2017 Brick in Architecture Awards Celebrate Outstanding Design

RESTON, Va.–The 2017 Brick in Architecture Awards honor 35 winners in 19 states for outstanding and resilient design that incorporates clay brick. Judged by independent design professionals, the Brick Industry Association’s premier design competition generated 91 entries this year with Best in Class, Gold Silver and Bronze winners in eight categories. “The winners demonstrate brick’s …

Chris Kaboth Named Whitacre Greer President

We are pleased to announce that Chris Kaboth has been named President of the Whitacre Greer Company at the annual meeting of the common stockholders. Chris worked in the plant during the summer months while studying at Otterbein University. After graduating, he returned to Whitacre Greer full-time, first working in the customer service office and …

Accessible Clay Brick Pavements

Technical Note 14E from the Brick Industry Association provides guidance related to the design, construction and maintenance of accessible pavements constructed of brick pavers that will serve all people, including those with disabilities.  The text of the Technical Note is reprinted below.  Please click here to download a PDF copy of Technical Note 14E. INTRODUCTION Clay …

Winter Clay Paver Maintenance

Appropriate winter clay paver maintenance can extend the life of your clay pavers. Clay paving brick can provide many years of reliable service when properly maintained.  Follow these guidelines for winter maintenance and general cleaning of Whitacre Greer clay pavers. CLAY PAVER GENERAL MAINTENANCE Clay pavers are highly resistant to absorption of stains and can …

Whitacre Greer Permeable Boardwalk Brick Paver Permeability Testing

Boardwalk Paver Permeability Testing In 2012 Whitacre Greer contracted with Gilmore & Associates to conduct paver permeability testing on a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania park project.  The results of that testing appear below. This letter summarizes the results of the surface infiltration testing conducted on Whitacre Greer’s permeable Boardwalk brick paver system at the above referenced site. …

Whitacre Greer Wins Residential and Commercial Design Awards during Hardscape North America Trade Show

CANTON, OHIO—November 17, 2016—With pavers and hardscape materials at their fingertips, designers cast their choice for Whitacre Greer’s beautiful clay pavers, which won awards in both residential and commercial hardscape categories recently during the 10th annual Hardscape North America Trade Show held in Louisville, Kentucky. Designers from Nature’s Perspective Landscaping, located in Evanston, Illinois, developed …

Recommendations for a Proper Clay Paver Installation

We’re very fortunate to have many extremely talented people contributing to Whitacre Greer’s success.  One is Andy Karas, Northeast Regional Sales Manager.  Andy compiled these notes on clay paver installation.  They’re based on his years as project manager for a national hardscape installation contractor and on what he sees in the field as he travels …

Janet’s Story Concludes

Our change in management philosophy began to pay off in many ways, most prominently through our safety programs, which were a high priority. We began to receive many awards for our safety record and received a special award in 2011 for going 533,615 hours without a lost time accident from 2007 to 2011. We also …

With the receipt of the money from the lease rights, we began the new grinding room project at the end of 2011. The new grinding room opened in March 2012 and from the first day, was a huge success, using some new technology and new equipment to allow us to grind more efficiently and consistently, …

WG Envisions ‘Plant of Tomorrow’

In 2009, we began Whitacre Greer University. This is an annual one-day mandatory training day for all employees. Each year, we begin by talking about how the company is doing overall and giving an update on our long-term and short-term goals. This program has been successful and has helped in our culture change. During 2010, …