Ennis Fabrics introduces regular website discounts

October 15, 2019

The recently launched Ennis Fabrics e-commerce website now has promotional discounts that are regularly offered to customers. The responsive website is user-friendly and visually pleasing, with more than 10,000 different products. Customers may now place orders, view stock levels, and access their pricing, invoices, and order history all online. “We are very excited to announce …

Clear View Bag invests in Fusion C press

Paper Converting Machine Company has sold the second Fusion C flexographic printing press to Clear View Bag Company, an Albany, N.Y.-based manufacturer and converter of plastic bags and roll stock. With a smaller footprint and fewer parts, the Fusion C is loaded with fast make-ready and waste-saving features, including SteadyPrint, which received the 2019 Flexographic …

Hohenstein ECOfit supports sustainability

October 14, 2019

An award certificate for the Baden-Württemberg support program ECOfit was presented to Hohenstein in June at the Ludwigsburg District Administration Offices. Since April 2018, Hohenstein has taken part in eight ECOfit workshops with companies from the Ludwigsburg region; together they developed individual actions for better company environmental and climate protection. The new laboratory ventilation system …

Funding innovation: the Rhode Island Advanced Materials Innovation Center

October 11, 2019

Governor Gina Raimondo recently joined with University of Rhode Island (URI) President David Dooley to announce $1 million in funding for the creation of the 401 Tech Bridge, the Rhode Island Materials Innovation Center. Industry partners will be able to work in the 401 Tech Bridge Center with the University of Rhode Island and entities …

New management at Pelican Products

Pelican Products Inc. has promoted Michael Bubica to director of supply chain and inventory performance. In this role, he will work closely with sales, product management and customer service teams to better understand demand and align supply and distribution planning to meet customer needs and Pelican’s business objectives. Pelican has also hired Frank Gennaco as …

Unifi appoints Creaturo

Unifi Inc. has appointed Craig A. Creaturo as executive vice president and CFO. He has more than 15 years of experience as an executive leader for finance and accounting teams at businesses with complex manufacturing and global operations.

Cloud ceiling

October 10, 2019

2019 IAA Outstanding Achievement Award The client wanted to create a more enclosed luxury retail space while retaining a view of the iconic domed roof of the O2 London, one of the largest tensile fabric structures in the U.K. The result was a stunning suspended ceiling system made of 256 fabric fins set 1250 mm …

Quiet Critters

2019 IAA Award of Excellence The eight 5-foot by 8-foot sound-absorbing “Acoustical FireFlys” that float above the Patten Free Library teen area allow a lively range of programming to take place, including films and maker workshops, without disturbing other library patrons. The new teen area has a distinctive high ceiling and a curved outer wall …

Ayala named Aurora president

Marcia Ayala has been promoted to president of Aurora Specialty Textiles Group Inc., a subsidiary of Milwaukee-based Meridian Industries. Ayala, who started at Aurora in 2006 as director of research and development, was promoted to vice president of research and development in 2014 and promoted again to company vice president in 2015. She played a …

Wyman named AATCC EVP

October 9, 2019

The AATCC board of directors has voted to promote Diana Wyman to the role of executive vice president. Previously, Wyman served as the AATCC technical director. Wyman has a BA in fashion merchandising from Radford University, an MS in Textiles from North Carolina State University, and an MBA from Meredith College. The board made this …