Lancaster, Pa., March 23, 2016 – Armstrong Commercial Flooring has reaffirmed its commitment to American production and manufacturing. The global leader in manufacturing of residential and commercial flooring for more than 100 years announced in 2013 that production of its luxury vinyl tile products would move from China to the United States.
The original flooring plant in Lancaster, PA was chosen as the standalone North American production site. A $45 million investment to upgrade and expand the facility started in 2014. Renovation of the 30,000 square-foot building was finished in 2015 with the plant now employing 200 people.
The expansion comes at a critically important time for Armstrong and the flooring industry. With double-digit year-over-year growth, North America has become the single largest market for Luxury Vinyl Tile. The improved costs, quality and service associated with domestic production allows Armstrong to further capitalize on this essential segment in the commercial flooring market while reducing the brand’s carbon footprint with dramatically reduced transportation and shipping needs.
Designed Here, Tested Here, Made Here
Armstrong Commercial Flooring’s product innovation, design and testing facilities are located less than five miles from the Lancaster, PA Flooring Plant. This production facility is unlike any in the industry and uses a proprietary, manufacturing process with multiple pending patents to produce floors of unmatched quality and beauty.
With more than 150 internal tests to evaluate the floors in addition to meeting ASTM International Standards, Armstrong ensures its meets standards for withstanding the rigors of commercial environments.
Armstrong Flooring, Inc. (NYSE: AFI) is a global leader in the design and manufacture of innovative flooring solutions that inspire spaces where people live, work, learn, heal and play. Headquartered in Lancaster, Pa., Armstrong Flooring is the #1 manufacturer of resilient and wood flooring products across North America. The company safely and responsibly operates 17 manufacturing facilities in three countries and employs approximately 3,700 individuals, all working together to provide the highest levels of service, quality and innovation to ensure it remains as strong and vital as its 150-year heritage. Learn more at armstrongflooring.com.