Mountville, Pa.—AHF Products has announced plans to close its wood flooring factory in Titusville, Pa., effective Oct. 30, 2022. As a result, manufacturing of select solid and engineered wood flooring products will shift to the company’s plants in Beverly, W.Va.; Somerset, Ky.; and Only, Tenn.
According to Brian Carson, AHF Products president and CEO, the decision comes after extensive internal and external market analysis to align 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,” he said. “The entire team has performed very well over the years, and we are grateful for their dedication and service. Unfortunately, the more expensive local lumber costs and the lack of equipment to dry lumber onsite does not allow us to scale production. While difficult, it is a necessary step in enhancing our other U.S. manufacturing capabilities and paving the way for future investments that will make AHF Products a stronger manufacturer and partner.”
According to Carson, the cost and service improvements that AHF Products can realize by shifting production of the floors manufacturing at Titusville to the company’s other U.S. facilities will actually help business and create additional jobs at those locations—ultimately providing better service to its customers. AHF said the Titusville plant represented less than 1% of the company’s manufacturing capacity.
Separately, AHF Products has finalized the planned closing of its Oneida, Tenn., facility, a small plant that manufactures floor cleaners. The closure was announced in 2019 and is concluding October 2022. There are currently four employees at this facility.