Employees, local officials attend celebration at company’s Yorkville, Illinois, manufacturing operation to launch ‘Investing in American Manufacturing’ initiative
Yorkville, Illinois — At Aurora, we’re Investing in American Manufacturing and celebrating that investment with an old-fashioned lawn picnic at our Yorkville, Illinois, manufacturing plant today, July 9, complete with hot dogs, bratwurst, apple pie and a raffle for baseball tickets. Employees, customers, friends and local officials have been invited.
Three years ago, Aurora made the decision to expand US operations by investing in a new plant at home with state-of-the-art, world-class technology to help our customers keep pace with the dynamic, quickly-evolving markets we saw opening in the US and abroad.
Aurora has been successful and today’s picnic kicks-off a six-month program focused on the lessons learned and the multiple benefits to our customers here and abroad, of our investment. Today also celebrates the value this has brought to the local communities, regional economies, US supply chains and global industry sectors we serve.
“Overall, we’ve learned that investing in manufacturing operations at home is both great for local and regional economies and smart business,” said Dan LaTurno, president of Aurora. “In the next weeks, we’ll look at the specific values this brings to our customers here and abroad and discuss the benefits of working with a US-based manufacturer that operates with the highest standards of manufacturing and sustainability.”
Supporting American Manufacturing has always been part of Aurora’s mission as a subsidiary of Meridian Industries, Inc., LaTurno added.
“Today as we celebrate the birth of our nation and the strength and vitality of American Manufacturing, it’s important to add that Meridian’s owner, Bruce Pindyck, has a long history of being an advocate and voice for American Manufacturing and manufacturing jobs for American workers. He believes the United States needs a strong American manufacturing infrastructure to support our military to protect our interests abroad and domestically. Aurora and our associates have been and continue to be a critical part of that infrastructure.”
Photos and videos of today’s event will be available throughout the day. Please contact Glenna Musante for images and additional information.