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UPDATE
IFAI selects Advanced Textiles
Association as new name
Rebrand reflects the future of the textiles industry
T
he Industrial Fabrics Association
International has adopted a new
name, the Advanced Textiles Association,
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 is an exciting time for our
great association, " said IFAI Chairman
Amy Bircher. " President & CEO Steve
Schiffman and his staff have worked hard
to meet the needs of our members in
finding a name that reflects the vision for
our future, yet still honoring the past and
the importance of our history. "
The new name reflects the evolving
textile industry and is designed to position
the association to meet the needs of
members and the industry. The board
of directors, staff and industry partners
have been researching the IFAI brand for
more than a year, with the goal of ensuring
the association is well-positioned for
the future.
" There has been discussion about
a name change for several years at the
Board of Directors level, " said Schiffman.
" We wanted a name that is more inclusive,
easier to remember, and reflects
advances in and the future of all the
industries we currently serve and will
serve in the future. "
That market research and discussion
with members found the need for a new
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brand. After more than 40 years as IFAI,
the updated name not only speaks to
those core markets, but also reflects the
fact that members are working in markets
that may not be readily identified as
" industrial fabrics. "
The new Advanced Textiles Association
website can be found at Textiles.org. G
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