Alpha Tubular Motors to host free motorization solutions webinar March 3

Feb. 24, 2021  |  Industry News

Alpha Tubular Motors will host a free webinar on Wednesday, March 3, that will focus on the advantages and offerings of intuitive motorization solutions for awnings, roller shutters and roller shades. The webinar “Alpha 101: The Alpha Advantage,” set for 4:30 p.m. EST, will be led by Alpha Tubul…
Gaston College developing Fiber Innovation Center

Feb. 5, 2021  |  Industry News

The Gaston County Board of Commissioners and Gaston College are working in partnership to transfer $5.3 million in funding for the addition of a new Fiber Innovation Center on the college’s Kimbrell Campus in Belmont, N.C.
AATCC Foundation now accepting scholarship applications

Feb. 2, 2021  |  Industry News

According to a press release, the AATCC Foundation Inc. is now accepting scholarship applications for undergraduate students in textile-related programs at colleges and universities across the country. Students can apply for multiple scholarships through a single online application form. The deadlin…
Brown and Manning call for Biden to prioritize American manufacturers and bolster domestic PPE

Jan. 29, 2021  |  Industry News

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and U.S. Representative Kathy Manning (D-NC) wrote to President Biden calling on the Administration to prioritize purchasing fully made in America Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), according to Textile World in a January 24 article.  The lawmakers outline four…
Industry and union coalition outlines PPE recommendations to Biden and Congress

Jan. 29, 2021  |  Industry News

 A broad coalition of industry organizations and labor unions, representing a broad spectrum of manufacturers and workers who stepped up to make essential PPE and other products throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, sent a letter today to President Biden and congressional leaders outlining recommen…
AATCC announces call for award and leadership nominations

Jan. 29, 2021  |  Industry News

AATCC is now accepting nominations for recognition of excellence in the textile industry through March 31, 2021. Nomination forms for all awards are available online at Anyone may nominate a deserving colleague or themselves for the following awards: Olney Medal Establish…
TRD Virtual Summit brings industry together in a new way

Jan. 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…
SEAMS elects board of directors to lead made-in-America movement

Jan. 27, 2021  |  Industry News

SEAMS, the national association and voice for the U.S. sewn products industry for over 50 years, announced the membership election of a new education director, eight manufacturer/contractor directors and a supplier director. ​The SEAMS 2021 Board of Directors leads the “Made in America” moveme…