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Outdura Celebrates 293 Years of Combined Employee Service

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Outdura, known for their solution-dyed acrylic woven outdoor fabrics made in the historic Hudson Cotton Mill, recently celebrated 293 years of combined employees’ service with an awards event in their festively decorated corporate headquarters.

“We are very proud of our employees, their dedication to Outdura and the extra effort that they contribute to make Outdura fabrics an outstanding product,” stated Charles Wilson, director of operations. “At this years’ holiday service award luncheon, we honored 3 retirees and 15 employees for their years of service ranging from an incredible 48 years to five years. We enjoyed a catered lunch in small ‘COVID-friendly’ groups at well-spaced tables. We look forward to another successful year in 2021 when we can return to a more festive celebration and can all be together.”

The 25-years of service recognition was received by Lisa Buckner, Betty Cottrell and Marcus Foster. Celebrating 20-years of service was Brenda Harrison and the 15-years of service distinction went to Teresa Buchanan, Bobby Lail, Joseph Santaloci and Andy Yang. The 10-year service awards were received by Derrick Crump and Elizabeth Triplett while Deborah Annas, Trish Bradshaw, Mitchell Dean, Kelly Keller and Lindsay Thacker all celebrated five years at Outdura. Retiring from Outdura are Grady Mangum after 48 years, Kathy Norris after 28 years and Eddy Turner after 17 years of service.


About Outdura: Sattler AG, headquartered in Graz Austria, is a fifth generation, family-owned company with 145 years of history in the solution-dyed acrylic fabric market. They specialize in manufacturing and marketing fabrics for awning, marine, transportation and industrial applications throughout the world. Outdura is headquartered in Hudson, N.C. with manufacturing, sales & marketing, corporate services and distribution / logistics all based in Hudson. For more information, visit Outdura.


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