General Shale to Honor Local Educators at Fourth Annual History & Hero Night

Aug 3, 2017 | General Shale

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. — General Shale is teaming up with the Johnson City Cardinals to honor local teachers and educators during the Cardinals’ matchup with the Princeton Rays at 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 4.

The fourth annual General Shale History & Hero Night — to be held at Howard Johnson Field at the TVA Credit Union Ballpark — will recognize several of the area’s finest educators for their exceptional service to students in the community. The honorees will be presented with commemorative brick sculptures at each half-inning.

“By preparing the next generation for a successful future, teachers serve one of the most critical roles found in any town or city, and General Shale is proud to honor our own local heroes for their dedication to the students in our area,” says Charles Smith, president and CEO of General Shale. “We are delighted to pay tribute to these educators for their outstanding commitment to making a difference, not only in the lives of our students, but to this community our company is pleased to call home.”


General Shale is one of North America’s largest brick, stone and concrete block manufacturers. Founded in 1928, the company offers an endless array of sizes, colors and textures in a wide variety of masonry materials to complete any residential, commercial or specialty architectural project. These materials include brick, thin masonry, stone, outdoor living products, concrete block and various building materials, which include Arriscraft® Stone and Pipelife Jet Stream products.

Throughout the U.S. and Canada, General Shale operates manufacturing facilities in nine states and provinces, in addition to a network of more than 40 retail showrooms and over 300 affiliated distributors across North America. The company grew even stronger in 1999 when it joined Wienerberger AG of Vienna, Austria, the world’s largest brick manufacturer. With a life cycle of more than 100 years, the sustainability of brick is General Shale’s commitment to responsible stewardship.

General Shale is headquartered in Johnson City, Tennessee. For more information, visit


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