ATA launches Leadership Academy

Advanced Textiles Association (ATA) has launched the ATA Leadership Academy, an initiative set to reshape leadership excellence within the textile industry. This comprehensive leadership development program is designed to offer advanced training to professionals across all levels, with training options for ATA member companies of all sizes. The ATA Leadership Academy exemplifies the Association’s commitment [...]

By |2023-09-11T14:43:09-05:00September 11, 2023|

Jeff Butler named AT Expo keynote speaker

Workplace expert Jeff Butler has been named as the keynote speaker for the 2023 Advanced Textiles Expo. Butler will focus on managing and working with various generations in “Building an Effective Multigenerational Workforce.” The Advanced Textiles Expo, formerly known as IFAI Expo, will be Nov. 1-3 in Orlando, Fla. Butler will kick off the show [...]

By |2023-05-11T14:07:46-05:00May 3, 2023|

In memoriam: Kevin Yonce

Former Industrial Fabrics Association International (now ATA) Chairman Kevin Yonce passed away peacefully in the comfort of his home on April 29, 2023. Yonce was born January 24, 1970, in Urbana, Ill. He was a lifelong resident of Champaign-Urbana and a 1988 graduate of Urbana High School. Yonce is survived by his mother, Wanda, brother [...]

By |2023-05-15T08:36:26-05:00May 1, 2023|

Last chance for Expo speaking proposal submissions

The deadline is coming quick to submit a proposal to speak at the 2023 Advanced Textiles Expo, formerly known as IFAI Expo. Do you have textile knowledge you want to share with the industry? The Advanced Textiles Association is looking for experts from the textile industry and business leaders to speak on several categories: Emerging [...]

By |2023-02-27T12:38:30-06:00February 27, 2023|

Sustainable design requires individual metrics

“There is no doubt the world is warming,” says Mar Ricketts, principal and founder of GuildWorks in Portland, Ore., which specializes in permanent tension fabric structures. Ricketts considers climate change a market opportunity for people in the shade and comfort industry. In the Expo 2022 session “Warming Earth: The Need for Sustainably Designed and Built [...]

By |2022-10-17T11:23:35-05:00October 20, 2022|

Answers to your Supply Chain questions!

CONNECT by ATA will be hosting an Ask Me Anything on Supply Chain Challenges event with Bill Rooney of Kuehne + Nagel Inc. on August 30! Get the answers to your supply chain questions from an expert at this live session on August 30 from 1-2pm EDT. Can't make it to the live session? Email [...]

By |2022-08-08T09:03:49-05:00August 8, 2022|

Advanced Textiles Association debuts new logo

Advanced Textiles Association (ATA), recently launched their new logo. ATA became the official new name of the association formerly known as Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), on June 1 and have now released their new look. The goal was to find a name and acronym that was more inclusive of the textiles, fabrics, materials that [...]

By |2022-07-28T13:44:45-05:00July 28, 2022|

OSHA administers $11.7 million in training grants

The U.S. Department of Labor will provide a funding opportunity for $11.7 million in Susan Harwood Training Grants to support the delivery of training and education to help workers and employers identify and prevent workplace safety and health hazards. Administered by the department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the grants will target disadvantaged, underserved, low-income, and other hard-to-reach, [...]

By |2022-06-21T13:49:28-05:00June 22, 2022|

Textile groups urge U.S. to maintain penalty tariffs on China

The Biden administration should maintain Section 301 penalty tariffs on finished textiles and apparel from China or risk reversing once-in-a-lifetime nearshoring trends and undermining critical investments and jobs in the U.S. and Western Hemisphere, three key American textile manufacturing groups said today. In a formal submission to the U.S. Trade Representative’s (USTR) office, which is [...]

By |2022-06-16T12:46:21-05:00June 16, 2022|

IFAI selects Advanced Textiles Association as new name

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) will become the Advanced Textiles Association (ATA) effective June 1. The name change was approved in April with 85.6 percent of association members casting their votes to do so. Association bylaws require the approval of two-thirds of those returning ballots. The results were audited by Clifton Larson Allen. “This [...]

By |2022-06-22T11:34:38-05:00May 17, 2022|
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