Outlook 2024 highlights military, policy updates

May 20, 2024  |  ATA News, Industry News, News

More than 75 textile leaders gathered at this year’s Outlook® Conference to hear updates on the economy and the top issues facing the industry. The Outlook conference is organized by the U.S. Industrial & Narrow Fabric Institute and the Military Division of the Advanced Textiles Association. …
Amy Bircher appointed to advisory committee by President Biden

February 26, 2024  |  ATA News, Industry News, News, People

President Joe Biden announced his intent to appoint nine individuals as members of the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations, including former Advanced Textiles Association chairman Amy Bircher. The advisory committee provides overall policy advice to the U.S. Trade Representative on …
Herculite launches health care fabric e-commerce website

February 1, 2024  |  ATA News, Company News, Industry News, News

Herculite® Products Inc., a manufacturer of high-performance and custom fabrics, announced the launch of a new e-commerce website offering a full selection of its Sure-Chek® antimicrobial health care fabrics. Features of the platform: Visit www.surechek.com to register for an account or more infor…
Tent Expo victorious at Daytona

January 29, 2024  |  ATA Events, ATA News, Industry News, News

Despite the threat of high winds, severe thunderstorms and dangerous tornados causing some delays with tent installations, Tent Expo 2024 kicked off on January 9 in Daytona, Fla. Over 550 attendees and exhibitors came from as far away as China, Poland and even the United Arab Emirates.  “It w…
DORNIER: Peter D. Dornier to join supervisory board, Andreas Kueckelmann to succeed Dornier on board of management

January 24, 2024  |  ATA News, Company News, Industry News, News

After 35 years in the company, including 25 years as managing director, Peter D. Dornier will hand over the operational management of Lindauer DORNIER GmbH on July 1, 2024 to join the supervisory board of the family-owned company. His successor as chairman of the board of management will be Andreas …
In memoriam: Donald “Don” Michael Reinbolt

January 22, 2024  |  ATA News, Industry News, News, People

Former IFAI (now ATA) chairman Donald “Don” Michael Reinbolt of Temperance, MI, died at age 77 on Saturday, January 13, 2024. He was born on June 11, 1946, in Toledo, Ohio, and was the son of Charles M. and Mary Katherine (Hartley) Reinbolt.  He married his high school sweetheart fr…
In memoriam: Robert “Bob” McGilvray

January 9, 2024  |  ATA News, News

Robert “Bob” McGilvray, Jr., of Hull, passed away at the age of 68 on Christmas Day 2023, after a long illness. He was the beloved husband of Marie-Pierre (Renard) McGilvray for 37 years, devoted father to Charlie Driggs of Hingham, Jim Driggs of Jamaica Plain, and Caroline (McGilvray) F…
Valcourt Group acquires AwnClean USA

December 12, 2023  |  ATA News, News

The Valcourt Group, a provider of window cleaning, waterproofing, and facade restoration services for commercial properties, announced its recent acquisition of woman-owned AwnClean USA, based in Tampa, Florida. This strategic move maintains the momentum Valcourt has been building to strengthen its…