Renewable energy sources are the future of the marine industry

February 23, 2021  |  Events

In a highly informative and detailed education session during the IFAI Fabricators Conference & Showcase on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021, John Martin, Ph. D., Appalachian State University, gave a presentation that examined the history, present day use and future of solar and wind energy in the marine i…
Employers face continued challenges creating employee pandemic policies

February 23, 2021  |  Events

Kicking off the second day of the IFAI Fabricators Conference & Showcase on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021, human resources expert, Chad Sorenson, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, from Adaptive HR Solutions LLC, presented a session entitled “Employee Strategies in the midst of COVID-19.” Sorenson says that for the pa…
Improve scheduling in your shop with a digital job board

February 23, 2021  |  Events

Torey Heinz, the founder of Shopflow productivity software for marine, canvas and upholstery shops, discussed the importance of shop scheduling during his presentation at the IFAI Fabricators Conference & Showcase on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021. Heinz introduced the idea of using a digital job board t…
Women in Textiles Summit going virtual

February 1, 2021  |  Events, News

Due to continuing concerns regarding the coronavirus pandemic and feedback from conference participants, IFAI has decided to transform the Women in Textiles Summit into a virtual event taking place the afternoon of Thursday, March 4, and the morning of Friday, March 5. The timing will mimic an in-pe…
TRD Virtual Summit brings industry together in a new way

January 28, 2021  |  Company News, Events, Industry News, News

Members of the tent and event rental industry connected online Jan. 19–21, 2021, for a three-day virtual summit that offered dynamic education, networking and the annual Tent Rental Division (TRD) business meeting. The summit was held live on the virtual platform, Remo, where attendees were a…
Free webinar: Advanced nanofiber production with disruptive technologies

May 5, 2020  |  Events, Industry News

Nanoscience Instruments will present precision nanofiber electrospinning with the Fluidnatek and fast analysis with the Phenom desktop SEM in a free online webinar May 12, 2020. As the demand for air filtration materials has increased globally, especially in the wake of an aerosol-based global pande…
IFAI president responds to Coronavirus, adjusts upcoming events

March 17, 2020  |  Company News, Events, Expo News, Industry News, News, Uncategorized

As concern over the Coronavirus (COVID-19) grows, I want all IFAI members to know we are closely monitoring developments and following recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). We will follow their recommendations to keep our employees, their…
Women in Textiles Summit Helps Attendees Build Industry Relationships and Leadership Skills

February 28, 2020  |  Events, Industry News, News

The second annual Women in Textiles Summit, held February 19–21, almost doubled in attendance and gave attendees ample opportunities to build new business alliances while learning about emerging trends in the industry. The event, sponsored by Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), wa…
The Northeast Canvas Products Association celebrates its 100th anniversary

February 20, 2020  |  Events, Industry News

The Northeast Canvas Products Association (NECPA) celebrated its 100th anniversary on January 16-18 in Worcester, Mass. The conference event included a full slate of Friday seminars presented by NECPA in conjunction with the Professional Awning Manufacturers Association (PAMA) and the Marine Fabrica…
Smart fabrics: getting smarter on April 24, 2018

March 23, 2018  |  Events, News

Register for the 2018 Smart Fabrics Summit by April 23, 2018 The 2018 Smart Fabrics Summit will be held on April 24, 2018, in Washington, D.C., at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. Co-hosted by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Industrial Fabrics Association Internatio…