Michael Hoadley joins BondCote

December 1st, 2012

BondCote Corp. has announced that Michael Hoadley has been named chemist. Hoadley has a B.A. in Chemical Engineering from Michigan Technological University, as well as an Associates Degree in Biology. BondCote, Pulaski, Va., has been a leading industrial fabric supplier since 1949, providing quality performance engineered coated, laminated, and composite fabrics for military, trucking, recreation,...

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In memoriam: Robert Ray Dennis Sr.

December 1st, 2012

Robert Ray Dennis Sr., 75, died at his home in Uhrichsville, Ohio, on September 17, 2012, of cancer. Dennis retired from a successful career at Snyder Manufacturing Inc., Dover, Ohio, a manufacturer of laminated fabric, coated mesh and extruded films. He was a decorated U.S. Air Force veteran, an avid collector of antique and classic...

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‘Perfect Engine’ award to lean Seaman

December 1st, 2012

The TBM Consulting Group, a global operation improvement consultant, recognized Seaman Corp., Wooster, Ohio, for its commitment to LeanSigma® statistics-based quality and efficiency improvement with its 2012 “Perfect Engine” award. TBM’s founder and CEO, Anand Sharma, wrote a book titled The Perfect Engine about his efforts to implement lean business systems in companies worldwide. Seaman...

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N.C. Manufacturer of the Year: Glen Raven

December 1st, 2012

McGladrey LLP (a tax-consulting service), Fifth Third Bank and the North Carolina Chamber of Commerce honored small, medium and large businesses that have contributed to a strong manufacturing climate in the state. Glen Raven Inc., Burlington, N.C., has been a linchpin of manufacturing in the region, and recently was named North Carolina Manufacturer of the...

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Sattler AG consolidates U.S. operations

December 1st, 2012

Two U.S.-based subsidiaries of Sattler AG, headquartered in Graz, Austria, will be consolidated under a reorganization that will be completed Oct. 1, 2012. Sattler North America Corp., located in Melville, N.Y., was established in 2006 as the sales and warehouse distributor for Sattler AG’s awning fabrics and sun-shading products. Sattler AG acquired Outdura Corp. in...

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Covercraft supports breast cancer research

December 1st, 2012

In a tribute to women in the automotive industry—repair shop owners, retail employees and car buyers—Covercraft Industries, Pauls Valley, Okla., will donate a portion of its custom vehicle cover sales to breast cancer awareness and research organizations. The “Covers for Causes” program includes a pink version of the NOAH® car cover fabric made by Kimberly-Clark...

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Parachute-style roof covers stadium

December 1st, 2012

[Hightex Group PLC] London, U.K. The BC Place Stadium in downtown Vancouver, B.C., was completely updated recently, including the replacement of its air-supported roof with a tensioned cable net roof. Hightex Group PLC designed it with a fixed PTFE/glass tensile membrane and a retractable central section, with a narrow glass ring between the two. Due...

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Tensile sculpture “flies” over an amphitheater

December 1st, 2012

[G.H. Bruce LLC] Tucson, Ariz., U.S.A. “Where Flying Fishes Play” is a tensile sculpture created to shade a corporate amphitheater in Phoenix, Ariz. The project, managed by G.H. Bruce LLC, features four HDPE canopies of silver Comtex® from Polyfab™ USA. Three layers of 1½-inch Sunbrella® webbing provide the perimeter structure of each canopy. The amphitheater...

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Creating the future of textiles: Environment and performance qualities

December 1st, 2012

Textiles offer limitless possibilities in creating the environment and performance qualities the marketplace desires. By Maureen MacGillivray, Ph.D. What are the most exciting or intriguing developments in the industry in advanced textiles? There are no longer any limits on how textiles can be developed to meet the needs of consumers, whether those needs are medical,...

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Marc Shellshear puts shade expertise and management skills to work

December 1st, 2012

Nicknamed Dr. Shade, Marc Shellshear is an employee who thinks like a business owner—putting shade expertise and management skills to work. By Sigrid Tornquist “If you can’t put yourself in the shoes of the person speaking you’re not going to understand what they want,” says Marc Shellshear, IFM, senior vice president of administration for USA...

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