AHF Merchandise introduced it would transfer manufacturing of choose stable and engineered wooden flooring merchandise to its Beverly, West Virginia, Somerset, Kentucky, and Solely, Tennessee amenities within the U.S, and can be closing its manufacturing facility in Titusville, Pennsylvania the place these merchandise are at the moment made. Manufacturing will cease within the Titusville location, which employs lower than 100 individuals, on October 30, 2022.
In line with AHF Merchandise, this transformation to the manufacturing footprint comes after intensive inside and exterior market evaluation to align with the corporate’s ongoing efforts to simplify the enterprise mannequin whereas bettering each profitability and aggressive positioning. The Titusville plant represented underneath one p.c of the corporate’s manufacturing capability.
“It was a tough resolution as a result of it impacts individuals’s lives. All the staff has carried out very nicely through the years, and we’re grateful for his or her dedication and repair. Sadly, the dearer native lumber prices and the dearth of apparatus to dry lumber onsite doesn’t enable us to scale manufacturing,” stated AHF Merchandise President and CEO Brian Carson, who added “whereas tough, it’s a needed step in enhancing our different U.S. manufacturing capabilities and paving the way in which for future investments that can make AHF Merchandise a stronger producer and accomplice.”
“The associated fee and repair enhancements that AHF Merchandise can understand by manufacturing the hardwood flooring produced at Titusville at our different U.S. amenities will assist our enterprise and create extra jobs at these places and permit us to higher serve our prospects,” stated Carson.
In a separate assertion, AHF Merchandise has finalized the deliberate closing of its Oneida, Tennessee facility, a small facility which manufactures ground cleaners. The closure was introduced in 2019 and is concluding October 2022. There are at the moment 4 workers at this facility.
After buying the Armstrong belongings, AHF Merchandise now operates 9 manufacturing amenities – 5 wooden crops and three vinyl amenities within the U.S., and one engineered hardwood plant in Cambodia. Three home distribution amenities serve prospects by way of sellers, house facilities, and distributors.