Alexander Tessmar-Pfohl to chair Sattler AG managing board

June 4, 2021

Sattler AG has named Alexander Tessmar-Pfohl as its chair of the managing board. He takes over from Herbert Pfeilstecher, who was a member of the managing board since 2001 and the chair since 2007. During his tenure, Pfeilstecher steered the company, based in Gössendorf, Austria, into its most successful phase of its existence, according to …

Glen Raven emphasizes people and the planet in its first corporate sustainability report

April 26, 2021

Glen Raven Inc., a leading provider of innovative textiles including Sunbrella® brand fabrics and the parent company of Trivantage, has released its first ever corporate sustainability report, Continuing a Pattern of Good. The report establishes a baseline of metrics across two foundational pillars—“Supporting Our People and Communities” and “Sustaining Our Planet”—while outlining the company’s measurable …

Glen Raven Custom Fabrics announces multiphase expansion plan

December 21, 2020

Glen Raven Custom Fabrics, Burlington, N.C., has announced the latest milestones in a multiphase global expansion plan, representing a $65 million investment to create additional capacity and support sustainability initiatives, according to a company press release. The first phase, initiated at the end of 2019, includes new and upgraded equipment to support the continuing growth …

Birdair announces global restructuring

October 1, 2020

Birdair Inc., a specialty contractor for custom tensile membrane structures, has announced an international reorganization as it expands its worldwide presence through its network of organizations. A subsidiary of the Taiyo Corporation in Japan, Birdair—along with a number of MakMax Group affiliates—has completed more than 1,300 tensile architectural projects in more than 30 countries and six continents.  …

Eight promotions announced at Glen Raven

August 7, 2020

Glen Raven Inc., has announced the promotion of eight executives in its Technical Fabrics operating division. The moves will support the continued growth of its diverse business segments, particularly its GlenGuard brand of high-performance flame-resistant fabric. Glen Raven Technical Fabrics creates technical solutions that help keep people safe from military and protective work wear to …

Seaman Corp. names Jeff Swartz chief executive officer

April 21, 2020

Seaman Corporation, a family-owned business headquartered in Wooster, Ohio, has announced that its board of directors has selected Jeff Swartz as its new chief executive officer. Swartz will replace John Crum, who is retiring after 18 years at Seaman, including the last five as CEO. Swartz is a veteran of the building products industry, having …

Seaman Corporation recognized for favorable work culture

March 23, 2020

Established in 1949, Seaman Corporation is a world leader in the production of innovative, high-performance coated fabrics. Headquartered in Wooster, Ohio, with additional manufacturing in Bristol, Tenn., Seaman was recently named one of the top companies to work for in Ohio by Comparably. Comparably is a platform that provides culture and compensation data for public …

IFAI president responds to Coronavirus, adjusts upcoming events

March 17, 2020

As concern over the Coronavirus (COVID-19) grows, I want all IFAI members to know we are closely monitoring developments and following recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). We will follow their recommendations to keep our employees, their families and our members healthy and safe. With this in …

E² launches new website for coated fabric solutions

February 4, 2020

Since officially launching the joint venture of EPT and Erez in 2019, the company has now announced the launch of the new E² website, with features and functions that highlight innovative products and recommended applications. With this new technological tool, customers and industry partners will find:   • Product series and data sheets, including EPT’s …

A. Hoffman Awning Co. honored by BUILD magazine

January 27, 2020

A. Hoffman Awning Co. has won an award for Best Residential Awning Manufacturer—Metropolitan Washington, D.C. The award was issued by BUILD magazine. The BUILD judging process is driven 100 percent by merit: awardees must demonstrate expertise within a given field, dedication to client service and satisfaction, and an ongoing commitment to excellence and innovation. Research …