GMA gears up for Lobby Days

March 3rd, 2015

Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) members are preparing to attend the 2015 Spring Capitol Hill Lobby Days April 21–22 in Washington, D.C. They plan to thank Congress members for their support and passage into law of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA); highlight life cycle costs and benefits of incorporating innovative materials in pavements...

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NECPA holds annual meeting

March 3rd, 2015

The North East Canvas Products Association (NECPA) Annual Meeting and Expo was held Jan. 22–24 at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, Mass. It began with a segment on shop process management and organization with an open discussion panel. Educational sessions included simultaneous marine and awning tracks, followed by a combined track on shade sails. The...

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MFC certifications awarded

March 3rd, 2015

Dave Elliot of David’s Custom Trimmers, Queensland, Australia, and Neil Hancock of Aussie Boat Covers (Vic) Pty. Ltd., Victoria, Australia, recently achieved certification as a Master Fabric Craftsperson. This certification signifies superior knowledge of the principles and practices of marine exterior design, fabrication, installation, material selection, basic features of a boat and project management skills....

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Geosynthetics 2015 ‘best in 10 years’

February 27th, 2015

The Industrial Fabrics Association International hosted the Geosynthetics 2015 conference, which co-located with the International Erosion Control Association’s Environmental Connection Conference, February 15-18, 2015 in Portland, Ore. This biennial event explored advances and innovations shaping civil, geotechnical, and geo-environmental communities. The combined conferences were a huge success totaling more than 2,700 attendees and more than...

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The IFAI Marketplace

February 3rd, 2015

Several manufacturers call IFAI’s INFOcentral throughout the year, looking for suppliers. IFAI member companies are a part of this referral program and will receive the most relevant sales leads and sourcing support by ensuring the codes used to identify their business are updated. There are hundreds of industry codes to choose from to best describe...

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NFI market report now available

February 3rd, 2015

Members of the Narrow Fabrics Institute (NFI) recently received an in-depth market research report titled “The Overview of the Narrow Fabrics North American Market.” This report was commissioned by the division on behalf of its membership and is also available for purchase in the IFAI Bookstore. The report includes methodology and demographics about companies surveyed,...

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GMA Fall Lobby Day

January 9th, 2015

More than 30 members of the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) participated in GMA’s Fall Lobby Day, held Nov. 19 in Washington, D.C. GMA’s lobbying firm, Whitmer & Worrall, organized 28 meetings with Congress representatives who were instrumental in supporting the first-ever geosynthetics language in the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA), which passed into...

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IFAI forms Military division

December 4th, 2014

IFAI is pleased to introduce a new division representing members supplying fabrics and fabric products to the U.S. military. The division supports the longevity and specialization of IFAI members with a military focus, offering opportunities for both manufacturers and suppliers of gear, uniforms, aid products, and other personal and on-site military equipment. New educational programming,...

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Scholarship winners announced

October 1st, 2014

Industrial Fabrics Foundation (IFF) 2014 scholarship winners have been announced. Selections are made on the basis of academic achievement, community service and interest in a future career in the specialty fabrics industry. The recipients are: Advanced Textile Products (ATP) Member Scholarship: Jennies Thurston, Central Michigan University. Don Williams IFF Student Scholarship: Emma Deuitch, North Carolina...

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Register for Tent Expo 2015

September 4th, 2014

The 2015 IFAI Tent Expo will be held Jan. 28–30 at the Renaissance SeaWorld in Orlando, Fla. Dedicated to the education and safety of the tent rental industry, it will provide innovative business solutions for tent rental challenges through installation demonstrations, networking opportunities, education sessions and exhibits that include end products, equipment, components and services....

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