Staying agile in the time of COVID-19

August 1st, 2020

Agility has emerged as the essential defining attribute of organizations able to respond to this crisis and chart a new, resilient course for the future. by Jeff Moravec Agility has always been something of a prerequisite for owning a company, and that skill set is clearly more valuable now than it ever has been. We […]

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Miller Weldmaster adds radio frequency fabric welding solutions

January 13th, 2020

From left to right: Sylvester Korotynski, president of Zemat Technologies Group; Zach Ralson, head engineer, Miller Weldmaster Corp.; Brent Nussbaum, president of Miller Weldmaster. Miller Weldmaster Corp., Navarre, Ohio, a manufacturer of hot air, hot wedge and impulse welding, is proud to announce they will now be offering radio frequency welding solutions to their customers […]

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Long-term growth: The right equipment, the right software, the right employees

October 1st, 2019

At each step along the supply chain, customers demand quality, efficiency, flexibility and speed.  The right kind of equipment, with the right kind of software and the right kind of operator, can lead to long-term growth.  by Maura Keller Today’s consumer expects faster turnaround times and custom quality at low prices, which means that manufacturers […]

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Enhancing workplace (and worker) performance: automation and technology, equipment ROI and the new workforce

July 1st, 2018

Canvas Innovations in Holland, Mich., focuses on custom marine canvas and upholstery products, says owner Chris Ritsema. The company also has a smaller portion of the business dedicated to other textile-related products, such as porch enclosures, shade sails, awning recovery, furniture covers, golf cart enclosures and a wealth of other custom projects. “We continue to […]

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Charity-driven live manufacturing to debut at Expo 2017

September 1st, 2017

For four days every year, IFAI Expo offers industry members the opportunity to share trade secrets and take advantage of educational opportunities, product demonstrations and certification options. A new addition this year is Manufacturing for Good. The live manufacturing experience demonstrates the making of a duffel bag from start to finish, with a philanthropic twist: […]

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Business innovation throughout the textile supply chain

June 1st, 2017

Pushing, planning and budgeting for innovation relies on creativity, construction, communication and collaboration throughout the industry. It was a tough night for firefighters called out to three major blazes overnight. One exhausted man slogged back to the rig in his soaking-wet turnout gear. When another firefighter touched his shoulder, he screamed. It’s a steam burn—moisture […]

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