Offers water repellency, mildew resistance, breathability and durability.
Seeking Democratic nomination to run for the Second Congressional District of N.C.
A company specializing in nanotechnology performance finishes for clothing.
Who died peacefully on December 28, 2013, at the age of 82.
Will lead activities related to strategy, marketing, product development and sales.
Will transition into the role of president and CEO for the manufacturer and supplier.
John Manuck recognized for his work as founding sponsor of Student Design Awards.
Helped develop a vertical sand-tight geotextile to prevent dike piping.
John Conroy ensures project success by asking the right questions.
Recognized as a winner of Professional Door Dealer's award for Best Dock Equipment.
Will procure materials, supplies and sub-contractor services, and various other duties.
Ranked number five on the multinational list of the best 25 businesses to work for.
Believes organizations have a responsibility that reaches beyond shareholders.
Comfortably cool in summer and cozy warm in winter, all with minimum energy use.
Partnership to expand Agulla’s product line and widen its customer base.
In an IFAI business climate survey, three factors constraining growth in the U.S. specialty fabrics market were mentioned: high raw material costs, overseas competition, and high oil/energy prices. From September –December 2008, high raw material and petroleum-related prices were exacerbated by tighter credit markets and record unemployment.
Survey respondents reported some positive factors: increasing market share due to increased consolidation, greater export opportunities, and development of new technology and growth in eco-friendly green markets. Growth markets include medical textiles, military applications, safety and protective products, and the domestic and international use of geosynthetics.
Increases in raw material and energy costs, increased labor costs and medical insurance premiums and the possible long-term shrinkage of the military market were mentioned as threats to growth. The poor economy means a weak U.S. dollar, tighter credit and reduced consumer buying. Overcapacity could be a problem, due to increased costs, decreased customer demand and global competition, especially from China and India.
In response, suppliers will focus on high value products, profitable niche markets and product diversification, improving manufacturing processes, R&D and information technology. Advertising, marketing and sales promotion will be key.
From the 2009 State of the Industry Report. Purchase a complete report at the IFAI Bookstore.