Application process for Paycheck Protection Program opens Friday

April 1st, 2020

Starting Friday, April 3, small businesses and sole proprietorships can apply for the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) – an initiative that was included in the $2 trillion economic relief bill signed by President Trump last week, which authorizes nearly $350 billion in forgivable loans to businesses to pay up to eight weeks […]

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Facebook, others launch grant programs for small businesses

April 1st, 2020

Facebook announced a $100 million program to help small businesses affected by coronavirus. The grants will be available for up to 30,000 eligible small businesses in over 30 countries. Facebook said it will be accepting applications in the coming weeks. The company said the program can help businesses with rent, operational costs, maintaining workforce and […]

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Miami-Dade mayor orders boat ramps and marinas closed amid coronavirus

March 23rd, 2020

The Miami Herald is reporting that the mayor of Miami-Dade County has announced the closure of all marinas and boat ramps in the county, citing large gatherings of boaters on the water amid the coronavirus pandemic. Palm Beach County officials also banned recreational boating activities indefinitely, citing parties and other large gatherings on the water. […]

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The Northeast Canvas Products Association celebrates its 100th anniversary

February 20th, 2020

The Northeast Canvas Products Association (NECPA) celebrated its 100th anniversary on January 16-18 in Worcester, Mass. The conference event included a full slate of Friday seminars presented by NECPA in conjunction with the Professional Awning Manufacturers Association (PAMA) and the Marine Fabricators Association (MFA), divisions of IFAI, plus a full Expo day with more than […]

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NCTO member company Lenzing hosts key administration officials at plant in Alabama

January 8th, 2020

National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) member Lenzing Fibers Inc. (LFI) hosted Bill Jackson, assistant U.S. trade representative for textiles in the U.S. Trade Representative’s (USTR) office; and Lloyd Wood, deputy secretary for textiles, consumers goods and materials at the U.S. Commerce Department; for a plant tour and broad discussion on the company’s commitment to […]

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TRB accepting geosynthetics webinar proposals through Oct. 15

September 5th, 2019

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) is accepting webinar proposals related to Committee AFS70 on Geosynthetics, which pertains to the analysis, design, installation and performance of geosynthetics used in transportation facilities. TRB offers these guidelines for those interested in submitting a webinar proposal: 1. Focus on practical messages, things that can be applied on the job. 2. […]

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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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FGI presents engineering innovation for outstanding project award to Hull & Associates

April 12th, 2019

The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign presented two Fabricated Geomembrane Engineering Innovation Awards during its biennial membership meeting in Houston, Texas, on Feb. 12, 2019, at the 2019 Geosynthetics Conference. The second award, the 2019 Engineering Innovation Award for Outstanding Fabricated Geomembrane Project, was presented to Hull & Associates […]

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FGI presents engineering innovation award to York

April 12th, 2019

The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign presented two Fabricated Geomembrane Engineering Innovation Awards during its biennial membership meeting in Houston, Texas on Feb. 12, 2019, during the 2019 Geosynthetics Conference. The first, the 2019 Engineering Innovation Award for Specifying Fabricated Geomembranes, was presented to J. C. York, P.E., of […]

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IFAI will present webinars on California Prop 65

January 15th, 2019

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) will host a two-part webinar entitled “California Proposition 65—1986 to Today: What You Need to Know Even after All These Years” on January 29 and February 5, beginning at 1 pm EST each day. California’s Proposition 65, also known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act (or, more simply, […]

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