Mohawk Industries, a leading flooring manufacturer, will expand its manufacturing operations with the addition of a second plant in Dickson, Tennessee.
The plant will be operated by Mohawk’s Dal-Tile division, the largest manufacturer of ceramic tile in North America. Dal-Tile offers products under the best-known brand names in the industry: Daltile, Marazzi, American Olean, Ragno and Mohawk Ceramic Tile.
The second plant in Dickson will add 245 jobs at full capacity and is scheduled to begin operations in late 2018. Construction on the new facility will start in summer 2017.
“The positive experiences we had previously in selecting the location, working with state and local officials, and then executing on our plan to create the Dickson tile manufacturing plant, as well as expanding our team with tremendously talented people from Dickson and the surrounding area, made us ultimately realize that we didn’t need to look very far to find the ideal location for this second plant,” said John Turner, Jr., President of Dal-Tile. “We’re excited about this opportunity to expand our team in Dickson, in order to help our customers be more successful,” Turner added.
“I want to thank Mohawk for choosing to expand in Dickson and for creating more than 200 new jobs in Tennessee and Dickson County,” Governor Bill Haslam said. “Mohawk is a global leader in the tile industry and it means a great deal that a company of this magnitude has made the decision to expand in Tennessee. Mohawk’s investment in Dickson County brings us one step closer to our goal of making Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs.”
Since beginning operations in March 2016, Mohawk’s Dickson tile plant has produced approximately 100 million square feet of innovative and stylish tile products. The plant also recently opened an extensive customer showroom that details the industry-leading tile business’s vision, history, products and processes.
"It is a rare day when a county can celebrate the opening of a second facility from the same manufacturer,” Dickson County Mayor Bob Rial said. “We worked hard to get the first Mohawk plant here two years ago, so we are doubly grateful and honored that Mohawk chose to open a second facility. It speaks well of our workforce, our community and our relationship with Mohawk.”