Armstrong World Industries announced that it will invest $25 million to convert its plant in Lancaster, Pa. to make fiberglass-backed sheet vinyl (cushion vinyl) flooring products. When the conversion is complete, the Lancaster plant will be the most technologically advanced sheet vinyl manufacturing facility in the world, the company said.  This is Armstrong’s largest investment in sheet vinyl manufacturing in more than 10 years, according to the company.  

“With this investment, Armstrong will be well positioned to serve customer needs for cushion vinyl and other loose lay floors,” said Allen Cubell, vice president, residential resilient sheet and tile for Armstrong.  

 Armstrong has seen double digit growth of fiberglass-backed sheet vinyl floors in North America for several years.  Volume has grown to the point which justifies manufacturing investment in the U.S., the company said.

“There will be a number of benefits that result from this investment.   Our supply chain will be shorter allowing us to respond more quickly to customer requests.  We will be able to develop new products not currently in the marketplace today,” said Cubell.