Crossville, Tenn. -- Stonepeak Ceramics recently hosted 80 architectural representatives from around the country at its production facility to learn more about large-format porcelain panel technology. The company recently launched a new panel production line at the Tennessee plant and is the first in the country to manufacture the 5x10 ft. panels stateside. Reps learned in the classroom, took a plant tour, and enjoyed networking in Nashville, Tenn., according to Doug Snell, vice president of sales and marketing of Stonepeak.

“This is the latest in panel technology,” Snell said. “Visually seeing production helps them understand the whole story.”

The new production line offers Stonepeak a number of competitive advantages, according to Snell. Distributors will be able to pull stock from the Tennessee location as needed without having to purchase container loads of materials and pay a 10% import duty. In addition, the U.S.-made materials will be customized for color preferences for the domestic market, and stateside stock will hasten delivery timelines. The plant also offers the benefit of fabrication; panels can be cut down at the plant to accommodate projects that require smaller sizes.

The company plans a ribbon cutting to celebrate the technology and launch of the new production line on September 12.

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