Congoleum Ceases Operations at New Jersey Tile Plant
Trenton, NJ February 24, 2022- Congoleum Flooring ceased operations at its Trenton, New Jersey tile plant on February 23.
The closure of the tile plant will result in Alternatives VCT, DuraCeramic, Cleo Home and Cleo Contract all being discontinued.
Closure of the facility, which employed approximately 40 people, will be completed this month.
This adjustment to the manufacturing footprint comes after extensive internal and market analysis and is aligned with the company’s ongoing efforts to simplify the business model while improving both profitability and competitive positioning.
“It was a difficult decision because it impacts people’s lives,” said Congoleum CEO Chris O’Connor, who added, “but it is an important step in paving the way for future investments that will make Congoleum a stronger, more competitive employer, manufacturer and supplier”.
The company has embarked on a series of personnel and infrastructure investments intended to position the company for significant growth. The corporate headquarters is being renovated and reimagined into a modern and flexible workspace that looks to inspire both current and future talent.
O’Connor noted, “We’re also expanding our Design, R&D and Customer Service teams.” New design introductions are scheduled across every product line throughout 2022.