Nees appointed at Aurora

May 24th, 2019

Erik Nees, former manager of sales at Alice Manufacturing, has been hired by Aurora Specialty Textiles Group as sales account manager. He will oversee industrial sales, which includes working with new and current customers in the tape, bedding, medical and technical textiles industries.

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Hohenstein introduces digital education

May 24th, 2019

In March 2019, Hohenstein Institute introduced hohenstein-academy.com, an online learning portal. Digital and independent of time and location, the academy offers access to valuable content from all areas and competences of the company to anyone interested. The site includes webinars, webcasts, tutorials and further digital formats in subject areas including textile knowledge, comfort and performance, […]

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Strata Geosystems expands manufacturing in India

May 23rd, 2019

Strata Geosystems, a joint venture of Glen Raven Inc., headquartered in Mumbai, India, opened a new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in February 2019 in Daheli, Gujarat. The plant is designed to meet the growing demand for geosynthetic products in India and around the globe. The joint venture, founded in 2004, began as a manufacturer of geogrids […]

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OFPANZ annual conference, July 25-27, New Zealand

May 22nd, 2019

The Outdoor Fabric Products Association of New Zealand (OFPANZ) will hold its 2019 Annual Conference at the Napier War Memorial Conference Center in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand, on July 25-27. The conference will bring together a diverse range of speakers and workshops, offering a variety of educational, social and professional networking opportunities, including the annual […]

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ITG becomes Elevate Textiles Inc.

May 22nd, 2019

International Textile Group (ITG) has launched a new name and corporate identity, Elevate Textiles Inc. The new company replaces ITG as the parent company of American & Efird, Burlington, Cone Denim, Gütermann and Safety Components, creating a portfolio of global brands that provide innovative solutions and premium textile products. Elevate Textiles was born out of […]

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In memoriam: Anthony J. Centofanti, National Nonwovens

May 22nd, 2019

Anthony J. Centofanti, longtime CEO and president of National Nonwovens, Easthampton, Mass., passed away on April 4, 2019. Centofanti and his wife assumed management of National Nonwovens in 1992 and transformed the company into a global leader of highly engineered nonwovens. Prior to becoming CEO of National Nonwovens, Centofanti’s career included positions at Mobil Oil, […]

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Coats publishes sustainability strategies

May 21st, 2019

The industrial threads company Coats has published its first sustainability report, which covers key performance data from January 1, 2018, to December 31, 2018. The report, “Pioneering a Sustainable Future,” also launches a sustainability strategy, which sets out seven targets for 2022 across five priority areas in order to accelerate the company’s progress toward a […]

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New distributor for Marlen Textiles

May 20th, 2019

Effective March 2019, Marlen Textiles welcomed Fabric Supply Inc. of Minneapolis, Minn., to its family of authorized distributors. Fabric Supply has more than 75 years’ experience as a wholesale distributor and has a large stocking warehouse. The company prides itself on being able to fulfill orders expeditiously.

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New apprenticeship program launched

May 17th, 2019

Textile manufacturer Carolina Narrow Fabric, Winston-Salem, N.C., is recruiting applicants for its new apprenticeship program, which will train technicians for the textile industry and provide them with career advancement opportunities. The program was launched in conjunction with the Piedmont Triad Regional Workforce Development Board, and includes two years of focused training, including mentorship by Carolina […]

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BAT Scandinavia now open

May 16th, 2019

BAT Group, a market leader for solar shading accessories, has opened a new branch in Sweden. The 1,200 square meter facility is located in the industrial zone near Gothenburg. BAT Scandinavia will open with the production of Rollerbat blind roller tubes for awnings and Screeny rollers. The branch was created to meet the needs of […]

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