COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) – Brick, stone and concrete block manufacturer General Shale has acquired Columbus Brick Company.
General Shale is the North American subsidiary of Wienerberger AG of Vienna, Austria.
The company says the acquisition of Columbus Brick Company will improve its masonry portfolio and expands the company’s presence into new geographic areas.
Columbus Brick’s customer base spans 18 states.
“Columbus Brick delivers a long track record of high-quality products, as well as distribution channels that ideally complement our own delivery system. The acquisition provides General Shale with the opportunity to increase our U.S. footprint through additional locations in the Midwest and South, and we are excited to bring this outstanding company under our umbrella,” said Charles Smith, president and CEO of General Shale.
Columbus Brick Company currently employs 75 people and will retain its name as a subsidiary of General Shale.