Dal-Tile has acquired the North American operations of Cerámica San Lorenzo.
The purchase includes a modern manufacturing facility in Mexicali, Mexico, and a product showroom and warehouse in Southern California. The plant is Dal-Tile’s eleventh manufacturing facility in North America; it produces tile collections under the San Lorenzo brand for the builder, residential remodeling and commercial segments.
“This addition further strengthens our industry-leading manufacturing capabilities, which are focused on delivering stylish, high performance and innovative tile products to our customers,” said John Turner Jr., president of Dal-Tile. “This acquisition will support our rapid growth in Mexico, and strengthens our competitive position, especially in the west and southwest U.S.”
According to Turner, Dal-Tile will invest in the Mexicali plant to enhance its processes and capabilities. Following its parent company Mohawk Industries’ 2013 acquisition of the Marazzi Group, Dal-Tile integrated Marazzi’s U.S. operations, including two manufacturing plants in Sunnyvale, Texas, and Florence, Ala.
Dal-Tile is also currently building a ceramic tile manufacturing facility and distribution center in Dickson, Tenn. The Dickson plant is scheduled to open later this year and will begin full-scale tile production in early 2016, according to Turner.
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