Aurora promotes Mike Richardson

September 29, 2009

Aurora Specialty Textiles Group Inc., Aurora, Ill., announced the promotion of Mike Richardson to director of sales and marketing for their Northern Lights Printable Textiles™ line of fabrics. Richardson, who joined Aurora in November 2008 as director of marketing – print media, will have direct revenue responsibility for the line.

The business of shade

September 28, 2009

By Janet Preus It appears that not enough of us are taking skin cancer statistics seriously. Dr. Sarah Schram, dermatology resident at the University of Minnesota, says that skin cancer is the most common type of cancer, and in the United States alone there will be more than one million new cases this year. The …

Free service helps textile companies work with NATO

September 25, 2009

By Juliana Wallace Government agencies don’t always have the best reputation for making life easy, but a free service from the U.S. Department of Commerce is trying to break past those stereotypes to bring together textile companies and NATO. The Office of Textiles and Apparel (OTEXA) is a gratis service for companies interested in working …

Speaker to address vehicle manufacturing standards at Expo Hightex

Serge Carignan, study director for the Association du transport urbain du Québec, will present a report on manufacturing standards that must be met during the production of vehicle components. The presentation will also address future opportunities for the textile industry in Québec’s transportation market. Expo Hightex will take place on Oct. 7 in Montréal, Québec, …

Marketing 101

By Pat Hayes, CPP Reviewing our company’s development and how we originally created a marketing plan started me thinking of the company’s humble beginnings. We started it from scratch; two employees and one customer. The plan seemed to develop as we progressed. As a one man show, you wear many hats and move through stages …

Hanesbrands Inc. launches Mount Everest expedition

September 24, 2009

Hanesbrands Inc., Winston Salem, N.C., and its Duofold and Champion apparel brands introduce “Expedition Hanesbrands: Climb With Us,” a Mount Everest expedition that will take place in the spring of 2010. The climb, which will feature international mountaineer Jamie Clarke, will take place to promote the company’s research and development in the textile industry and …

Keynote speaker reassures Expo attendees: “We will come out of this”

September 23, 2009

By Janet Preus “It’s not the end of the world,” CNBC Senior Analyst, Ron Insana, told IFAI Expo attendees in this morning’s keynote address, even though we were ‘that close’ to going over the edge, he said, pinching his fingers together to illustrate. “We will come out of this,” Insana emphasizes, although certain aspects of …

3M extends Warranted Durability of Finished Graphics

September 22, 2009

3M extended the Warranted Durability of Finished Graphics used in digitally-imaged sign faces to six years. Products backed by the 3M™ MCS™ Warranty include finished graphics using 3M™ Scotchcal™ Luster Overlaminate 3619 and 3M™ Scotchcal™ Matte Overlaminate 3620.

Rosa Parks Transit Center opens in Detroit

September 17, 2009

Detroit has something to feel good about as the new Rosa Parks Transit Center recently opened to rave reviews. By Bruce N. Wright In a city that was known as the automobile transportation center of the world for much of the twentieth century, the notion of a bus terminal as the key to the future …

In Memoriam: Brad Kisner, INX Digital International

September 15, 2009

Brad Kisner, president of INX Digital International Co., passed away Sat., Aug. 22, after suffering a heart attack while visiting family in Santa Cruz, Calif. He was 47. Kisner’s name was synonymous with Triangle inks, from the founding of Triangle Digital LLC with his brother Ken, in 2002, through its evolution as a major component …