Warrior Sailing Program going strong

November 30th

Since its start in 2013, the Warrior Sailing Program (WSP) has taught more than 250 former military men and women to sail. WSP coaches visit more than 40 sailing clubs around the country each year to run basic and advanced multi-day sailing camps, all at no cost to the participants. The coaches use an assortment...

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Sandler nonwoven plant opens in Georgia

November 30th

German nonwovens manufacturer Sandler AG has opened its first overseas subsidiary in Perry, Ga., in October 2017. Sandler Nonwoven Corporation was inaugurated with a ribbon cutting and Sandler Oktoberfest, a special Bavarian evening. Sandler AG anticipates opening additional overseas plants in the future.

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Vizient Innovative Technology designation recognizes VESTEX products

November 29th

Standard Textile announced that VESTEX Active Barrier apparel received a 2017 Innovative Technology designation from Vizient Inc., a member-driven healthcare performance improvement company. This year marks the inauguration of the Innovative Technology designation. The designation was based on direct feedback from hospital experts who interacted with VESTEX at the Vizient Innovative Technology Exchange in Denver in September. VESTEX Active Barrier apparel...

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Saint-Gobain documents sustainability

November 29th

Saint-Gobain has published the first Environmental Product Declaration for a PTFE-coated architectural membrane, SHEERFILL II. The report documents the ways the product affects the environment throughout its lifecycle. A global leader in strong, long-lasting architectural membranes, SHEERFILL is committed to sustainability. It is the only PTFE-coated architectural membrane that is Energy Star and Cool Roof...

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FGI expands Summer Internship Program

November 28th

The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) expanded its Summer Internship Program to three companies and six interns during the summer of 2017. The main objectives of the program are to introduce future civil engineers to the geosynthetics field and civil engineering construction, and to provide a connection between...

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Mount Vernon FR expands globally

November 28th

Mount Vernon FR, Trion, Ga., is expanding beyond the United States and Canada. The company’s flame-resistant fabrics will now be available in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and Central and South America. This development will open distribution channels in these regions to fulfill increasing demand. In addition, Mount Vernon FR is collaborating with Matrix World...

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BoatUS Foundation seeking donations to support safety, clean water

November 28th

The BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water is asking for donations to help support its efforts to reduce boating accidents and increase waterway stewardship. The organization is calling Nov. 28 “Give Way to Giving Tuesday” to kickstart the season of charitable giving. Since 1981, the 501(c)(3) Foundation has offered the country’s largest life...

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New Reebok military boot is introduced

November 28th

  Warson Brands has introduced the Reebok Sublite Cushion Tactical Boot for military personnel. To create the boot, Reebok reports that the company built on input from wearers of Reebok boots designed for law enforcement professionals. Details include a lace garage to tuck away laces when blousing pants; a full rubber outsole with rope guard designed...

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2017 APEX Design Award winners announced

November 27th

Polartec has chosen the winners of its 2017 APEX Awards, an annual program recognizing products made from Polartec fabrics and the designers behind them. The winning products were selected based on skilled and creative uses of Polartec fabric technologies. The winners are: Adidas Terrex Agravic Alpha Hooded Shield Jacket, a women’s outdoor jacket made with...

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New powerboat registrations up 4.4 percent in September

November 22nd

The National Marine Manufacturers Association’s New Powerboat Registrations Report has been updated through September 2017, and advance data show new powerboat registrations were up 4.4 percent year-over-year (YOY) for the rolling twelve-month (R12M) period through September. Highlights from the report include: Nearly all segments were up through September (R12M YOY). Growth in registrations was led...

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