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    Belden Brick Plant Tour

    April 29, 2017
    9:30 AM to 1:00 PM
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    Belden Brick Company - Plant #4
    475 Dover Road NW
    Sugarcreek, OH 44681


    Saturday April 29th @ 9:30am to 1pm



    Please meet at Plant #4 at the following address:

    475 Dover Road NW

    Sugarcreek, Ohio 44681

    CEUs: 2 LU (Learning Units) provided by Belden Brick Company


    Understanding the processes involved in the manufacture of brick is important to be informed of differences between competing materials.   Often, the younger architectural community has not been exposed to brick materials and brick production.  The brick manufacturing process is presented on-site to inform participants of current practices in manufacture. Emphasis is placed on regulatory issues common to manufacturers, energy conserving processes, quality control, sustainability, and new product development.

    • Participants will become familiar with the demands on manufacturers related to mining, material resources, and land reclamation in the production of new products in applying requirements of governing code and regulatory agencies.

    • Participants will understand and issues related to embodied energy of new product manufacturing and be able to apply these in new project sustainable design determinations.

    • Participants will gain understanding of manufacturing issues in processing and handling material for new projects by applying demands of users.

    • Participants will gain an understanding of sustainability issues of brick manufacturing of new products through the use of unit sizes to reduce materials and construction waste by applying current sustainability design requirements.


    Tour Schedule

    Event will occur Rain or Shine. Below is a tentative schedule

     9:30am:  Gather at Plant #4 where we will walk the Plant and describe how this plant operates and what makes it so unique.

    10:30am: Tour Plant #2 – Modern Brick Production

    12:30:  Lunch

    **If time allows, we might also see mining operations and additional Plants.



    Lunch will be provided by Belden. Please RSVP so that we have a head count for food.


    Safety Protection

    Please wear sturdy boots and appropriate clothing as the plants are dusty and will be operating during visit. Hard hats and safety glasses are recommended. 


    Shuttling Volunteers Needed

    We might need some volunteers with larger cars willing to shuttle some attendees between plant locations. If you are willing to volunteer, please contact Shannon Forry at and let her know.  Also let us know how many people fit in your car.


     Please RSVP so that we know how many attendees to expect for lunch and how many shuttling volunteers are need.

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