Conwed launches 2016 IDEA Book

February 16, 2016

Conwed, a plastic netting manufacturer, launched its 2016 IDEA Book, a digital catalog that outlines the company’s capabilities, core products and technologies. The digital catalog includes a step-by-step description of how Conwed netting is made, the netting characteristics that can be customized and how netting can be incorporated with other materials and substrates in diverse …

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February 15, 2016

Fabric structure companies with metal shops make material decisions based on multiple factors. Site conditions, local building codes, aspects of design and customer preferences dictate the type of metal used with fabric structures, says Gerald Thompson, CEO of Awnings of Hollywood. His company works with high-strength steel pipe and tubing, aluminum pipe and tubing, and …

BondCote Corporation promotes Paul Riggins

BondCote Corporation announced the promotion of Paul Riggins to the position of associate military & customer service manager. Riggins joined BondCote more than eight years ago as an inside sales representative, and has held the position of product manger for military & inflatables. As associate military & customer service manger, Riggins will be in charge …

Trade officials sign landmark Trans-Pacific Partnership

February 12, 2016

Trade officials representing the United States and 11 other Pacific Rim nations joined in signing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement Feb. 3, 2016, according to a press release from the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA). In what has been called “the largest regional trade accord in history,” Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Peru, Malaysia, Mexico, …

UNC Athletics releases sustainability report, highlights efforts with REPREVE

February 11, 2016

More than 250,000 plastic bottles have been recycled through the 18-month collaboration University of North Carolina Athletics released its sustainability report highlighting environmental efforts throughout campus including a university-wide 12 percent increase in collected recycling materials. Unifi Inc., makers of REPREVE, teamed up with UNC in 2014 to raise awareness among student, faculty, fans and …

Techmer PM launches new design and innovation event

February 10, 2016

Techmer PM, a materials designer, announced the launch of SHYFT Design + Innovation 2016, an event the company created as part of its continuing efforts to promote collaboration and engagement among all members of the materials design supply chain. The event will be March 21 at the Hunter Museum in Chattanooga, Tenn. Speakers at the …

SBA revises size standards for wholesale trade and retail trade industries

February 9, 2016

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) increased small business size standards affecting businesses in 46 industries in North American Classification System (NAICS) sector 42, wholesale trade, and in one industry in sector 44-45, retail trade. The final rule was published in the Federal Register on Jan. 25 and will be effective Feb. 26. SBA reviewed …

Q-Lab’s Doug Grossman receives ASTM G03 Warren Ketola Memorial Award

February 8, 2016

Q-Lab, producer of weather equipment and outdoor exposure test services, announced that Doug Grossman, Q-Lab president, received the Warren Ketola Memorial Award on Jan. 25 at the ASTM G03 committee meeting in San Antonio. The Warren Ketola Award is given in memory of Warren Ketola, a pioneer in weathering testing at 3M. Ketola was responsible …

ASTM International launches year of the small- and medium-sized enterprise (SME)

February 5, 2016

ASTM International, a standards development organization, launched the “Year of the SME: Small Business in Action” at its first major meeting of 2016. Throughout the year, ASTM will emphasize how input from small- and medium-sized enterprises is crucial to creating high-quality technical standards. ASTM will highlight advantages SMEs gain by being members, including ASTM’s consensus-driven …

Larson Electronics releases mini crank up tower for electrical equipment

February 4, 2016

Larson Electronics released a 7- to 12-foot crank-up mini antenna cart equipped with a wheeled base to allow for maneuverability throughout a work space. The WAL-ML-SAWC mini tower features a fold over and extendable tower assembly that can be adjusted from 7 to 12 feet in height. A single pin locks the mast in a …