General Shale Brick

General Shale Brick
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3015 Bristol Highway, Johnson City 37601, Tennessee

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General Shale is one of North America's largest brick, stone and concrete block manufacturers, supplying a wide variety of masonry materials for residential, commercial and specialty architectural projects. These materials include brick, thin masonry, stone, outdoor living kits, concrete block and various building materials, which include Arriscraft(r) Stone Products. The company offers an endless array of sizes, colors and textures to complete any building project. With a life cycle of more than 100 years, the sustainability of brick is the company's commitment to responsible stewardship.

Throughout the U.S. and Canada, General Shale operates manufacturing facilities in nine states and providence's, in addition to a network of more than 40 General Shale-branded retail showrooms and over 300 affiliated distributors across North America. In 1999, General Shale grew even stronger when it joined Wienerberger AG of Vienna, Austria, the world's largest brick manufacturer.

With more than 80 years as a market leader in the building materials industry, General Shale now offers a variety of manufacturing and sales/distribution locations across North America. Career opportunities with General Shale are as diverse as our product line, ranging from engineering and sales to accountancy and frontline supervision.

Brick products are an inherently sustainable construction material with a lifespan of at least 100 years. But at General Shale, we are proud to take the concept of sustainability a step further.

Our internal practices reflect our commitment to the environment. Our ongoing recycling efforts include paper and plastic (172,000 pounds), metal (321,000 pounds), wood pallets (49,500 pounds) and electronics (2,530 pounds) - close to 273 tons of recycled materials annually.

General Shale is the market leader in sustainability within the masonry products industry. Our company has received numerous awards for environmental stewardship, and our products are important materials for those wishing to acquire new Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification.

Since 2000, the U.S. Green Building Council has been bestowing LEED certifications on buildings that meet stringent criteria for maintaining or improving environmental health. One critical aspect to becoming a LEED-certified building is selection of materials. Choosing a product that can endure for more than a century is one big step toward achieving the LEED stamp of approval.


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