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The Featherlite Corporation began as a Texas-based, privately held company in 1949. Originally, Featherlite operated lightweight expanded shale aggregate facilities; thus the name "Featherlite."
At the time, the main consumers of lightweight aggregate were concrete block companies, so in 1953, Featherlite began acquiring block companies and has continued to expand over the years. Featherlite now operates 7 block producing and 2 cement bagging facilities in Texas and 3 other locations, which maintain inventory and sales offices.
We are continually upgrading and expanding our equipment to accommodate demand, enhance product lines and improve quality. Since 1995, Featherlite has expanded or renovated its Round Rock, Dallas, Lubbock, Abilene and El Paso plants. Featherlite began producing pavers at its El Paso, Texas, facility in 1995. In keeping with this strategy for growth and expansion, Featherlite upgraded its San Antonio, Texas, facility in 1999, once again capitalizing on the ever-expanding landscape and garden products market. Featherlite is the largest block producer in the Southwest.
In 1976, Featherlite became a member of the Acme Brick family of companies.