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|

IFAI introduces member benefit program and Expo discount offer

IFAI has announced a new benefit for IFAI members in the United States: the IFAI Health and Benefit Insurance program. IFAI Health and Benefit Insurance The IFAI Health and Benefit Insurance program gives all IFAI members access to a dedicated team of experts who are ready to help find the best health and nonmedical benefit coverage to fit [...]

By |2021-11-08T11:15:36-06:00October 5, 2021|

IFAI 2021 State of the Industry report now available for purchase

The 2021 State of the Industry report from Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) is now available for sale at IFAI’s e-store. IFAI members may purchase the report for $79, a $300 discount off the non-member price. Read a summary of the report here, and purchase the full report here. IFAI conducts research annually among its [...]

By |2021-07-21T08:54:53-05:00July 21, 2021|

Second IFAI Virtual Market Showcase to focus on medical textiles

The second IFAI Virtual Market Showcase, set for Tuesday, Aug. 10., from 1 to 4 p.m., will feature medical textiles, showcasing the latest materials and manufacturing solutions for medical products. The event will offer attendees the opportunity to connect with the industry on the latest trends and challenges. With in-person education being cancelled or delayed [...]

By |2021-07-13T10:20:11-05:00July 13, 2021|
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