Acme Brick Company Receives “Founders Plaque” Award From Hispanic Contractors Association

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Acme Brick is one of four partners that provided guidance and funding to help the Regional Hispanic Contractors Association open an office in Fort Worth, Texas.

"Opening the RHCA Fort Worth office was only possible through the generosity of Founding Partners like Acme Brick Company that has supported our efforts since 2008.” John Martinez, President Dallas Regional Hispanic Contractors Association.

The Regional Hispanic Contractors Association (RHCA) recently presented Acme Brick Company with a Founder’s Plaque. The plaque was presented during a luncheon hosted by the City of Fort Worth, the Fort Worth Metropolitan Black Chamber and the Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. RHCA representatives and City of Fort Worth Councilmember Danny Scarth presented the Founder’s Plaque to Ben Muro, Vice President of Human Resources for Acme Brick and current Chairman of the Board of the RHCA.

Acme Brick is one of four partners that provided guidance and funding to help the RHCA open an office in Fort Worth, Texas. Through this office the RHCA will be able to better serve its 300 local members. Dallas RHCA President, John Martinez observed that, “Being part of Fort Worth, allows the Association to meet regularly with Fort Worth Councilmembers as well as local business and civic leaders to assist small and emerging contractors with business opportunities. Opening the RHCA Fort Worth office was only possible through the generosity of Founding Partners like Acme Brick Company that has supported our efforts since 2008.”

The RHCA has over 1,400 members and will celebrate 20 years of service to the construction profession next year in 2015. The Dallas chapter was formed during Ben Muro’s tenure as Chairman of the Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in the 1990’s. The goal of both chapters is to guide members in understanding and complying with local code requirements, and to provide workshops on job site safety training, and fundamental business practices. All RHCA chapters are open to all contractors seeking this type of information. For more information visit http://www.regionalhca.org

Mr. Martinez also added that, “Acme Brick provided a professional facilitator to lead our annual Board retreat. The result of that meeting was a strategic plan to grow 20 Hispanic owned construction businesses to over 20 million in revenue by the year 2020. With help from our partners like Acme, I have no doubt that we will reach that goal.”

Commenting on the award, Acme Brick Company’s President and CEO, Dennis Knautz said, “Acme Brick Company is proud to have played a part in making this fine organization’s new Fort Worth headquarters a reality.”

Acme Brick Company, founded in 1891, is the nation’s largest brickmaker. Acme operates 26 brick plants and has 70 company-owned sales offices across 17 states, plus a nationwide network of independent distributors. Other Acme operations include American Tile & Stone; Featherlite Building Products; Innovative Building Products; and Texas Quarries. Acme Brick Company has been a wholly-owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. since 2000. Visit Acme at http://www.brick.com and find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/acmebrickco .

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