Free Webinar: New Business Opportunities in Mexico for Textile and Apparel Exporters

November 30th

On Wednesday, Dec. 7, at 2:00 p.m. EST, the U.S. Department of Commerce and ExpoProducción Mexico will co-host a webinar on new business opportunities in Mexico for the US textile and apparel exporters. The webinar will feature information on Mexico’s market and business culture, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the 2016 ITA Technical Textiles...

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Applied DNA Sciences expands DNA technology

November 29th

Applied DNA Sciences, Inc., Stony Brook, NY, today announced it is expanding the use of its proprietary, SigNature® T DNA technology to cotton gins in Arkansas, California and Texas, with the launch of its fully automated DNA Transfer Systems. The new systems are equipped with real-time monitoring, and security and data capture, ensuring efficient and...

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National safe boating council seeks industry support for #GivingTuesday

November 28th

In its efforts to create safer waterways, the National Safe Boating council (NSBC) is seeking industry support on Tuesday, Nov. 29 for #GivingTuesday. Its #GivingTuesday efforts are focused on keeping children safe while boating by teaching them valuable lessons, such as proper life jacket wear. To support the campaign you can donate by clicking here and you...

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Covestro joins zero discharge program

November 28th

Covestro, a world-leading supplier of high-tech polymer materials, has joined the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Program as one of the newest value chain contributors. In this role, Covestro will commit more resources to assist brand owners in sustainable chemical management through innovation on chemical technology, material production and supply chain collaboration. Covestro supplies...

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Mimaki USA opens Canada location

November 25th

Mimaki USA, Suwannee, Ga., a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and cutters, opened its first Canadian branch in Toronto in October. The facility is home to Mimaki trained sales, support and service staff designed to provide Mimaki dealers and end users with local sales and technical support. The 11,000-square-foot facility will be the site...

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Sage Automotive acquires Apollo S.p.A.

November 24th

Sage Automotive Interiors, Greenville, S.C., has acquired the automotive manufacturing assets of Italy-based Apollo S.p.A. with the goal of expanding capacity and capability for automotive interior products to the European market. Based in Florence, Italy, and Bucharest, Romania, Apollo is ideally suited to supply automotive fabrics and sewn covers in Central and Eastern Europe. The...

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Larson Boat Group closes Minnesota facility

November 23rd

The Larson Boat Group has announced plans to consolidate its Little Falls, Minn., facility with its larger Pulaski, Wis., plant. The Little Falls plant manufactures the boating lines Larson, Larson FX, Larson Escape, Striper and Triumph. President and chief executive of Larson Boat Group Rob Parmentier released a statement indicating that “after months of analysis,...

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Techmer PM expands to Mexico

November 23rd

Techmer PM, Clinton, Tenn., will open a production facility in Mexico to provide local service to the growing number of its customers with operations in Mexico and Latin America. The facility is expected to be operational in the second half of 2017 and will have sufficient capacity to service Mexico and key Latin American markets....

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NatureWorks wins 3M supplier awards

November 22nd

NatureWorks, Minnetonka, Minn., received two 2016 3M Supplier of the Year Awards in recognition of the company’s contribution to improving 3M’s competitiveness and helping to drive sustainability. This year, 3M recognized 11 suppliers among thousands in its global supply base for world-class performance in providing products and/or services. NatureWorks supplies biopolymers to the plastics, fibers,...

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Burrows named president of Chamber of Marine Commerce

November 22nd

The Chamber of Marine Commerce (CMC) has appointed Bruce R. Burrows as president, effective December 1, 2016. Burrows joins the chamber as the bi-national industry association enters a new chapter, having recently completed a merger with the Canadian Shipowners Association in September. Burrows brings almost 35 years of government relations, business development and consensus-building expertise...

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