Leading Australian building materials manufacturer, Brickworks Building Products has added the globally reputed brand, Redland Brick to their extensive portfolio of prestigious subsidiaries. The latest addition follows the acquisition of the Iowa-based brick maker, Sioux City Brick in August, and the purchase of Glen-Gery in November last year.

Redland Brick offers an expansive range of moulded and extruded face bricks, pavers and thin bricks for both architectural and residential markets. The AU$70 million acquisition comprises of five production lines across four manufacturing sites, including two in Maryland, and one each in Pennsylvania and Virginia, with a total capacity to produce around 250 million bricks per year.

Brickworks managing director, Lindsay Partridge said, “We are pleased to welcome the Redland Bricks staff joining the Brickworks Group, as we continue our expansion in the United States. With a suite of well-recognised brands including the highly renowned Cushwa handmade and moulded bricks, the acquisition will further extend our industry-leading range and premium product positioning.”

“We look forward to building on the strong position it has established in the Northeast and Midwest regions of the United States,” he added.

According to Partridge, the integration of Sioux City Brick is now largely complete, with their focus next on the effective integration of the Redland operations and delivering already identified cost reduction initiatives.

“As we have done in Australia, we will take an active role to lead the industry in the promotion of bricks. In light of the well-published structural failures and concerns over other sub-standard building materials being used around the world, we take pride in the timeless appeal and durability of our products,” he concluded.

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