The Tile Shop investing $4 million in new manufacturing facility
Martinsville, VA (November 28, 2012) -The Henry County Board of Supervisors and the Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation join together with The Tile Shop to announce their new manufacturing facility. The Tile Shop, a provider of the finest natural stone, ceramic and porcelain tiles and tiling materials, is investing $4 million to build a new 30,000 sf. building at their current location in the Iriswood District of Henry County. The new facility will allow the company to manufacture mortar, grout and sealers. It is expected to be complete in January 2013.
"Adding this new manufacturing facility to our current site in Henry County, VA will allow us to better serve our current 20 retail locations," said Mike Garrison, Site Manager, The Tile Shop. "In addition, the expansion will support future growth as we continue to add new retail locations along the East Coast and Southeast."
"We are excited to have The Tile Shop in the Iriswood District," said Milton Kendall, Iriswood District representative on the Board of Supervisors. "The company has been a great neighbor and we look forward to continued success."
"To see another existing company expand its footprint in Henry County is a thrill for us," said Jim Adams, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors. "Whenever a company wants to increase its presence and impact here, it's an indication that Henry County is a great place to do business."
"The Tile Shop's expanded operation in Henry County is a positive sign for the home improvement sector," said Mark Heath, President of the Martinsville Henry County Economic Development Corporation. "We are always pleased to see local companies grow their markets. The growth and overall well-being of our existing business base is a key component of our local economy."
The Tile Shop was founded on the idea of providing do-it-yourselfers the ability to work with finest natural stone, ceramic and porcelain tile from around the world at a competitive price. In addition their domestic manufacturing operations provide the highest quality line of adhesives, grouts and cleaning materials.