Brick Capital of the Southwest

The Southwest Brick Institute has named Elgin the “Brick Capital of the Southwest" in recognition of Elgin’s significant annual brick manufacturing capacity which far exceeds any other city in the entire state of Texas. Elgin is the proud home to three major brick manufacturing companies. These three manufacturers produce 267 million bricks annually with distribution all over the US.

Elgin Butler Company has been manufacturing and distributing quality architectural products since 1873, including Structural Glazed Brick and Tile, Architectural Trim Units, Ceramic Base Wall Units, Decorative Tile, Stone, and much more. Their products provide the best of both worlds – beautiful building materials that are durable, making them a cost-effective solution for many designers and masons. Used in both load bearing or non-load bearing applications, Elgin Butler products combine the beauty of ceramic glaze with the structural solidity of masonry.
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On July 4, 2007, Acme Brick celebrated America’s birthday and Acme’s 116th year in a really big way – in fact over 6,000 pounds big. “Baby Clay” the World’s Biggest Brick”  as confirmed by the Guinness Book of World Records™ weighs in at over 6,000 pounds and is 116 inches long - that’s one inch each year Acme Brick has been in business. It took a lot of skill, patience, and labor to “deliver” Baby Clay.
Forterra Brick (formerly Hanson Brick) with the ability to annually produce enough brick to wrap around the earth nearly nine times, Forterra Brick offers more than 1,000 brick styles and four regional brick collections that offer aesthetic appeal, strength and reliability in any application including sustainable and classic residential and commercial. Forterra Brick, a division of Forterra Building Products, is one of North America’s largest brick manufacturers.