Brown and Manning call for Biden to prioritize American manufacturers and bolster domestic PPE

January 29th, 2021

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 steps the Administration can take now to ensure our frontline workers have products needed […]

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Industry and union coalition outlines PPE recommendations to Biden and Congress

January 29th, 2021

 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 recommendations on specific policy initiatives that must be adopted to re-establish a permanent […]

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TRD Virtual Summit brings industry together in a new way

January 28th, 2021

Members of the tent and event rental industry connected online Jan. 19–21, 2021, for a three-day virtual summit that offered dynamic education, networking and the annual Tent Rental Division (TRD) business meeting. The summit was held live on the virtual platform, Remo, where attendees were able to experience face-to-face engagement opportunities and interact with vendors. “The […]

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Canwil Textiles expands operations

January 27th, 2021

Canwil Textiles Inc. is expanding operations by adding additional warehouse and light manufacturing space in Auburn, Ga., to accommodate the demands of its customers. The new office, which includes a 20,000 square foot warehouse, will be the company’s second office. Products and services from the facility will cater to contract manufacturers and makers by using […]

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SEAMS elects board of directors to lead made-in-America movement

January 26th, 2021

SEAMS, the national association and voice for the U.S. sewn products industry for over 50 years, announced the membership election of a new education director, eight manufacturer/contractor directors and a supplier director. ​The SEAMS 2021 Board of Directors leads the “Made in America” movement with its prestigious members for bringing jobs, education and business opportunities […]

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Messe Frankfurt postpones major trade shows until 2022

January 26th, 2021

In September 2020, a decision was reached by Messe Frankfurt and the industries involved to forgo any physical events at its home base in the first quarter of 2021. Now, following close consultation with customers, the company announces that it will postpone the international physical trade fairs planned for April and May as a result […]

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Rose Brand introduces 2021 e-catalog

January 25th, 2021

In recognition of the changing work environment, Rose Brand has introduced its 2021 Theatrical & Event Production Catalog in electronic format only. The e-catalog provides access to over 15,000 SKUs of products and related services, including production fabrics, custom sewn curtains, customized and off-the-shelf hardware, scenic supplies, tapes, flooring, projections screens and more. The new […]

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Shiels joins ASTM International board of directors

January 18th, 2021

Brian P. Shiels, senior PPE engineer for ArcWear, will serve a three-year term on the ASTM International board of directors. Shiels has served in his current role since 2019, having previously held positions at PBI Performance Products before joining ArcWear in 2018. An ASTM International member since 2008, Shiels serves as chair of the Committee […]

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Glen Raven expands warranty for Sunbrella fabrics

January 17th, 2021

According to a press release, Glen Raven Custom Fabrics has announced an enhanced warranty for Sunbrella® fabrics to include replacement labor costs in all categories, including residential and commercial upholstery, shade and marine applications in the rare instances when replacement fabric may be needed.  With the inclusion of replacement costs, Sunbrella fabrics are backed by […]

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Thermex-Thermatron Systems acquires JTE Machines

January 12th, 2021

Thermex-Thermatron Systems has acquired Jacksonville, Fla.-based JTE Machines. JTE Machines designs, engineers and manufactures sealers (radio frequency, impulse and ultrasonic) and serves as the North American distributor for internationally recognized FIAB RF Traveling Welders which are heavily used in the industrial fabric industry and European-based Oteman, a leader in industrial cutting machines. Thermex-Thermatron manufactures high-power […]

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