The hardwood flooring business of Armstrong Flooring recently got its own owners. Soon it will get its own location, too.
AHF Products is leaving the Armstrong Flooring/Armstrong World Industries campus on Columbia Avenue for a former bank headquarters just outside Mountville.
The three-mile move will put AHF Products in the former American Home Bank headquarters at 3840 Hempland Road in West Hempfield Township. The site is bounded by College Avenue and Spring Street.
AHF, which is leasing the entire 43,000-square-foot space, will spend $985,000 to renovate and equip the space, the state Department of Community & Economic Development announced Tuesday.
AHF is expected to move into the space in the third quarter.
The state’s Pennsylvania First program has approved a $150,000 grant for the project, secured with the help of Lancaster-based nonprofit EDC Finance and the Governor’s Action Team.
Some 69 employees will move there. The space will allow for 68 more employees, which AHF Products expects to hire over the next three years.
Gregg Doshna of High Associates and Paul Fulmer of NAI Commercial Partners handled the lease negotiations.
AHF makes solid and engineered hardwood flooring products that are sold through flooring distributors, big box home centers, national flooring retailers, and hardwood specialty distributors under the brand names of Armstrong, Bruce, Capella, Homerwood, Robbins and T. Morton.
An AHF spokesman could not be reached for comment by presstime.
Armstrong Flooring sold the business to American Industrial Partners, a private equity firm, for $100 million in December. American Industrial Partners renamed it AHF Products.
American Home Bank was closed by its owner in 2011 due to heavy losses.