Wake boating activities restricted along Spokane river

July 23, 2021

After three months of public hearings, amendments and strong opposition from the recreational boating community, the Kootenai County Commission in Kootenai County, Idaho, passed an ordinance prohibiting boaters from engaging in activities that create “excessive wakes” by a 2-1 vote, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association website. The ordinance defines “excessive wake” as “plowing […]

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Shawmut Corporations unveils renovated Technical Center

July 23, 2021

Shawmut Corporation has unveiled new renovations at its Park Avenue Technical Center, one of the largest and most technologically advanced fabric finishing operations in the U.S., located in Burlington, N.C. The updates offer Shawmut customers easier access to the company’s advanced materials design and collaboration facilities and provide increased speed, agility and flexibility for custom […]

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Spradling announces acquisition of CMI Enterprises

July 22, 2021

Spradling International Inc. has announced the asset acquisition of CMI Enterprises. The transaction presents increased opportunities for the business and its employees to leverage and enhance the company’s portfolio providing an unparalleled array of products, services and solutions including lamination, die cutting and high-frequency welding. The agreement also strengthens Spradling’s operational footprint in the Midwest […]

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IAA Awards deadline approaching

July 22, 2021

The deadline to submit a project for the 2021 International Achievement Awards (IAA) is July 30. The IAA awards recognize the best projects across the specialty fabrics industry. The awards are an opportunity to showcase your technical skills and talents to the entire industry. Awards are given in seven major categories and 42 subcategories and […]

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Beaver Paper Group announces price increase

July 22, 2021

Beaver Paper Group, Atlanta, Ga., a manufacturer of sublimation media and sewn paper products, announced a general price increase on Wednesday, July 21, of 8-12% across its global portfolio of products. The price increase will be effective Sept. 1, 2021. “We are taking this initiative due to the current market pressures and the rising costs of […]

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Glen Raven announces next phase of expansion plan

July 21, 2021

Glen Raven Inc. has announced its next round of significant investments in facilities and infrastructure. The investments represent phase two of a multi-phase expansion plan and are specifically focused on growing Glen Raven’s U.S. capacity. They will include additional production facilities and a new distribution center in the U.S., as well as additional equipment to increase […]

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IFAI 2021 State of the Industry report now available for purchase

July 21, 2021

The 2021 State of the Industry report from Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) is now available for sale at IFAI’s e-store. IFAI members may purchase the report for $79, a $300 discount off the non-member price. Read a summary of the report here, and purchase the full report here. IFAI conducts research annually among its […]

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Submit Tools, Tips and Tricks ideas

July 21, 2021

Organizers of the Marine Fabricators Conference 2022, being held Jan. 13–15, 2022, at the Wild Dunes Resort, Isle of Palms, S.C., are seeking tips, how-to ideas and DIY techniques that benefit the marine fabrication industry. Qualified entries appear in Marine Fabricator magazine, and prizes for first, second and third place are presented at the Awards […]

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Free boating marketing content available

July 20, 2021

Discover Boating B2B has free marketing tools and resources available for fabricators to share on their websites and social channels to help drive consumer engagement. These include interactive boat buying tools such as a Boat Loan Calculator and Boat Finder, which can be embedded directly on a fabricator’s website. Other resources include an industry-wide “Get […]

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The LYCRA Company and HeiQ collaborate on sustainable textile technologies

July 20, 2021

Textile technology innovation leaders, The LYCRA Company and HeiQ, have entered into a broad-based collaboration across multiple technology and brand platforms that promises to bring more innovative, quality-enhancing and sustainable textile technologies to consumers around the world. Building on exploratory discussions that started in early 2019, HeiQ and The LYCRA Company have elected to leverage […]

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Lenzing collaborates with Orange Fiber

July 19, 2021

Lenzing Group, a producer of wood-based specialty fibers, is partnering with Orange Fiber, an Italian company which has patented the pulp production process for citrus by-products, to produce the first ever TENCEL™ branded lyocell fiber made of orange and wood pulp. The new product aims to realize both companies’ shared vision to enhance sustainability in […]

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Organic cotton production outlook

July 16, 2021

According to Textile Exchange’s 2021 Organic Cotton Market Report, 2019-2020 was a record-setting year, with the largest volume of organic cotton fiber harvested globally to-date. In total, 229,280 farmers grew 249,153 metric tons of organic cotton fiber on 588,425 hectares of certified organic land in 21 countries. This represents a four percent growth in fiber […]

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RBIEF awards record scholarship funds

July 15, 2021

The Recreational Boating Industries Educational Foundation (RBIEF) more than doubled the amount of funds distributed this year compared to years past, as qualified applicants express keen interest in careers in the marine industry. The Foundation awarded $18,500 in scholarship funds to 10 students, according to boatingindustry.com.  The RBIEF scholarship fund was developed in 1986 by […]

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James Heal launches microsite dedicated to testing performance and technical textiles

July 15, 2021

James Heal has developed a new microsite, performance.james-heal.co.uk, to showcase its range of performance testing instruments as well as useful resources including articles, videos and guides. The microsite was developed separately to the main company website and will provide accurate, up-to-date information, knowledge and expertise in the field of performance testing across a wide spectrum […]

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Eastman Machine Company breaks ground on expansion

July 14, 2021

Eastman Machine Company celebrated a commitment to its global growth, the future of its employees and its close hometown ties on July 13, 2021, by breaking ground on its expansion. The 7,500-square-foot expansion of the facility will provide necessary capacity for the company to accommodate the accelerated development and scope of its work. The ceremony […]

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