MARSHFIELD, Mo. -- Armstrong World Industries (AWI) said it will invest nearly $8 million to expand its Architectural Components Group Inc. (ACGI) wood ceiling and wall facility in Marshfield.

Plans call for adding 50,000 to the operation’s manufacturing, warehouse and office space. The expansion is expected to create nearly 130 jobs.

Armstrong acquired ACGI in 2019. The plant manufactures wood ceilings and walls for commercial and residential environments.

“We specialize in spectacularly designed architectural wood ceilings and walls that provide outstanding acoustical performance,’ said  David San Paolo. ACGI plant manager. “Our employees take great pride in knowing their work is installed in high-profile projects across the US and Canada … (including) 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.”

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