Armstrong World Industries Inc is a Pennsylvania corporation incorporated in 1891. The Company is a producer of flooring products and ceiling systems for use in the construction and renovation of residential, commercial and institutional buildings. It designs, manufactures and sells flooring products (resilient and wood) and ceiling systems (mineral fiber, fiberglass and metal) to its customers. The Company operate sin four segments - Building Products, Resilient Flooring, Wood Flooring and Unallocated Corporate. The markets in which the Company operates include North American Residential, North American Commercial, and Outside of North America. In North American Residential market the Company's Building Products, Resilient Flooring and Wood Flooring segments sell products for use in single and multi-family housing. Its ceiling products compete against mineral fiber and fiberglass products from other manufacturers, as well as drywall. Homeowners, builders, and property management firms can choose from its resilient and wood flooring products, for which it is North America's provider, or from its laminate flooring products. It competes directly with other domestic and international suppliers of these products. Its flooring products also compete with carpet, stone and ceramic products, which it does not offer. Its products are used in new home construction and existing home renovation work. In North American Commercial market many of itsr products, ceilings and resilient flooring, are used in commercial and institutional buildings. The Company's ceiling products compete with drywall and exposed structure and its resilient, laminate and wood flooring products competes with carpet, stone and ceramic products. Its building products compete with CertainTeed Corporation (a subsidiary of Saint-Gobain), Chicago Metallic Corporation (owned by Rockwool International), Georgia-Pacific Corporation, Knauf AMF GmbH & Co. KG, Lafarge SA, Odenwald Faserplattenwerk GmbH, Rockfon A/S (owned by Rockwool International), Saint-Gobain and USG Corporation. Its flooring segment competes with Beaulieu International Group, N.V., Boa-Franc, Inc., Congoleum Corporation, Forbo Holding AG, Gerflor Group, IVC Group, Krono Holding AG, Lauzon Ltd, LG Floors, Mannington Mills, Inc., Mercier Wood Flooring, Inc., Metroflor Corporation, Mirage Hardwood Floors (a division of Boa-Franc Inc.), Mohawk Industries, Inc., Mullican Flooring, L.P., Nora Systems GmbH, Pfleiderer AG, Shaw Industries, Inc., Somerset Hardwood Flooring, Tarkett AG and USFloors, Inc. The raw materials used by its building products segment is mineral fiber, fiberglass, perlite, waste paper, pigments, clays, starches and steel, which is used in the production of metal ceilings and by WAVE, the Company's joint venture that manufactures ceiling grid. The raw materials used by its resilient flooring segment is polyvinylchloride (PVC) resins and films, plasticizers, fiberglass and felt backings, limestone, pigments, inks and stabilizers. The raw materials used by its wood flooring segment are hardwood lumber, veneer, coatings and stains. Some of the Company's trademarks include Armstrong, Alterna, American Scrape, BBT, BioBased Tile, BioGuard, Bruce, Cirrus, Cortega, Diamond 10, Dundee, Dune, Excelon, Huiyi, Humiguard, Imperial, Initiator, Inspiring Great Spaces, Laurel, Lock & Fold, Luxe Plank, Manchester, Medintech, Memories, MetalWorks, Natural Creations, Optima, Perla, Plano, Stonetex, Station Square, StrataMax, Timberline, ToughGuard, Ultima, Vivero, and WoodWorks.
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