SC Commerce

American Truetzschler Inc. Announces Expansion in Greer

Investment expected to create 30 new jobs

The South Carolina Department of Commerce, the Greenville Area Development Corporation and the Greer Development Corporation today announced that American Truetzschler Inc. will expand its operations into Greenville County, as the result of the acquisition of the Hollingsworth company assets. The $3.5 million investment is expected to generate 30 new jobs.

“Our operations in Greer are an important part of our company’s total manufacturing capacity, and we are pleased to expand our production capabilities with a facility there. South Carolina will provide us with an excellent business environment and a skilled workforce to suit our needs. We are pleased to move forward with our operations in South Carolina’s Upstate,” said Detlef Jaekel, vice president of the Technical Division at American Truetzschler.

American Truetzschler Inc., a subsidiary of Trützschler Group, acquired production facilities and intellectual property last year from now-defunct John D. Hollingsworth on Wheels Inc. The company will use the acquired equipment in its new facility, and intends to continue the former company’s production program.

The company has also taken on former Hollingsworth employees, including those in field service and sales and marketing. The investment will allow the company to expand its textile machinery and card clothing manufacturing operations. American Truetzschler will immediately begin adding equipment to the facility, which is located at 1704 Poplar Drive Ext. in Greer.

“American Truetzschler is a major manufacturer of machinery for spinning preparation and nonwovens, and their investment in South Carolina enhances the state’s advanced manufacturing industry. Today’s announcement is also a positive indication that our state’s business-friendly climate, skilled workforce and strong market access are working to attract new investment and job opportunities. As the market rebounds, we believe that American Truetzschler’s acquisition of these operations will make the facilities stronger and better positioned for future growth. We congratulate American Truetzschler on their investment in South Carolina and look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship with them in the years ahead,” said Joe Taylor, Secretary of Commerce.

“American Truetzschler is a great company with international business connections,” said Butch Kirven, chairman of Greenville County Council and GADC Board member.  “Their decision to expand their operations in Greenville County is evidence that specialty textile manufacturing can thrive here.  We’re proud to be able to help this company and others enjoy the benefits of doing business here.”

“We are truly grateful for the investment that American Truetzschler will make in our community and the new jobs they plan to create,” said Wryley Bettis, Greer City Councilman and Chairman of the Greer Development Corporation.  “We believe that Greer is a special place, and we cannot imagine having a better partner than a company like American Truetzschler to help this community to continue to grow.”

The company is currently hiring for the positions. Anyone interested in job opportunities with the company should contact the company by phone at 704-399-4521, by fax at 704-3994525 or by mail at American Truetzschler Inc., Attn: Plant Manager, PO Box 669228, Charlotte, NC 28266.

American Truetzschler Inc., part of the Truetzschler Group, was founded in 1969 to cover the important markets of the United States and Canada. American Truetzschler, headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, has over 120 employees and produces a considerable part of the Truetzschler product range. For more information about the company, please visit