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Armstrong World Industries picks Lancaster for its new $41M tile factory

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Matthew Espe, Armstrong CEO
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Armstrong World Industries Inc. today said they have chosen Lancaster for a new $41 million luxury flooring tile production line that the company is reshoring from China.

Armstrong CEO Matthew J. Espe said in July the company was planning to bring production of the tile back to the U.S.

The state Department of Community and Economic Development later confirmed it was talking to the company about the reshoring. In today's release, Armstrong said it received support from the state.

DCED has offered Armstrong the opportunity to apply for a Pennsylvania First grant of $350,000, said Lyndsay Frank, a DCED spokeswoman.

The company will modify part of its existing 600,000-square-foot flooring factory at 1067 Dillerville Road to include the luxury line, Armstrong spokeswoman Jennifer Johnson said.

The work there will add about 57 jobs to the Lancaster production staff. Work on the factory is expected to begin in early 2014 and wrap up a year later, with production moving over and starting in mid-2015.

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Jim T. Ryan

Jim T. Ryan

Jim T. Ryan covers Cumberland County, manufacturing, distribution, transportation and logistics. Have a tip or question for him? Email him at jimr@cpbj.com. Follow him on Twitter, @JimTRyanCPBJ.

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