Mohawk Industries announced today it will build a new $180 million ceramic tile production facility and distribution center in Middle Tennessee — the ninth ceramic plant U.S. ceramics production facility.
The Calhoun, Ga.,-based floor-covering maker said the plant in the Dickson County Industrial Park in Dickson, Tenn., will employ 320 workers when it opens in the fourth quarter of 2015.
Mohawk is the world’s largest flooring manufacturer and the largest manufacturer of ceramic tile in North America, selling under well-known Daltile, Marazzi, American Olean, Mohawk and Ragno brands.
The 1.4 million-square-foot Dickson plant will increase Mohawk’s global ceramic tile production capacity to more than 2 billion square feet annually.
Dave Flessner is the business editor for the Times Free Press. A journalist for 35 years, Dave has been business editor and projects editor for the Chattanooga Times Free Press, city editor for The Chattanooga Times, business and county reporter for the Chattanooga Times, correspondent for the Lansing State Journal and Ingham County News in Michigan, staff writer for the Hastings Daily Tribune in Nebraska, and news director for WCBN-FM in Michigan. Dave, a native ...