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MOORESVILLE – A German manufacturer of woodworking machinery has opened its American headquarters in Mooresville.

Altendorf Group America Inc. now occupies more than 7,000 square feet of space on Oates Road in the Lakefield Corporate Center. The Mooresville facility will house the company’s management team, a warehouse and showroom.

“There are many other machinery companies in they area, historically because of the furniture manufacturers located in North Carolina,” said Altendorf Group America Managing Director Victor Cortes in explaining what drove the company’s choice. “Mooresville is a very appealing area, with plenty of hotels and restaurants, in addition to the closeness to Charlotte, which provides good workforce potential.”

Altendorf, which specializes in tools for manual operations in the woodworking industry worldwide, is known for its sliding table saws, which its founder invented in 1906, according to the company.

Alendorf’s world headquarters are in Munich

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