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Del Conca


Del Conca is a ceramic tile manufacturer based in Italy with a global revenue of $165 million. The company opened a new $50 million facility in Loudon, Tennessee in March 2014 to serve a growing U.S. market. It’s expected to produce 30 million square feet of tile per year and will eventually employ 170 people.

The 315,000-square-foot facility included many wastewater-like structures. It contained six in-ground slurry tanks with cast-in-place lids and two cast-in-place, tight-radius tanks for holding liquid materials. Lithko was also responsible for the press pits, material storage bins and large mat foundations for holding equipment.

There were many challenges, including a tight timeline and a sinkhole under many of the foundations. The floor slabs also required shake-on and liquid hardeners to accommodate the forklifts and loaders to be used in the manufacturing process. Even deciphering the mechanical and shop drawings was difficult; they were all in Italian, with metric measurements. Challenges aside, we worked at an extremely fast pace and stayed on schedule.


Customer Blaine Construction Corporation
Owner Del Conca USA
Size (finished slab) 315,000 square feet
Location Loudon, TN
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