Baxter, Portobello Sign PILOT Agreement, Await Land Purchase

Baxter and Portobello officials signed a PILOT agreement during the Cookeville Industrial Development Board meeting Thursday. Baxter Mayor John Martin said the next step is for Portobello finish purchasing property for its new American headquarters. “They were waiting for closing on it, and I told them they need to get the closing as soon as …

Baxter Hopeful For Continued Growth Following Portobello Announcement

A ceramic tile company from Brazil could help the Baxter community greatly expand over the next several years. Mayor John Martin says Portobello America’s $150 million capital investment will have a tremendous impact on the small town. “It’s absolutely unbelievable that a company of this magnitude is coming to a small town like Baxter,” Martin …

Portobello America To Build US Headquarters In Baxter

Ceramic tile manufacturer Portobello America, Inc. will invest $150 million in Putnam County to open a new United States Headquarters. TDECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe says the company will create 220 jobs with its new location in Baxter. “It’s a fantastic day for Baxter and Putnam County, and we say that because rarely do we get …