Press Room | 2012
December 6, 2012
|Armstrong Announces Exclusive Partnership with Homes For Our Troops to Build Homes for Severely Injured Veterans|
LANCASTER, PA, DECEMBER 6, 2012 – Armstrong floor products is proud to announce its partnership with Homes for Our Troops (HFOT), a national nonprofit, non-partisan organization that builds specially adapted homes for the nation’s severely injured veterans.
Armstrong, as the exclusive flooring supplier to HFOT, will donate floors for all homes to be built across the country in 2013. The houses are built at no cost to the veteran through the support of individuals, foundations and corporate contributors.
Sales from the company’s new American Scrape will support the flooring donation. American Scrape features richly textured hardwood floors, inspired by the rugged beauty of the American landscape, and the collection is available in both domestic hickory, known for its rustic character and superior hardness, and oak, an American classic. Everything about these floors has an American stamp – wide width planks (5”), dramatic colors named for diverse regions around the country and each floor is made in the USA.
”It is only with continued support from sponsors like Armstrong that together, we can help more severely injured veterans eliminate the daily obstacles and barriers that their physical limitations impose upon them and their families. Every donation of time, labor, materials and money, helps us to fulfill our commitment to our service members who have been severely injured in combat operations,” said SMA Kenneth Preston, President & Director, Homes For Our Troops.
Products donated through the sponsorship include engineered hardwood and resilient floors that meet Disability Act (ADA)-compliant or universally designed criteria. The homes include products that will help the veterans participate in and enjoy daily life with their families. The home s are designed to provide maximum freedom of movement and the ability to live more independently after returning injured from service.
About Armstrong World Industries
Armstrong World Industries, Inc. is a global leader in the design and manufacture of floors and ceilings. Based in Lancaster, Pa., Armstrong operates 34 plants in eight countries and has approximately 8,700 employees worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.armstrong.com/.
About Homes for Our Troops
Homes for Our Troops is based in Taunton, Mass., and was founded in 2004. Homes for Our Troops mission is to build specially adapted homes for service members who have been severely injured in combat operations since September 11, 2001. All homes are built at no cost to the homeowner.
Michelle Zelman, 717-859-6766