Take IFAI’s State of the Industry survey for a chance to win!

March 15th, 2021

A year into adapting to a global pandemic, an in-depth understanding the state of the industrial fabrics industry is more crucial than ever. IFAI’s State of the Industry survey is a valuable tool for gauging the successes and challenges of the industry at large. The survey deadline has been extended and will close at 11:59 […]

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Eschenbach Group completes speedy construction of temporary structures over speed skating rink

March 1st, 2021

Eschenbach Group installed temporary structures totaling 6,000 square meters over an Olympic training speed skating rink so that reconstruction can proceed through the winter without stopping for the weather. Photos: Eschenbach Group. Olympic speed skating hopefuls in Germany will enjoy a modernized training facility once reconstruction is complete on a track in the state of […]

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Managing remote workers

March 1st, 2021

Ways for both managers and employees to reap the benefits of remote work. by Lin Grensing-Pophal In 2020 the world suddenly changed for all of us. Impacted by COVID-19, companies around the country and around the world found themselves forced to consider an option that many had formally eschewed—remote work. While remote work, aka telecommuting, […]

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Women on overcoming challenges and bringing innovation to the textile industry

March 1st, 2021

Three noteworthy innovators drive the textile industry forward with imagination, tenacity and expertise.  Innovation and creativity in the world of textiles are always worthy of attention. But because the textile industry—like so many others—has been dominated by men, the contributions of women have often gone unnoticed. Women have always participated in and led the textile […]

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New Eisenhower Memorial features metal mesh tapestry

March 1st, 2021

In September 2020, the dedication of the Eisenhower Memorial took place in Washington, D.C., commemorating the life and accomplishments of General and U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower. The dedication was originally scheduled for May 15, 2020, to coincide with the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day, but was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. […]

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Pandemic demand drives shade market

March 1st, 2021

While 2020 started as a disaster, pandemic-related business picked up substantially as the year went on. Fabric manufacturers such as Glen Raven Custom Fabrics LLC were among companies providing shade products, like the Sunbrella® fabric for these shade structures in Miami, Fla., as restaurants moved to outdoor dining. Photo: Glen Raven Custom Fabrics LLC. Pent-up […]

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Playground prototype keeps kids cool and safe in Australia heat

March 1st, 2021

Communities in Australia face unprecedented heat, drought and bushfire weather conditions, according to Steve Christou, mayor of Cumberland, a suburb of Sydney. The goal of the research behind this prototype UV Smart Cool Playground is to create safe spaces for children and their families to play. Photos: Western Sydney University. Western Sydney University heat research […]

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