The Chatham Economic Development Corporation announced last Thursday that Floorazzo Tile, a Siler City-based company which manufactures prefabricated terrazzo tile, will create 12 new jobs and invest $2 million as part of an expansion.
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SILER CITY — The Chatham Economic Development Corporation announced last Thursday that Floorazzo Tile, a Siler City-based company which manufactures prefabricated terrazzo tile, will create 12 new jobs and invest $2 million as part of an expansion.
An EDC press released stated that construction has already begun on a new 20,000-square-foot facility on Harold Andrews Road in Siler City. The building is currently under construction and expected to reach full operating capacity in June.
Floorazzo President John Sich told the News + Record on Friday that the lease in the company’s current building, located on Third Street, was not going to be renewed. Coupled with growing sales, a new and bigger building was needed.
“It looks like sales will have doubled over the last three years,” Sich said. “So we’re rapidly expanding. It’s a happy problem. We are going to hire. We’ll put on a second shift at the new facility and have at growing this business.”
EDC President Alyssa Byrd said the organization was encouraged by Floorazzo’s desire to stay in Siler City.
“Early in the process, when expansion was just an idea, we were impressed by their commitment to Siler City,” Byrd said. “We know they could choose anywhere to locate, but John and his team were adamant about continuing their operations locally.”
Staying in Chatham County was a natural fit, Sich said, because the company could access a “trained workforce” and take advantage of a terrazzo rock quarry in Liberty, the only one on the east coast.
Floorazzo currently counts Johns Hopkins hospitals, the John Wentworth Cancer Center in Illinois and numerous school systems and military bases across the United States among its clients. Sich said the company is expecting its first $1 million order in coming months.
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