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Anchor Industries Inc. acquires Economy Tent Intl.

November 16, 2011

Anchor Industries Inc., a leading U.S. manufacturer of tenting solutions for the special events industry, has announced the acquisition of Economy Tent Intl., a Miami-based provider of 10-foot to 40-foot wide frame tents with a strong reputation for quality and value, attested to by its nearly $6 million in revenues from a customer base in …

Seaman Corp. announces $7.5 million capital plan in Ohio

November 15, 2011

Crediting support from the State of Ohio and the City of Wooster, Seaman Corp. has announced plans for a $7.5 million capital investment program, which ultimately is expected to protect current employment levels and add more jobs in the near future. With manufacturing facilities in both Wooster, Ohio, and Bristol, Tenn., the company is a …

Leigh Fibers to close Canadian facility

November 14, 2011

Leigh Fibers has announced that its fiber reprocessing facility in Montreal—Leigh Textile Company—will cease operations in December due to the declining number of customers for recycled textiles in Canada and the northeast United States. “It was a difficult decision to close an operation that has been part of the Leigh family since 1948,” said Keith …

ASPIRATIONS premium faux leather from Enduratex

November 11, 2011

Enduratex (China General Plastics Corporation of America) has introduced ASPIRATIONS faux leather: attractive and utilitarian, with exceptional hand and weight, according to the manufacturer. The next thing to reality, ASPIRATIONS is from the Enduratex Premium Faux Leather Collection and brings the most innovative development in faux leathers, featuring a lighter weight and excellent drape, which …

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New web performance from Sattler

November 10, 2011

The solar protection sector of Sattler is now presenting itself in a new way: on www.sattler-elements.com, visitors can find all information about the company’s new products, and have a go at the Sattler awning finder. Through the country-specific access to www.sattler-elements.com, each user can meet specific needs. The awning finder allows customers to choose quickly …

InterfaceFLOR forms new SITA partnership to re-use carpet tiles

November 9, 2011

InterfaceFLO, a global leader in the manufacture of innovative modular flooring, has signed a pan-European agreement with waste management specialist SITA. The sustainability leaders have joined forces to recover end-of-life carpet tiles from customers across Europe and maximise their use. Rather than being sent to landfills, the tiles will be returned to InterfaceFLOR to be …

Lenzing sponsors—and clothes—champions at the World Police & Fire Games 2011

November 8, 2011

The protective fiber Lenzing FR® and the workwear fiber TENCEL® proved themselves by winning two recent world championship titles. Lenzing sponsored the Austrian firefighter Herbert Krenn with clothing made of Lenzing FR® and police officer Gottfried Post with T-shirts of TENCEL® at the World Police & Fire Games 2011 in New York. Both athletes won …

Specialty Fabrics Review magazine wins six MMPA Excellence Awards

November 7, 2011

At the 15th Annual Excellence Awards Gala of the Minnesota Magazine & Publishing Association, Nov. 3rd, Specialty Fabrics Review was one of three IFAI publications to take home honors for the night, winning one bronze award (third place), three silver awards (second place), and two gold awards (first place), including the award for “Overall Excellence.” …

Texas Tech University involves high school students in nonwovens research

November 4, 2011

The Institute of Environmental and Human Health (TIEHH) at Texas Tech University has made history for the Technical Association of Pulp and Paper Industry’s (TAPPI) nonwovens division due to the university’s involvement of high school students in its cotton nonwovens research. Kahan Chavda, a senior from St. Mark’s School of Texas in Dallas; Aarav Chavda, …

RIMA names Cooley Group 2011 Manufacturer of the Year

November 3, 2011

Rhode Island Manufacturers Association names Cooley Group 2011 Manufacturer of the Year Rhode Island Manufacturers Association names Cooley Group 2011 Manufacturer of the Year The Cooley Group, a leading developer and manufacturer of high-performance commercial fabrics based on sustainable chemistry, has announced that it has been chosen by The Rhode Island Manufacturers Association (RIMA) to …