After opening a new customer experience center within its ceramic tile manufacturing plant in Dickson, Mohawk Industries announced it will expand manufacturing operations in Tennessee by adding a second plant near its Dickson tile factory. The second plant in Dickson will add 245 jobs at full capacity and is scheduled to begin operations in late 2018. Construction on the new facility will start in summer 2017. The plant will be operated by Mohawk’s Dal-Tile division.

“I want to thank Mohawk Industries for choosing to expand in Dickson and for creating more than 200 new jobs in Tennessee and Dickson County,” said Gov. Bill Haslam. “Mohawk is a global leader in the tile industry and it means a great deal that a company of this magnitude has made the decision to expand in Tennessee. Mohawk’s investment in Dickson County brings us one step closer to our goal of making Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs.”

John Turner, Jr., president of Dal-Tile, added, “The positive experiences we had previously in selecting the location, working with state and local officials, and then executing on our plan to create the Dickson tile manufacturing plant—as well as expanding our team with tremendously talented people from Dickson and the surrounding area—made us ultimately realize that we didn’t need to look very far to find the ideal location for this second plant. We’re excited about this opportunity to expand our team in Dickson, in order to help our customers be more successful.”

Since beginning operations in March 2016, the first Dickson tile plant has produced approximately 100 million square feet of tile products. The plant also recently opened an extensive customer showroom. Dal-Tile sells through a network of more than 300 company-owned sales service centers, slab centers, design galleries and studios, as well as through independent distributors and home center retailers nationwide.

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