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General Shale is a leading manufacturer and provider of brick and stone commercial and residential building materials in the Charlotte, North Carolina area. Supplying building products with enduring quality, energy efficiency and natural beauty, General Shale’s brick, thin masonry, full bed stone, concrete block, mortar, sand, crushed brick, crushed rock and insulated concrete board wall systems are preferred favorites in the Piedmont region, including Mecklenburg, Cabarrus, Chester, Gaston, Iredell, Lancaster, Lincoln, Rowan, York and Union Counties.
General Shale supplies a wide variety of masonry materials for residential, commercial and specialty architectural projects throughout the greater Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia area as one of North America’s largest brick, stone and concrete block manufacturers. The company offers an endless array of sizes, colors and textures to complete any building project, whether it’s in the heart of the Uptown central business district or in a neighborhood surrounding Lake Norman or Lake Wylie. With a life cycle of more than 100 years, the sustainability, variety and durability of brick is General Shale’s commitment to responsible stewardship.
North Carolina is one of 15 states and provinces throughout the U.S. and Canada in which General Shale operates brick manufacturing facilities and brick retail showrooms, with more than 300 affiliated brick distributors across North America. In 1999, General Shale grew even stronger when it joined Wienerberger AG of Vienna, Austria, the world's largest brick manufacturer.
General Shale offers the Charlotte, Concord, Gastonia, Hickory, Monroe and Statesville, North Carolina and Rock Hill, South Carolina residential and commercial building markets a sustainable construction material with a life span of at least 100 years. The company is the market leader in sustainability within the masonry products industry and has received numerous awards for environmental stewardship. General Shale’s products are important materials for those wishing to acquire new Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification.
Founded in 1928, General Shale’s line of materials include Arriscraft® Stone and Pipelife Jet Stream products.