American Starlinger-Sahm, Inc. (ASSI) is expanding with the establishment of its new North American headquarters. A groundbreaking ceremony was held on 26 August at the site in the South Chase Business Park in Fountain Inn, South Carolina. Covering 23 000 ft2, the new facility will include a machine exhibition area, spare parts warehouse and office space for sales and technical support throughout North America. Construction is expected to take nine months. The grand opening of the new facility is scheduled for late spring 2015.
“In the new location Starlinger and Sahm will offer the full range of their products and services,” said Jimmy Cranford, President of American Starlinger-Sahm, Inc. “Machinery from Starlinger textile packaging, Starlinger recycling technology, Starlinger viscotec, and Sahm will be installed and available for demonstration runs and customer trials in our new showroom.”
Groundbreaking ceremony for the North American headquarters. From left to right: Chris Bowen, Vice President of Hogan Construction Company; Gary Long, Mayor of Fountain Inn; Jimmy Cranford, Michelle Diaz, Jack Thompson, Ben Lemmons, AnnThomas, American Starlinger-Sahm, Inc.
Europe-based Starlinger and Sahm are major technology suppliers to the woven plastic packaging, plastics recycling and textile industries. ASSI is owned by Starlinger Export GmbH and handles sales/service activities and spare parts supply for Starlinger textile packaging, Starlinger recycling technology and Starlinger viscotec, as well as for the winder specialist Georg Sahm GmbH & Co. KG. In addition, ASSI acts as a representative for Roblon twisters, Satake electronic optical sorting equipment and SAB material handling products.
Adapted from press release by Louise Fordham
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