The Bawinanga Mud Brick Factory has produced compressed earth bricks and pavers for over 25 years. The bricks are a solid construction system, cost effective, produced from local materials and the plant employs local staff. Many of the houses and buildings in Maningrida and the surrounding homelands are built from the distinctive red bricks. The plant fell into disrepair some years ago but new machinery is on order and production is expected to re-commence in early 2017.