Mohawk Industries, a major manufacturer of flooring and tile, will be opening up a new manufacturing plant in Tennessee. Jeff Lorberbaum, chairman and CEO of Mohawk Industries, said at a press conference the company will be building this facility in order to meet the demands of the industry.
"As the U.S. economic recovery gains momentum, our ceramic business is well positioned for additional growth as a result of our innovative, stylish products," Lorberbaum said. "We continue to invest in leading-edge facilities that improve our manufacturing efficiencies and create new product collections that reinforce our position as the preferred provider for thousands of customers."
The new 1.4 million-square-foot facility will be located in Dickson County, Tenn., and the company hopes to employ 320 workers once it is completed. The Tennessee plant will be manufacturing products for Dal-Tile, Marazzi, American Olean, Mohawk and Ragno brands. Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam said in a statement the new plant will boost the state's manufacturing industry.
"Mohawk's decision to build a new production facility and distribution center in Dickson is another example of the business-friendly climate our state offers to companies around the world, and it reinforces our goal to make Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high-quality jobs," he said.
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