Laufen Ceramic Tile plans establish a new corporate headquarters in Canton, Ohio during the first quarter of 2003. The move will include a consolidation that merges key business functions of Laufen and U.S. Ceramic Tile Co. at the new facility.

The new headquarters ultimately will house customer service, sales, marketing, finance, logistics, information technology, and general management functions (for both brands). This move is part of a strategic plan to enhance the efficiency of operations and increase the company’s ability to be responsive to customer’s needs, according to Laufen.