New state-of-the-art roofing tile plant for
US Tile in Ione

US Tile, member of the Boral Limited group, is one of the largest manufacturers of clay roof tiles in the United States and is specialized in authentic clay with a broad range of clay tiles meeting the needs of today’s homebuilder. US Tile placed an order for the construction of a new roof tile factory near Sacramento. Ceratec delivered and successfully commissioned the complete turn-key plant. US Tile expects a 50 per cent increase in clay manufacturing capacity in western U.S. markets.

1 Objective

The new plant will produce 15 million S tiles annually. The product range includes S tiles and Mission tiles. The new plant will increase capacity in order to better serve the customers in the southwest USA, where clay tiles are used predominantly on higher value housing.
Technical data
Products: Extruded roof tiles
Hours of work: 50 weeks per year, 7 days per week,
20 hours effective per day
Output data: Grinding: 370 US t per day
Extruder: 295 US t per day
Formats (in inches): S tiles 18” x 13” x 0.47”
Mission tiles 18” x 8.5” x 0.47”


2 Production

2.1 Dry clay preparation

Three types of...

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