Wolf: AHF Products to move Lancaster County HQ

Ioannis Pashakis//May 7, 2019

Wolf: AHF Products to move Lancaster County HQ

Ioannis Pashakis//May 7, 2019

The company formed out of Armstrong Flooring’s hardwood-flooring business plans to move its headquarters to West Hempfield Township.

The company, AHF Products, is looking to spend about $985,000 as it moves its new headquarters, which is currently on the Armstrong campus in Manor Township.

AHF began leasing portions of Armstrong’s corporate offices after American Industrial Partners, a New York City-based private equity firm, purchased Armstrong’s hardwood flooring business and created AHF in January.

The hardwood flooring company plans to retain 69 of its employees after its move to the new headquarters at 3840 Hempland Road and expects to hire an additional 68 corporate positions within the next three years, according to a press release from the office of Gov. Tom Wolf. The release did not indicate when the move would take place.

AHF was not immediately available for comment.

The state Department of Community and Economic Development has awarded AHF a $150,000 Pennsylvania First Grant toward the project. AHF’s decision to keep its headquarters in the region was applauded by Wolf.

“This expansion by AHF demonstrates what so many manufacturers in Lancaster County and across Pennsylvania are finding- that this commonwealth is the best place for a manufacturing company to grow,” Wolf said in the release.

The project was a good fit for the criteria for the Pennsylvania First Grant as it both retains employment for the local residents already working for AHF and it employs another 68 corporate positions with an average salary of $73,000, according to Neal Weaver, the department’s executive deputy secretary.

American Industrial purchased Armstrong’s six wood flooring manufacturing facilities for $90 million. The company manufactures both solid and engineered hardwood flooring products.

“We look forward to many years of prosperity and growth in our new best-in-class facility, expanding and deepening our commitment to both local and national community,” Brian Carson, president and CEO of AHF, said in the release.