Aurora Specialty Textiles Opens New Plant

Yorkville, Ill.-based Aurora Specialty Textiles Group — a subsidiary of Milwaukee-based Meridian Industries Inc. — recently held a grand opening celebration for approximately 100 customers, staff and community leaders at its new 124,000-square-foot manufacturing plant. The opening adds wide-width coating and finishing to Aurora’s capabilities with the addition of an ultra-wide-width coating and finishing line for woven and nonwoven substrates up to 134 inches wide from Korea-based Ehwha Glotech.

The company also unveiled a new logo and mission statement during the celebration.

“Today is a tremendous day for Aurora Specialty Textile Group,” said Dan LaTurno, president. “It marks the symbolic end of our transition from the Aurora plant to our new Yorkville operation, and the beginning of a new, exciting era. We’ve been committed to becoming a global leader in wide-width coating and finishing, and this new plant, which could not operate today without the hard work of the people here, is testament to what we are calling today ‘The New Aurora.’”

LaTurno stated that the term “The New Aurora” is a nod to the company’s commitment to staying ahead of the industries it serves.

“As the world changes, we now have the world-class capabilities, state-of-the-art equipment and expertise within R&D to meet those challenges,” LaTurno said.

November/December 2016