Library Larry Visits Acme Brick

Library Larry and friends got a tour of Denton’s Acme Brick plant for the April episode of their award-winning television show Library Larry’s Big Day. The tour guide was plant manager Jim Ogg. The puppets got a close-up look at Baby Clay, which is in the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest brick in the world. The giant brick was made at the Denton plant. It weighs over 9,000 pounds and is almost 3,000 times bigger than a regular brick.

 

Acme Brick has been around since 1891, and this plant has been operated by Acme Brick since 1912, so it’s celebrating 100 years in Denton this year. They have 146 employees who work to produce 150 million bricks from the Denton plant every year. Acme Brick has 27 plants in nine states, and the Denton plant is the largest one.

 

The episode will run the entire month of April at 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. every day on DTV (Charter channel 26, Verizon channel 38, and Grande channel 12). You can also watch the episode any time at www.librarylarry.com.

 

Attached photo: Librarian WyLaina Hildreth poses with Emmy Lou Dickenson in front of Baby Clay, the largest brick in the world.

 

 

For more information, contact Kerol Harrod at 940-349-8758, or visit .

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