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Italy-Based Smalticeram USA Locates Manufacturing Complex in Mount Pleasant, Tennessee

Smalticeram USA, a ceramic and tile ink, glaze and pigment producer and distributor, will invest $4 million to locate its new production center in Mount Pleasant, Tennessee.

Headquartered in Italy, Smalticeram USA produces and distributes glazes, frits, pigments and inks for ceramic tiles. Smalticeram will locate its new operations in a 50,000 square foot facility in Mount Pleasant’s Cherry Glen Industrial Park, a Select Tennessee Certified Site.

“Smalticeram has been in business for almost 50 years in the sector of industrial ceramic. With the opening of a branch in Mount Pleasant, it will take us a step further in the program of internationalization,” President of Smalticeran Carlo Alberto Ovi said. “Today, the market of North America has become strategic for our group and it offers us excellent opportunities. We are sure Tennessee will reflect at best all of our needs and we will do anything to make our finest contribution for the growth of the Mount Pleasant.”

“I want to thank Smalticeram for creating 26 new jobs and investing over $4 million in Maury County,” Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe said. “It is exciting news that yet another foreign-owned company is choosing to locate its operations in our state. Tennessee currently has more than 960 foreign-owned establishments and I am grateful to Smalticeram for continuing to grow foreign direct investment in our state.”

“Adding a world-class company such as this greatly enhances our growing ceramics cluster,” Maury County Mayor Charlie Norman said. “Also, we are very proud of the joint partnership between the Industrial Development Board of Maury County, Mount Pleasant Power System, City of Mount Pleasant, Maury County Commission, TVA and the Maury Alliance that developed the building which enabled this company to successfully locate in the Select Tennessee Certified Site, Cherry Glen Industrial Park.”


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