Robert Motis joins EC Applications

August 25th, 2020

EC Applications (ECA), an Anaheim, Calif., based geosynthetics installer, has announced that Robert (Bob) Motis has accepted the newly created position of vice president–construction. Motis will provide key leadership to the EC Applications Construction Group with a focus on leadership development/professional growth, construction operations oversight and consistent delivery of operational excellence. Motis joins ECA with […]

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Eight promotions announced at Glen Raven

August 7th, 2020

Glen Raven Inc., has announced the promotion of eight executives in its Technical Fabrics operating division. The moves will support the continued growth of its diverse business segments, particularly its GlenGuard brand of high-performance flame-resistant fabric. Glen Raven Technical Fabrics creates technical solutions that help keep people safe from military and protective work wear to […]

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Freudenberg Group acquires Low and Bonar

May 19th, 2020

The global technology group Freudenberg acquired 100 percent of the shares in Low and Bonar PLC, London, United Kingdom. Low and Bonar is a global manufacturer of technical textiles. The company will be integrated into the Freudenberg Performance Materials Business Group. “Freudenberg strengthens its performance materials business, and with Low and Bonar’s innovative technology it […]

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Seaman Corp. names Jeff Swartz chief executive officer

April 21st, 2020

Jeff Swartz Seaman Corporation, a family-owned business headquartered in Wooster, Ohio, has announced that its board of directors has selected Jeff Swartz as its new chief executive officer. Swartz will replace John Crum, who is retiring after 18 years at Seaman, including the last five as CEO. Swartz is a veteran of the building products […]

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IFAI Announces Hiring of Fred Chuck as GMA Division Executive Director

April 16th, 2020

ROSEVILLE, MN–Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) announced the hiring of Fred Chuck as the new Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) Executive Director. He brings over 38 years of geosynthetics industry experience along with him to IFAI. Throughout the past two decades, Chuck has served in multiple roles at different companies within the geosynthetics industry as well […]

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Eastman customers unite to offer contract cutting resources to PPE manufacturers

April 2nd, 2020

Eastman Machine Co. announced today that its exclusive Matchmaker program is connecting facilities manufacturing personal protective equipment (PPE) with more than a dozen customers who offer automatic, CNC (computer-controlled) cutting services. The Matchmaker program has successfully linked organizations throughout the U.S. and U.K. for several decades from Eastman’s website. Thousands of manufacturers use automatic and […]

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Milliken pivots textile manufacturing to produce advanced medical PPE

April 2nd, 2020

Global textile manufacturer Milliken & Company is leveraging its materials science expertise to manufacture much needed personal protective equipment (PPE) for the health care industry amid the current COVID-19 global pandemic, focusing on engineering textiles into medical-grade fabrics using antimicrobial and fabric barrier coatings. Milliken’s new advanced medical fabrics and barriers are currently available, and […]

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Vertilux producing face mask kits: sewers needed!

March 31st, 2020

Vertilux, headquartered in Miami, Fla, is one of the largest manufacturers and distributors of fabrics, components and automated solutions for the window covering industry. Recently, the company decided to join the fight against COVID-19 and start producing face masks kits for other people and organizations who have the capabilities to sew them in large quantities. […]

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YKK Partners with customers to manufacture products for COVID-19 relief

March 26th, 2020

As COVID-19 strains the health care and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) industries in the United States, YKK is proactively partnering with existing customers as well as reaching out to new partners to seek creative ways to address the COVID-19 challenge. YKK's VISLON AquaGuard zipper. YKK’s four main U.S. manufacturing facilities in Georgia, California, Alabama and […]

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Dunlap Industries to complete annual ISO recertification

March 25th, 2020

Dunlap Industries Inc., Dunlap, Tenn., is focused on investments in quality control to provide additional assurance to customers about the company’s drive for continuous improvement and customer satisfaction while delivering innovative, high quality and customer-focused textile trim solutions. In 2015, Dunlap transitioned its certification to ISO 9001:2015. The move from ISO 9001:2008 to the updated […]

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