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Armstrong to invest $41 million in Lancaster plant

Written by The Associated Press | Oct 10, 2013 4:53 PM
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(Lancaster) -- Armstrong World Industries says it plans to invest $41 million  in its Lancaster plant, a move that will add 57 new jobs at the 160-employee facility.

The company says it's adding production areas in the facility to manufacture high-end vinyl tile for homes and businesses.

Construction is scheduled to start early next year, with projected completion in early 2015.

Republican Congressman Joe Pitts, whose district includes portions of Lancaster and Berks counties, praises the decision.

 “I am glad to see Armstrong is showing confidence in our region and our country by bringing production of a high quality product to Lancaster," he says.  "Once again, Lancaster shows it is an ideal location for making quality goods that can compete internationally. This investment shows Armstrong’s commitment to growing at home.”

 Armstrong currently gets its luxury tile from China.

The company says making the tile in the U.S. will get the product to North American customers faster and less expensively.

It notes the market for luxury vinyl tile has risen sharply in North America in recent years.

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