Armstrong World Industries (AWI) is a global leader in the design and manufacture of innovative commercial and residential ceiling, wall and suspension system solutions.With over 3,700 employees and fiscal 2015 revenues from ceiling operations in excess of $1.2 billion, AWI operates from a global manufacturing network of 24 facilities, including 9 plants dedicated to its WAVE joint venture.
BLAZE TO BRILLIANCE
Armstrong is committed to developing innovative and sustainable ceiling solutions, with design and performance possibilities that empower our customers to create inspiring, high-performance commercial premises. It’s an exciting, rewarding business to be in, and they are committed to continuing to grow and prosper for the benefit of all its stakeholders.
Armstrong World Industries has long embraced the values embodied in its Operating Principles adopted in 1860, long before it was required by law. From the beginning, its founder Thomas Armstrong was determined his company act with fairness and in the balanced best interests (of) customers, stockholders, employees, suppliers, community neighbours, government and the general public. Consistent with these principles, the company takes governance and compliance with utmost responsibility. The company has been a leader in corporate governance for many years. Its board has been comprised of outside directors since at least 1990. They were leaders in establishing governance principles, a board evaluation process and fully-independent audit, compensation and governance committees.
ENGAGEMENT THAT ENTHRALLS
At home, at work, in healthcare facilities, classrooms,stores, or restaurants, Armstrong World Industries offers interior solutions that help to enhance comfort, speech intelligibly, improve building energy efficiency and create i spaces. For more than 150 years, it has built its business on trust and integrity. It set them apart then, and it sets them apart now, along with their ability to collaborate with and innovate for the people they are here to serve – customers, shareholders, communities and their employees.
Through the years, the penchant for collaboration and innovation has led Armstrong to develop ceiling solutions that work harder than many people realize. It’s easy to see how their ceilings finish a room beautifully, adding drama, character and dynamism to any space. Their ceilings have acoustical properties and that means they can help control sound and noise within a room and room to room. In schools, for example, the acoustical ceilings help teachers teach and kids learn. Statistics show many children only hear three out of every four words a teacher says – because of ambient noise. In rooms with these acoustical ceilings, children can hear better, so they learn better and faster. In hospitals with these acoustical ceilings, a quieter environment helps patients heal faster. They have ceiling solutions for every interior space.
With 24 manufacturing plants and 3,700 employees around the world, its business continues to grow. The resilience of spirit and commitment to customers is in Armstrong’s DNA. It has not only endured and flourished in times of prosperity but also crisis, because it continues to be the company that can be trusted to deliver quality products.