Owned by the Sumas First Nations, Sumas Clay, whose primary markets are British Columbia and Japan, makes bricks by hand using equipment and techniques that date back to 1911, when the plant fired its first kiln. This Old World manufacturing process combined with the high iron content of the clay the company uses produces a brick that is stronger and more durable than your standard issue red brick, says chief operating officer Raphael Silver. In fact, he adds, Sumas Clay bricks have passed Japan’s seismic codes for earthquake proof buildings.But the superior quality of Sumas Clay bricks has not translated into healthy profits.
You can unsubscribe at any time.Thank you for subscribingWe have more newslettersShow meSee ourprivacy noticeStuart McCall warns that Steven Gerrard must bring in players with the will and character to halt Celtic’s run to 10 in a row.The Ibrox manager is facing his toughest challenge in proving his Rangers side can handle the pressure.The Liverpool icon hasn’t had a sniff of silverware in his first two seasons at the club.Now the boss must deliver at the third time of asking if he’s to stop their city rivals from claiming the bragging rights.Gerrard has been backed by his board, with the 3m signing of Romanian playmaker Ianis Hagi last week the latest example of their willingness to support him.But McCall, who spent seven seasons at Ibrox and won five titles, said: “Most people looking in from outside will have Celtic as the favourites to be champions again and I can understand that.Sign up to our Record Rangers newsletterGet all the latest Rangers news sent straight to your Inbox every day by signing up to our newsletter.We cover every morsel of information regarding your favourite club in the form of articles, videos and podcasts.The newsletter will arrive every day at 12pm, giving you a round up of the best stories we covered that in the last 24 hours.To sign up, simply enter your email address into the link here.”It isn’t inevitable though nothing is in football.”But the major thing for Gerrard is to get his recruitment right between now and the games kicking off again.”When Steven was appointed manager he was essentially given three years to build a team that was capable of stopping Celtic frommaking it to 10.”Last year was huge for him but this one is going to be massive. That’s why the players he signs in the next few weeks need to be capable of handling everything that comes their way.”I’m not talking about spending millions either because, as a result of the Covid 19 crisis, there won’t be as much money circulating in the game as there used to be.”In any case, spending 5m on a player doesn’t guarantee that he’s going to be the answer.”Free transfers could be a solution, provided your scouting and background checks are all done properly.”There will be a lot of free agents looking for a club this summer.”It also doesn’t matter how old you are Neil Warnock signed me for Sheffield United when I was 38.”I played every week as we reached the FA Cup semi final, the League Cup semi final and the Premiership play off final. What Steven will be looking for is players with character, men who can be leaders and will be able to cope with the demands of playing for Rangers next season.”Obviously, there will be pressure on Celtic to make history next season but there will be even more on Rangers to stop them..