Wix Filters celebrated 75 years of business with a Founder’s Day event and a $7,500 donation to the local school system.
“This is a momentous day and milestone in WIX’s remarkable history,” said Keith Wilson, Affinia Group president and CEO. “For the past 75 years, this business has fostered a tradition of growth, innovation and excellence. WIX’s legacy runs in the blood of families around Gaston County – and beyond.”
The Founder’s Day celebration included remarks form federal, state and local representatives as well as the donation to Gaston County Schools.
Wix Filters was founded on Aug. 1, 1939 in an old cotton mill in Gastonia, N.C., by Jack Wicks and his business partner, Paul Crenshaw.