Dal-Tile Announces Plans to Build New Tennessee Plant

Dallas, TX, March 6, 2014 -- Dal-Tile, the ceramics arm of Mohawk Industries, has announced plans to build a glazed porcelain and colorbody tile manufacturing plant and distribution center in Dickson, Tennessee, near Nashville.

The 1.4 million square foot plant is scheduled to open in late 2015 and will be the 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 Gov. Bill Haslam, and other state and local officials.

Turner said the Dickson plant will utilize the latest advanced decoration technology, including its Reveal Imaging capability; the plant will also have the flexibility to produce larger format and plank format tiles marketed through its five North American brands: Daltile, American Olean, Marazzi, Ragno and Mohawk.

The five brands are sold through Dal-Tile's three primary distribution channels: home centers, independent distributors and company-owned stores. 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.



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