Family business webinar Feb. 5

January 17th, 2014

Succession planning is an important process, particularly for family businesses. While family businesses often outperform nonfamily businesses, succession planning can be more complicated due to the need to address issues of both ownership and leadership in the context of the family dynamic. This complexity and the sensitive nature of the issues that surround it requires […]

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Top Value Fabrics celebrates 40th anniversary

January 16th, 2014

Top Value Fabrics, Carmel, Ind., is celebrating 40 years of textile success in 2014. Founded in 1974, the company is a market-leading textile supplier for the industrial, activewear and print media markets. With headquarters in Indianapolis, it has a nationwide network of offices, sales consultants, distribution centers and shipping locations. “At Top Value Fabrics, we […]

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AATCC launches the AATCC Journal of Research

January 15th, 2014

In January 2014, AATCC publications will launch a new peer-reviewed e-journal called AATCC Journal of Research. The peer-reviewed scientific articles previously published in AATCC Review, AATCC’s award-winning magazine, will now be published in the online AATCC Journal of Research. For authors, the major advantages in publishing with the new AATCC Journal of Research are rapid […]

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Mark your calendars for 2014 WCPA Expo 2.0

January 13th, 2014

The show will take place at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach Hotel in Long Beach, Calif. Special room rate is $165, if booked by January 23, 2014. Schedule: 8 p.m.-midnight on Thursday, Feb. 20, a Hosted Hospitality Mixer; 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 21, programs to help canvas fabricators thrive in today’s business climate, […]

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Dyneema predicts materials will answer need for lighter life protection solutions

January 10th, 2014

Advanced technology targets megatrends that are changing the game in personal and vehicle protection for the military, law enforcement and homeland security. The performance and endurance of military, law enforcement and security personnel have always been affected by the weight of their gear. Today, however, major trends are intensifying the impact of weight and underscoring […]

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Designtex and 3M Architectural Markets announce new collaboration

January 9th, 2014

Innovative range of 3M Architectural Finishes to join Designtex offerings. Designtex and 3M Architectural Markets have announced an exciting new collaboration: Designtex will become the U.S. distributor for 3M™ DI-NOC™ Architectural Finishes, effective December 1, 2013. The DI-NOC series utilizes 3M technology to create a dynamic material that conforms to flat or curved surfaces, making […]

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Tennessee Apparel and W.L. Gore partner on chemical and biological clothing system

January 8th, 2014

Protective garments offer broad protection combined with low thermal burden. Tennessee Apparel Corp. (TAC), a manufacturer of military garments, has been identified as the only qualified source for the procurement of chemical and biological protective garments under the Uniform Integrated Protection Ensemble Increment 1 (UIPE I1) effort. TAC has received the production option on a […]

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Hunter Douglas donates to Philippines relief following Typhoon Haiyan

January 6th, 2014

New York manufacturer gives $200,000. Hunter Douglas Inc., Pearl River, N.Y., a leading manufacturer and marketer of custom window fashions in North America, has announced that it has donated a total of $200,000 to the International Rescue Committee (IRC), a global humanitarian organization, to help all those in need following Typhoon Haiyan, which devastated the […]

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Phifer Inc. launches new website and social media presence

January 3rd, 2014

New layout, better navigation and more user-friendly. Phifer Inc., Tuscaloosa, Ala., a leading global manufacturer of energy-saving sun control fabrics, cutting-edge insect screen products, drawn wire products, engineered meshes and indoor/outdoor designed furniture fabrics, has successfully launched its updated website, The newly-designed site features a clean, bright and attractive layout and offers more streamlined […]

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Former IFAI chairman of the board passes away

January 2nd, 2014

William Phythian, Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) chairman of the board from 1989 to 1991, passed away on Dec. 28, 2013. Phythian was named an IFAI Honored Life Member in 2001. Read the full obituary.

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