Portobello America’s vision for a full-service, state-of-the-art production facility in the United States is getting closer and closer to becoming a reality.
"Everything is on schedule, and we anticipate a March or April 2023 startup," said James Durbin, vice president of manufacturing and outsourcing. “From day one of production, the new factory will be able to double originally planned capacity of smaller pieces, such as 8 x 8 inches, 3 x 6 inches, 3 x 12 inches and everything in between. There is a strong demand from our North American customer base for these to augment some of our best-selling porcelain collections. The pieces will be produced using the same body materials as included in our field tile ranges, such as Terralma and Gouach. And they will be just as high-end in appearance.”
The new Baxter, Tennessee, facility will house Portobello America’s North American offices and create 230 local jobs, the company said.