Florida Tile plans to add porcelain to Kentucky plant
"This project is part of our overall long term plan to upgrade and modernize our company's product offering, improve service and reduce response time to our customers," said the company's CEO Buck Burwell. "We will soon have domestic state-of-the art porcelain floor tile production, domestic wall tile production and our National Distribution Center, all located together in Lawrenceburg."
In a related announcement, Florida Tile said it plans to gradually phase out operations at the company's Shannon, Ga., clay tile plant as porcelain production in Kentucky becomes available. The company estimates that the plant will close within a year.
At that time Florida Tile's "bestselling clay products will be either outsourced or converted to porcelain," Burwell said.