October 2015

Berry Amendment threshold to stay at $150,000

October 1

The text of the Fiscal Year 2016 National Defense Authorization Act has been released, keeping the threshold to trigger the Berry Amendment (10 USC 2533a), its specialty metal variant and the Kissell Amendment at its current level—the inflation-adjusted figure of $150,000.

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September 2015

EDANA launches nonwovens training program

September 29

EDANA, the international association for the nonwovens and related industries, has renewed its training course program with “Nonwovens Learning Cycle™,” an integrated approach to nonwovens from the basics to advanced courses and guided development.

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PAMA seeking board candidates

September 24

The Professional Awning Manufacturers Association (PAMA), a division of IFAI, is seeking candidates for its board of directors. The mission of PAMA is to raise general awareness of awnings as an image-enhancing, energy-savings and attractive addition to a residential or commercial structure.

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Fifty years of Lenzing Modal®

September 21

The Lenzing Group is celebrating 50 years of the production and marketing of Lenzing Modal, the Austrian company’s ecological modal fiber that is made with beech wood, a replenishable raw material.

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Milliken & Co. acquires Springfield LLC

September 17

Springfield LLC, a Jericho, N.Y., manufacturer of technical, performance and flame-resistant fabrics for the safety apparel, fire service, military and occupational markets, has been acquired by Milliken & Co., Spartanburg, S.C.

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In memoriam: Clyde Grambsch

September 15

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.

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