Stimpson celebrates 165 years with digital and brand modernization

July 1, 2018

Stimpson, formerly known as Edwin B. Stimpson Co., a manufacturer of grommets and washers, eyelets and more, has announced the launch of a new brand identity and digital assets to celebrate 165 years in business. The company manufactures products out of a 278,000 square foot facility in Pompano Beach, Fla. Stimpson president Scott Thomas stated, …

IFAI and BCH sign agreement

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) has announced an agreement with Business Co-ordination House (BCH) to provide representation of IFAI in India. “We believe BCH is uniquely positioned to help IFAI expand the opportunities for our organization with the emerging Indian market for technical textiles,” said Mary Hennessy, past president and CEO of IFAI. “One …

Miami Awning takes the heat and creates quality results

June 1, 2018

“A lot of what I’ve accomplished in this industry was about survival—being able to have what I need to get the job done,” says Mike Reilly, owner and CEO of Miami Awning Co. in Miami, Fla. “Now, my aim is to convey what knowledge I can to my sons to make it easier for them …

Gant retires as Glen Raven CEO

November 1, 2017

Allen Gant Jr. has retired as CEO of textile manufacturer Glen Raven Inc., with C.G. “Leib” Oehmig IV, a 28-year veteran of Glen Raven, stepping in as his successor. Gant will remain chairman of the company’s operating board. Gant joined Glen Raven in 1971 and was named CEO in 1996. Gant announced in 2013 that …

AWNEX creates The Garrett Company

AWNEX Inc., a Ball Ground, Ga., manufacturer and installer of architectural metal systems for the corporate chain market, has announced the establishment of a sister company, The Garrett Co. (TGC). Garrett offers commercial-grade metal architectural systems, including trellises, canopies, soffit canopies, sunscreens, patio covers and shutters. Sold directly to customers through a dealer network across …

Saint-Gobain acquires Kirson

October 1, 2017

Saint-Gobain, Corbevoie, France, has signed a share purchase agreement to acquire Kirson, Bavaria, Germany. Kirson makes reinforcement scrim and combination products of scrim and nonwoven fabrics primarily for the waterproofing roofing markets, as well as floor coverings and construction panels. The integration of Kirson into Saint-Gobain’s high-performance materials line will complete the company’s Adfors division …

IFAI announces retirement of president and CEO Mary Hennessy

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) has announced the retirement, effective June 1, 2018, of its president and CEO, Mary Hennessy. The IFAI Board of Directors has begun a search for her replacement and plan to name the person by May 1, 2018. Steve Ellington, president of Trivantage LLC and chair of the IFAI Board …

Seaman Corp. partners with disaster relief organizations to shelter families in need

When natural disasters strike, one of the most immediate needs is providing emergency shelter to affected communities. For more than 20 years, Seaman Corp. has partnered with disaster relief organizations to shelter families in need around the world. Seaman is currently evaluating the best ways to respond to recent hurricanes in Florida and Texas. However, …

Glen Raven to acquire Sunbury Textile Mills

September 1, 2017

Glen Raven Inc. has signed a letter of intent to acquire Sunbury Textile Mills. Under the agreement, Sunbury will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Glen Raven and will operate as part of Glen Raven Custom Fabrics LLC, best known as the makers of Sunbrella® fabrics. Sunbury’s team specializes in decorative jacquard upholstery fabrics targeting …

Scott Filipiak joins Rainier as creative director

Scott Filipiak been named creative director at Rainier Industries, Tukwila, Wash. Rainier has added complete design services to its scope of capabilities, including print, metal, fabric and wood fabrication. Filipiak has an extensive graphic design and fine arts background with experience that includes working with clients on everything from small advertising campaigns to large scale …