Pergo Inc. has announced plans for a $27 million expansion of its plant in Garner, N.C. As part of the project, the company will build a new 187,000-square-foot distribution center and add 50,000 square feet of manufacturing space to accommodate a new high-speed milling line.

At the same time, the laminate floor producer plans to rebuild existing milling lines to enhance production flexibility. Pergo is scheduled to break ground on the new facilities this month. The new facility is projected to be ready for occupancy by Jan. 1, 2002.