IFAI announces 2014 ShowStoppers awards

October 31

St. Paul, Minn. – October 31, 2014 – The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) announces the 2014 ShowStoppers awards for the best new products and services at the 2014 Specialty Fabrics Expo and Advanced Textiles Expo, at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, Minn. The annual event had a record number of entries with 130 …

Divisions sponsor events at Expo

August 12

Divisions of IFAI will host education sessions at 2014 Specialty Fabrics Expo and Advanced Textiles Expo that are of interest to fabricators in specific market areas. Advanced Textile Products (ATP). On Oct. 16, ATP will present “Advancements in Industrial Textiles: How to Incorporate New Materials into your Business and Enter New Market Segments” to help …

Miller Weldmaster Acquires Triad, Spec, and Hot Air Products from Sinclair Equipment Company

August 8

In keeping with the vision of being The First Choice Globally of All Industrial Fabric Welding Solutions, Miller Weldmaster is pleased to announce the expansion of its business with an even wider product line and improved service and customer support. Navarre, OH, August 4, 2014 Miller Weldmaster, the leading manufacturer of heat seaming solutions for …

IFAI Announces Programming For Specialty Fabrics Expo and Advanced Textiles Expo

July 24

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) announces a host of dynamic education offerings and events for its leading international trade event, Specialty Fabrics Expo and the expanded Advanced Textiles Expo, held at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, Minn., Oct. 14-16, 2014. The event is the largest specialty fabrics and technical textiles trade show and …

IFAI announces the 2013 International Achievement Award winners

October 25

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) announces the 2013 International Achievement Awards (IAA) for design excellence in specialty fabrics applications, that took place Oct. 24 at the IFAI Specialty Fabrics Expo 2013 and Advanced Textiles Conference & Trade Show, at the Orlando Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. IFAI received a total of 236 entries from …

IFAI announces the 2013 ShowStoppers award winners

October 24

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) announces the 2013 ShowStoppers awards for the best of the best new products and services at the Specialty Fabrics Expo 2013 and Advanced Textiles Conference & Trade Show, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. IFAI received a total of 97 entries from 53 companies in this …

IFAI launches website and digital publication dedicated to advanced textiles

July 23

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) is pleased to announce the launch of Advanced Textiles Source, a website and digital publication devoted to the highly specialized technical textiles market. The website and digital publication launched July 2013. Advanced Textiles Source is the official publication of Advanced Textiles Conference & Trade Show, and of the Safety …

IFAI now offers insurance benefit to its members

March 29

The Industrial Fabrics Association International is pleased to announce it now offers a new insurance benefit to its members. We have partnered with Digital Insurance, a company specializing in providing group insurance and member benefits worldwide. With today’s economy and health care reform presenting monumental challenges, health insurance is becoming increasingly complex and business owners …

IFAI announces 2012 ShowStoppers award winners

November 9

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) announced the 2012 ShowStoppers awards for the best of the best new products at the IFAI Expo Americas 2012, at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in Boston, Mass. IFAI received a total of 84 entries from 4 countries that were submitted by 56 companies in this year’s competition. …

IFAI announces 2012 International Achievement Award winners

November 8

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) 2012 International Achievement Awards (IAA) for design excellence in specialty fabrics applications ceremony took place Nov. 7 at the IFAI Expo Americas 2012, at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in Boston, Mass. This year’s competition included 30 categories. IFAI received a total of 335 entries from companies in …

IFAI names Mary Hennessy president and CEO

June 6

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) named Mary Hennessy president and CEO on June 6, 2012. An IFAI employee for 24 years, Hennessy most recently held the position of interim executive vice president. Prior to that, she worked as vice president of communications and publisher of IFAI’s six industry magazines. “I am honored and humbled …

Berry Amendment change benefits U.S. textile industry

January 16

Two-and-a-half-year mission in Washington D.C. ends in victory for military tent makers/supply chain By Ruth Stephens and JoAnne Ferris At a time when President Obama and his administration are on a new mission to repatriate American manufacturing jobs, the U.S. Industrial Fabrics Institute (USIFI) recently scored a small victory for the textile industry. USIFI is the …

IFAI names Mary Hennessy interim executive vice president

November 10

The Industrial Fabrics Association International has appointed Mary Hennessy as its interim executive vice president effective immediately. This follows the announcement by IFAI Board Chairman Peter McKernan on 24 Oct. that President/CEO Stephen Warner is stepping down from his post. Hennessy has been with IFAI for 23 years, and most recently held the position of …