Hanes Geo Components announces acquisition of JMD Company

December 9th, 2019

Hanes Geo Components, of Winston Salem, N.C., announced they have reached an agreement to acquire Johnston Morehouse Dickey Company (JMD). JMD is a geosynthetics and mine ventilation manufacturing and supply company headquartered in Bethel Park, Pa. JMD was founded in 1902 and was owned and operated by the Forse family. JMD is a leader in...

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Thrace-Linq to relocate geotextile needlepunch line from U.S.

December 9th, 2019

In announcing its most recent round of financial results last week, Thrace Group said it would transfer a needlepunch line from its wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary, Thrace-Linq, in South Carolina, to its Don & Low facility located in Forfar, Scotland, with the goal of strengthening and consolidating its presence in the United Kingdom and northwestern Europe. ...

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Levi Strauss & Co. and Hohenstein collaborate to bring safer chemicals to the apparel industry

November 19th, 2019

Levi Strauss & Co. (LS&Co.) and Hohenstein have announced a collaboration to utilize the ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX® certification system in the LS&Co. supply chain. This will amplify the capabilities of the Screened Chemistry program developed by LS&Co., helping establish a clearer pathway toward safer chemistry in the apparel industry by providing enhanced levels of...

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3M joins Well Living Lab Alliance

November 8th, 2019

The 3M Company recently announced it has joined the Well Living Lab Alliance, a global consortium of organizations supporting the advancement of knowledge about how the indoor places where people live, work and play can improve human health and well-being. 3M’s values align with the mission of the Well Living Lab: to better understand the...

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East Coast Erosion Control receives award

November 1st, 2019

The South Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (SCMEP) has awarded East Coast Erosion Control with the Transformation and Operational Excellence Award. The SCMEP, an affiliate of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), operates under the U.S. Department of Commerce to promote innovation and industrial competitiveness in today’s increasingly demanding global economy. The Transformation and...

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A Success – IFAI Expo Attracts Strong Attendance in Orlando

October 22nd, 2019

ORLANDO, FL USA—IFAI Expo 2019, North America’s largest specialty, industrial and advanced textiles event, hosted more than 325 exhibiting companies and a total of 4,412 verified participants from 64 countries at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL USA. IFAI Expo is produced by Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI). IFAI Expo provided attendees access...

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IFAI announces changes to Board of Directors

October 15th, 2019

ROSEVILLE, MN – The IFAI Board of Directors announced changes in leadership at the IFAI Annual Meeting held Oct. 2 at IFAI Expo 2019, in Orlando, FL at the Orange County Convention Center. The new members of the board and position changes are: Chairman – Kathy Schaefer, IFM, Glawe Tent and Awning Company (2-year term)...

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Ennis Fabrics introduces regular website discounts

October 15th, 2019

The recently launched Ennis Fabrics e-commerce website now has promotional discounts that are regularly offered to customers. The responsive website is user-friendly and visually pleasing, with more than 10,000 different products. Customers may now place orders, view stock levels, and access their pricing, invoices, and order history all online. “We are very excited to announce...

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Propex GeoSolutions receives carbon footprint verification for PYRAMAT 75 HPTRM

August 20th, 2019

Propex GeoSolutions recently became the first high performance turf reinforcement mat (HPTRM) manufacturer to verify the carbon footprint of its erosion control solutions. The cradle-to-grave carbon footprint of PYRAMAT® 75 HPTRM is 2.7 kgCO2e per 1m2 of material, which is equivalent to driving about seven miles.  “This verification is another piece of the sustainability puzzle,”...

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Glen Raven announces new chief marketing officer

August 13th, 2019

Glen Raven Custom Fabrics, makers of Sunbrella®, announced the hiring of Steve Pawl as its first chief marketing officer. Pawl has a track record of developing growth strategies and strengthening brands for global companies including Husqvarna Group, Fruit of the Loom, Newell Brands and Pfizer. He will direct the global brand strategy, positioning and activation...

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