Textile firm Sattler AG said today that it would create 76 jobs and invest $4.56 million over the next three years in Caldwell County.
The company, which is based in Austria, is acquiring the Outdura brand from Shuford Mills and creating a new company called Outdura Corp.
The company plans to hire Shuford Mills’ current 60 employees at its Hudson plant and expand the workforce to 76 within three years.
The average annual wage for the new jobs will be $39,934 not including benefits, above the Caldwell County average annual wage of $28,340.
Sattler is receiving a $150,000 grant from the One North Carolina fund.
Sattler is a leading supplier of sun protection fabrics used in umbrellas, awnings, tents and other products.
“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, in a release.