Dallas-based Lone Star Ceramics has entered into an acquisition agreement with glazed brick and structural glazed tile manufacturer Elgin Butler Co. of Elgin, Texas. Lone Star, which produces unglazed porcelain dot-mounted mosaics, will be relocated to the Elgin Butler corporate headquarters property near Austin,” to benefit from the large scale ceramic production, engineering and the resource infrastructure present there,” according to Elgin.
The company expects the newly renovated Lone
Star plant to be fully operational and producing fine unglazed porcelain
mosaics and trims by December 2007.
“The addition of Lone Star commercial mosaic
products will not only help our existing Elgin Butler Distributors capture
projects,” said Matt Galvez, new Lone Star owner (and former Florida Tile
president). “But it will also enable us to bring Elgin Butler engineering and
marketing resources to Lone Star to benefit the network of Lone Star independent
distributors. The market place 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.”