Recognizing the need to invest and upgrade to stay competitive, Aurora Specialty Textiles Group (ASTG) Inc. recently complete the move to a 124,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Yorkville, Ill., just a short drive from its previous plant in Aurora, Ill. The new facility features a fully automated ultra-wide-width coating and finishing line that can process a variety of woven and nonwoven fabrics up to 134-inches-wide. By staying local, the company saved 75 existing jobs and was able to add five more.
“Our customers want to work with North American manufacturing companies and buy Made-In-USA products,” said Marcia Ayala, vice president, ASTG. “But they also need to consider price and quality. We now give them the option to buy from a U.S. firm and stay competitive.”