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Oct 13, 2014, 09:13 ET

Congressman Keith Ellison To Open IFAI Expo

On October 14, 2014, Congressman Keith Ellison will join hundreds of companies in the industrial fabrics marketplace converging on Minneapolis to...

Sep 26, 2012, 12:23 ET

Largest North American Specialty Fabrics Trade Event to be held in Boston

 The breadth and depth of the global specialty fabrics marketplace will be displayed at IFAI Expo Americas 2012 and Advanced Textile...

Oct 13, 2011, 17:03 ET

Textile Industry Loses as Congress Passes KORUS Free Trade Agreement

Specialty fabrics manufacturers are likely to be latest FTA collateral damage The U.S. specialty fabrics industry, a thriving textile sector in...

Sep 19, 2011, 09:00 ET
New smart phone App is a must for busy event planners.  (PRNewsFoto/Industrial Fabrics Association International)

New Smart Phone App for Event Planners Cuts Hours of Tent Sourcing, Simplifies Tent Selection Process

My Event Tent, launched by the Tent Rental Division (TRD) of the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) assists event planners,...

Apr 19, 2011, 16:22 ET

USIFI Challenges KORUS Trade Agreement

Specialty fabrics manufacturers to Congress: "Jobs are at stake!" At a time when the U.S. is facing record unemployment, a group of specialty...

Jan 22, 2011, 09:00 ET

U.S. Specialty Fabrics Take Their Place in the Global Marketplace, Contributing to One-Year Anniversary of Obama's Export Pledge

The typical "gut" image if you mention U.S. textile manufacturing is that of an industry in decline. It's the story of jobs that have been lost by...