SCORE accepting nominations for outstanding small business awards

March 31st

Nominations due April 17; winners announced at 2015 SCORE Awards in September. Small business mentoring organization SCORE is accepting nominations for the 2015 SCORE Awards through April 17. Winners will be recognized at the awards gala taking place Sept. 17 in Washington, D.C. The awards recognize U.S. small business owners and nonprofit organizations whose success...

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Robert Allen debuts new website

March 31st

Stronger color focus, search function and project planning capabilities. The Robert Allen Group has redesigned its website to include new features built to change the way designers approach color and fabric selection online. The new site focuses on color, with a border of clickable Robert Allen swatches at the top of each page and a...

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IDTechEx to offer webinar on photovoltaic industry

March 30th

Free webinar will be held April 8. IDTechEx will offer a free webinar entitled “Photovoltaic Industry Outlook for 2015: A Supply and Demand Perspective.” It will be hosted by Paula Mints, chief market research analyst at SPV Market Research, on April 8. The 30-minute webinar will cover the photovoltaic industry, from its capacity to produce...

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Individualized marketing is the future, says new study

March 27th

Teradata’s 2015 global marketing survey available for free. Individualized marketing is the future, according to 90 percent of those responding to the recently published Teradata 2015 Global Data-Driven Marketing Survey, an international study into trends in the adoption of data-driven marketing. Teradata Corp., a data analytics and marketing application company, found that 90 percent of...

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Kelley joins Trivantage

March 27th

Bret Kelley hired as vice president of sales. After 21 years with Highland Industries Inc., Bret Kelley has moved into the role of vice president of sales for Trivantage, an international supplier of marine, awning and furniture textiles and hardware. Kelley will lead sales associates in providing products and solutions for Trivantage customers, backed by...

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Capasso joins Gerber Scientific

March 26th

John Capasso hired as CFO John Capasso, former chief financial officer (CFO) for Varel International Energy Services, will join Gerber Scientific Inc. as CFO of the company, which provides sophisticated software and hardware systems to automate product design, manufacturing and life-cycle processes. He will oversee corporate finance, accounting, tax, investor relations and information technology. Source:...

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PurThread, Burlington partner

March 26th

Companies will work to provide embedded antimicrobial protection to fabrics. PurThread Technologies Inc., maker of next-generation antimicrobial fibers and yarns, has partnered with Burlington Industries to provide antimicrobial and anti-odor protection to the health care, industrial and apparel markets. Burlington provides textile solutions for technical fabrics and performance and specialty apparel fabrics. The foundation of...

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Q-Lab’s Reis elected to ASTM committee

March 25th

Brad Reis will chair ASTM International’s Subcommittee D01.27 Brad Reis, vice-president of marketing for Q-Lab Corp., was recently elected chair of the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) International Subcommittee D01.27 on accelerated testing for paints and coatings. Q-Lab’s equipment and testing services are extensively used in the plastics industry for R&D, quality control,...

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NASA announces 2016 X-Hab Challenge

March 25th

Students invited to help design journey to Mars systems. College students are invited to participate in NASA’s journey to Mars by designing systems for future space habitats and exploration systems through the agency’s Exploration Habitat (X-Hab) Academic Innovation Challenge. The challenge is designed to engage students directly in the design, research and development of functional...

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Three industry veterans assume B&O leadership

March 24th

Edward Ricci, Ben Galben and Bryan Boulis recruited to the office of CEO. In January 2014, textile converter Brand & Oppenheimer Co. Inc. (B&O) acquired Performance Textiles Inc., which supplies high-performance and engineered fabrics to commercial, government and military markets. Praesidian Capital, B&O’s controlling shareholder, has recruited industry veterans Edward Ricci, Ben Galben and Bryan...

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