Herculite Products promotes two employees to new roles

October 14, 2021  |  Industry News

Herculite Products Inc., an innovator and manufacturer of high performance and custom fabrics, has announced that Paul Flaherty and Marco Angelone have received leadership promotions. Flaherty has been promoted to the newly created position of chief strategy officer. In the new role, he will be resp…
Global technical textile market outlook

July 9, 2021  |  Industry News, News

According to a report by ResearchAndMarkets.com, the global technical textile market is expected to grow at CAGR of 8.0% within the forecast period of 2021 to 2029.
WVU Davis College unveils Amy A. Bircher Textiles Laboratory

April 19, 2021  |  Industry News, News

A gift to the West Virginia University Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design will provide fashion, dress and merchandising students with enhanced educational opportunities in textile science.
Alpha Tubular Motors to host free motorization solutions webinar March 3

February 24, 2021  |  Industry News

Alpha Tubular Motors will host a free webinar on Wednesday, March 3, that will focus on the advantages and offerings of intuitive motorization solutions for awnings, roller shutters and roller shades. The webinar “Alpha 101: The Alpha Advantage,” set for 4:30 p.m. EST, will be led by Alpha Tubul…
Brown and Manning call for Biden to prioritize American manufacturers and bolster domestic PPE

January 29, 2021  |  Industry News

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and U.S. Representative Kathy Manning (D-NC) wrote to President Biden calling on the Administration to prioritize purchasing fully made in America Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), according to Textile World in a January 24 article.  The lawmakers outline four…
Industry and union coalition outlines PPE recommendations to Biden and Congress

January 29, 2021  |  Industry News

 A broad coalition of industry organizations and labor unions, representing a broad spectrum of manufacturers and workers who stepped up to make essential PPE and other products throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, sent a letter today to President Biden and congressional leaders outlining recommen…
A primer on Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs)

January 1, 2021  |  Industry News

An Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) offers lots of attractive benefits: studies have shown that ESOPs improve productivity, increase sales and improve return on assets, plus they offer great tax advantages. But more than any of these attributes, an ESOP offers the owner of a company peace of min…
Meet the Newly Elected and Re-elected 2021 IFAI Board of Directors

January 1, 2021  |  Industry News

Each year, Industrial Fabrics Association International’s (IFAI) Leadership Development Committee follows a detailed process outlined in our bylaws for electing board members. It is IFAI’s pleasure to announce the newly elected and re-elected individuals who were chosen to serve on the 2021 IFAI…
Sign up now for the 2021 Fabric Architecture Specifier’s Guide

January 1, 2021  |  Industry News

The 2021 Fabric Architecture Specifier’s Guide is a one-stop guide for architects, designers and fabricators. This guide features the versatility and reliability of fabric, whether your focus is on awnings and canopies or air, tent and tensile structures. The guide highlights products, s…
Take IFAI’s survey: COVID-19’s Business Impact in 2020

December 22, 2020  |  Industry News

The COVID-19 pandemic will be remembered as one of the most challenging and unprecedented periods ever for the specialty, technical and engineered textile industries. As 2020 comes to a close, Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) would like your help in understanding how businesses in…