IFAI president and magazines recognized with MMPA Excellence awards

November 8th, 2019

The Minnesota Media and Publishing Association recognized IFAI president and CEO Steve Schiffman with the Hedley Donovan Award at its Annual Awards Gala. In addition, three IFAI magazines received Excellence Awards at the November 7th event. The Hedley Donovan Award, created in 1999 by the MMPA, recognizes individuals who have shown outstanding lifelong dedication and have […]

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2019 International Achievement Award winners announced

November 1st, 2019

Transformit, Gorham, Maine, won a Best in Category 2019 IAA Award for Serpentine. Photo: Tranformit. The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) has awarded this year’s International Achievement Awards (IAA) for design excellence in specialty fabrics applications, announced at the awards breakfast on Thursday, Oct. 3 at IFAI Expo 2019. IFAI Expo is the largest specialty […]

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2019 Fabric Structures Student Design Competition winner announced

November 1st, 2019

Vertex Pavilion won a first-place award in the 2019 Fabric Structures Student Design Competition. The project was created by Omar Fabrisio, Avellandea Lopez and Ramon Sastre, students the Manufacturing Laboratory of the School of Architecture, Art, and Design at the Tecnológico de Monterrey, in Barcelona Spain. The Fabric Structures Association, a division of IFAI, recently […]

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FAQs: The Textile Industry Retirement Plan

November 1st, 2019

Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) has launched the new Textile Industry Retirement Plan, a benefit exclusively for IFAI members. Andrew Aho, IFAI’s vice president of new business development, describes why members should consider the plan and the many advantages it offers.  by Amanda Oelke, Editorial and marketing intern Q: How does the Textile Industry Retirement […]

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2019 Chairman’s Award winner: Scott Campbell, Rainier Industries

November 1st, 2019

The Chairman’s Award (originally, the President’s Award) is an honor bestowed by the chairman of IFAI to an individual that has had an extraordinary and meaningful impact on the association. It is rarely given, and awarded at the sole discretion of the IFAI chairman. At IFAI’s annual meeting at IFAI Expo 2019, IFAI chairman Steve […]

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New leadership for IFAI

November 1st, 2019

Each year, the Leadership Development Committee of the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) follows a detailed process outlined in association bylaws for electing new board members. As recently announced at IFAI’s annual meeting at IFAI Expo in Orlando, the following individuals have been chosen to serve on the IFAI board of directors: Ron Houle, president […]

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Quiet Critters

November 1st, 2019

2019 IAA Award of Excellence The eight 5-foot by 8-foot sound-absorbing “Acoustical FireFlys” that float above the Patten Free Library teen area allow a lively range of programming to take place, including films and maker workshops, without disturbing other library patrons. The new teen area has a distinctive high ceiling and a curved outer wall […]

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Cloud Ceiling

November 1st, 2019

2019 IAA Outstanding Achievement Award The client wanted to create a more enclosed luxury retail space while retaining a view of the iconic domed roof of the O2 London, one of the largest tensile fabric structures in the U.K. The result was a stunning suspended ceiling system made of 256 fabric fins set 1250 mm […]

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2019 Show Stoppers at IFAI Expo

November 1st, 2019

All the best from Florida: Thursday morning, Oct. 3, at IFAI Expo led off with lists of winners for the year, including the most popular products on the show floor. The eighth annual Show Stopper competition was designed to showcase the best of the best in the industry, from fabrics, equipment and chemicals to services […]

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