Rainier awarded Manufacturer of the Year

May 14th, 2015

Seattle Business magazine honored Rainier Industries of Tukwila, Wa., with the silver award for Manufacturer of the Year in the large firms category at the Washington Manufacturing Awards gala on April 29, 2015. The annual event brought together 300 leaders from Washington state. The Manufacturing Company of the Year Award is based on company performance […]

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Herculite acquires Strataglass

May 11th, 2015

Emigsville, Pa.-based Herculite Products Inc. has acquired Strataglass LLC, based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The agreement was announced May 8. The acquisition continues Herculite’s efforts to be a total solution provider in each of the markets it serves. “We are excited about the addition of the iconic Strataglass family of custom engineered solutions to Herculite’s […]

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Former IFAI Board Member passes away

January 14th, 2015

Eugene “Pete” McConnell, age 87, of Columbus, Ohio, passed away Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015. McConnell served two three-year terms as an Active Director (from 1983 - 1989) on IFAI’s Board of Directors. McConnell was owner/president of Capital City Awning in Columbus, Ohio for more than 45 years. Capital City Awning has been an IFAI member […]

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Leadership announcements

December 4th, 2014

IFAI, acting to fill a newly vacant position, elected one new director to its board. The board welcomed Craig Zola, vice president of marketing and distribution for Herculite Products Inc. in Emigsville, Pennsylvania, to his first three-year term. Mike Erickson, president of Canvas Designers Inc. in Riviera Beach, Florida, ended his second three-year term. His […]

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Honored Life Member Awards

December 4th, 2014

Honored Life Membership awards were presented at the IFAI Expo 2014 opening reception and awards ceremony, where Pat Hayes, CPP, former IFAI board member and Honored Life Member, announced the four industry leaders to be recognized this year. Sy Hyman is the founder of Herculite Products Inc., Emigsville, Pa. His vision and determination allowed the […]

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Industrial Fabrics Foundation announces student scholarship winners

November 17th, 2014

The Industrial Fabrics Foundation (IFF) student scholarship award winners for 2014 were recently announced at Specialty Fabrics Expo and Advanced Textiles Expo in Minneapolis, Minn. The scholarship awards provide tuition expenses at an accredited college, university or technical school for students interested in a career in the specialty fabrics or advanced textiles industries. The scholarship […]

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IFAI Expo wraps up a successful show

October 30th, 2014

St. Paul, Minn. - October 29, 2014 - The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) international textile trade event, Specialty Fabrics Expo 2014 and Advanced Textiles Expo, took place Oct. 14-16, 2014, in Minneapolis, Minn. The annual event, in its 102nd year, is the largest annual display of specialty fabrics and technical textiles in the Americas. […]

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LIVE updates from IFAI Expo 2014

October 13th, 2014

This year at Specialty Fabrics Expo and Advanced Textiles Expo, IFAI will have LIVE coverage of the show's events, programs, exhibitors and more. Attendees and exhibitors can follow along for the latest announcements, event updates and news. Couldn't make it this year? Don't worry, follow the LIVE news feed and you will feel like you […]

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Congressman Keith Ellison to open IFAI Expo

October 9th, 2014

(St. Paul, Minn. – October 9, 2014) On October 14, 2014, Congressman Keith Ellison will join hundreds of companies in the industrial fabrics marketplace converging on Minneapolis to mark the opening of IFAI’s Specialty Fabrics Expo and Advanced Textiles Expo at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The Congressman will be present at the show floor ribbon […]

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IFAI Announces Extreme Sports Display at Specialty Fabrics Expo and Advanced Textiles Expo 2014

September 25th, 2014

(Minneapolis, Minn. – Sept 25, 2014) The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) announces its international trade event, Specialty Fabrics Expo 2014 and Advanced Textiles Expo, will include a first-ever extreme sports display at the Minneapolis Convention Center, Oct. 14-16, 2014. The display will highlight specialty and technical fabrics and how they contribute to the extreme […]

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