Sattler AG has selected Hudson, North Carolina, for a $4.56 million project. The company, which is based in Austria, produces textiles and will create 16 new jobs. The One North Carolina Fund is supporting the project with a $150,000 grant.
Sattler will purchase the Outdura brand from North Carolina's Shuford Mills LLC.
"This support from the state will clearly help us jump start many new business building initiatives right away. This fund will complement the aggressive investments planned by Sattler over the next three years," said President CP Davis of Shuford Mills.
"We are planning to invest in the Outdura facility in Hudson and expand production capability to support Outdura brand development and growth across all major performance fabric segments," said Alexander Tessmar-Pfohl, COO of Sattler.
Sattler produces sun protection fabrics used in umbrellas, awnings, tents, stadium roofing, advertising banners, and outdoor furniture. Sattler will retain Shuford Mills' current work force of 60 employees.