Enter the 2016 International Achievement Awards

March 21st

The 69th Annual International Achievement Awards are open for entries. Industrial fabric companies from around the world are encouraged to compete in new categories that showcase innovation, technical skill and design excellence. The competition has changed a bit this year. Each of the seven major categories will now have a brand new “Best in Category”...

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FGA to host wall coverings webinar

February 2nd

The Fabric Graphics Association (FGA) of Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) will host a webinar on wall coverings Feb. 4 at 10 a.m. The member-exclusive benefit will provide an overview of types of materials used in wall coverings along with specific case studies on how they can transform a space. Webinar presenters include: Tim Michell,...

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MFA wraps up a successful Marine Fabricator Conference 2016

January 27th

The Marine Fabricators Conference took place Jan. 14-16, 2016, in Clearwater, Fla. The annual event attracts the marine fabricators industry throughout the United States. This was a record setting year in attendance with a total registration number of 260. Of the 260 registered 191 were attendees and 69 were exhibitors. Exhibitors were extremely happy with...

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FGA webinar to focus on U.S./Canadian fabric graphics

August 26th

The Fabric Graphics Association (FGA), a division of IFAI, is hosting a webinar exclusive to IFAI members on Sept. 15 at 10:00 a.m. CT, focusing on the state of the U.S./Canadian fabric graphics market. Topics to be discussed include fabric usage in 2014; the percentage breakout of 2014 sales for the fabric graphics market by...

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IFAI Military Division hosting MUST webinar tomorrow

August 17th

IFAI’s Military Division will host a webinar tomorrow, Aug. 18, at 1 p.m. CT, to provide an overview of the MUST program and its capabilities for companies that are being given the chance to put product specifications in a knowledge base to inform the military of fabrics and accessories that could potentially be used in...

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IFAI divisions seeking board candidates

August 10th

The Equipment Division (EQP), Fabric Graphics Association (FGA) and Tarp Association (TA), divisions of IFAI, are seeking candidates for board director positions. Each director position has a three-year term. Candidates are evaluated on previous volunteer leadership experience, length of time in the industry, the position the applicant currently holds in his or her company and...

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Awning, graphics and structures tour scheduled at IFAI Expo

July 7th

The Fabric Structures Association (FSA), Professional Awning Manufacturers Association (PAMA), Fabric Graphics Association (FGA) and Tarp Association (TA), all divisions of IFAI, are hosting an awning, graphics and structures tour in and around Anaheim, Calif., during IFAI Expo on Oct. 6, 2015. The tour will visit Academy Awning and Image Options for shop tours, the...

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PAMA education course approved in Canada

June 22nd

IFAI division PAMA (Professional Awning Manufacturers Association) has received approval and accreditation for its education course “PAMA 101: Enhancing Your Design with Awnings and Canopies,” by Canada’s Interior Design Continuing Education Council Inc. (IDCEC). The course can now be taught to designers in Canada for education credit. The course covers awning definitions, styles, frames, fabric...

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Registration open for MFA workshops

June 17th

Registration is now open for three 2015 regional workshops hosted by the Marine Fabricators Association (MFA). Held Sept. 12, the Mid-Atlantic Regional workshop will be hosted at Costa Marine Canvas and Enclosures in Egg Harbor City, N.J. The two-day Midwest Regional workshop will take place at Oshkosh Tent and Awning Co. Inc. in Oshkosh, Wis.,...

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FGA to host series of webinars

May 11th

Fire standards is May 19 topic The Fabric Graphics Association (FGA), a division of the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), is hosting a series of webinars exclusive to IFAI members. The first webinar in the series, FGA Fire Standards, will be Tuesday, May 19, at 10 a.m. central time. The webinar will focus on NFPA...

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