Boral Bricks and Forterra Brick Announce Name of Joint Venture: Meridian Brick

Leading brick manufacturers merge to increase distribution footprint and product offerings.

ROSWELL, Georgia (January 03, 2017) – Boral Bricks and Forterra Brick, leading manufacturers and suppliers of sustainable building products and construction materials, announce the name of their new joint venture, Meridian Brick. Serving both United States and Canadian markets, Meridian Brick builds on the two companies’ histories of innovation while uniting the strength and passion of their personnel to deliver a broader range of high-quality products and solutions as well as superior services and support across a larger network.

A New Direction
The new name, suggested by a veteran Forterra Brick employee, speaks to the new direction the joint venture will take, as Meridian represents the joining of two companies, their people and the promise they bring to the future.

The Future
Customers, suppliers and employees will benefit from a stronger company created to deliver value and ensure long-term success. Meridian Brick will offer expanded commercial and residential brick offerings through the formation of a greater, more responsive plant network. Additionally, as a result of improved utilization of freight and distribution channels, Meridian Brick will be positioned to better meet the needs of an evolving market.

“Meridian Brick is a company centered on taking care of customers and providing our employees an environment and the tools to achieve Zero Harm in the workplace.” said Paul Samples, CEO of Meridian Brick. “Our goal is to continue to manufacture clay brick and supply other high-quality durable cladding and components. We will continue to provide the service and support both Boral and Forterra are known for. This an exciting time, and we look forward to building the Meridian brand and promoting the attributes of brick that support our message: Be Bold. Be Brick.”

To learn more about Meridian Brick and its portfolio of innovative solutions, visit