Miami-Dade mayor orders boat ramps and marinas closed amid coronavirus

March 23, 2020

The Miami Herald is reporting that the mayor of Miami-Dade County has announced the closure of all marinas and boat ramps in the county, citing large gatherings of boaters on the water amid the coronavirus pandemic. Palm Beach County officials also banned recreational boating activities indefinitely, citing parties and other large gatherings on the water. …

The Northeast Canvas Products Association celebrates its 100th anniversary

February 20, 2020

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 Fabricators Association (MFA), divisions of IFAI, plus a full Expo day with more than …

RGE commits to fiber innovation

February 11, 2020

Infinited Fiber Company’s strategic partner and investor RGE will invest $200 million in cellulosic textile fiber research and development to support solutions in alternative raw materials and closed-loop manufacturing. The target allocation for the investment is 70:20:10 in three areas respectively: scaling up proven clean technology in fiber manufacturing, bringing pilot scale production to commercial …

Nonwovens Network celebrates success

January 10, 2020

The Nonwovens Network held its 2019 annual seminar at the John Smith’s Stadium in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, U.K., on Dec. 5. The event featured a keynote address by Mark Cotton, managing director of the John Cotton Group, one of the U.K.’s most successful nonwovens operations. Seán Kerrigan, director of communications and media relations for EDANA, …

NCTO member company Lenzing hosts key administration officials at plant in Alabama

January 8, 2020

National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) member Lenzing Fibers Inc. (LFI) hosted Bill Jackson, assistant U.S. trade representative for textiles in the U.S. Trade Representative’s (USTR) office; and Lloyd Wood, deputy secretary for textiles, consumers goods and materials at the U.S. Commerce Department; for a plant tour and broad discussion on the company’s commitment to …

Organic products directory available

December 6, 2019

The Organic Trade Association is unveiling its new Find.Organic business directory, a source for information on U.S. organic products and services. Find.Organic, developed and managed by the Organic Trade Association, helps users search for ingredients and products by name, find organic businesses ranging from certifiers to business consultants and farming suppliers, and locate export-ready U.S. …

Unifi appoints Creaturo

October 11, 2019

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.

Universal Fibers expands capabilities

August 22, 2019

Universal Fibers Inc. has acquired twisting and heat-setting assets for its production facilities in Gorzow, Poland, and Taicang, China. Both plants are fully integrated from extrusion to finished yarns in multiple chemistries, including type 6 and 66 nylon, and serve carpet manufacturers in commercial, residential and automotive segments. By expanding capacity in these areas, the …

Glen Raven announces new chief marketing officer

August 13, 2019

Glen Raven Custom Fabrics, makers of Sunbrella®, announced the hiring of Steve Pawl as its first chief marketing officer. Pawl has a track record of developing growth strategies and strengthening brands for global companies including Husqvarna Group, Fruit of the Loom, Newell Brands and Pfizer. He will direct the global brand strategy, positioning and activation …

Johnson receives Chapin Award

June 7, 2019

In recognition for her service to the association, AATCC named Sandra L. Johnson as the 2018 recipient of the Harold C. Chapin Award. A strong advocate of education, Johnson is an active speaker and participant in local and national conferences, workshops and symposia. She served as the 44th president of AATCC from 2015 through 2016 …