Access to talent. Less regulation. Lower operational costs.
Like other companies outside of Texas choosing to set up operations in the Austin Region, those were among the key drivers for AEND Industries, Inc. to announce its headquarters will move from Huntington Beach, CA to Hutto.
This is the second California-based manufacturer in six months to move to Hutto, a suburb of Williamson County, and a regional partner in Opportunity Austin, the economic development initiative.
“The headquarters relocation of AEND Industries will not only create 50 new manufacturing jobs, but it adds to the diversity of development and growth in Hutto,” said Charisse Bodisch, SVP, Economic Development for Opportunity Austin and Greater Austin Chamber. “We have been a part of meeting with AEND leaders over the years through our annual marketing trips to Southern California, so it’s great to see they selected the Austin region for their new location.”
The news of the high-end performance, recreational polyurethane wheel manufacturing company was announced at the Hutto City Council meeting on July 19. In the announcement, AEND praised the City of Hutto for its access to higher education, such as Texas State University, University of Texas, and Texas State Technical College located in close proximity, its streamlined permitting process, and an “open for business” culture.
“This is an exciting time for AEND and marks a milestone for the company, its employees and customers,” said AEND Vice President Tony Gabriele. “Five years ago, we started looking at a number of cities and states. For us, Hutto seemed the perfect fit. Hutto will provide AEND with great opportunities for business growth and a robust quality of life, with an outstanding school system, and a variety of housing options.”
More than 30,000 people today call Hutto home.
According to Hutto City Manager Odis Jones: “We are ecstatic to have another company relocate from the west coast. Hutto has much to offer for companies to innovate and grow while their employees enjoy a strong sense of community.”
Greater Austin Chamber
The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce focuses on how the Austin Region works. We serve as the voice of business for 2,800 organizations representing a combined workforce of about 330,000 employees throughout Central Texas. Our mission is to provide leadership that facilitates the creation of a prosperous regional economy and effective advocacy for members.