“Kind of a frightening world out there”

March 1st, 2022

Fabric that used to come within a few days now takes months, says Cindy Thompson, president of Transformit, Inc. "There are sometimes alternatives that can save time, but we go through a lot of anxiety about patterns and stuff because we can’t get our usual fabrics.” Photo: Transformit. When Tim Cook was named to replace […]

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Creating a welcoming workplace to retain employees

January 1st, 2018

To prevent employee turnover, create a workplace that provides continuous learning, competitive pay and benefits and open-minded management. Like many industries that rely on skilled workers, the specialty fabrics industry is facing a shortage of qualified personnel. As manufacturers and fabricators develop recruitment efforts to attract the next-generation workforce, management must simultaneously find strategies to […]

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Pete Weingartner builds a team to deliver turn-key projects and target continued growth

October 1st, 2016

Even if projects are going well I try to improve them. I want to find a way to do things better; to do things faster,” says , president of Queen City Awning, Cincinnati, Ohio. “One of the ways I do that is by attending IFAI Expo and reading Specialty Fabrics Review magazine to keep up […]

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