The City of Hutto is pleased to share that AEND Industries, Inc., a high-end performance, aend 1recreational polyurethane wheel manufacturing company, announced at the Hutto City Council meeting on July 19 that it will be moving its headquarters from Huntington Beach, CA to Hutto, where they will build a new 19,200 square foot facility to be built at North Town Commons Business Park, located at the southeast corner of FM 1660 North and Limmer Loop. 
“This is an exciting time for AEND and marks a milestone for the company, its employees and customers,” said AEND Vice President Tony Gabriele. “Five years ago, we started looking at a number of cities and states. For us, Hutto seemed the perfect fit. Hutto will provide AEND with great opportunities for business growth and a robust quality of life, with an outstanding school system, and a variety of housing options.”
AEND chose the City of Hutto for a variety of reasons including access to workforce and higher education such as Texas State University, University of Texas, and Texas State Technical College located in close proximity, its streamlined permitting process, and an “open for business” culture. 
The move will take place in early 2019. The new space reflects AEND’s innovative goals and will increase efficiency while maintaining quality customer service
“We are ecstatic to have another company relocate from the west coast,” said City Manager Odis Jones. “Hutto has much to offer for companies to innovate and grow while their employees enjoy a strong sense of community.
AEND is a performance wheel manufacturing company that was founded in 2003 when Neal Piper joined together with Tony Gabriele. AEND started with 10 employees. The company grew and diversified with a variety of different recreational performance products. Today, AEND produces product for a variety of customers and various consumer niches including skate board, inline, long board, quad, scooter, and wheel chair casters.
The company is committed to having at least 40 employees within nine months of beginning operations in Hutto with an additional 10 employees within five years.
AEND sells directly to brands such as the skateboard company Element. They can custom design wheels and ship to anywhere in the world. Currently 70-75% of product goes overseas.
The Hutto Economic Development Corporation Type B provided a grant to AEND in the amount of $175,000 over a five-year period to reimburse AEND for moving costs associated with relocating the business from Huntington Beach, CA to Hutto.
“We are honored to have a proven and family-oriented company such as AEND relocate their business to our growing city,” said Hutto EDC Type B Vice Chair Dan Thornton. “They have been a pleasure to work with and we hope that this will be the start of a very proactive and positive business relationship between AEND and the Hutto EDC Type B for many years to come.”   

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