Mike Kallas helps Roeming Industries navigate change

May 1st, 2022

Since pandemic-related effects reduced the sewing workforce that Mike Kallas leads from 20 employees to fewer than 10, he has been earnestly seeking new sewers for his team. But you might not know it based on the job listings he posts—not if you’re new to the industrial fabrics industry, that is. “Whether I’m writing a […]

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To sew or to seal: expanding the toolbox

October 1st, 2018

To sew or to seal is a question that some fabricators have answered by gearing their offerings toward products that utilize either the former or the latter, but not both. While this kind of specialization can be a viable and lucrative strategy, expanding the toolbox to incorporate both sewing and sealing can often prove even […]

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Increase in printing on fabrics revives need for sewing equipment

September 1st, 2008

Despite detractors that call sewing a “dinosaur technology,” it remains one that defies extinction. In fact, with the rapid growth of UV, dye sublimation, and solvent printing on fabrics, sewing may be more vital than ever to the banner/display finishing process. Newer technologies, such as hot air and RF welding, have proven capable of fusing […]

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