Brazil-Based Portobello to Build Tile Manufacturing Facility in Tennessee
The ceramic tile manufacturer will reportedly create 220 jobs and invest approximately $150 million in Putnam County.
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe, and Portobello America, Inc. officials recently announced that the company will locate its U.S. headquarters and first U.S. production facility in Baxter, Tenn. The ceramic tile manufacturer will reportedly create 220 jobs and invest approximately $150 million in Putnam County.
“Portobello’s decision to locate its new production facility and U.S. headquarters and create more than 200 in Baxter will be transformational for the community,” Haslam said. “In Tennessee, we have created a business-friendly environment that promotes growth in all of our communities across the state, and I appreciate Portobello for seeing what great assets Tennessee and Putnam County have to offer. I look forward to seeing this company succeed in our state, and with investments like this, Tennessee will lead in the creation of high-quality jobs.”
Headquartered in Brazil with more than 2,600 employees, Portobello reportedly serves countries on five continents and internal markets through multi-brand retailers, the Portobello Shop franchise, and a sales channel for engineering. Portobello will build its new facility on the Tennessee Motor Speedway site in Putnam County. Construction is set to be complete by 2021.
“Growing and developing in the American market, incorporating the local culture, generating job opportunities and investments through an integrated business model, from production to partnership with distributors, is what guides this new challenge,” said Cesar Gomes, Jr., Portobello president. “We are proud to present Portobello America. We believe in the strategy, the market potential and, above all, the combination of our know-how with the American team and culture."
For more information, visit www.portobello.com.br.