Seaman introduces XR-5PW geomembrane

October 30, 2015

High-performance fabric manufacturer Seaman Corp., Wooster, Ohio, has expanded its line of XR-5® grade geomembranes with the XR-5PW. Specifically engineered for potable water floating covers, 45-mil XR-5PW offers high strength, UV protection and resistance to punctures and tears.

Serge Ferrari North America welcomes two account managers

Serge Ferrari hired Ryan Ohr and Eric Antrim as account mangers on its sales team. Ohr joins as regional sales manager for the northwest United States and western Canada. Antrim joins as regional sales manager for the north central United States. Both report to national sales manager Steve Fredrickson. Ohr has more than 10 years …

Apparel brands team up to change global labor conditions

October 29, 2015

A new initiative led by global brands, retailers, industry groups and civil society organizations is being launched to improve working conditions in apparel manufacturing across the world. The project seeks to achieve real, sustainable change through the collective development of an industry-wide, standardized methodology for social and labor performance assessment in apparel and footwear supply …

Saint-Gobain opens North American headquarters

Saint-Gobain, one of the world’s largest building materials companies, based in France, recently announced the official opening of its new North American headquarters in Malvern, Pa. The 320,000-square-foot campus, situated on 65 acres, underwent a renovation over the past 18 months to transform the site into a showcase for Saint-Gobain and its North American construction …

Huntsman celebrates 50th anniversary of manufacturing plant

October 28, 2015

Huntsman Textile Effects is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its primary manufacturing facility in the Americas. The plant in Atotonilquillo, Mexico, is one of Singapore-based Huntsman’s global centers producing dyes and chemicals for customers in the Americas and around the world. The plant is ISO 9001 certified and has manufactured a range of innovative dye and chemicals in the past 50 years.

Agru America announces two managerial changes

Agru America named Melissa Grace as Business Unit Manager for the Fiber and Textile Business Unit and Chris Eichelberger’s role as VP-Technical Marketing will expand to include the oversight of technical marketing associated with the Geosynthetics product line. Grace will be responsible for developing new business and interfacing between the geosynthetics sales staff and the …

Strata Systems Inc. launches target-specific website

October 27, 2015

Strata Systems Inc., a global manufacturer of soil reinforcement products, launched a new regional website, which targets its South American customer base. The streamlined navigation and customer-targeted technical information is now available in both English and Spanish. The Spanish version is designed to offer Spanish-speaking customers the same site features and experience that English-speaking customers …

Depreciation of Euro increases EU textile prices

October 26, 2015

The average price of EU textile and clothing imports jumped 14.2 percent during the first quarter of 2015, says the latest issue of Textile Outlook International from Textiles Intelligence. The value of the euro had depreciated by 18.9 percent in the second half of 2014, leading to EU product price increases—the average price of clothing …

Pella recognizes ‘premier supply partner’ Phifer

Door and window manufacturer Pella Corp., Pella, Iowa, wanted to focus attention on partner suppliers that help make Pella products successful. Two years after asking Pella managers to nominate their best suppliers, the window and door giant announced its first Premier Supply Partner Award to Phifer Inc., Tuscaloosa, Ala., manufacturer of aluminum and fiberglass screens. …

EMS acquires Tigress

October 23, 2015

Eastern Metal Supply (EMS), a Lake Worth, Fla.-based national distributor of aluminum extrusions and sheet products, has purchased Tigress Trading Co. Inc. and Tigress Specialty Metals Products Manufacturing Inc. With facilities in the Fort Lauderdale, Fla., area, Tigress manufactures and distributes a diverse product line including rod holders, outriggers and accessories, kite fishing tackle, antenna …