• Meridian Industries Grows U.S. Textile Operations

Meridian Industries Grows U.S. Textile Operations

The opening of Aurora Specialty Textiles Group’s new manufacturing plant this week was the culmination of a decision to years ago invest millions of dollars in a state-of-the-art North American textile manufacturing operation. The plant is in a new location, but in the same area in Illinois where Aurora has operated for over 133 years. Aurora is a subsidiary of Milwaukee-based Meridian Industries Inc. Aurora’s products include digitally printable textiles through its Northern Lights Printable Textiles line, specialty home products, industrial products and tape products for a wide variety of industries. The event also marked the commitment to investing in technology while moving into new global markets for wide-width coating and finishing, including print media, such as retail display and signage. “Today is a tremendous day for Aurora Specialty Textile Group,” said Dan LaTurno, president of Aurora. “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.” LaTurno said the “new Aurora” reflects the company’s commitment to staying ahead of the industries it serves. LaTurno introduced the new corporate tag line, “Innovative Textile Solutions.” “With the word ‘Innovative,’ we

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