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US Congressman tours Aurora Specialty Textiles Group
Feb '17
Courtesy: Aurora Specialty Textiles Group
Courtesy: Aurora Specialty Textiles Group
Randy Hultgren, member of US Congress representing Illinois 14th district, recently toured the new textile manufacturing operations at Aurora Specialty Textiles Group (ASTG) in Yorkville, Illinois. The visit included a tour of the plant's new 124,000 square foot manufacturing and ultra wide width coating operations led by Dan LaTurno, president of ASTG.

A question and answer session with several members of the plant’s senior management staff was also conducted during the visit.

"It was a distinct honor to host Congressman Hultgren today and display our world-class textile processing operation," said LaTurno. "We at Aurora strive every day to prove that a successful textile operation can operate in North America. Thanks to Meridian’s continued support and investment in next generation textile technologies, our mission to double our sales by 2021 is well within reach."

ASTG, a global leader in coating, dyeing and finishing of both woven and nonwoven fabrics, manufactures a wide range of printable textiles designed to work optimally with the latest digital print technologies.

Up until about a year ago, the company maintained operations solely in the Aurora plant. But seeing new opportunities emerging and the need to invest in new equipment and technology to support ultra wide-width coating, the company leadership decided to invest in a new plant and equipment. With the move to Yorkville, ASTG also began adding new employees, while training existing employees to operate a new generation of textile equipment.

The new plant features the EHWHA ultra wide-width coating and finishing line, which works easily with a broad range of woven and non-woven materials up to 134-inch wide. The EHWHA enhances Aurora’s ability to serve both current and new customers.

"Every time I visit one of the many flourishing manufacturers in the 14th District, I am amazed by the innovation that is taking place right here in Illinois. I am proud of Aurora Specialty Textiles Group’s rich history of manufacturing and continued job creation and expansion in the Yorkville area. We must continue to support our manufacturers and their ability to expand and hire more workers through smart legislation," said Hultgren. (KD)

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