Ceramic Tile Plant To Bring 320 Jobs To Dickson County

Ceramic Tile Plant To Bring 320 Jobs To Dickson County

CREATED Mar 6, 2014

DICKSON, Tenn. - Mohawk Industries has announced plans to build a new ceramic tile production facility and distribution center that will bring 320 jobs to Dickson County.

Governor Bill Haslam made the announcement Thursday, along with Bill Hagerty, Commissioner of Economic and Community Development, and senior leaders from Mohawk Industries.

Mohawk Industries is said to be the world's largest flooring manufacturer and the largest manufacturer of ceramic tile in North America. The company said it will invest $180 million and create 320 jobs over the next four years.

"I want to welcome Mohawk to Tennessee and thank the company for its investment in Dickson County," Haslam said. "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 number one location in the Southeast for high quality jobs."

Company officials said the 1.4 million-square-foot Dickson plant will increase Mohawk's global ceramic tile production capacity to more than two billion square feet annually.

"We're extremely pleased to expand our manufacturing operations with this new facility in Dickson, which will support our leading position within the North American ceramic tile market," said John Turner, Jr., president of Dal-Tile, Mohawk's North American ceramic business.

The plant is expected to open sometime in 2015.