BEVERLY, W.Va. (AP) _ Armstrong World Industries plans to lay off up to 12 percent of the work force at its Randolph County flooring plant.
Meg Graham, a spokeswoman for the Lancaster, Pa.-based manufacturer, blames declines in the U.S. residential construction market for the layoffs of as many as 95 workers. The layoffs include both salaried and hourly employees.
Armstrong makes flooring, ceiling and cabinet products. Graham says the mill and finish lines at the Beverly plant have operated on four-day weeks for several months.
Armstrong employs nearly 800 people at the Beverly plant.