The United States Industrial Fabrics Institute (USIFI) builds strong networks of U.S. fiber, fabric and end product manufacturers; and serves its nearly 50 member companies’ interests in both domestic and international affairs.
Projects and activities include the annual Outlook Conference, which brings together industry leaders to address politics, economics and business practices; monitoring and advocacy of member positions in both legislative and regulatory issues in international trade; and public policy issues. USIFI provides assistance to members in government logistics, distributes regular trade data reports and offers marketing opportunities. The division promotes industry improvement through alliances with government and academia.
USIFI is a member of the American Manufacturing Trade Action Coalition (AMTAC) and the Fair Currency Coalition (FCC), and maintains representation on the U.S. Department of Commerce Industry Trade Advisory Committee (ITAC), providing U.S. specialty fabrics industry viewpoints on government policy and trade.
To be eligible for membership in the Institute, a company must comply with all of the following:
- Be a member of the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI)
- Be incorporated in the United States
- Have business headquarters in the United States
- Have investment centered in manufacturing plants located within the United States
- Service or supply the United States industrial fabrics industry with products made in the United States as a fiber producer, yarn producer, weaver, coater, laminator, dyer, finisher, thread, tape, webbing, equipment or chemical manufacturer, or fabricate end products from industrial fabrics
- Pay the Institute assessment (dues)