IFAI webinar Thursday: When the Economy Stops: How to Get Back to the Party

April 7, 2020

Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) is hosting the webinar “When the Economy Stops: How to Get Back to the Party” on Thursday, April 9, 2020, noon to 1:00 CST. The webinar is free to IFAI members and $39 for non-members. The events of 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, and the global financial crisis all brought the economy …

Urgent need for PPE patterns and specifications

April 6, 2020

As the industry works together to address the vast personal protective equipment (PPE) needs, Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) is searching for patterns or specification information fabricators are willing to share with the industry at large. The hope is to publicly post designs for masks and gowns to enable manufacturing by more IFAI members. Some …

Florida Keys shut down due to coronavirus

March 23, 2020

The Florida Keys are closed to visitors, including all hotels and other lodging establishments. Officials from Monroe County, which encompasses most of the archipelago off the southern coast of Florida, posted a statement on the county’s website that said the Keys would be “closed to all tourists and leisure visitors, lodging establishment are no longer …

Miami-Dade mayor orders boat ramps and marinas closed amid coronavirus

The Miami Herald is reporting that the mayor of Miami-Dade County has announced the closure of all marinas and boat ramps in the county, citing large gatherings of boaters on the water amid the coronavirus pandemic. Palm Beach County officials also banned recreational boating activities indefinitely, citing parties and other large gatherings on the water. …

IFAI president responds to Coronavirus, adjusts upcoming events

March 17, 2020

As concern over the Coronavirus (COVID-19) grows, I want all IFAI members to know we are closely monitoring developments and following recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). We will follow their recommendations to keep our employees, their families and our members healthy and safe. With this in …

NMMA cancels Northwest Sportshow

March 16, 2020

Following Minnesota Governor Tim Walz’s decision to call for a moratorium on events with more than 250 people, the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) has canceled the Progressive® Insurance Northwest Sportshow® in Minneapolis, Minn., on April 2-5, 2020. “While we remained hopeful that the show would proceed amid the evolving coronavirus situation, we agree with …

NMMA cancels Saltwater Fishing Expo

March 12, 2020

As a result of the evolving coronavirus outbreak in the tri-state region and new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) has canceled the Progressive® Insurance Saltwater Fishing Expo in Edison, New Jersey on March 13-15, 2020. However, at this time, NMMA is still moving forward with …

NMMA U.S. boat shows to take place, coronavirus situation being closely monitored

March 5, 2020

National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) President, Frank Hugelmeyer, issued a memo to all members of the association regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19). According to the communication, NMMA is currently proceeding with all upcoming shows and events as scheduled. Full memo: “NMMA, like the general public, is closely monitoring the impact that the coronavirus outbreak is having …

Women in Textiles Summit Helps Attendees Build Industry Relationships and Leadership Skills

February 28, 2020

The second annual Women in Textiles Summit, held February 19–21, almost doubled in attendance and gave attendees ample opportunities to build new business alliances while learning about emerging trends in the industry. The event, sponsored by Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), was held in Nashville, Tenn. “This event was born through the remarkable stories of …

IFAI/Alliance Group partnership provides fast, competitive financing to members

February 18, 2020

Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) has partnered with Alliance Funding Group to provide members of IFAI fast financing at competitive rates. IFAI’s Vice President, New Business Development, Andrew Aho says, “IFAI is enthusiastic about offering members access to one more resource when considering financing equipment or looking for working capital. Alliance Funding Group has been …