Michael Funk, of Montgomery, Ill., died unexpectedly from heart failure on May 14, 2016, at Rush Copley Medical Center. He worked for Glen Raven/Sunbrella in sales for the last 30 years. Michael is survived by his wife of nearly 30 years, Patti, his daughter Jennifer (fiancé Kristoffer Hinchley), his brothers David (Karen) Funk and James …

Winners of the 2015 International Achievement Awards (IAA) were announced today at IFAI Expo 2015, held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif., through Oct. 9.

Clyde Grambsch, pop-up manufacturing pioneer and founder of Canvas Replacements, Loyal, Wis., has passed away. In 1957 Grambsch started EZ-Kamper after developing one of the first modern pop-up camping trailers in America.

James Doherty has joined BondCote Corp. as southwest regional sales manager, bringing 10 years of experience in the industrial textile industry

Roland DGA has hired Ralph Abdelhak as director of product management, and Mark Czerniakowski as regional sales manager.

Don Williams, southwest sales representative for BondCote Corp., passed away on Tuesday, June 9, at his home in Amarillo, Texas. He was 74.

Jean Lineberger, general manager of Cramerton, N.C.-based Brawer Technical Yarns, a division of Brawer Bros. Inc., passed away on May 27 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.

Seattle Business magazine honored Rainier Industries of Tukwila, Wa., with the silver award for Manufacturer of the Year in the large firms category at the Washington Manufacturing Awards gala on April 29, 2015.

Don Racine, a longtime Marine Fabricators Association member and supporter, died on April 18 as the result of a heart attack.

Dave Elliot of David’s Custom Trimmers, Queensland, Australia, and Neil Hancock of Aussie Boat Covers (Vic) Pty. Ltd., Victoria, Australia, recently achieved certification as a Master Fabric Craftsperson.