Founded in 2019, 2IG CORP is based in Cookeville (TN) and is the exclusive distributor for Tecno Diamant, Bi Tecnology and Cosmac.
Total new home starts grew by 3.2%, while new single-family home sales were at their highest level in twelve years: +10.3%.
In 2019, U.S. ceramic tile consumption declined for the first time in a decade to 273.2 million sq.m. (-5,4% on 2018). This affected both the domestic production (83 million sq,m, -4.8%) and imports (193 million sq.m, -5.5%), with China dropping by 36.4%.
With the adoption of countervailing and antidumping duties on Chinese tile imports in the US, the race is on for both US tile manufacturers and all the other supplying countries to win a slice of the 64.3 million sq.m of Chinese products.
The US tile producer will install the new automatic lubrication system on kilns and dryers on the new production line started up in Lebanon, Tennessee.
Florim USA and StonePeak choose BMR technology for their plants in Tennessee.
US ceramic tile companies filed a petition with the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. International Trade Commission to impose antidumping duties on Chinese imports.
Colorobbia USA, Inc. will be opening a 5,000 square metre warehouse in the US tile valley in June.
The Mexican Group’s CEO confirms good progress last year, as well as a growing interest of the US customers for Vitromex USA’s ceramic tile range.
According to Victor D. Almeida (Chairman & CEO of the Mexican Group) the US market should offer good opportunities for growth in 2019 and over the coming years.
The company, which started its facility in Lebanon (TN) just 2 years ago, is installing new lines for the production of porcelain tiles.