Boral eyes Florida tile market

Boral eyes Florida tile market
Published: 10 September 2004

The Australian-based building materials group Boral is investing US$12m in a clay tile plant joint venture on Trinidad to supply the Florida market.  Boral’s joint venture partner, ANSA McAL Group, owns the clay reserves that will supply the tile works.  The new plant will have an annual capacity of 15m roof tiles and is scheduled to come on stream in the early part of 2006.  This should enable US Tile, a Boral subsidiary to be competitive in the Florida market that is currently dominated by imports from South America because of a lack of local clay deposits.