Does “Made in the USA” matter in the sewn-goods industry?

August 30th

A flexible approach to contract sewing has helped Jonco Industries, Milwaukee, Wis., navigate the decline of sewing manufacturing in the U.S. The company is currently manufacturing custom tool pouches and toolbox covers, school uniforms, hats, specialty backpacks, car seat covers and changing blankets. Photo: Jonco Industries Inc. A 2015 survey by Consumer Reports indicates that...

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In memoriam: Robert H. Chapman, III

August 24th

Robert H. Chapman, III, chairman, CEO and treasurer of Inman Mills, Inman, S.C., passed away on August 23, 2017. He was 66. A longtime textile industry leader, Chapman was the fourth generation of the family to run the 116-year-old company. He served in many leadership roles in the textile industry, including chairman of the NCTO...

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Raven Industries acquires Colorado Lining International

August 23rd

Raven Industries Inc. announced Aug. 22, 2017, that it has signed an asset purchase agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of Colorado Lining International Inc., headquartered in Parker, Colo. The cash transaction is expected to close in September with Raven paying approximately $14 million and the potential for up to $2 million in...

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IFAI announces Annual Meeting and division meetings at IFAI Expo

August 21st

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) will hold its Annual Meeting at IFAI Expo in New Orleans, La., on Sept. 27, 2017, at 9:30 a.m. The meeting will be held in La Nouvelle Orleans Ballroom C of the Ernest M. Morial Convention Center. All members of IFAI are invited to attend. “You’ll find out about...

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ASCE publishes selected papers from Geotechnical Frontiers 2017 in new e-book

August 18th

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has released the e-book Geotechnical Frontiers 2017: Waste Containment, Barriers, Remediation, and Sustainable Geoengineering, edited by Thomas L. Brandon and Richard J. Valentine, which includes selected papers from the Geotechnical Frontiers 2017 conference, held in Orlando, Fla., March 12–15, 2017. The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) and the Geo-Institute of...

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AGRU offers webinar on protecting concrete infrastructure with AGRU Sure-Grip

August 17th

AGRU America will host a webinar on protecting concrete with AGRU Sure-Grip liners on Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, at 12:00 p.m. EDT. Concrete is the most popular building material in the world, but even this ubiquitous material is susceptible to damage. Engineers have presented ingenious designs over the years to protect critical concrete structures with...

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President Trump issues executive order aimed at ‘discipline and accountability’ in major infrastructure environmental permitting

August 16th

President Donald J. Trump signed an executive order Aug. 15, 2017, generally limiting the time to conduct federal environmental review and issue environmental permits to two years for major infrastructure projects; outlining a new process intended to speed up the review and permitting process; and ordering steps to increase accountability in the process. The executive...

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EPA releases interim final guidance on state CCR permit programs for comment

August 16th

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has made public an interim final guidance outlining the process and procedures EPA generally intends to use to review and make determinations on state coal combustion residual (CCR) permit programs This document provides guidance to the states for developing and submitting a program to EPA for approval. The guidance...

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Sustainable Building and Construction Trade Mission to Mexico

August 15th

The deadline to join the United States Department of Commerce’s Sustainable Building and Construction Trade Mission to Mexico is imminent. This tailored trade mission will include representatives from U.S. companies and U.S. trade associations with members that provide green, innovative, and sustainable products and services to the commercial, industrial, and residential construction sectors from October 16-20,...

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The Geosynthetic Institute announces 2017–18 fellowships

August 15th

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI), with the guidance of the GSI board of directors, announced their fellowship awards for the 2017–18 academic year. The program recognizes and supports outstanding students from around the world studying geosynthetics. The GSI fellowship program includes candidates pursuing a master’s degree or a doctoral degree. The amount for each fellowship recipient...

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