[Dallas] Dal-Tile announced plans to build a glazed porcelain and color body tile manufacturing plant and distribution center in Dickson, Tenn., near Nashville. The 1.4 million sq. ft. plant is scheduled to open in late 2015 and will be the Dallas-based company’s 11th manufacturing facility in North America.
Dal-Tile president John Turner, Jr., announced the new plant at a news conference in Dickson with Mohawk Industries chairman and CEO Jeff Lorberbaum, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, and other state and local officials.
“We’re extremely pleased to further expand our manufacturing capability to Dickson and the state of Tennessee, which will grow our leading position within the industry to meet customer demand,” Turner said. “By partnering with Dickson County and Tennessee state officials, we were able to find a perfect match for our manufacturing expansion needs and continue to provide the exceptional service our customers require.”
The Dickson plant will have glazed porcelain capabilities, as well as technology to meet the need of the commercial market through technical color body products, plus in-line rectification and polishing to meet market requirements, according to Dal-Tile.