Tullahoma improves payroll, production processes

January 30, 2015

Military apparel manufacturer has replaced manual data entry, payroll processing with IP solutions. Tullahoma Industries LLC (TII), a military and commercial apparel manufacturer, has replaced all manual production data entry and spreadsheet payroll processing with a suite of shop floor control and payroll processing solutions from Incentive Payroll Experts LLC (IP). The full suite has …

Auburn Manufacturing president attends State of the Union

President Obama renews his call for fast-tracking free trade agreements with Asia and Europe. Kathie Leonard, president and CEO of Auburn Manufacturing Inc. (AMI), attended the 2015 State of the Union Address in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 20 at the invitation of U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine), a strong supporter of U.S. manufacturing. President Obama …

BYU professor wins cotton biotech award

January 29, 2015

Josh Udall recognized for work developing bioinformatics tools to understand cotton genome. Josh Udall of Brigham Young University (BYU) has been awarded the 2014 Cotton Biotechnology Award for his work developing bioinformatics tools (methods and software) to help understand the cotton genome. The award was presented by Cotton Inc., which funds Udall’s research, at the …

Westex and Cone Denim® team up for workwear industry

January 28, 2015

Companies partner to provide flame resistant denim apparel. Westex by Milliken and Cone Denim will provide flame-resistant (FR) denim apparel fabrics through an exclusive partnership, merging fashion and comfort with protective, reliable industrial workwear. Consumer insights showed an unmet need for guaranteed FR denim to provide the same comfort and style of everyday denim apparel, …

The Heytex Group purchases BondCote

January 27, 2015

Combined company has four production sites on three continents. The Heytex Group, Bramsche, Germany, has purchased Pulaski, Va.-based BondCote Corp., expanding its worldwide product portfolio for indoor and outdoor applications in digital print. The company also manufactures technical textiles in applications such as commercial and industrial tents, truck side curtains, dock shelters and flexible doors. …

W. L. Gore named Company of the Month

January 26, 2015

Recognition program highlights companies committed to sustainable production conditions. OEKO-TEX has selected W. L. Gore & Associates Inc. as its Company of the Month for January. Launched in 2011, the recognition campaign highlights companies who stand out based on their above average commitment to human ecological product safety and sustainable production conditions. W. L. Gore …

Printed Electronics Europe scheduled for April

January 23, 2015

IDTechEx-hosted event creates market engagement between end users and suppliers. The Printed Electronics Europe conference and tradeshow will be held April 28-29 at the Estrel Berlin in Berlin, Germany. Hosted by IDTechEx, the event focuses on printed, organic and flexible electronics, creating market engagement between users and suppliers by providing insight into end user requirements …

Reebok and W. L. Gore announce tactical footwear line

January 22, 2015

KRIOS keeps feet cool in hot environments and dry in wet conditions. W. L. Gore & Associates Inc. has teamed up with Warson Brands, exclusive licensee for Reebook military and tactical boots, to develop a new line of waterproof military and tactical footwear for hot weather. Using GORE-TEX® Extended Comfort Technology, the Reebok KRIOS series …

Banner welding system receives patent

January 21, 2015

BannerPRO™ offers ability to fabricate perimeter hems, pole pockets and pocket signs in-house. Supply55 Inc.’s BannerPRO has been issued a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. BannerPRO is a banner welding system offering digital print facilities the ability to fabricate perimeter hems, pole pockets and pocket signs in-house, eliminating the need for …

Auburn Manufacturing president to attend State of the Union

January 20, 2015

Kathie Leonard is guest of Senator Angus King. Senator Angus King [I-ME] has invited Kathie Leonard, president and co-founder of Auburn Manufacturing Inc., Mechanic Falls, Maine, to be his guest at the 2015 State of the Union Address tonight in Washington, D.C. King has been a long-time supporter of American manufacturing, co-sponsoring the bipartisan Revitalize …