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American Starlinger-Sahm opens new headquarters

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On 23 – 24 September 2015, American Starlinger-Sahm celebrated the official opening of the new US headquarters in Fountain Inn in the Greenville Metropolitan Area, South Carolina, during a two-day Open House with an Austrian touch.

The inauguration ceremony of the new 23 000 ft2 facility was held on the evening of September 23 and attended by the mayor of Fountain Inn, Gary Long, as well as the Director of Fountain Inn Administration Eddie Case, Garry Smith, member of the South Carolina State House of Representatives, and important players in the US plastics and recycling industries.

Angelika Huemer, Managing Partner of the parent company Starlinger & Co. GmbH., emphasised the importance of the North American market for the Austrian-based supplier of woven packaging production equipment and plastics recycling and refining equipment.

Jimmy Cranford, President of American Starlinger-Sahm, Inc., considers the new technical centre and show room an important investment. “We can now present the newest technology from Starlinger and Sahm in the United States to our existing and potential customers. This includes the latest innovations in food grade PET sheet production from recycled products, as well as recycling, textile packaging, and Sahm winding technology.”

The program for the Open House included presentations of the newest technological developments by Georg Sahm GmbH & Co. KG and the textile packaging, recycling technology and viscotec divisions of Starlinger. In the new showroom visitors could see the latest Sahm winder models, a recoSTAR universal recycling line, and a viscoSHEET PET sheet line in operation.

Adapted from press release by Joseph Green

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