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Armstrong Recognizes Target as 2012 Flooring Recycler of the Year

Armstrong World Industries named Target as its 2012 Flooring Recycler of the Year. Armstrong’s award recognizes organizations that make significant environmental contributions by recycling VCT materials during demolition projects; resulting in waste reduction in landfill materials, transportation, and energy. Target received this award because of their commitment to waste reduction as demonstrated by their efforts to reclaim over 1.2 million pounds of vinyl composition tile (VCT) from multiple stores throughout the United States in 2012. The award was presented to Target during a recent ceremony at their corporate headquarters in Minneapolis, Minn.

Target began implementing recycling of their vinyl composition tile (VCT) in 2011 under the Armstrong® VCT Recycling Program. Most recently, Target recycled over 20,000 pounds of VCT from a store in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Armstrong VCT Recycling Program is the first program of its kind to recycle installed Armstrong VCT flooring products as well as qualifying competitive VCT products. Under the program, VCT flooring is recycled in a closed-loop, post-consumer stream with reclaimed material incorporated into new flooring products. Since 2009, Armstrong has successfully reclaimed and recycled over four million pounds of post-consumer VCT, representing 2,000 tons of diverted landfill material. Armstrong has regional recycling facilities in California, Illinois, and Mississippi.

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About Armstrong
Armstrong World Industries, Inc. is a global leader in the design and manufacture of floors and ceilings. In 2011, Armstrong's consolidated net sales from continuing operations totaled approximately $2.7 billion. Based in Lancaster, Pa., Armstrong operates 32 plants in eight countries and has approximately 8,500 employees worldwide. For more information, visit

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