In an effort to expand its presence in the world market, China-based Wonderful Group, a tile and ceramics company, has selected Lebanon, Tennessee as the site of its first U.S. operations. The company will invest $150 million in the Lebanon facility and create 220 new jobs in Wilson County.
“This is great news not only for Lebanon and Wilson County, but for the entire state. Wonderful Group’s commitment represents the largest capital investment made by a Chinese-based project in the state’s history,” said Randy Boyd, Economic and Community Development Commissioner. “We are honored that Tennessee will be home to Wonderful Group’s first manufacturing facility in the country, and I look forward to building a strong relationship with the company in the years to come.”
The Lebanon manufacturing facility will be located in the Cherry Farm Industrial Site. Construction on the 500,000 square foot plant is currently underway and is expected to be operational in late 2016.