Wienerberger marks 50 years of brick manufacturing

Published:  02 July, 2014

Weinerberger colleagues past and present recently gathered at an event marking 50 years of production at their site in Denton.

To mark the anniversary, 52,000 special edition ‘Coronation Medley’ bricks were manufactured to provide an exact match to the original ‘Homestead Medley’, which was originally manufactured at the Denton factory in the 1980s and '90s. The brick colouring and aesthetic appearance is also in keeping with the traditional red brick houses commonly found in the local area.

Special thanks were given at the event to two members of the team for long service - Dave Lea and Terry Rawlinson have each completed over 40 years’ service at Denton Works.

Paul Atack, Wienerberger site manager at Denton said: "It was wonderful to see so many old friends and colleagues coming together to celebrate the past 50 years of production here at Denton. To reminisce and look back at the achievements of the past in the company of former employees makes you realise how far we’ve come.

"Recent years have proved challenging but the team has worked hard and this commitment has paid off with the factory at maximum capacity and enjoying prolonged success. There has been a great deal of change in brick production in the past 50 years and this special commemoration took a fascinating look back at some of the achievements of this period as well as looking forward to the next 50."

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