IFAI offers webinar Dec. 15 on lowering employee turnover

December 14, 2021

Photograph courtesy of FlexJobs.com The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) will host the webinar “The Key to Lowering your Turnover” on Dec. 15, 2021, at 1–2 p.m. EST. The webinar is free to IFAI members (including Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) members) and is $39 for nonmembers. Hiring has become tougher and finding the right applicant […]

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International Achievement Award winners announced at IFAI Expo 2021

November 12, 2021

The winner in the Geosynthetics category is from ACE Geosynthetics Inc.: Segmental block reinforced structure applied for the highway interchange project. Photograph courtesy of ACE Geosynthetics Inc. The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) announced the winners of the 2021 International Achievement Awards (IAA) at the Awards and Networking Breakfast at IFAI Expo 2021 on Nov. […]

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IFAI Expo celebrates its 100th anniversary with a successful show in Nashville

November 11, 2021

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) wrapped up IFAI Expo 2021, North America’s largest specialty, industrial and advanced textiles event, on Nov. 4 at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tenn. IFAI Expo 2021 included 218 exhibiting companies and a total of 3,173 participants. This year was the 100th anniversary of IFAI Expo's in-person show. IFAI […]

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Global textile market outlook

October 21, 2021

According to the report "Global Textile Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report by Raw Material (Wool, Chemical, Silk), by Product (Natural Fibers, Polyester), by Application (Household, Technical), by Region, and Segment Forecasts, 2021-2028" by ResearchAndMarkets.com, the global textile market size is anticipated to reach USD 1412.5 billion by 2028. The market is expected to […]

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NCTO issues statement following President Biden’s remarks on global supply chain crisis

October 14, 2021

The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) President and CEO Kim Glas issued a statement following President Biden’s remarks on the global supply chain crisis and stressed the importance of investing onshoring and nearshoring. NCTO President and CEO Kim Glas: “We appreciate President Biden’s call to ensure we are building more resilient and reliable supply […]

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Rainier Industries announces new CEO, partners with LMF Capital

October 11, 2021

Rainier Industries has announced the promotion of Chris Inverso to CEO. Scott Campbell, Rainier’s long-time CEO, will continue as an owner and board member. Inverso, who started with Rainier in 2014, was promoted to general manager earlier in the year in a planned step to his transition to CEO. He brings a depth of experience […]

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IFAI introduces member benefit program and Expo discount offer

October 5, 2021

IFAI has announced a new benefit for IFAI members in the United States: the IFAI Health and Benefit Insurance program. IFAI Health and Benefit Insurance The IFAI Health and Benefit Insurance program gives all IFAI members access to a dedicated team of experts who are ready to help find the best health and nonmedical benefit coverage to fit […]

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Pezold joins MMI Textiles

October 5, 2021

MMI has announced that Dan Pezold has joined its team as a textile consultant. He will play a key role in the company's work for the military market and lead key developments within the company's supply chain. Pezold has more than 40 years of extensive and diverse apparel, nonwoven and textile business experience with much […]

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Camel Expeditionary awarded contract with the Defense Logistics Agency

September 27, 2021

Camel Expeditionary, a manufacturer of military tent products, was recently awarded a new five-year, $50 million contract with the Defense Logistics Agency. Under the contract, Camel will produce light maintenance enclosure (LME) structures, primarily for use by the United States Army. The tents are designed for all-weather use and typically house military vehicles, including high […]

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TVF launches online resource center

September 21, 2021

TVF Inc. has launched its TVF Resource Center, a source for accurate information and education for all things fabric. The resource center, found at resourcecenter.tvfinc.com, contains fabric knowledge, textile tips, instructional guides and other helpful content designed to educate and inspire. “The textile industry is complicated and ever-evolving. There is a lot of content out […]

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Ceramic fiber industry outlook

September 17, 2021

According to a report by ResearchAndMarkets.com, the ceramic fiber market is projected to reach USD 3.3 billion by 2026, at a CAGR of 9.9 percent from USD 2.1 billion in 2021. The growth of the ceramic fiber market is primarily triggered by its increasing use in the refining and petrochemical and power generation industries. A […]

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Deadline Extended for Steve Lukos Memorial Education Scholarship

September 16, 2021

The Steve Lukos Memorial Education Scholarship, to honor the career of Steve Lukos in the industrial textiles industry, has been extended to Monday, October 4.  Steve Lukos was known as a hardworking, intelligent—a bit on the stubborn side—and innovator that refused to settle for anything less than perfection. He is noted as giving generously to […]

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Zuniga joins MUTOH America

September 16, 2021

MUTOH America recently added procurement specialist Ronald Zuniga to its Phoenix, Ariz., team. Zuniga will be responsible for numerous tasks, including purchasing, inventory control, assisting with order processing, and receiving supplies and parts into the MUTOH system. Zuniga’s background in purchasing and customer service began in the aerospace industry where he worked as a contractor […]

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Glen Raven donates to NC State Wilson College of Textiles’ scholarship program

September 15, 2021

Glen Raven Inc., a global textile company based near Burlington, N.C., recently donated $250,000 to the NC State Wilson College of Textiles to support the college’s Textile Pioneer Scholarship Program as well as the Dean’s Textile Innovation Fund. The first needs-based scholarship program at the Wilson College, the Textile Pioneer Scholarship Program aims to identify and recruit […]

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IFAI launches first podcast

September 14, 2021

IFAI Talking Textiles The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) recently launched IFAI Talking Textiles, a podcast hosted by the IFAI Canada and the Advanced Textiles Products divisions.   One episode will be available each month featuring interviews with members in the Canadian and advanced textile markets. “The Canada division wanted to offer content specific to […]

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