SOLON, Ohio (August 29, 2018) — Tarkett, a worldwide leader in innovative and sustainable flooring and sports surface solutions, today announces the expansion of its North America accessories production capacity through the purchase of a 70,000- square-foot building adjacent to the company’s existing Chagrin Falls manufacturing facility located in Auburn Township, Ohio.
This several million dollar investment is intended to increase production capacity for the company’s Johnsonite branded vinyl resilient wall base and finishing borders and demonstrates Tarkett’s commitment to the long-term growth of its manufacturing presence in the United States.
“Our Chagrin plant produces the top accessories products in the market,” said Jeff Fenwick, President, Resilient, Tarkett North America. “This capital investment helps us increase our production capacity, allowing us to continue to deliver the high-quality products on which our customers have come to rely.”
This expansion also reinforces the company’s focus on efficient, sustainable manufacturing. The current Chagrin Falls manufacturing site operates on 100 percent renewable energy and uses a closed-loop process water system – processes which will be carried over to the new manufacturing location.
To learn more about Tarkett and its brands Johnsonite, Tandus Centiva, and Desso, visit tarkettna.com.
With net sales of more than €2.8 billion in 2017, Tarkett is a worldwide leader of innovative flooring and sports surface solutions. Offering a wide range of products including vinyl, linoleum, carpet, rubber, wood, laminate, synthetic turf and athletic tracks, the Group serves customers in more than 100 countries worldwide through its major brands: Tarkett, Desso, Johnsonite, Tandus Centiva, Tarkett Sports, FieldTurf and Beynon. With approximately 13,000 employees and 34 industrial sites, Tarkett sells 1.3 million square meters of flooring every day, for hospitals, schools, housing, hotels, offices, stores and sports fields.
Committed to “Doing Good. Together”, the Group has implemented an eco-innovation strategy based on Cradle to Cradle® principles and promotes circular economy, with the ultimate goal of contributing to people’s health and wellbeing, and preserving the natural capital. Tarkett is listed on Euronext Paris (compartment A, ISIN: FR0004188670, ticker TKTT) and is included in the following indices: SBF 120, CAC Mid 60. www.tarkett.com.