YKK highlights sustainability with digital showcase

February 26th, 2021

YKK, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of zippers and fastening products, will present its spring/summer 2022 collection digitally, in response to the ongoing global pandemic. The format will include new features such as a 3D and color options simulator, alongside virtual previews and online presentations. At the heart of the YKK spring/summer 2022 collection […]

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Sciessent expands sales team

February 25th, 2021

Sciessent has expanded its global textile market sales team with the addition of David Rubin as vice president of global textile sales and Gary Nicholson as director of textile business development, Asia. Demand for the company’s antimicrobial, odor control and water repellent solutions has been steadily growing among textile and apparel manufacturers worldwide, requiring additional […]

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Alpha Tubular Motors to host free motorization solutions webinar March 3

February 24th, 2021

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 Tubular Motors CEO David Fezer, who will […]

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RITIN industrial sewing webinar

February 24th, 2021

The Rhode Island Textile Innovation Network (RITIN) will sponsor a 30-minute webinar on March 3, 2021, that will explain its new state-sponsored program for training sewers.  Chairman of RITIN and CEO of Trans-Tex LLC, Michael Woody, will discuss an industrial sewing workforce program with Barbara Jackson, executive director of We Make RI, a manufacturing training organization in Cranston, R.I. The program […]

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Bagwell joins Milliken & Company

February 23rd, 2021

Milliken & Company has hired Benji Bagwell as its vice president of sales and marketing for the specialty interiors business within the Textile Division. Joining the company from UltraFabrics, Bagwell will be responsible for leading the specialty interiors business growth strategy and alignment with Division initiatives.  With 25 years of industry experience through leadership roles […]

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COVID-19 and the tent rental industry supply chain

February 23rd, 2021

Michael Tharpe, national sales manager of Rainier Industries Ltd. and chairman of IFAI’s Tent Rental Division, discussed the effects of COVID-19 on the tent rental industry supply chain during his presentation at the IFAI Fabricators Conference & Showcase on Friday, Feb. 19, 2021. Before the pandemic, the 2020 forecast for the revenue, party and event […]

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Employers face continued challenges creating employee pandemic policies

February 23rd, 2021

Kicking off the second day of the IFAI Fabricators Conference & Showcase on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021, human resources expert, Chad Sorenson, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, from Adaptive HR Solutions LLC, presented a session entitled “Employee Strategies in the midst of COVID-19.” Sorenson says that for the past year, employers have been forced to “make things up […]

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Improve scheduling in your shop with a digital job board

February 23rd, 2021

Torey Heinz, the founder of Shopflow productivity software for marine, canvas and upholstery shops, discussed the importance of shop scheduling during his presentation at the IFAI Fabricators Conference & Showcase on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021. Heinz introduced the idea of using a digital job board to organize and display jobs so that shop owners can […]

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Brrr° automates with Texbase

February 23rd, 2021

Bozeman, Mont.-based Texbase Inc., a cloud-based data management and collaboration platform for the textile and consumer products industries, announces its continued collaboration with brrr°. Brrr° patented yarns and specialized manufacturing techniques combine natural cooling minerals, active wicking and rapid drying technology.  The company chose Texbase to accelerate the process of turning innovative material science concepts into […]

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Precision Textiles stays ahead of curve with FR compliant products

February 22nd, 2021

Precision Textiles, a supplier of coated fabrics, nonwovens and laminations for the bedding, automotive and healthcare industries, is keeping ahead of a growing trend by states to tighten fire-retardant (FR) chemical regulations in consumer products. By constantly upgrading its portfolio of chemical-free FR solutions for quilted mattress panels and borders, FR filler cloth, FR sock, […]

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