Acme Brick Company breaks ground for new office and warehouse
Facility scheduled for completion in early 2017
By Ron Taylor
On Friday, 1 April 2016, Acme executives including president and CEO Dennis Knautz, joined Springdale Mayor Doug Sprouse and other officials, to turn the first shovels of soil for Acme’s new showroom and warehouse at 4877 N 45th Street in Springdale, Ark. The 6,256-square-foot showroom and office, and 14,494-square-foot warehouse will sit on 5.78 acres of property. “This new facility is a demonstration of our confidence in the growth potential for this dynamic region of Arkansas,” said Knautz.
Acme established its first Northwest Arkansas sales presence about 40 years ago. Since then, its nine-county service area has tripled in population — from 186,000 in 1970 to well over half a million today. To keep pace with this growth, Acme has increased brick production and added a wide variety of products. As a result, the company has outgrown its current location. The new facility is scheduled for completion in early 2017.
Acme Brick Company, founded in 1891, is the nation’s largest brickmaker. Acme owns 26 brick plants and has 69 company-owned sales offices across 14 states.
About the Author
Ron Taylor is a company spokesman for Acme Brick Company.