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CASTLE ROCK, CO-The Acme Brick Co., which is owned by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, has bought the Denver Brick Co. The price that Fort Worth, TX-based Acme paid for the 112-year-old Denver Brick Co. wasn’t disclosed.

Denver Brick Co. is the second-largest and second-oldest brick company in Colorado.

It produces about 50 million brick a year. Its bricks are used from everything from houses to commercial properties.

Acme is the premier building material brand of Acme Building Brands. Acme manufactures about a billion bricks a year, making it the largest US-based brick manufacturer.

“Our purchase of this historic company provides an exciting opportunity to expand into acompletely new market for Acme Brick,” says Harrold E. Melton, Acme’s president and CEO. ”Acquiring this plant adds about 4% to our annual production capacity. We look forward to the opportunity to do business in this beautiful and dynamic part of the country. Since the August 2000 acquisition of Acme by Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett has supported and encouraged our strategy of acquiring production capacity that enables us to more adequately serve our customers.”

Acme Building Brands which includes Featherlite Building Products, a leading Southwest producer of concrete masonry products; Texas Quarries, a producer of architectural stone and cut limestone; Innovative Building Products, a manufacturer of aluminum grid systems used to simplify the installation of glass block and American Tile Supply, a distributor of ceramic tile and natural stone products in major Texas markets.

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