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IFAI is now the
Advanced Textiles Association
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" We wanted a name
that refl ects advances
in and the future of
all the industries we
currently serve and
will serve in the future. "
Steve Schiffman,
Advanced Textiles
Association (formerly IFAI)
he Industrial Fabrics Association
International (IFAI) changed its name
to the Advanced Textiles Association
(ATA) on 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, and the results
were audited by Clifton Larson Allen.
" This is an exciting time for our
great association, " says ATA Chairman
Amy Bircher. " President and CEO
Steve Schiffman and his staff have
worked hard to meet the needs of
our members in fi nding a name that
refl ects the vision for our future while
still honoring the past and recognizing
the importance of our history. "
The new name refl ects the evolving
textile industry and is designed to position
the association to meet the needs of its
members and the industry as a whole.
" There has been discussion about
a name change for several years
at the Board of Directors level, " says
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Schiffman. " We wanted a name that
is more inclusive, easier to remember,
and refl ects advances in and the
future of all the industries we currently
serve and will serve in the future. "
After more than 40 years as IFAI,
the updated name speaks to the
association's core markets and also
refl ects the fact that members are
working in markets that may not be
readily identifi ed as " industrial fabrics. "
The new Advanced Textiles Association
(ATA) website is textiles.org.
Regional workshops are
excellent opportunities for handson
learning in smaller groups for
more personalized experiences.
Regional marine workshop
is open for registration
Join the Marine Fabricators
Association (MFA) at the fall regional
workshop to learn hands-on marine
fabrication techniques in a shop
setting. Build your network with
like-minded business owners and
share business information while
you socialize and tour the marine
shop. The MFA Southeast Regional
Workshop will take place at Canvas
Designers Inc., in Riviera Beach,
Fla., Sept. 16-17, 2022. Education
session topics will include sunfl y
poles, rigging, patterning techniques,
upholstery trends, foam fabrication
techniques, hard and soft enclosures,
moving into the digital age and
more. The MFA Southwest Regional
Workshop will take place in November
with more details coming soon.
For more information and to register,
visit marine.textiles.org/workshops/.
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