Ulrich Tombuelt hired as CEO of Sattler Corp.

July 31st, 2019

Sattler Corp. of Hudson, N.C., has hired Ulrich Tombuelt as its new CEO. Tombuelt has many years of executive management experience in the textile industry in the U.S. and in Europe. Sattler Corp., a division of The Sattler Group, Austria, is known for its high-tech fabrics.

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Bally Ribbon Mills Announces E-WEBBINGS® E-textile Product Base

July 29th, 2019

Bally Ribbon Mills (BRM), an industry leader in the design, development, and manufacture of highly specialized engineered woven fabrics, announces its proprietary E-WEBBINGS® e-textile product base, specifically designed to serve as a customizable base for a wide range of smart textile applications within the Internet of Things (IoT). These smart textiles are made from a […]

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Joseph Wiegand joins Snyder Mfg.

July 8th, 2019

Snyder Mfg. has announced the addition of Joseph Wiegand to its sales and business development team. Wiegand brings more than 28 years of experience to the Snyder team. Wiegand says, “I am looking forward to meeting new customers to discuss how Snyder products can meet their needs, or even design new custom products specifically for […]

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Sustainable infrastructure and construction textiles

July 1st, 2019

Infrastructure and construction textiles succeed with a focus on sustainable alternatives. By Seshadri Ramkumar and Marie O’Mahony  The Shed in New York City is an arts center for performing arts, visual arts and popular culture. The building is designed to physically transform to support artists’ most ambitious ideas. Photo: Diller Scofidio + Renfro. Today’s advanced […]

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Chic retractable roofing

July 1st, 2019

The design team of Charles H. Benson & Associates Architects and the firm Herzog and de Meuron created all-weather courtyard dining within the walls of Miami Beach’s Chotto Matte. A retractable canopy that has already survived Hurricane Irma provides protection against the elements. Photos: Uni-Systems LLC. The trendy London restaurant Chotto Matte recently opened its […]

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Michele Quadri-Butterfield keeps Al’s Awning Shop up to date and focused on customers

July 1st, 2019

by Jill C. Lafferty Photos by Daniel J. Smith Photography The mission of Al’s Awning Shop is to be the leading provider of quality fabric solutions and to be dedicated to providing professional customer service and exceptional products,” says owner Michele Quadri-Butterfield. “Fabric solutions is key for me. It’s about taking a fabric and helping […]

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Setting a high standard: Owens Corning

July 1st, 2019

Owens Corning’s philanthropic efforts, charity work and progressive employee policies have produced impressive results. By Paul Johnson Owens Corning has a long history of supporting Habitat for Humanity through volunteer hours and financial donations. One program is the Roof Deployment Project, and under this program Platinum Preferred Contractors have installed many new roofs on the […]

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Dramatic canopy offers protection high above the city

July 1st, 2019

By Bruce N. Wright, AIA The Kimpton Tryon Park Hotel, in Charlotte N.C., has a stunning 19th-floor lawn and event deck overlooking the city. The popular venue hosts weddings and other large gatherings, and the hotel needed a retractable canopy to protect patrons from sun, rain and high winds that may swirl about the 20-story […]

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Membrane structure keeps museum visitors cool

July 1st, 2019

By Bruce N. Wright, AIA As marine museums go, the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science goes the extra nautical mile to fully engage visitors with its message of sustainable ecology. Designed by the acclaimed British design firm Grimshaw Architects, the Frost Museum is a complex of four buildings located within view of the […]

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It’s time for metalwork and framing to move from being bit players to getting top billing

July 1st, 2019

by Jeff Moravec A projected cantilevered frame constructed by Marco Canvas & Upholstery LLC runs more than 200 feet to cover bleacher seating at the Florida Gulf Coast University soccer field. How important is the metal in this job? For the school to move up a division in sports they needed certain amenities, including shaded […]

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