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Armstrong's at Epcot; Auntie Anne's on TV

By , - Last modified: July 2, 2012 at 10:43 AM

Lancaster County companies are being featured this summer at Walt Disney World's Epcot theme park in Florida and on CNBC.

At Epcot’s “Innoventions” pavilion, an exhibit on green building incorporates flooring and cabinets from Armstrong World Industries Inc., the Manor Township-based company said Friday.

The materials in “Vision House,” a collaboration between Green Builder Media and Walt Disney Imagineering, are harvested from renewable sources, Armstrong said. The cabinets use a soy-based glue.

Armstrong is one of the world’s largest building product manufacturers, with 32 plants in eight countries. Its shares trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol AWI.

The CNBC show “How I Made My Millions,” meanwhile, has taped an episode featuring Anne and Jonas Beiler, who founded the Auntie Anne’s Inc. pretzel franchise in the 1980s.

The show will air at 9 p.m. July 23, Anne Beiler said this morning on her blog. “How I Made My Millions” explores “how everyday people have taken ordinary ideas and turned them into extraordinary businesses,” according to CNBC.

Beiler previously announced she would appear Aug. 26. on the ABC show “Secret Millionaire.”

More than 1,200 Auntie Anne’s operate in more than 20 countries, according to the company website. Atlanta-based Roark Capital Group acquired the company in 2010.


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