Russell Mims receives Steve Epps Lifetime Service Award from STA

July 1st, 2022

Russell Mims, who spent his 41-year career in the textile industry, was awarded the highest award conferred by the Southern Textile Association (STA), the Steve Epps Lifetime Service Award. The Steve Epps Lifetime Service Award honors members who have been a member of association for 20 years or more, are retiring or have retired, served […]

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Infinited Fiber Company picks site for textile fiber factory

June 29th, 2022

Fashion and textile technology company Infinited Fiber Company plans to build a commercial-scale factory to produce regenerated textile fiber for the world’s leading apparel companies at the site of renewable materials company Stora Enso’s closed Veitsiluoto paper mill in Kemi, a Finnish city on the northern shore of the Baltic Sea. The size of the […]

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Shelter Structures America expands to the Midwest

June 29th, 2022

Shelter Structures America, a provider of temporary clearspan tent structures and distributor of event furniture to the special event rental industry announced today the purchase of a new 15,000-square-foot distribution center in Chicago, Illinois. The new facility will offer clients access to premier products while reducing transportation costs and product delivery time to the Midwest […]

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Careismatic Brands appoints Sidharth Lakhani as COO

June 28th, 2022

Careismatic Brands, a manufacturer of medical apparel, announced the appointment of Sidharth Lakhani to Chief Operating Officer (COO). The appointment of Lakhani marks another step forward for Careismatic Brands, as the company continues to evolve its business through building an industry-leading executive team, including the recent appointment of new CEO Girisha Chandraraj. Lakhani brings a […]

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Advantage Tent Fittings launches new website

June 28th, 2022

Advantage Tent Fittings launched a new website with ecommerce capabilities at www.advantagetent.com. The new site, which is tailored towards tent and event rental professionals, features product specifications, availability, current pricing and the ability to obtain shipping costs when items are added to the cart. Advantage Tent Fittings is a manufacturer of commercial and military tent […]

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DNA traceability, isotopic testing as evidence under UFLPA

June 23rd, 2022

Applied DNA Sciences, Inc. (the “Company) has been increasing its engagement with all stakeholders in anticipation of the June 21, 2022, effective date of the “rebuttable presumption” standard under the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) signed into law on December 23, 2021. Under the UFLPA, all imports that originate from China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous […]

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New hires at Miami Corporation

June 17th, 2022

Steve Szenay, MFC, has joined Miami Corporation as its new Technical Director for Marine Fabrics. With 40-plus years of experience in the marine canvas industry, Szenay is widely regarded as an industry expert. He is a longtime ATA member (formerly IFAI) and has shared his expertise at many MFA Conferences and is the author of […]

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Milliken and Lenzing partner for protective textile sustainability

June 15th, 2022

Westex: A Milliken Brand, a global manufacturer of flame-resistant and arc-rated (FR/AR) textiles, and Lenzing, supplier of wood-based specialty fibers through its brand TENCEL™, announce a new partnership aimed at enhancing sustainability efforts within the protective apparel industry. This collaboration illustrates a long-term commitment to bring more sustainable fabric options to market and kicks off […]

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e3 Sustainable Cotton program celebrates record enrollment

June 13th, 2022

Photo: Materra BASF’s e3 Sustainable Cotton program, the first transparent and traceable cotton supply chain, has announced unprecedented growth. More than 900 growers enrolled in the program by registering cotton bales from their 2021 growing season, a 25% increase in enrollment from the previous year. “We are very encouraged by the growth we saw this […]

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Mannington Commercial announces products 105% carbon offset

June 8th, 2022

Mannington Commercial announced that new and refreshed products launched in 2022 across its carpet, luxury vinyl tile (LVT), rubber and resilient sheet lines will be 105% carbon offset. This means customers will have the assurance of knowing the products they specify will be carbon negative, or carbon neutral at the least.  From raw material extraction […]

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