BEVERLY, W.Va. — A Randolph County business will add 85,000 square feet to create a distribution center on site, according to an announcement today involving Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV).

The Armstrong Flooring expansion will allow the company to improve and streamline their distribution capabilities by storing their finished flooring products on site. The project is expected to create up to 50 new jobs in the next ten years.

Armstrong Flooring opened in 1989 along Route 250 south of Beverly. It is the largest pre-finished hardwood flooring plant in the United States, producing flooring from oak, hickory, and maple.

“We appreciate the opportunity to do business here in West Virginia, which has an ample supply of timber from its growing forested lands,” Dominic Rice, Senior VP of Global Operations and Manufacturing for Armstrong Flooring, said in a press release. “In addition, we’re fortunate to have an experienced team of employees who turn that lumber into beautiful flooring used in homes and businesses nationwide.”

New construction will begin next summer and could be completed by Summer 2019.

Wednesday’s announcement included Senator Capito, representatives from the U.S. Economic Development Administration, the West Virginia Division of Forestry, Randolph County Commission, Randolph County Development Authority, Armstrong Flooring, and the Beverly Plant.

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