IFAI member company J. Miller Canvas

Having an association that promotes our industry is very important for business owners. I read every issue of Fabric Architecture and Specialty Fabrics Review looking at what others in the industry are doing. It gives me great ideas. I think people in the specialty fabrics business are probably as creative as in any other industry I can think of because what we build is not “cookie cutter,” and industry members are always coming up with new ideas. Just look at what’s happened with tension structures; they’ve changed the industry by using fabric without a lot of framing, just by using tension in the fabric. I love that part of the business.

Jim Miller is president of J. Miller Canvas Inc. in Santa Ana, Calif. Read the full profile in the November 2011 Perspective from Specialty Fabrics Review.