Smalticeram USA, Inc. will invest $4 million to locate new operations in Mount Pleasant, TN. The ceramic and tile ink, glaze and pigment producer and distributor will create 26 new jobs in Maury County. The company’s new operations will be located in a 50,000-square-foot facility in Mount Pleasant’s Cherry Glen Industrial Park, a Select Tennessee Certified Site. With this new location, Smalticeram will be better equipped to serve its North American customers.
“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,” said President of Smalticeram Carlo Alberto Ovi. “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.”
Smalticeram USA, Inc. produces and distributes glazes, frits, pigments and inks for ceramic tiles. Headquartered in Italy, Smalticeram has operations across the globe.
“I want to thank Smalticeram for creating 26 new jobs and investing over $4 million in Maury County,” said Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe. “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.”
“We are very excited to welcome Smalticeram to Maury County and Mount Pleasant. Adding a world-class company such as this greatly enhances our growing ceramics cluster,” said Maury County Mayor Charlie Norman. “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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