Messe Stuttgart’s Sun Shading Expo North America moves co-location debut with IFAI Expo to 2022

July 7th, 2021

Messe Stuttgart announced that its new U.S.-based show Sun Shading Expo North America will not be held in 2021 as a separate trade show but will instead contribute its expertise in internal and external sun shading systems at IFAI Expo 2021 in the form of expert talks, open discussions and more.IFAI Expo 2021 will still take place Nov. […]

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IFAI Expo to celebrate 100 years

June 28th, 2021

For a century, IFAI Expo has been the industrial fabrics industry’s flagship show. More than 4,000 industry participants gather to learn, conduct business, share ideas and make the connections necessary to support their businesses.  The Advanced Textiles (AT) Conference is an integral part of the event. Following a welcome lunch and plenary session Nov. 1, the conference is underway […]

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A primer on Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs)

November 4th, 2020

An Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) offers lots of attractive benefits: studies have shown that ESOPs improve productivity, increase sales and improve return on assets, plus they offer great tax advantages. But more than any of these attributes, an ESOP offers the owner of a company peace of mind and an enduring legacy. “Many times, […]

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IFAI Expo and R+T Show Organizer, Messe Stuttgart, to Co-locate Trade Shows Starting in 2021

September 21st, 2020

ROSEVILLE, MN—Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) and Messe Stuttgart, organizers of R+T in Stuttgart, Germany; R+T Turkey in Istanbul, Turkey; R+T Asia in Shanghai, China and R+T South America in Sao Paulo, Brazil, are pleased to announce that they will co-locate IFAI Expo with Messe Stuttgart’s new U.S. show named Sun Shading Expo North America […]

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IFAI Expo 2020 celebrates 100 years – virtually

September 14th, 2020

IFAI Expo has reached a milestone: it is 100 years old and it will host this annual event virtually. IFAI Virtual Expo 2020 offers a safe way for the industry to come together, participate in important discussions, learn about new research and developments, meet new people and find help in growing a business in a […]

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IFAI Expo will go virtual in 2020

August 10th, 2020

Given the continuing uncertainty with the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and the importance of the health and safety of the entire textile community, the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) will transition IFAI Expo 2020, set for Nov. 3-6, 2020 in Indianapolis, Ind., to an online-only, virtual event. IFAI Virtual Expo will take place over […]

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IFAI Expo Going Virtual for 2020

July 29th, 2020

Given the continuing uncertainty with the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and the importance of the health and safety of the entire textile community, IFAI has made the difficult, yet unavoidable decision to transition IFAI Expo 2020, set for Nov. 3-6, 2020, in Indianapolis, IN USA to an online only virtual event. IFAI Virtual Expo will take place […]

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Puerto Rico pups steal hearts at IFAI Expo 2019

October 3rd, 2019

Four puppies are hoping to find their lifetime human companions on the show floor of IFAI Expo 2019. Amid the latest fabrics, equipment, technology and services for the specialty fabrics industry, Lorenzo, Lilo, Lolo, and Lulo stole hearts, and, according to some dog lovers—the show—at IFAI Expo 2019 in Orlando, Fla. For this Expo, the […]

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This year’s Show Stopper winners

September 28th, 2017

All the best from New Orleans: Thursday morning at IFAI Expo led off with lists of winners for the year, including the most popular products on the show floor. The sixth annual Show Stopper competition was designed to showcase the best of the best in the industry, from fabrics, equipment and chemicals to services and […]

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Choosing the right sewing machine

September 27th, 2017

Among the many sewing machines options for your shop, how do you choose? The panelists at the EXPO presentation “Selecting a Sewing Machine for Your Application,” agree that nearly any project can at least be partially fabricated using a single-needle walking foot machine. “But for wide material for tents, awnings, covers, sails and the like,” […]

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