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MILLSAP, PARKER COUNTY - The site of Acme Brick’s first factory reopened after closing for the first time in its storied history in 2009. The plant originally closed due to the falling rate of new home construction in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, according to CEO Dennis D. Knautz.

"This is where our company began 122 years ago and we've been making bricks on this site the entire period," said Knautz.

The location contained 23 million bricks in inventory, which Acme continued to sell during the more than three-year halt in production. Additionally, more than ten key employees remained on the payroll and worked locally and at other Acme plants across the nation.

In 2012, the housing market's outlook turned and the Dallas area saw 35,000 new construction starts compared with a recent low of less than 20,000, allowing the company to resume production.

The plant is currently operating at between 25 and 30 percent capacity. There are up to 40 employees currently working at the facility.

The Bennett plant is capable of producing more than 2 million residential brick per week or roughly enough brick for 150 average-sized homes. Shale is mined on site and the entire brick-making process occurs in the adjacent production factory.

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