Following IFAI’s annual meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 25, attendees were treated to a reasoned and occasionally biting analysis of U.S. politics by Charles E. Cook Jr., editor and publisher of the Cook Political Report.
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The Neiman Marcus Christmas Book fantasy gifts, including Rainier's Dream Folly yurt, will be set up in Manhattan (week of Oct. 24, IFAI Expo Americas 2011 week) and will be featured on the Today Show Thursday morning (Oct. 27th, final day of IFAI Expo Americas).
Looking for a Christmas present for someone who has...
A geosynthetics breakthrough at the federal level was accomplished Oct. 13 when a letter from Congressmen John Duncan and Frank LoBiondo was sent to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) requesting a study to investigate “costs and benefits of incorporating innovative materials in pavements … such as the addition of geosynthetic materials in...
WASHINGTON--Congress passed three long-awaited free trade agreements on Wednesday, ending a political standoff that has stretched across two presidencies. The move offered a rare moment of bipartisan accord at a time when Republicans and Democrats are bitterly divided over the role that government ought to play in reviving the sputtering economy.
The approval of the deals with South...
IFAI member Fabritex Inc. in Hartwell, Ga., has been awarded a multiyear tensioned fabric structure contract from NATO.
Fabritex will supply a minimum of eight structures to Robins Air Force Base in Warner Robins, Ga., to be used as temporary hangers for C-130 aircraft that are undergoing routine maintenance.
“This is an excellent opportunity for Fabritex and our Atlas...
WASHINGTON — There are still a few textile mills in the Carolina piedmont, making futuristic fabrics that cover soldiers’ helmets and the roofs of commercial buildings.
There is also a new threat on the horizon. A proposed free trade agreement with South Korea, which the House and Senate are scheduled to consider this week, would open the American market to a manufacturing...
Co-branded website and marketing to premiere during New York Fashion Week, September 8-15
INVISTA, the manufacturer of LYCRA® fiber, is releasing a co-branded marketing campaign with six leading denim brands during New York Fashion Week, September 8-15. The latest designs from 7 For All Mankind, Citizens of Humanity, DL1961, Henry & Belle, Marc...
Senator Burr and Rep. Miller visit Unifi plants, part of "Hill to Mill" campaign for textile manufacturing
U.S. Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) and U.S. Rep Brad Miller (D-NC) visited the facilities of Greensboro-based yarn maker Unifi as part of the “Hill to the Mill” campaign designed to give lawmakers a better understanding of innovation and investments in textile manufacturing.
Burr toured Unifi’s (NYSE:UFI) Repreve Recycling Center in Yadkin County while Miller visited the company’s...
U.S. tarps supplier, Tarps Plus, will donate tarps to movie about homeless.
The leading U.S. tarps supplier, IFAI member Tarps Plus, has signed on to support the independent feature film, The Guitar Player. The film is about a homeless man. Tarps will be donated by Tarps Plus to supply the feature film for "tarp drives." The tarp drives will be held at homeless...
The November issue offers a special focus on retractable awnings, rolling shades and shade structures. It offers a history of the market, the business behind the products and a state-of-the-art market overview. This issue will be read from cover to cover by readers who participate or want to participate in the sun control business.
Ad close date is September 17.
The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) has launched a new Integrated Media website.
In Memorium - Robert Reilly, 95, former Miami Awning Co. President, and IFAI Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient
Congressman Joe Baca (D-Rialto) is set to visit A&R Tarpaulins Inc. September 1, 2011. He will tour the plant and congratulate the Fontana-based manufacturer on its recent accomplishments.
“I believe we should support businesses like A&R Tarpaulins that make products in America and don’t outsource jobs,” Congressman Baca said. “When products are made in America, people...
As the drought intensifies in Africa, thousands of people are fleeing their homes for the refugee camps in Kenya. When they arrive there, they are given food to eat and poly tarps to make housing. Many tents are housing entire families, including parents, grandparents, and children. As the crisis continues, families are required to share housing with each other until more tarps are made...
Camatron Sewing Machine president in CNN interview on debt ceiling debate's impact on small businesses
Robert Ross, President of Camatron Sewing Machine, Inc., was featured in a CNN interview about debt ceiling debate's impact on small businesses. Camatron relies heavily on government contracts. Click on link below to view CNN interview.
Since 1970, Camatron has been supplying the needle trade with specialized sewing equipment. Founder Bob Ross Sr. was in the trade for over 50 years and...
A series of value-packed free bonus sessions will be offered at IFAI Expo Americas 2011 focusing on the global marketplace and business-building information you need on exporting. Expert speakers include:
- Kim Glas,Deputy Assistant Secretary for Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce
- Representative Larry Kissell (D-NC) (invited)
- Mary Lynn Landgraf, Senior...
Dear IFAI Member--
I am delighted to announce an outstanding group of nominees has been proposed by the IFAI Leadership Development Committee for Board of Director positions becoming available in October. The Committee met June 7th and selected the following individuals for the positions indicated:
1st Vice Chairman (and Chairman-elect) / Two-year term: David...
CooleyGroup names new president
Dan Dwight appointed as president and chief executive officer.
Geogrids produced, shipped at normal capacity.
The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) has sent specialty fabrics industry support letters to the U.S. Senate, Rep. Howard Coble (R–N.C.) and Rep. Larry Kissell (D–N.C.). The letters “express strong support of funding for a competitive research program specifically designed to advance the technological capabilities and overall competitiveness of the U.S....
Symposiums and bonus sessions for IFAI Expo Americas 2011 in Baltimore, Md., have been announced.
Sterling Tent & Awnings celebrates 100 year anniversary.