Armstrong Opens Vinyl R&D Center in China

Lancaster, PA,– Feb. 20, 2014 -- Armstrong said it has opened a new commercial sheet flooring research and development center in Jiangsu Province, China.

The center is located adjacent to the new Armstrong heterogeneous and homogenous commercial flooring plants and includes a new showroom that features products sold in the region.

Armstrong said the manufacturing plants and research center supports the company’'s strategy to grow its business in the region by improving service; initiating a make-to-order business; and developing product lines specifically tailored for the China market.

“"We have all of the business components the product development, the manufacturing, the brand strength and recognition and the sales force– to accelerate our growth in this market, which benefits our customers, our shareholders and our business,”  says Tom Ellis, vice president of marketing for– Armstrong Flooring.

The two plants and warehouse cover approximately 387,500 square feet.