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Posted on: October 29, 2018

American Textile setting up shop in McKeesport

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American Textile Company recently signed a lease to operate a warehouse and office in the City of McKeesport.

In September, American Textile Company signed a lease for 98,000 square feet for their warehousing and distribution operations in the Manor I building at RIDC’s Industrial Center of McKeesport, formerly US Steel’s National Tube Works. They will initially employee 30 at this facility; they have approximately 250 employees at their operation in Duquesne and over 1,000 globally.


“As our pillow business continues to grow, we need this additional space to cover growing demand. The location puts our warehousing and distribution operations closer to interstate highway connections, allowing us to service the Northeast more cost effectively.  It is also close to our corporate headquarters and existing Northeast manufacturing and distribution operation in Duquesne, PA,” said Lance Ruttenberg, CEO and President of American Textile Company.


For more than 90 years, American Textile Company has focused on bedding – including pillows, mattress pads, protectors, blankets, sheets and comforters – that improves sleep and daily life. Their innovative fabrics and technologies address needs ranging from allergy to temperature regulation.


“American Textile has been an important part of the “fabric” of Pittsburgh’s economy for many years,” said Donald Smith, President of RIDC. “Its growth speaks to some of the region’s valuable assets: availability of talented workforce to fuel expansion and proximity to national transportation and distribution networks.  Clearly, even with the growth of our technology and innovation sectors, manufacturing will continue to be a core segment of our economy for years to come.”


RIDC’s Senior Vice President for Development, Tim White, said: “The public officials representing this area – County Executive Fitzgerald, Mayor Cherepko, Representative Davis and Senator Brewster – are focused on economic development and their support for this site has contributed significantly to its success to date.  RIDC’s mission is to develop properties like this one in ways that are both financially sound and beneficial to the community.  We’re grateful for the support of these elected leaders.”


Mayor Cherepko said, “The City of McKeesport welcomes American Textile Company to our growing Industrial Center, which has seen a rise in activity over the past year as we continue to bring a variety of businesses into our economy.”

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