Armstrong Cabinet ProductsArmstrong offers a wide selection of cabinets in traditional, contemporary, transitional and casual country styles. Pictured above is the Waverly line, with a vanilla creme pewter glaze on the wall cabinets and a mocha brown glaze on the island. Four thousand cabinets a day. That’s the current output at Armstrong Cabinet Products, a division of Armstrong World Industries.
In business since 1860, Armstrong World entered the wood products industry in 1998 following its acquisition of Triangle Pacific’s cabinet and flooring businesses. Fiscal 2011 net sales for the Lancaster, PA-based corporation were $2.9 billion, with the cabinet division accounting for $136.4 million.
Sales of the company’s semi-custom kitchen and bath cabinets are driven by both multi-family as well as single-family new construction and remodeling markets, which are slowly showing signs of improvement. Armstrong sells its cabinet products through independent retailers and building supply distributors nationwide; it recently announced an agreement to also work with 84 Lumber for sales of its products.
Armstrong currently offers four series of cabinet constructions targeted at a variety of price points and environmental requirements: Allwood, Premier, Origins and Extreme. The top-tier Allwood Series features an all-plywood box construction, hardwood plywood sides and bottom panels, six-way adjustable concealed hinges and wood dovetail drawers. With features similar to Allwood, the Premier Series has a composite panel construction and is available in a wood grain or laminate exterior. Both are available in traditional, contemporary, transitional and casual country styles, with a variety of door options.
Available on most cabinet styles, Armstrong’s Origins Series is environmentally friendly and uses urea-formaldehyde-free, soy-based adhesive PureBond panels from Columbia Forest Products, which the company says can contribute to LEED NC EQ Credit 4.4. The Extreme Series is targeted for the public housing segment, with hardwood plywood end panels and multi-ply plywood top and bottom panel construction, and a pine drawer box.
Standard turnaround on Armstrong’s semi-custom cabinets is 10 days from time of order, with no minimum quantity requirements, says Tim Clontz, plant manager. Lean initiatives are helping the company to meet its production goals, while controlling costs and improving profit margins, Clontz adds.
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