Armstrong Plans Two Plant Closures

  Lancaster, PA–Headquartered here, Armstrong Flooring recently announced plans to consolidate wood flooring production through the closure of two plants, located in Jackson, TN, and Vicksburg, MS. Armstrong stated in a press release that the closures will be completed in the fourth quarter of 2017.
  “This initiative is designed to better align our manufacturing capacity with current customer demand and   to leverage productivity benefits realized across our wood flooring operations in recent years,” said Don Maier, Armstrong Flooring president and CEO.
  “Although this change is necessary due to the natural evolution of the market, closing a plant is always a difficult decision because we recognize the impact it will have on valued members of our team,” Maier said. “Our coworkers in Jackson and Vicksburg have produced quality flooring that is used by customers across the country and have supported the development and success of Armstrong Flooring. For that, we thank them and will offer them our support as they prepare for their next opportunities.”
  Once the Jackson and Vicksburg plants are closed, production will be shifted to Armstrong’s other domestic wood flooring plants.
  “Across the industry, we’ve seen increasing demand for wider-width wood planks and textured surfaces, and our six other wood plants in the U.S. have the capability and capacity to manufacture a full range of products to meet customer demand,” Maier said.
  For additional information, visit www.armstrong.com.
 


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