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December 1, 2013

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 …

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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 …

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 …

New leadership team at Diamond Brand

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 …

Phifer Inc. hires two new designers

Phifer Inc. of Tuscaloosa, Ala., designs and manufactures textiles, and has enlisted two talented designers to enhance its products. Raymond Neuse combines 18 years of experience in the textile industry with 20 years as a freelance artist, using his expertise to design indoor/outdoor textiles, home décor, novelty and flooring. He holds a B.F.A. degree in …

Pinto joins Scovill board

Scovill Fasteners of Clarkesville, Ga., has appointed James I. Pinto to Scovill’s board of directors. The company manufactures high-performance fasteners for apparel and industrial applications, and Pinto has held operational and supply-chain roles in aerospace and industrial businesses, including Textron Lycoming, Greenlee Textron, Textron Fluid and Power and Tyco Intl. He earned a Six Sigma …

Health care: ACA, on the way

Is this the way to do health insurance? Stay tuned. By Marc Hequet Kevin Yonce has gone to a lot of work trying to figure it out. He may still be uncertain—and you may know the feeling. The chief executive at TCT&A Industries, an awning maker and tent renter in Urbana, Ill. (and the immediate …