General Shale builds thin brick portfolio with Summitville Tiles

Sources: General Shale, Johnson City, Tenn.; CP staff

Summitville thin brick offerings extend General Shale’s footprint in architectural precast.

General Shale, a major player in clay and concrete masonry, has acquired Ohio-based Summitville Tiles. The deal represents a strategic expansion of the suitor’s thin brick portfolio, especially in commercial precast concrete panel and industrial projects. Summitville offers embedded veneer units in 25 colors and wire cut, Landmark or Olde Towne series profiles. In addition to thin clay brick and ceramic tiles, the producer is well known for Strata-Tile, a unique mixture of clays that emulate the earth’s natural striations; premium quarry tiles; high-durability industrial floor brick, specified globally for breweries, dairies, bakeries and food or packaging plants; plus, an expansive tile care product line. 

“Summitville offers products unique to our portfolio, while further strengthening us as the market leader for thin brick solutions,” says General Shale CEO Charles Smith. “This acquisition is an important step in furthering our position as the complete and sustainable solutions provider for the building envelope in North America.”

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