MOUNTVILLE, Pa. – AHF Products announced that it will move manufacturing of certain engineered and solid wood flooring products to its facilities in Beverly, West Virginia, Somerset, Kentucky and Only, Tennessee in the United States, and will close its plant in Titusville, Pennsylvania. where these products are currently manufactured. Production will stop at the Titusville site, which employs fewer than 100 people, on October 30, 2022.
This change in manufacturing footprint comes after extensive internal and external market analysis to align with the company’s ongoing efforts to simplify the business model while improving both profitability and competitive positioning. The Titusville plant represented less than one percent of the company’s manufacturing capacity.
“It was a tough decision because it impacts people’s lives. The entire team has performed very well over the years, and we are grateful for their dedication and service. Unfortunately, higher local lumber costs and a lack of equipment to dry lumber on site does not allow us to increase production,” said AHF Products President and CEO Brian Carson, who added, “While challenging, it is a necessary step to enhancing our other manufacturing capabilities in the United States and paving the way for future investments that will make AHF Products a stronger manufacturer and partner.
“The cost and service improvements that AHF Products can achieve by manufacturing the hardwood flooring products produced in Titusville at our other US facilities will help our business and create additional jobs at these sites and allow us to better serve our customers” , Carson said.
In a separate statement, AHF Products finalized the planned closure of its Oneida, Tennessee, plant, a small plant that manufactures floor cleaners. The closure was announced in 2019 and ends in October 2022. There are currently four employees at this facility.
AHF Products is well positioned to continue its remarkable growth trajectory through continued innovation and industry-leading customer service. Based in Mountville, Pennsylvania, AHF Products is a leader in hardwood, vinyl plank, laminate and commercial products. After acquiring Armstrong’s assets, the company now operates nine manufacturing plants – five woodworking plants and three vinyl plants in the United States, and one engineered hardwood plant in Cambodia. Three national distribution facilities serve customers through a multi-channel strategy that includes dealerships, home centers and distributors.
AHF Products manufactures 100% of its solid hardwood flooring in the USA, as well as a wide range of engineered hardwood flooring and resilient flooring, providing.