The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

20 June 2006

Brick by brick

What do you do with 350,000 bricks?

Boral Bricks' newest plant is in Union City, and when its test production run proved to be up to industry standards, Boral first thought about selling the bricks at a discount.

But no, you can't buy them: instead, Boral is donating the entire run to Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity, enough to build 54 houses. Says Habitat's Ann Felton:

We are truly blessed to get this because brick is very expensive. We really try to blend into the neighborhoods we build in and a lot of the areas we're building in right now require brick.

The gift from Boral is worth an estimated $103,000, including storage and subsequent delivery to the build sites.

Posted at 1:19 PM to Entirely Too Cool


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From Dustbury: Boral Bricks' newest plant is in Union City, and when its test production run proved to be up to industry standards, Boral first thought about selling the bricks at a discount. But no, you can't buy them: instead,......[read more]