Ceramic Industry

Florida Tile to Expand Kentucky Workforce by 26%

November 16, 2010

Florida Tile announced it will expand its workforce by more than 26% by year’s end. The expansion will support the company’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Lawrenceburg, Ky., as well as its new corporate headquarters in Lexington.

“This announcement is another in Florida Tile’s kept promises made more than two years ago to our partners in this venture, the community, county, state and federal officials, when we officially moved our operations from Florida to Kentucky,” said Michael Franceschelli, president. “At that time, the company purchased and invested more than $15 million to ‘recycle’ a once-dormant manufacturing plant in Lawrenceburg, thus creating a modern porcelain tile facility and utilizing a continuous ball mill, one of only three worldwide.

“That economy-of-scale investment has allowed Florida Tile to not only maximize its high-quality, high-capacity production but also to simultaneously grow our environmental programs to include a $150,000 investment in a proprietary scrap tile crushing process announced late this summer, which virtually eliminates all tile waste disposal and increases recycled content in all Florida Tile products manufactured in Lexington.”

For more information, visit www.floridatile.com.