Gruppo Concorde, through its North American subsidiary UST Inc., announced today it will build an $80 million facility in Mt. Pleasant, Tenn., and add 180 jobs.
The maker of high-end ceramic tile will build a new 600,000 square foot facility on 96 acres in Maury County for the distribution facility.
Gruppo Concorde was founded in 1968, and with over 2,200 employees worldwide, the company has expanded to become one of the largest producers of high-end ceramic tile, operating production sites in Italy, France and Russia and exporting its products to more than 130 countries around the globe.
"Tennessee continues to build upon its reputation as the North American location choice for the international tile manufacturing industry," Tennessee's economic development commissioner Randy Boyd said. "Since 2011, five ceramics companies have committed a total of 630 new jobs to our state."
Gruppo Concorde Executive and UST Inc. President and CEO Federico Curioni said Tennessee "is also very close to some of the most important raw material used in the tile industry, such as plastic clay and feldspar, which greatly benefits our production capabilities."