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Articles & Press

Below you will find communications discussing METROBRICK® and thin brick in general.

These are a variety of communications that have been written about thin brick. Some are from the METROBRICK thin brick blog www.aboutthinbrick.com. Other links are either press release or articles that have been written. We hope you will find them interesting and more importantly informative.

METROBRICK® Expands Fast Ship Thin Brick Offering

The METROBRICK® Fast Ship Program has always provided customers with an excellent opportunity to get popular METROBRICK® Thin Brick colors fast many times shipped within five days of placing the order. Now a great program has gotten even better with the addition of three new colors and a brand new texture.
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Visit us at the 2016 TCA Convention

Visit us at the TCA Convention next week in Denver, Colorado October 10-12. Stop by the METROBRICK® table top display at the TCA Convention and see all that METROBRICK® has to offer. www.metrothinbrick.com
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Made in the USA for 150 Years

Made in the USA is not a phrase we take lightly we have been saying it for 150 years. As we look forward to the upcoming 4th of July Celebration, it is a great time for us at Ironrock to reflect on a very special anniversary -150 years of making the highest quality brick and ceramic products.
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New National Sales Manager -Thin Brick

Ironrock is pleased to announce Rob Schrock as the new National Sales Manager - Thin Brick. The National Thin Brick Sales Manager is responsible for meeting and exceeding annual thin brick sales goals, creating and growing a strong national channel of ...
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METROBRICK® in the Windy City

While in Chicago for the Coverings Trade Show, we traveled around the city and its suburbs to take the following pictures of METROBRICK® installations.. These are a few of a number of buildings in the Chicago area that are finished with METROBRICK® Thin ...
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METROBRICK, Built on 150 Years of Excellence

This year is a special one for METROBRICK's parent company Ironrock. This year - 2016 - marks the anniversary of 150 years of high-quality brick and tile manufacturing. In 1866, Jacob Renkert, the company's founder, began his career in brick ...
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METROBRICK® Launches New Updated Web Site

The new responsive website design offers audiences easy navigation of the site on a variety of different media forms. This completely redesigned lay-out makes access to the site on the web, tablet and mobile devise easy. Metrothinbrick.com also now features ...
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METROBRICK® in the Sunshine State

Here are a few pictures taken this spring in Florida. These pictures represent only a small portion of the many Florida jobs featuring METROBRICK. Secondary education buildings are the main focus. Various construction types and thin brick installation methods were ...
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METROBRICK® is going Vertical

We've changed the direction of our wire cut texture from horizontal (across the brick) to vertical (up and down). This change reflects the more natural direction for a wire to cut through the brick. While on the surface this may...
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Recent Pictures of METROBRICK® Installations

Below are some recent pictures taken of METROBRICK® installations in Ohio and Indiana. Its great to see the variety of projects that are using METROBRICK® to enhance their buildings. METROBRICKon the pillars of a movie theatre in Cincinnati, Ohio...
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Introducing a New Color from METROBRICK® - Charcoal

Contact us for more information on Charcoal.
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Thin Brick can be used with a variety of Wall Systems

This video describes the variety of wall systems that can incorporate thin brick and shows examples of how they are used.
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Plant Tour Video Showing How METROBRICK® is Made

Did you ever wonder how METROBRICK® thin brick is made? The video above gives you a guided tour of the manufacturing process. METROBRICKis made in Canton, Ohio USA.
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METROBRICK® Website Contains Detail Drawings

Did you know METROBRICK® has construction details on their website for a variety of different wall systems? Follow this link to check them out.
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METROBRICK® wax now contains MetroGuard™

MetroGuard™ is a high-performance water repellent that helps protect the brick from water related staining and deterioration. This new breathable hydrophobic finish helps make panel clean-up in the yard and at the job site quick and easy as well as helps keep the building looking good for years to come. MetroGuard™ is designed to improve the success of precast, tilt-up and cast in place projects.
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New Ironrock Website Launched

METROBRICK® is part of Ironrock. Ironrock has a long history of brick and tile manufacturing dating back to 1866. The company began as a brick paver manufacturer and at one time was among the largest paver producers in the U.S.A.
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When Talking Green

METROBRICK® is only 5/8" thick. Each brick uses up to 80% less material than a full face brick. When choosing METROBRICK® over full brick, there is the potential to use 80% less raw materials, natural gas, and trucking fuel without compromising the look of a true brick surface on the finished project.
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Thin Is In

The use of thin brick commercially has grown by leaps and bounds and thin brick is fast becoming the brick of choice for many building types. Many factors contribute to the popularity of thin brick.
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Blending is an Important Option

METROBRICK® thin brick makes blending colors east. Whether you need a special blend to match an existing building or want to design something truly unique, METROBRICK® has the blending options you need.
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METROBRICK® - The Thin Brick That Fits

METROBRICK® is well suited for all types of commercial thin brick installations. METROBRICK® has been installed throughout the United States in precast concrete, in tilt up projects, in field applied systems, using the direct applied tile set method, and in cast-in-place construction.
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Thin Brick adds to Effective Design for Fire Station

The Jackson, Minnesota Fire and EMS station was designed with a blend of METROBRICK® #250 Courtyard Flashed and #108 Brownstone covering much of the building. Other areas also feature bands of #108 in a stack bond pattern. The use of thin brick combined with the other elements in the building architecture makes for an attractive and effective design for a very important structure.
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Wire Cut Finish Well Received by Design Community

METROBRICK® added a coarse wire cut texture to its finish offering in 2012. Since that time, the new finish has frequently been sampled and has been specified on a number of projects, an indication that the design community really likes the new textured look.
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The Thin Brick that Fits Your Needs

When Ironrock began producing thin brick under the brand name METROBRICK® in the early 2000's it was not a move into uncharted waters.

Ironrock has a proud history of family owned brick and tile manufacturing in Canton, Ohio dating back to the late 1800's. Seeing a need for a growing country, the company's founder focused on the production of road paver bricks.
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Thin Brick is Green Brick

Because METROBRICK® is only 5/8" thick each brick uses approximately 80% less material than a full face brick. When choosing METROBRICK® over full brick, there is the potential to use 80% less raw materials, natural gas, and trucking fuel without compromising the look of a true brick surface on the finished project.
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Wire Cut Press Release

METROBRICK® , a product line of Ironrock located in Canton, Ohio, is introducing a new surface texture - wire cut - to its line of thin brick. The wire cut texture is designed to create a surface with slight gouges and pulls in the face of the brick. The small ridges and crevices add character and create symmetry from brick to brick.
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The Skinny on Thin Brick

In addition to being budget-conscious and schedule-driven, many building owners are concerned with environmental issues. Architects are expected to give owners designs that balance these criteria and provide structures that project the community image. Their relationship begins with dialogue to uncover the owner's building philosophy and explore the natural balance of meeting expectations with construction realities.
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