Armstrong World Industries (AWI) recently announced plans to invest nearly $8 million to grow its Architectural Components Group Inc. (ACGI) wood ceiling and wall operations in Marshfield, Missouri. The 50,000 sq. ft. expansion of the company’s manufacturing, warehouse and office space is expected to create nearly 130 new jobs.
“Even in the face of challenge, Missouri continues to show resilience,” said Missouri Governor Mike Parson. “Already, we are beginning to see signs of economic recovery with growth in communities like Marshfield. The Armstrong ACGI expansion is another great example that Missouri is on the right track, and we remain hopeful that our economy will come back stronger than ever before.”
Armstrong is a leading manufacturer of ceilings and walls for commercial and residential spaces. The company acquired ACGI in 2019 to enhance its capability and capacity in custom wood ceilings and walls, a fast-growing building products category.
“We specialize in spectacularly designed architectural wood ceilings and walls that provide outstanding acoustical performance,’ said Armstrong ACGI Plant Manager David San Paolo. “Our employees take great pride in knowing their work is installed in high-profile projects across the US and Canada… in healthcare and education facilities, office buildings, transportation hubs and more. Wood ceilings lend a warmth and refinement to any space, and we are seeing a demand for that kind of aesthetic grow… which is why we are hiring now and why we are adding even more capacity to our operation here in Marshfield.”
“The Armstrong ACGI expansion is another great win for Marshfield and Webster County,” said Marshfield Mayor and GRO Marshfield Board Member Natalie McNish. “We are thrilled this innovative company has chosen to bring new jobs and investment to our city and region as we continue to work to enhance our economic and community development assets.”