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For the second year in a row, Cornwall,
Ontario, Canada-based Morbern, a
manufacturer of upholstery vinyls for
marine, healthcare, commercial interiors,
RV and automotive applications, has
been recognized as one of Canada's best
managed companies. The 2021 Best
Managed program award winners are
among the best-in-class of Canadian
owned and managed companies with
revenues of more than $25 million.
Lectra has finalized its acquisition of all
outstanding shares of Gerber Technology
on a cash-free debt-free basis, for
175 million euros, financed through a
140 million euro loan and the group's
available cash, plus 5 million newly
issued Lectra shares to AIPCF VI LG,
Gerber Technology's sole shareholder.
The strategic combination, of which all
stages have been completed, has led to
the creation of a leading global Industry
4.0 player for the fashion, automotive and
furniture markets.
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Global geosynthetics manufacturer
Solmax has concluded the acquisition
of TenCate Geosynthetics. With this
transaction, the global reach, innovation
capabilities and specialties of two
recognized geosynthetics frontrunners
combine to create the world's leading
geosynthetics provider. With the
acquisition, Solmax's geosynthetics
products will fully meet the needs of
both containment and infrastructure
applications. In addition, the two
companies' combined expertise across all
geosynthetic categories makes Solmax
an innovation powerhouse.
Herculite Products Inc. has hired Pamela
Funk as manager of human resources.
Funk brings a wealth of human resource
management experience to Herculite.
Most recently she served as director of
human resources for United Fiber and
Data in York.
IN MEMORIAM
Celebrated architect Helmut Jahn died
on May 8, 2021, after a bicycle accident.
He was 81 years old. One of Jahn's most
recent projects was the fabric-wrapped
ThyssenKrupp test tower in Rottweil,
Germany, which earned many awards,
including a 2019 Award of Excellence in
the Hybrid Tension Structure category
of IFAI's International Achievement
Awards (IAA) along with an IAA " Best in
Category " title for all fabric structure
projects that year.
IFAI Honored Life Member Ken C. Prine
passed away Feb. 22, 2021. In 1999 Prine
was named an Honored Life Member, a
status bestowed on individuals who are
longstanding members of the association
for meritorious or outstanding work
accomplished for the association and/
or for exceptional accomplishments or
extraordinary achievement while serving
as an officer of the association.
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