One local technology manufacturing company is continuing to create Austin jobs.
Touch International recently announced its plans to expand the company's Austin facility next month. The company, which manufactures touch screens, has added 50 new jobs and two new departments during the last six months and expects to continue hiring in the coming months.
Touch International is continuing to see growth despite the economic downturn, in part because of the company's projected capacitive touch screens and in part because of its professional-grade resistive products used in the military, medical, and aerospace industries.
"Austin plays a critical role in Touch International's world-wide success and we are committed to preserving jobs for Austin and the surrounding communities," Touch International CEO Michael Woolstrum said. "Expanding Austin factories brings more capacity in our design, development and value-add solutions for our specialty markets and products.
"Concurrently, we’ve increased factory capabilities in our China facilities for our high volume product lines," he continued. "Overall, Touch International remains poised to capitalize on world-wide touch screen market growth for years to come."
Touch International has been working with Jackson & Cooksey, a local real estate firm, to better coordinate with state and local government economic development teams and explore all the opportunities available to manufacturing companies.