METROBRICK® in the Sunshine State

florida pixHere 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 used.
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METROBRICK is Going Vertical

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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.

METROBRICK’s vertical wire cut is also consistent (corner texture matches the field)!

While on the surface this may not seem like big news, it did require us to completely reconfigure part of our manufacturing process.

Just one more example of our commitment to doing what is necessary (big and small) to make the best thin brick available.

-Currently available in modular and closure sizes –
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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.
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METROBRICK on the pillars of a movie theatre in Cincinnati, Ohio
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METROBRICK used at a church in Indianapolis, Indiana
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Using METROBRICK on a utility building in southern Indiana.
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METROBRICK used at a retail complex in Indianapolis, Indiana
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A hospital in Dayton, Ohio used two complimentary colors of METROBRICK.

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Introducing a New Color From METROBRICK – CHARCOAL

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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. METROBRICK is 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™

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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.

METROBRICK’s wax with MetroGuard™ is a combination of paraffin wax and a solvent-free blend of silanes and siloxanes. MetroGuard™ works by penetrating into the face of the brick and chemically bonding with the body to create a protective surface that keeps water out but still allows the brick to breathe.

This is not a topical coating that will flake or peel and because it breathes it will not cause spalling or other freeze thaw related problems.

MetroGuard™ wax is removed quickly and easily with 180° pressure washing. When the wax is removed the water will continue to bead up and run off the face.

MetroGuard™ also enhances the color and richness of the brick without making it look wet or shiny.

MetroGaurd’s™ hydrophobic properties help protect the brick from mold, efflorescence and other water born salts and minerals that can ruin the look of a building’s surface and be very costly to remove.

Don’t put your job or building at risk. Make sure your next project includes METROBRICK® with MetroGuard™. Learn more at metrothinbrick.com

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New Ironrock Website Launched

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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.

To better tell the Ironrock story both past and present, the company has developed a new website that features information on the company including history, a company profile, and environmental information.

The new Ironrock website also serves as a portal to the brands of Ironrock: Metropolitan Ceramics®, METROBRICK® and Down to Earth®.

On the home page, the site shows rotating images of the products installed. The historical section shows early manufacturing images along with a brief history. The environmental section depicts vivid images of the companies recycling efforts. Descriptions of each product line are clearly displayed on the site as well.

To see the new Ironrock site go to www.ironrock.com.

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When Talking Green

Less Can be More – Beneficial
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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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