Two new additions to the MMI team

December 28th, 2021

MMI Textiles has announced two new members of its team. Mary Reardon will be the company's new vice president of textile innovation, while Will Cromer will join as the national account manager. Reardon is a senior-level professional with extensive knowledge and experience in the textile industry. She has been an employee of Gehring Tricot Corp/Tweave […]

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Eastman Machine Company announces executive promotions

December 23rd, 2021

Eastman Machine Company, a family-owned and operated business since 1888, has announced multiple executive staff promotions. With the new year, R. Trevor Stevenson will take on the role of president and Steven F. Calzi as chief operating officer. Stevenson’s career at Eastman started in 2004 as a technician and advanced to the executive team in […]

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Steve Fredrickson joins Rainier Industries

December 21st, 2021

Industry veteran Steve Fredrickson is joining Rainier Industries as the National Sales Director for Rainier Shade. Frederickson has more than 25 years of experience in the textile industry, with several different companies. Most recently, he was sales director at Sattler Corp. "I started working with Rainier Industries in 1997; loved my time here and am […]

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IFAI Expo 2022 call for presentations

December 20th, 2021

The Industrial Fabrics Association International is now accepting proposals for presentations at IFAI Expo 2022. IFAI Expo will take place Oct. 12-14, 2022, at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, N.C., with education Oct. 11-14. IFAI is accepting proposals for 50-minute classroom sessions in several categories: Advanced TextilesShade & Weather ProtectionSpecialty FabricsMarine FabricationGeneral Business Also […]

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Easier bimini deployment hardware

December 20th, 2021

Accon Marine’s 415-TB Bimini Release hardware make biminis and sunshades easier to deploy and stow. Accon Marine’s 415-TB Bimini Release hardware make biminis and sunshades easier to deploy and stow. Built from polished 316 stainless steel, the low-profile surface-mount base installs with two #10 screws; a cutout isn't needed. Unlike some marine shade solutions that […]

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Geosynthetics Conference 2023 opens Call for Proposals

December 17th, 2021

Jie Han, Ph.D., of the University of Kansas, delivers the Koerner Award Lecture “Geosynthetic-reinforced column-supported embankments: Bridging theory and practice" at GeoNashville 2021. Photograph by Mark Skalny/Mark Skalny Photography Start making plans to be part of the technical program at the Geosynthetics Conference 2023, Feb. 5–8, 2023, in Kansas City, Mo. This is your chance […]

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Pantone announces Color of the Year for 2022

December 17th, 2021

Pantone, the global color authority and provider of professional color language standards and digital solutions for the design community, has introduced a new blue shade, PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri, a dynamic periwinkle blue hue with a vivifying violet red undertone as the Pantone Color of the Year selection for 2022. Blending the faithfulness and constancy […]

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Colorado Yurt Company hires Winkelmann

December 16th, 2021

Colorado Yurt Company has hired Joe Winkelmann as Director of Operations. He will lead the production, manufacturing and shipping teams as the company focuses on strategic growth opportunities and customer connections to the outdoors. Winkelmann has more than 25 years of experience in operations and manufacturing leadership with companies such as Lawrence Fabric and Metal […]

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Williams joins Durst

December 15th, 2021

Durst has appointed Neil Williams as UK and Ireland Business Development Manager for the Northern region. He is replacing industry veteran Richard Bates, who retires at the end of the year after almost a decade with Durst and 46 years in the printing industry. Williams brings a wealth of experience from more than 30 years […]

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New solar screen fabric offerings

December 14th, 2021

Rollease Acmeda has released two new roller shade fabrics. The Kleenscreen fabric collection includes eight modern colors with three openness factors in two widths. Rollease Acmeda has released two new roller shade fabrics through auxiliary fabric brand Texstyle. The Kleenscreen fabric collection includes eight modern colors with three openness factors in two widths and features […]

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