New leadership team at Diamond Brand

December 1, 2013

Diamond Brand, Arden, N.C., had a good year in 2013, following a large order for tents by the Boy Scouts of America with a multi-million dollar deal to supply the Soldier Crew Tent for the U.S. Army. The company has hired P. Steve Floyd as the vice president of operations for the manufacturing division. Floyd …

Technical support at Global Imaging

Global Imaging of Louisville, Colo., has recently added to its technical support team, appointing David Dawson as technical services manager and Leslie Herrmann as workflow studio production and application specialist. Dawson will oversee customer support and strategic training to ensure professional installation and trouble-shooting. He has experience as a technical support and customer service manager …

Creating the future of textiles: make it from milk

Qmilch IP GmbH makes a silky smooth, all-natural fabric from milk that’s highly desirable for high fashion, but well suited for more industrial applications, too. A lot of milk in the world is simply thrown away as unsuitable—for food, that is. German-based company Qmilch IP GmbH has found a use for discarded milk: fabric. In …

Port support

A New Zealand company worked across continents to provide world-class tent shelters for America’s Cup racing teams. By Jake Kulju We’ve all heard about the stunning come-from-behind victory at the 2013 America’s Cup. Oracle Team USA’s victory drew national attention and was hailed by many as the most exciting America’s Cup victory in the event’s …

The Souk Okaz

Tensile membrane design recalls rich cultural history. Located in the Mecca Province, on the slopes of the Sarawat Mountains in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, lies the city of Taif. With fresh mountain air and beautiful scenery, the city of 500,000 is a popular getaway from the intense heat in the region. For hundreds of …

Advancing small business growth

SBA lending activity in FY 2013 tops $29 billion. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced its third highest year of SBA lending to date, surpassed only by two record years of supporting more than $30 billion in FY 2011 and 2012. In FY 2013, SBA supported more than $29 billion in lending to …

Dave Clarke’s good business

Dave Clarke’s vision for The Industrial Fabrics Association International starts with strengthening its market-specific groups–known as Divisions. By Sigrid Tornquist “Generating new revenue streams without losing focus on your mission is a challenge for any organization but it can be done,” says Dave Clarke, incoming chair of the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) and global …