The Professional Awning Manufacturers Association (PAMA) represents companies providing awning and awning-related products and services to end users. It raises awareness of awnings as an image enhancing, energy saving and attractive addition to residential or commercial structures to architects and engineers. PAMA provides a forum to exchange information, solve common problems and develop mutually beneficial relationships.
PAMA is a division of the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), a trade association comprised of member companies representing the global specialty fabrics and advanced textiles marketplace. IFAI invests more than $8 million each year to advance the fabrics industry and support member companies.
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SBA hosting webinar on EMV chip card technology
Migrating away from outdated credit and debit cards that use magnetic stripes, U.S. credit card companies have set Oct. 1 as the date for the national adoption of cards embedded with microchips. This technology, known as EMV (Europay, Mastercard, Visa), is a safer form of payment for buyers and sellers, as the cards are nearly …
Serge Ferrari names Beterams to lead North America operations
Pompano Beach, Fla.-based textile maker Serge Ferrari North America has named Ilse Beterams general manager, effective July 1. Ilse will oversee all aspects of Serge Ferrari operations in the United States and Canada, including sales, finance, marketing, shipping and inventory management. The parent company, Serge Ferrari, is headquartered near Lyon, France. Beterams has been with …
Fisher GF 5351 fabric
Fisher Textiles, a supplier of fabrics for digital printing, added its GF 5351 Waterfall fabric to the Enviro-Tex fabric line. GF 5351, also known as ET 5351 Waterfall, now contains 60% REPREVE polyester and 40% polyester. No change has been made to the fabric’s physical properties or price. All Enviro-Tex styles are made with REPREVE …
Forsthoff compact automatic overlap welding Machine
The Forsthoff P2 Auto Welder, from Abbeon Cal Inc., is a 120V-2200W automatic overlap welder that uses convenient 20-amp “household” power or a 3000W generator. A 230V-4000W version of the machine welds plastic materials up to 60 ml at higher speeds. The P2 is a low-maintenance, durable yet economic machine that has a powerful gear …
I always learn something new when I attend IFAI Expo and the division meetings. And I tell anyone I take with me: Don’t talk too much. Listen. You’ll be surprised how much your’re going to learn.
— Vernon Shaefer
Vernon Shaefer is the CEO of Glawe Awnings & Tents, Fairborn, Ohio.Find a member