Tarkett plans to move all of its production from Canada to the US

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Tarkett is transitioning all manufacturing activities from Waterloo, Ontario and Truro, Nova Scotia in Canada to manufacturing locations in the US, resulting in the closure of both the Waterloo plant, which produces flooring accessories, and the Truro plant, which produces commercial carpet rolls.

Accessories produced in Waterloo will be moved to the recently expanded Chagrin Falls, Ohio site. Products currently manufactured in Truro will be transferred to Dalton, Georgia, specifically the carpet facility acquired with the purchase of Lexmark in September 2018.

This consolidation will reduce Tarkett’s cost base in North America and generate the planned cost synergies anticipated from the Lexmark acquisition. As most of the products manufactured in Canada are shipped to the US market, this move will also significantly improve logistics, the company says in a press release. 

According to Tarkett, these moves are consistent with the company’s strategy to better anticipate and respond to the needs and demands of the North American market.

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