AHF Products Announces Acquisition of Two West Virginia Sawmills

AHF Products, a leading manufacturer of hard surface flooring for residential and commercial interiors, and the largest hardwood flooring manufacturer in the U.S., announced Apr. 4 that it has entered into an agreement to acquire two West Virginia sawmills to augment the supply of lumber to AHFā€™s Beverly, West Virginia solid wood flooring manufacturing facility.

Under the agreement, AHF will acquire assets related to Allegheny Wood Productsā€™ (AWP) sawmills in Smoot, Greenbrier County, and Norton, Randolph County.

According to AHF President & CEO Brian Carson, ā€œthe purchase of these two sawmills is a wonderful and smart investment. It helps ensure lumber supply for our Beverly, West Virginia plant and it is essential to our customers and employees who rely on our supply of hardwood flooring. Itā€™s a great day for employees, customers and suppliers.ā€

AHF will be saving approximately 80 direct jobs at the two mills, which were originally slated to close at the end of March, andĀ is expected to create approximately two times that, with new jobs being created forĀ loggers, truckers, and suppliers in the region.

The supply of Eastern hardwood lumber in the U.S. is currently 65% of what it was pre-pandemic and 40% of what it was before 2007. The purchase of the two sawmills recovers 100% of the lumber supply AHF would have lost due to the closure of AWP and secures a consistent lumber supply to protect AHF customers.Ā These two mills combined will supply 25 million board feet annually.

ā€œThese mills assure AHF direct access to a high-quality timber supply, which will provide more than 20% of the required supply at full capacity of flooring production. AWP was 12% of total supply at peak, so we have more than replaced the lost supply,ā€ saidĀ Jake Loftis, Chief Operating Officer, AHF.

“We are excited to add this capability to AHF and operate the mills at a capacity that will positively impact people and these two communities,ā€ saidĀ Loftis. ā€œItā€™s another key step to ensure AHFā€™s success now and into the future.Ā  It is a winning situation all the way around.ā€

AHF Products manufactures solid hardwood flooring products at Beverly under many of the industryā€™s most popular and respected brand names, including BruceĀ®, HartcoĀ®, RobbinsĀ®, and CapellaĀ®.

About AHF Products

AHF Products is a leading hard surface flooring manufacturer in the USA with a family of trusted brands serving the residential and commercial hardwood, tile, and vinyl flooring markets. With decades of experience in award-winning flooring design, product development, manufacturing, and service, we create quality flooring to last for generations through inspiring designs, innovation, and a deep commitment to outstanding customer service. Our residential flooring brands include BruceĀ®, Armstrong Flooring™, HartcoĀ®, RobbinsĀ®, LM Flooring Ā®, CapellaĀ®, HomerWoodĀ®, HearthwoodĀ®, RaintreeĀ®, AutographĀ®, Emily Morrow HomeĀ®, tmbrĀ®, CrossvilleĀ®, and Crossville StudiosĀ®. Our commercial brands include Bruce Contract™, Hartco Contract™, AHF ContractĀ®, Armstrong Flooring™, ParterreĀ®, CrossvilleĀ® and Crossville StudiosĀ®. Headquartered in Mountville, Pennsylvania, with manufacturing operations across the United States and in Cambodia, AHF Products employs over 3,000 dedicated team members.Armstrong Flooring™ and the Armstrong Flooring™ logo are under license from AWI Licensing, LLC. All other marks belong to AHF, LLC, its affiliates, or subsidiaries. All rights reserved.Ā www.AHFProducts.com