Crossville to take ownership of largest U.S. tile press
March 13, 2009
As part of a major $10.5 million expansion, Crossville, Inc. will soon take receipt of a new, 180-metric ton SACMI PH7500 press capable of producing 7.5-tons of pressing force.
The press, which has been on a three-month voyage from Italy over various waterways, is expected to dock at the Nashville port on or about March 16th where it will be welcomed by Crossville executives, a video crew and photographers before its final overland haul to Crossville’s manufacturing facility and headquarters in the town of Crossville, TN.
“Crossville is in the midst of the most significant expansion project in terms of production capability since its founding three decades ago,” says John E. Smith, president and general manager of Crossville, Inc. “The SACMI PH7500 will be the largest and only tile press of its kind in the Americas. We will soon be able to produce extra-large tile, 24" x 36", that is double-filled, rectified, modular, honed and certified to have 20% recycled content.”
A new R&D facility is also part of Crossville’s expansion plans.