AHF Products to close Titusville wood plant
Mountville, Pa.—AHF Products has announced plans to close its wood flooring plant in Titusville, Pa., effective October 30, 2022. As a result, production of select solid and composite wood flooring products will be relocated to the company’s manufacturing plants in Beverly, W.Va.; Somerset, Kentucky; and alone, Tenn.
According to Brian Carson, president and CEO of AHF Products, the decision comes after extensive internal and external market analysis to align with the company’s ongoing efforts to simplify its business model and improve both profitability and competitiveness.
“It was a difficult decision because it affects 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 wood costs and lack of equipment to dry wood on site do not allow us to scale up production. While difficult, it is a necessary step to improve our other manufacturing capabilities in the US and pave 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 moving its Titusville flooring production to the company’s other U.S. facilities will help business and create additional jobs in those locations, ultimately improving service to its customers. yields customers. AHF said the Titusville plant represented less than 1% of the company’s production capacity.
Separately, AHF Products has completed the planned shutdown of its Oneida, Tenn., small factory that produces floor cleaners. The shutdown was announced in 2019 and will run until October 2022. Four employees currently work at this facility.