Arlon Graphics launches social media automotive restyling photo contest: #Wrapwars

February 13th, 2014

Deadline: Feb. 21, 2014. Arlon Graphics, Santa Ana, Calif., invites social media followers to show off their talent and passion for automotive restyling film by participating in Arlon’s #wrapwars competition. Participants must wrap their cars in Arlon Ultimate PremiumPlus™ colors, including: Riviera Blue Gloss, Gunmetal Metallic, Heat Wave or True Blood, and submit their high-resolution...

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Charlene Clark achieves professional certification through IFAI

February 12th, 2014

Charlene Clark, owner of Signature CanvasMakers, Hampton, Va., recently achieved certification as an Industrial Fabrics Manager, signifying superior knowledge of the principles and practices of management in the specialty fabrics industry. As a member of a select group of certified professionals, Clark has gained experience through continued professional development, contributed to the advancement of specialty...

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Mutoh America Inc. partners with Avery Dennison for another year of Car Wrap Training classes

February 11th, 2014

Program focuses on in-depth understanding of graphic installation and certification. Mutoh America Inc., a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and cutters, has announced its partnership with Avery Dennison to offer the Car Wrap Training Program in ten cities across the United States in 2014. Classes will be hosted by master installer Justin Pate. Dates...

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Phifer Inc. showcases new fabrics, website, logo at 2014 International Window Coverings Expo

February 10th, 2014

Leading interior sun control fabric manufacturer Phifer Inc. unveiled several fresh fabric offerings, its company website redesign and a sleek new SheerWeave brand mark at the International Window Coverings Expo in Las Vegas, Nev., Feb. 4-6. Phifer’s newly redesigned website, www.phifer.com, features an attractive layout, lots of handy product information and more streamlined, user-friendly navigation....

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Diamond Brand supports U.S. military

February 7th, 2014

WNC company makes donation to families of fallen soldiers through the Night Stalker Association. Diamond Brand Manufacturing, Arden, N.C., has announced a donation in support of families of fallen soldiers and the Night Stalker Association: the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (SOAR). Diamond Brand has supported various arms of the U.S. military through its manufacturing...

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SWIFA 38th Annual Convention

February 4th, 2014

The Southwest Industrial Fabrics Association (SWIFA) will hold its annual conference this year in Grapevine, Texas, at the Embassy Suites and Bass Pro Shops Outdoor. The event will feature informative meetings and round table discussions and manufacturing tips covering awnings, marine and truck tarp-related products. Historic Grapevine also offers an inviting collection of shops, restaurants...

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Free publicity for fabric suppliers: Specialty Fabric Showcase 2014 in the Review

February 3rd, 2014

The Specialty Fabrics Review annual Fabric Showcase, scheduled for the April and May 2014 issues, will focus reader attention on the special benefits and advantages of the new fabrics available to them from industry suppliers. This is an opportunity for all fabric manufacturers and distributors to get the word out, to readers in markets ranging...

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Specialty Fabrics Review interviews John Conroy

February 1st, 2014

Interview by Sigrid Tornquist How do you balance meeting deadlines and running the company within the reasonable hours of the day? You have to realize that there’s life outside the company, and as soon as you fail to see that, something’s going to suffer. The best way to address that challenge is by proper planning...

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The failsafe questions

February 1st, 2014

John Conroy ensures project success by asking the right questions. “We design projects by thinking about how they could fail,” says John Conroy, owner of House of Canvas, Ottawa, Ont., Canada. “By considering all the things that could possibly go wrong, before even starting the project, we minimize surprises.” While in high school, Conroy began...

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Mix ‘n’ Match interiors

February 1st, 2014

New Mix ‘N’ Match Collection from Carnegie Fabrics consists of simple, versatile basics that can dress up or down any interior designer’s palette. Collection includes upholstery, window and panel fabrics that meet essential performance standards for commercial interiors in hotels, offices, health care facilities and retail spaces. Four new upholstery patterns, including “Allure 6468” versatile...

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