IFAI receives U.S. funding award to boost exports

September 29, 2010

U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke has announced the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) is one of five organizations selected in 2010 to receive more than $1.7 million for projects that increase U.S. exports, create jobs and strengthen the U.S. global competitive edge. The awards are given under the Department of Commerce’s Market Development Cooperator Program …

In memoriam: Russell B. Hogshire

September 21, 2010

Russell Beverly “Happy” Hogshire, third-generation president of Hogshire Industries Inc. in Norfolk, Va., died on Sept. 17 at the age of 77. Hogshire joined the company, which has specialized in canvas products since 1898, after serving in the U.S. Army. He worked on the board of the Industrial Fabrics Association International and was named an …

Sept. 11 Tribute at Tampa Boat Show

September 8, 2010

The 2010 Tampa Boat Show is holding a September 11th Remembrance Ceremony with the Tampa Fire Rescue Team and is offering free admission to police, fire fighters and military officials who present a valid active ID on Sept. 11. A flag that flew over Ground Zero during September 11 recovery efforts and is part of …

Items needed for 8th Annual IFF Silent Auction

September 7, 2010

The Industrial Fabrics Foundation (IFF) is requesting donations for the 8th Annual IFF Silent Auction, which will take place at the IFAI Expo Americas Welcome Reception on Oct. 27 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Orlando, Fla. Previously donated items include custom quilts, vacation packages, jewelry, luggage and more. Funds raised through the auction …

5th Annual IFF Golf Tournament to take place in Orlando

September 2, 2010

The Industrial Fabrics Foundation (IFF) will hold the 5th Annual IFF Golf Tournament on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010 in Orlando, Fla., during IFAI Expo Americas. The tournament will take place at Disney’s famed Magnolia Golf Course, a Golf Digest 4-star course featuring tree-lined fairways, strategic bunkering and rolling greens. Box lunches will be served at …

MarChem debuts new website

September 1, 2010

MarChem CFI launched a new website that details MarChem CFI’s product line and helps educate fabric users with a range of how-to articles, cleaning and care tips, industry tests and specifications. Users can view all color choices for each fabric and download color cards. Information about printing on fabrics and welding of fabrics is also …

New boat sales slip

While new boat sales were up for the first quarter of 2010, one month later, at the end of April, year-to-date new boat sales were down 6.8 percent from last year, based on the average dealer tracked by Spader Business Management. The report did include several positive indicators. New boat inventory levels at the end …

Contender UK introduces new fastener

Contender UK announced that it is now distributing the Q-SNAP fastener in the United Kingdom. This innovative fastener combines a secured connection that won’t pop loose with a lever action to tension the cover. Made entirely from marine-grade 316 stainless steel, it was developed for boat covers, marine covers and spray hoods. The cap is …

Centek releases online catalog

Centek Industries, a manufacturer of custom marine exhaust systems, released a new downloadable catalog on the company’s website. The catalog features new products, such as thruster tunnels and ANSI flanges, as well as worksheets where customers can provide information to company engineers. The website highlights the company’s line of 14,000 products.

On-site textile materials testing

Textile manufacturers are able to obtain immediate on-site, no-cost materials analyses of suitability for finishing, marking and other detailing with laser die cutting from Spartanics Laser Die Cutting Materials Applications Laboratory engineers. The mobile laboratory, which will be attending a series of worldwide trade events in the coming year, will provide a detailed engineering analysis …