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.
Redland Brick produces handmade, molded and extruded face brick, pavers and thin brick for architectural and residential markets. Its product lines will join the family of masonry brands under Glen-Gery, the platform business through which Australia’s Brickworks Ltd. entered the North American market in 2018.
“We are seeing strong growth in the demand for high-quality, innovative brick products for broad commercial and residential applications. To meet this demand, investment in modernized brick plants and robust R&D efforts are essential,” says Brickworks N.A. President Mark Ellenor. “Consolidation of brands and facilities is the key to strengthening the market and securing the future. Brickworks is pleased to lead the industry in innovation and promotion of bricks.”
“The acquisition allows us to focus on our operations in Ohio,” adds Belden Brick Chairman Robert Belden. “The hard work and success of Redland Brick and its employees gained the attention of Brickworks, an international building products leader. Staff joining Glen-Gery will now have the advantage of being part of this highly successful company with exciting plans for the future in the U.S. market.”