A look at tile manufacturing in the U.S. shows a different picture than the one existing 20 years ago. At that time, American Olean was the only industry giant, and there were over 40 ceramic tile manufacturers of smaller and much smaller size. Today, there are seven major manufacturing companies in the U.S.: Mohawk, the largest ceramic tile manufacturer in the free world with plants in the U.S. and Mexico; American Marazzi with three manufacturing facilities in the U.S. (acquired by Mohawk in 2013); Florida Tile; Crossville; Stonepeak; Florim; and Del Conca, with one manufacturing facility each.
Stonepeak, Florim and Del Conca were not manufacturing in the U.S. 20 years ago, and they probably would not be manufacturing in the U.S. had it not been for the decline of the U.S. dollar, which made imports more expensive. Most of the companies that went out of business in the past 20 years did so for lack of resources.