Along state Route 27 in Mica, a brick plant owned by Bellevue-based Mutual Materials Co. has manufactured multiple sizes and colors of bricks for more than 100 years. Its brick became the featured material of choice for a number of Inland Northwest commercial buildings, schools, fire stations, and public facilities.
“Our brick really touches a lot of people’s lives in Spokane,” Mutual Materials plant manager Joe Taff says. “It was used in building all the new high schools—U-High, CV, Mead, Mount Spokane—River Park Square, Gonzaga, Whitworth. It’s all, over the years, our stuff.”