Aquafil acquires O’Mara Incorporated

June 5, 2019

Aquafil S.p.A. has acquired O’Mara Incorporated for a total consideration equal to USD 40.5 million. The deal was completed through the Group’s U.S. subsidiary, Aquafil USA Inc. O’Mara Incorporated, founded in 1970, produces nylon, polypropylene and polyester fibers mainly in solution-dyed colors in its plant based in Rutherford College, N.C. In 2018, O’Mara reported a …

HUESKER announces management changes

April 29, 2019

After completion of an extensive worldwide investment program, which includes multiple new engineering and production facilities as well as an extended sales network, HUESKER is now strengthening its management structure. Having taken HUESKER’s U.S. subsidiary to a new level, Sven Schröer will return to the headquarters in Germany and will join the Management Board as …

Raven Industries installs new advanced 7-layer extrusion line

April 24, 2019

Raven Industries announced that its Engineered Films division has completed the installation and qualification of an advanced seven-layer barrier extrusion line, referred to as Line 15. This new production line is located in Raven’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Sioux Falls, S.D. Raven Engineered Films partnered with multiple industry equipment experts and worked extensively over the …

MMPA honors IFAI magazines in three categories

November 2, 2018

Specialty Fabrics Review has been awarded the first-place Gold Award for Overall Excellence by the Minnesota Media and Publishing Association (MMPA). Galynn Nordstrom, senior editor of Review, accepted the award November 1 at MMPA’s annual gala that recognizes publishing excellence. Todd Berger, senior editor of Geosynthetics, accepted a second-place Silver Award in the directories category …

John Clark to retire from Top Value Fabrics

July 24, 2018

John Clark, senior sales consultant for Top Value Fabrics (TVF), Carmel, Ind., has announced his retirement date of August 3, 2018. Clark joined Top Value Fabrics in 1996 and played a vital role in growing the industrial and recreational textile divisions for the past 22 years. Along the way he was the point person for …

Losberger DeBoer hires Justin Beckman as its West Coast sales representative

July 23, 2018

Modular clearspan manufacturer Losberger DeBoer, Frederick, Md., has hired Justin Beckman as the company’s West Coast sales representative. Beckman joins Losberger DeBoer with almost 20 years of event and tent experience. Starting as a stagehand, Beckman migrated to the event rental world in college. After attending Colorado State University, Justin owned and operated a tent …

Tennessee Webbing names McGlothren

January 25, 2018

Tennessee Webbing Products, Knoxville, Tenn., has hired Michael McGlothren as a sales executive. McGlothren will oversee the cultivation of existing relationships and will explore new business opportunities to bolster the growth of the company, a major supplier of surplus seatbelt webbing and surplus military webbing worldwide.

Berry Global acquires Clopay Plastic Products

December 15, 2017

Berry Global Group Inc., Evansville, Ind., has acquired Clopay Plastic Products Company Inc., a subsidiary of Griffon Corporation. Clopay is a global supplier of printed breathable films and an innovator in the development of elastic films and laminates. Their product offerings are designed for applications used in a number of markets including hygiene, health care, …

Sand Sea and Air accepting supply donations for Puerto Rico

October 4, 2017

Terri Madden, the owner of Sand Sea and Air Interiors Inc., located in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and a regular contributor to Marine Fabricator magazine, recently contacted IFAI to provide an update of the situation facing her business as well as many others on the hurricane-ravaged island. “I am more fortunate than most,” Madden says. …

Safety suppliers to combine

August 25, 2017

MSA Safety Inc., Pittsburgh, Pa., has entered into an agreement to acquire Globe Holding Co. LLC, Pittsfield, N.H. Globe is an innovator and provider of firefighter protective clothing and boots, with annual revenues of approximately $110 million. MSA is a global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of safety products that protect people and …