Sandler Nonwoven Corporation inaugurated in Perry
The first overseas subsidiary of German nonwovens manufacturer Sandler - Sandler Nonwoven Corporation- has been formally inaugurated in Perry, Georgia, USA with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Sandler was founded in 1879 by great-grandfather of Dr. Christian Heinrich Sandler, president and CEO of Sandler. The inauguration of was attended by some 80 guests.
Sandler thanked the Sandler teams in Perry and Schwarzenbach/Saale, as well as the regional partners in Georgia, who actively supported the establishment of the new facility. “When the decision to build a plant here in the US was finalised, I told my management team: We are facing a marathon”, Sandler said. “At that point we did not know where in the US our finishing line would be. In Perry, we found people eager to welcome us as part of their community and new team members eager to take part in building up Sandler Nonwoven Corporation. And yet, the plant here in Perry is but one stage of our marathon.”
State Governor Nathan Deal said, “This is another great German company. Germany is one of the three leading investors in the state of Georgia. And you are an important part of continuing that tradition.” He also emphasised the team effort involved in setting up a new plant. “All of you are an important part of what allowed this to come to its fruition.”
At Southern Bridle Farms in Fort Valley, Georgia, approximately 300 guests celebrated this truly historic day for Sandler. Among the attendees were customers and business partners, representatives from the political sphere and local organisations, members of the regional and trade press, Sandler Nonwoven Corporation’s members of staff and Sandler’s management team.
Tobias Baumgaertel, president of Sandler Nonwoven Corporation, thanked his team, Sandler and the local partners for their dedication and support, without which setting up the new manufacturing plant would not have been possible. Tobias Baumgaertel emphasised the warm welcome Sandler had received in Perry and summarised that the nonwovens manufacturer could not have found a better location for its first overseas plant.
Houston County Commission chairman Tommy Stalnaker, Angie Gheesling, Executive director of the Houston County Development Authority, as well as Jimmy Faircloth, Mayor of the city of Perry, expressed gratitude towards the company for deciding to invest in Perry and for the contribution to the region’s development. (SV)
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