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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Industrial Fabrics Foundation Innovation Award call for entries
The Industrial Fabrics Foundation (IFF) is now accepting entries for its 2016 Innovation Award. Each year, the IFF honors projects created by those who pace the industry of tomorrow. IFF encourages companies to submit their projects so they can inspire others in the specialty fabrics industry and act as catalysts for the next great innovations. …
Architects Praise House Passage of HR 1471, the FEMA Disaster Assistance Reform Act
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the FEMA Disaster Assistance Reform Act on Feb. 29. The legislation reauthorizes the Federal Emergency Management Agency and calls for a major review of disaster cost trends that will include proposals for mechanisms and incentives to reduce disaster …
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Migrating away from outdated credit and debit cards that use magnetic stripes, U.S. credit card companies have set Oct. 1 as the date for the national adoption of cards embedded with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 …
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