Armstrong Starts $41M Expansion Of Dillerville Road Plant

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Armstrong World Industries formally started an expansion Friday of its Lancaster floor plant, so it can begin making luxury vinyl tile there.

The $41 million project, announced by the company in October, is expected to create 60 jobs.

Shipping of luxury vinyl tile from the city plant is expected to begin in mid 2015.

The product made in the 1067 Dillerville Road plant will replace product made for Armstrong by a manufacturer in China.

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Armstrong World Industries To Invest $41 Million In Lancaster Plant, Will Lead To 57 New Jobs At Facility

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Armstrong World Industries said Thursday it will invest $41 million in its Lancaster floor plant, so it can make luxury vinyl tile there.

Adding production of the residential and commercial vinyl tile will lead to 57 new jobs at the 160-employee facility, the company said.

Armstrong will start constructing the new lines inside the current Dillerville Road plant in the first quarter of 2014.

Shipping of luxury vinyl tile from the 600,000-square-foot city plant is set to begin in mid-2015.

Armstrong now has its luxury vinyl tile made for it by a manufacturer in China.

Shifting that production here will enable the company to serve its North American customers faster and less expensively.

Read more: http://lancasteronline.com/article/local/904464_Armstrong-World-Industries-to-invest–41-million-in-Lancaster-plant–will-lead-to-57-new-jobs-at-facility.html#ixzz2hRRxQSUC

Armstrong’s Yearly Profit Climbs

Armstrong World Industries today reported a small drop in net profits for the fourth quarter but a sizable increase for the year.

For the quarter, net profits slid 1.2 percent to $8.4 million (14 cents a share) from $8.5 million (14 cents a share) in the 2011 quarter.

Sales dipped 1.6 percent to $612.8 million.

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East Hempfield Sports Complex Will Become Home Of U.S. Women’s Field Hockey

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Lancaster County is officially the home of U.S. Women’s Field Hockey.

USA Field Hockey and Spooky Nook Sports announced Tuesday that they’ve formed a partnership that will make Nook Sports, the sprawling indoor sports complex located on Spooky Nook Road in East Hempfield Township, the home of the U.S. Women’s National Team through 2022.

The complex will also host USA Field Hockey sanctioned events starting in 2014.

Nook Sports is scheduled to open its doors on March 1.  A $25 million renovation project transformed the former Armstrong World Industries distribution center into the world’s largest indoor sports complex.

Read more:  http://lancasteronline.com/article/local/806260_East-Hempfield-sports-complex-will-become-home-of-U-S–Women-s-Field-Hockey.html

Lancaster County To Have Largest Indoor Sports Complex In U.S

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On a recent weekday, a couple of hard-hatted workers patched holes in the concrete floor of a former Armstrong World Industries distribution center in East Hempfield Township.

While a handful of other workers stretched communication lines across a bare metal mezzanine, a sweeper droned methodically across the shiny floor of the massive structure.

It’s hard to picture now, but by March, this building should be bustling with adults and kids headed for soccer, tennis and lacrosse tournaments; basketball and football games; physical therapy appointments; and exercise workouts.

March 1 is the target date for the opening of Spooky Nook Sports Complex, a $25 million project to transform the idled distribution center into what will be the biggest indoor sports complex in the United States.

Read more: http://lancasteronline.com/article/local/780771_Sports-center-on-target-to-open-March-1.html#ixzz2CgpVADae

Profits Up 10.3% At Armstrong In Second Quarter

Armstrong World Industries today reported a 10.3 percent increase in second-quarter net profits, despite lower sales.

Net profits were $41.8 million (70 cents a share), up from $37.9 million (64 cents a share) in the second quarter of 2011.

Sales, however, fell 5.2 percent to $709.9 million from $748.6 million in the comparable year-ago period.

Although sales slid, Armstrong said it boosted profits by cutting manufacturing costs and reducing its selling, general and administrative expenses.

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Lancaster-Based Armstrong World Industries Reports 10-Fold Profit Increase

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Armstrong World Industries today reported a profitable fourth quarter and a ten-fold increase in profits for the full year.

Helping the results were sharply lower restructuring charges, the absence of asset-impairment charges and lower selling, general and administrative expenses.

Lancaster-based Armstrong also announced it will build its first manufacturing plant in Russia, continuing its expansion into what it calls “emerging markets.”

The $100 million mineral-fiber ceiling plant is expected to begin operations in 2015, said Armstrong, although the company did not name the city where the plant will be located.

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