Brown and Manning call for Biden to prioritize American manufacturers and bolster domestic PPE

January 29th, 2021

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and U.S. Representative Kathy Manning (D-NC) wrote to President Biden calling on the Administration to prioritize purchasing fully made in America Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), according to Textile World in a January 24 article.  The lawmakers outline four steps the Administration can take now to ensure our frontline workers have products needed […]

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Industry and union coalition outlines PPE recommendations to Biden and Congress

January 29th, 2021

 A broad coalition of industry organizations and labor unions, representing a broad spectrum of manufacturers and workers who stepped up to make essential PPE and other products throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, sent a letter today to President Biden and congressional leaders outlining recommendations on specific policy initiatives that must be adopted to re-establish a permanent […]

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AATCC announces call for award and leadership nominations

January 29th, 2021

AATCC is now accepting nominations for recognition of excellence in the textile industry through March 31, 2021. Nomination forms for all awards are available online at www.aatcc.org/about/awards. Anyone may nominate a deserving colleague or themselves for the following awards: Olney Medal Established in honor of Louis Atwell Olney, the founder and first president of AATCC, […]

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Wholesale boat shipments ease in November

January 28th, 2021

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) reports new boat manufacturing activity in November was up 3 percent year over year, and down 18 percent compared to October on a seasonally-adjusted basis, according to the November Monthly Shipment Report (MSR). While wholesale boat shipments slowed in November, this was primarily driven by a pullback in shipments […]

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Canwil Textiles expands operations

January 28th, 2021

Canwil Textiles Inc. is expanding operations by adding additional warehouse and light manufacturing space in Auburn, Ga., to accommodate the demands of its customers. The new office, which includes a 20,000 square foot warehouse, will be the company’s second office. Products and services from the facility will cater to contract manufacturers and makers by using […]

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SEAMS elects board of directors to lead made-in-America movement

January 27th, 2021

SEAMS, the national association and voice for the U.S. sewn products industry for over 50 years, announced the membership election of a new education director, eight manufacturer/contractor directors and a supplier director. ​The SEAMS 2021 Board of Directors leads the “Made in America” movement with its prestigious members for bringing jobs, education and business opportunities […]

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Messe Frankfurt postpones major trade shows until 2022

January 26th, 2021

In September 2020, a decision was reached by Messe Frankfurt and the industries involved to forgo any physical events at its home base in the first quarter of 2021. Now, following close consultation with customers, the company announces that it will postpone the international physical trade fairs planned for April and May as a result […]

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Still time to register for January 28 session of MFA Virtual Series

January 26th, 2021

Registration is still open for Thursday’s session of the free three-part Marine Fabricators Association (MFA) Virtual Series online event occurring Jan. 28, Feb. 18 and March 18. Each two-hour session is focused on bringing the industry together through face-to-face video networking, insightful educational sessions, vendor spotlights, video shop tours, MFA awards presentations, giveaways and more. […]

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Rose Brand introduces 2021 e-catalog

January 25th, 2021

In recognition of the changing work environment, Rose Brand has introduced its 2021 Theatrical & Event Production Catalog in electronic format only. The e-catalog provides access to over 15,000 SKUs of products and related services, including production fabrics, custom sewn curtains, customized and off-the-shelf hardware, scenic supplies, tapes, flooring, projections screens and more. The new […]

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Premier Product Showcase 2021 call for submissions

January 22nd, 2021

Reader surveys show that New Products are one of the most popular parts of Marine Fabricator magazine. Get your products in front of thousands of customers in the May/June issue of Marine Fabricator magazine, for free! Showcase your company's most valued products and get maximum exposure. Deadline: Monday, February 15, 2021 NO COST TO PARTICIPATE […]

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