Aurora Textiles have opened a new high tech manufacturing facility near Chicago with Dan LaTurno, president of Aurora stating that the investment in state-of-the-art technology is moving the company into new global markets for wide width coating and finishing, including print media.
Founded in 1883 on the west side of the Fox River in Aurora, Illinois, USA, just north of downtown Chicago, Aurora operated solely as a bleaching operation before adding finishing, dyeing and coating capabilities.
Recently, as the global textile industry changed, company leadership saw the opportunity to move into ultra wide-width coating of textiles and establish Aurora as a premier textile coater. That move, however, required finding a larger manufacturing facility and investing in new equipment. After reviewing the options at hand, the company decided to move forward into the future with the new plant and equipment and began adding new employees, while also training existing employees to operate a new generation of equipment.
The plant features the company’s new EHWHA ultra wide-width coating and finishing line, which works easily with a broad range of woven and non-woven materials up to 134” wide. The EHWHA enhances Aurora’s ability to serve both current and new customers, including those in the print media industry.