BRAKEL-ERKELN, GERMANY -- Vauth-Sagel Group, in announcing it has hired 16 apprentices in its German operations, said it has weathered the economic storm in 2009 through market positioning and successful export efforts.

The furniture hardware and fixture maker has a new U.S. production facility in Greensboro, NC. The Vauth-Sagel Group said it “is looking at an extremely optimistic future.”

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