USIFI, NFI to merge

January 16th, 2023

The U.S. Industrial Fabrics Institute and the Narrow Fabrics Institute, both divisions of the Advanced Textiles Association, are merging into one larger group. The new divisions will be known as the U.S. Industrial and Narrow Fabrics Institute (USINFI). NFI and USIFI have partnered in advocacy work and the Outlook Conference for more than 20 years, […]

Read More

USIFI and NFI succeed in efforts to decrease Berry threshold

January 14th, 2021

The Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) was officially passed in early January 2021, according to Janelle Wells Buerkley, divisions manager at Industrial Fabrics Association International, Roseville, Minn. After a long journey of negotiations, the NDAA contains a provision that will decrease the Berry Amendment Simplified Acquisition Threshold (SAT) level from its current […]

Read More

Closing the gaps in the textile supply chain

January 1st, 2021

A new area of focus for Value Vinyls is its Visiontex USA fabrics. The Visiontex outdoor mesh fabric range includes Visiontex View 85 (pictured here), Visiontex Plus 94 and Visiontex Ultra 99. The fabrics are designed for window, patio and other outdoor screening applications. Photo: Value Vinyls Inc. With many moving parts, the textile supply […]

Read More


July 18th, 2016

The U.S. Industrial Fabrics Institute (USIFI) and Narrow Fabrics Institute (NFI) held their annual Lobby Day on June 22, 2016. The day began with meetings with the Department of Commerce and the United States Trade Representative (USTR) regarding trade issues impacting the U.S. textile industry. The day continued with five meetings with Representatives and Senator’s offices. Representative Walter Jones […]

Read More

Berry Amendment threshold to stay at $150,000

September 30th, 2015

The text of the Fiscal Year 2016 National Defense Authorization Act has been released, keeping the threshold to trigger the Berry Amendment (10 USC 2533a), its specialty metal variant and the Kissell Amendment at its current level—the inflation-adjusted figure of $150,000. The Berry Amendment requires the Department of Defense (DOD) to procure certain items, including […]

Read More

NFI, USIFI attending Lobby Day event

April 9th, 2015

Registration for member-exclusive event is open through May 1. Two IFAI divisions, the United States Industrial Fabrics Institute (USIFI) and Narrow Fabrics Institute (NFI), are co-participating in a Washington, D.C. Lobby Day event June 16–18, to meet with key policymakers and strengthen relationships. Registration is open through May 1, and there is no cost for […]

Read More