Armstrong World Industries has began to experience the e-commerce wave.
The Lancaster-based ceilings designer and producer has launched Kanopi, an internet site that markets, sells and delivers Armstrong business ceiling tiles on to clients, particularly smaller companies.
Primarily based on the Armstrong campus at 2500 Columbia Ave., Kanopi started working in September. Now with 11 workers, Kanopi is anticipated to develop to greater than 100 workers within the subsequent two to a few years, mentioned Armstrong spokeswoman Jennifer Johnson.
Kanopi is targeted on serving smaller enterprise house owners and facility managers and house owners who wish to change ceiling tiles or complete ceilings rapidly and simply, Johnson mentioned.
Armstrong had recognized that section as a gaggle that will be serious about a easy “finish to finish” methodology of choosing, ordering and receiving product. Kanopi offers that plus the help of product specialists who can present steerage as wanted by cellphone or on-line chat, she mentioned.
“(Prospects) should purchase by (Kanopi) straight or by House Depot and Lowe’s the place we additionally promote our ceilings,” Johnson added.
Although the usage of e-commerce worldwide has soared since COVID-19 arrived within the U.S. in March, Johnson mentioned Armstrong started growing Kanopi earlier than the pandemic struck.
Armstrong employs about 800 folks in Lancaster County.