Glazed brick and tile maker Elgin Butler has purchased unglazed porcelain mosaics maker Lone Star Ceramics, based in Dallas. Plans call for the Lone Star plant to relocate to Elgin Butler’s headquarters in Elgin, Texas, about 25 miles east of Austin The deal will allow Elgin Butler to add unglazed porcelain dot-mounted mosaics and trim to its product line. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

According to Lone Star owner Matt Galvez, the agreement will benefit the network of distributors for both companies. “The addition of Lone Star commercial mosaic products will not only help our existing Elgin Butler distributors capture projects, but will enable us to bring Elgin Butler engineering and marketing resources to Lone Star, benefiting the company’s network of independent distributors,” he said.

“The marketplace desperately needs a second domestic source of high quality, unglazed dot-mounted porcelain mosaics, and we plan to service this category to the best of our ability,” he added.

Elgin Butler noted that the newly renovated Lone Star plant should be fully operational by December of this year. For more information, call Bill Reid at (407) 973-8763.