Hanson Brick Delivers Unmatchable, Historic Beauty with Vermont Waterstruck

Hanson Brick Now Exclusive Distributor of Timeless, Reliable Brick

ONTARIO, April 14 /CNW/ - Hanson Brick, North America's largest brick manufacturer, is now offering the timeless, Vermont Brick distributed exclusively by Hanson in Ontario and Quebec. Vermont Brick is a rare, authentic, waterstruck clay brick featuring a natural patina that is not seen in any other brick. By including Vermont Brick in its product line, Hanson offers unique and historic beauty that gives class and presence to any building. An environmentally friendly option, Vermont Brick is made from natural raw materials and offers longevity and the option to reuse long after its intended use.

"Vermont Brick offers classic beauty with superior strength and reliability that is offered with all of our clay brick products," said Bob Christensen, senior vice president of Hanson Building Products East. "Because these bricks are made from natural, authentic materials, they will look great 200 years from now."

Made to achieve the hand made, distinguished look of buildings constructed centuries ago, waterstruck brick is manufactured with the trusted, time-honored method of using soft clay, deposited at the end of the Ice Age, pressed with wet moulds. This process creates a textural effect that when dry, produces a polished, refined surface without the use of coatings, which is unlike any other brick.

"Waterstruck brick is unfamiliar to some and has been used less in recent years, but is the source of some of the most beautiful structures we have," added Leo Steffler, vice president and general manager of Hanson Brick North Region. "Hanson wanted to offer brick that whether it has been standing for centuries or built just yesterday, has the same historic appearance."

Waterstruck brick has been utilized for some of the most historic buildings that still stand today, such as the oldest standing brick residence in British North America, the "Old North Church" built in the 1700s that was noted as a landmark in poems by Paul Revere, and various town centers and restorations seeking the revival of beautiful, honest and memorable architecture.

Hanson offers Vermont Brick in four distinct through-the-body colors that are unique to waterstruck brick: Montpelier Red, University Range, University RangeLight and University Range Dark.

For more information on Vermont Brick or Hanson Brick, please visit hansonbrick.com.

    About Hanson Brick

Hanson Brick is North America's largest brick manufacturer with a total capacity of more than 1.7 billion bricks. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, we employ approximately 1,200 people. Our plants in the United States are located in Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas. In Canada, we operate plants in Ontario and Quebec. Hanson Brick provides superior selection and service, and more than 1,000 styles of brick in five regional brick collections. For more information, please visit hansonbrick.com.

    About Hanson Building Products North America

Hanson Building Products North America is comprised of Hanson Pipe & Precast, Hanson Pressure Pipe, Hanson Structural Precast, Hanson Brick, Hanson Hardscapes and Hanson Roof Tile. Based in Irving, Texas, Hanson Building Products North America employs approximately 4,500 people and operates 150 facilities with products available throughout the U.S. and Canada. To learn more about Hanson's sustainability efforts and quality products, services and building technology, please visit hansonbuildingproducts.com.

Hanson Building Products North America and its divisions are part of the HeidelbergCement Group, the global leader in aggregates with leading positions in cement, concrete and heavy building. The company employs approximately 57,000 people across five continents.

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