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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IFAI Expo 2019 Early Bird Rates End June 26

June 19th, 2019

For Immediate Release June 18, 2019 PR Contact Christian Weiland 651 225 6916 caweiland@ifai.com   IFAI Expo 2019 takes place Oct. 1-4 in Orlando, FL, USA. The Early Bird Rate deadline is approaching fast, and those who wish to save on their Expo registration must do so by June 26. This year’s Expo is held...

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Press Release: IFAI Outlook 2019 Conference explores sustainability, military and future opportunities

May 29th, 2019

For Immediate Release November 29, 2019 Targeting the future was the goal of the 2019 Outlook Conference, sponsored by Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI). This year’s Outlook Conference, held May 6-8 at the beautiful Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee in Greensboro, Ga., attracted 111 textile manufacture leaders, who gathered for education and updates on government relations, economics and sustainability.   “The USIFI advisory board and...

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IECA Region One board of directors elect new positions

February 27th, 2019

Each year, the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) Region One elects board members to serve as association officers at the IECA Annual Conference in February. The following board members were re-elected to their current officer positions: Charles R. Riling Jr., TRETCNO, ABI, CESSWI, administrative vice president Don Thieman, CPESC, LEED-AP, secretary Jonathan Koepke, CPESC, LEED-AP,...

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Solmax-GSE rebrands as Solmax

February 15th, 2019

Solmax-GSE, based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, the world’s leading geosynthetics company, will henceforth be known as Solmax. The return to the Solmax name and brand follows the successful integration of the Solmax and GSE Environmental businesses to form a single strong global entity. Solmax acquired GSE Environmental in December 2017. “Solmax is a name that...

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Tent Expo 2019 shines with education and networking opportunities

February 8th, 2019

More than 500 verified tent professionals gathered in Orlando, Fla., in January at Industrial Fabrics Association International’s (IFAI) Tent Expo 2019 for valuable education and networking opportunities under dozens of structures featuring the latest tent technology. Attendees had the opportunity to meet with more than 65 exhibitors, including innovative tent manufacturers and equipment suppliers offering hands-on education,...

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Marine Fabricators Conference 2019 delivers second-largest attendance in history

January 22nd, 2019

2019 Marine Fabricators Conference delivers second-largest attendance in history with nearly 100 first-time attendees The 2019 Marine Fabricators Conference, Jan. 10-12, was a huge hit, with 260 verified registrants, making it the second-largest crowd in conference history. With nearly a hundred first-time attendees, conference-goers enjoyed attending a wide variety of educational sessions, networking and strolling...

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IFAI Sponsors Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives

November 20th, 2018

Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) sponsored Associations North’s Diversity and Inclusion committee initiatives. IFAI’s support allows the committee to achieve goals such as: establishing and reporting on metrics to increase diversity and inclusion in associations and the association management profession, preparing current association professionals with the skills necessary to serve diverse populations and launching Associations North’s Diversity and...

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IFAI Installs Solar Panels Reducing Costs and Pollution

November 13th, 2018

Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) headquarters, located in Roseville, Minnesota, reduced their electricity usage by installing solar energy panels. Projected savings is $85,000 over the next 20 years which IFAI plans to reinvest. “One of our core values is to reduce our environmental footprint and the solar array is a big step. We will be...

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