Avure Technologies Moving HQ From Seattle to Tennessee

June 28, 2011
Company cites workforce, proximity to customers as reasons for the move.

Avure Technologies Inc., which makes high-pressure systems for industrial and consumer-goods manufacturing, will relocate its corporate office from the Seattle area to Franklin, Tenn.

The company will occupy a freestanding flex-office building that eventually will employ 30 people, according to the Williamson County Office of Economic Development.

The company's three business units focus on advanced material densification through isostatic processing, sheet-metal forming and food-processing-related services and support.

The privately held company, which has more than doubled in size over the past five years, routinely does business on five continents and is rapidly expanding its global presence.

"Locating Avure's global headquarters in the Nashville area offers advantages that span the full spectrum of factors influencing a move-from a well-educated workforce and geographic accessibility for our customers to a hospitable business climate and broad array of cultural and community amenities," said Pat Adams, president and CEO of Avure Technologies.

"We received a warm reception from the area's municipal leaders. Their forward thinking aligns with our own corporate values, especially our shared commitment to environmental responsibility. We appreciate their support of businesses eager to become good corporate citizens, and we intend to make this our life home."

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Former Senior Editor Josh Cable covered innovation issues -- including trends and best practices in R&D, process improvement and product development. He also reported on the best practices of the most successful companies and executives in the world of transportation manufacturing, which encompasses the aerospace, automotive, rail and shipbuilding sectors. 

Josh also led the IndustryWeek Manufacturing Hall of Fame, IW’s annual tribute to the most influential executives and thought leaders in U.S. manufacturing history.

Before joining IndustryWeek, Josh was the editor-in-chief of Penton Media’s Government Product News and Government Procurement. He also was an award-winning beat reporter for several small newspapers in Northeast Ohio.

Josh received his BFA in creative writing from Bowling Green University, and continued his professional development through course-work at Ohio University and Cuyahoga Community College.

A lifelong resident of the Buckeye State, Josh currently lives in the Tremont neighborhood of Cleveland. When the weather cooperates, you’ll find him riding his bike to work, exercising his green thumb in the backyard or playing ultimate Frisbee.  

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