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Aurora celebrates benefits of American manufacturing

Employees, local officials attend celebration at company’s Yorkville, IL, manufacturing operation to launch ‘Investing in American Manufacturing’ initiative.

11th July 2018

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Yorkville, IL

Clothing/​Footwear, Sports/​Outdoor, Interiors

Aurora Specialty Textiles Group, a leader in coating, dyeing and finishing of both woven and nonwoven fabrics, has celebrated benefits of American manufacturing with an old-fashioned lawn picnic at its Yorkville, IL, manufacturing plant on 9 July, complete with hot dogs, bratwurst, apple pie and a raffle for baseball tickets.

Three years ago, Aurora made the decision to expand US operations by investing in a new plant at home with state-of-the-art technology to help its customers keep pace with the dynamic, quickly-evolving markets it saw opening in the US and abroad.

Aurora has been successful and this week’s picnic kicked-off a six-month programme focused on the lessons learned and the multiple benefits to the customers here and abroad, of the company’s investment. The picnic also celebrated the value this has brought to the local communities, regional economies, US supply chains and global industry sectors the company serves.

“Overall, we’ve learned that investing in manufacturing operations at home is both great for local and regional economies and smart business,” said Dan LaTurno, president of Aurora. “In the next weeks, we’ll look at the specific values this brings to our customers here and abroad and discuss the benefits of working with a US-based manufacturer that operates with the highest standards of manufacturing and sustainability.”

Supporting American Manufacturing has always been part of Aurora’s mission. © Aurora Specialty Textiles Group

Supporting American Manufacturing has always been part of Aurora’s mission as a subsidiary of Meridian Industries, LaTurno added. “Today as we celebrate the birth of our nation and the strength and vitality of American Manufacturing, it’s important to add that Meridian’s owner, Bruce Pindyck, has a long history of being an advocate and voice for American Manufacturing and manufacturing jobs for American workers.”

“He believes the United States needs a strong American manufacturing infrastructure to support our military to protect our interests abroad and domestically. Aurora and our associates have been and continue to be a critical part of that infrastructure.”

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