Touch International Reclaims Austin Jobs
Austin, TX – August 3, 2010 – Global touch screen manufacturer, Touch International, announced today its renewed commitment to preserving and adding jobs at its corporate headquarters facility in Austin, Texas.
“Austin plays a critical role in Touch International’s worldwide success and we are committed to preserving jobs for Austin and the surrounding communities,” explains Michael Woolstrum, Touch International CEO.
In the past six months, Touch International has added 50 jobs and two new departments to its Rundberg Lane location and expects to continue recovering Austin jobs in the years to come. To accommodate for its growth, Touch International is expanding its Austin facility by 12,600 sq. ft. in September 2010.
To secure its long-term commitment to the Austin community, Touch International is working with Texas-based corporate real estate firm Jackson & Cooksey for greater coordination with state and local government economic development teams.
“Jackson Cooksey looks forward to helping Touch International strengthen their commitment to the Austin community by exploring all of the opportunities that are available to Austin’s manufacturing companies,” says Art Leichner, Jackson & Cooksey Senior Vice President.
Despite difficult economic conditions in other market segments, Touch International continues to see growth in its projected capacitive Apple iPhone-type touch screens and professional-grade resistive products used in military, medical, aerospace, and point-of-sale applications.
“Expanding Austin factories brings more capacity in our design, development and value-add solutions for our specialty markets and products,” says Woolstrum. “Concurrently, we’ve increased factory capabilities in our China facilities for our high volume product lines. Overall, Touch International remains poised to capitalize on worldwide touch screen market growth for years to come.”
About Touch International
Touch International, headquartered in Austin, Texas, was founded in 2002 by Michael Woolstrum and long-time veteran, Gary Barrett, the company’s CTO. TI has become a world leader in touchscreen, EMI filter, and enhanced display technology. The company operates its engineering and design facility and corporate headquarters in Austin, Texas as well as a high volume production facility is located in Shenzhen, China.