fabrication is the culmination of a determined effort and a tremendous learning experience. ÎClay,Ì so named because it is composed of clay materials from each of Acme’s 23 Southwest brick plants, constitutes the producer’s fifth attempt to create a unit of such dimensions. The first four attempts, beginning in September 2004, allowed the crew to made adjustments; and, the fifth endeavor brought success. Compared to a week typically required for normal brick fabrication, Acme’s Denton, Texas, plant required 13 months to produce Clay. The giant brick will be entered in the Guinness Book of World Records competition.
I think that the successful birth of Baby Clay says something about the values of hard work and persistence demonstrated by Denton Plant Manager Harland Dixson, Project Supervisor Mack Wilcox, and his crew, affirms Knautz. This was a huge, unprecedented challenge. During the remainder of 2007, he adds, the giant brick will visit Acme offices and plants via a special trailer.