Brick walls don't have to be bland. Just ask Johnny Hagerman and other sculptors at General Shale Brick, who shape them into three-dimensional works of art. The company also manufactures more than 250 types of brick, as well as landscaping materials and concrete masonry units. Its production facilities make more than 1 billion bricks per year for use in public buildings and private residences primarily in the eastern US and Canada. General Shale Brick's corporate office is also home to a museum showcasing a collection of ancient brick specimens. Founded in 1928, the company is the North American subsidiary of Wienerberger AG, the world's largest brick maker.