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Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas 2016 Shows Attract High Quality of Attendance
The event spanned over 166,000 net square feet and hosted 589 Techtextil North America, Texprocess Americas and JEC Americas exhibitors attracting 9,357 visitors which was up from the 2014 show. Country pavilions included Italy, Belgium, China, Germany, China, Taiwan, Business France and SEAMS Made in USA.
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Texprocess Americas 2018
The event will be held May 22 - 24, 2018 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Once again Texprocess Americas will be co-located with Techtextil North America, making this that largest and best technical textile, nonwoven, machinery, sewn products and equipment trade show in the Americas!
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Gildan Agrees to Acquire Alstyle Apparel
Gildan Activewear, Inc. announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire 100 percent of the equity interest of Alstyle Apparel, LLC and its subsidiaries (Alstyle), which constitute the apparel division of Ennis, Inc., for a total cash purchase price of $110 million.
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A&E Releases Colorlink App Focused on Thread Color
Continuing its 125-year tradition in textile manufacturing, American & Efird unveiled Colorlink, the company's first mobile app with a focus on thread color.
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Colombian Apparel Maker Zoe Moda Adopts Shopfloor System
Methods Workshop LLC, a leading provider of engineering, costing and Shop Floor Control (SFC) software solutions for the fashion and sewn products industries, announced that ZOE MODA has become the first apparel company in Colombia to implement the advanced Shopfloor Eye™ real-time SFC system.
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Senate Passes American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act
The US Senate passed the American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act (H.R. 4923), by unanimous consent on Tuesday. Because the House of Representatives passed an identical bill by a vote of 415-2 on April 27, H.R. 4923 will be sent to President Barack Obama for his expected signature into law. Once it comes into force, the law will benefit textile producers and apparel brands by eliminating tariffs on imported goods that are not commercially available in the US.
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HanesBrands to Buy Top Australian Underwear Company Pacific Brands
HanesBrands, a leading worldwide marketer of underwear, intimate apparel and activewear, has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Pacific Brands Limited, the leading underwear and intimate apparel company in Australia.
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American & Efird to Purchase Largest Thread Maker in India
American & Efird the largest U.S. manufacturer of industrial and consumer thread, embroidery thread and technical textiles is acquiring a majority ownership of Vardhman Yarns and Threads Ltd. from its joint-venture partner, Vardhman Textiles Ltd.
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Grupo M, the Largest Apparel Manufacturer in the Western Hemisphere, Selects NGC's Fashion PLM Software
NGC Software, a leading provider of fashion PLM, Supply Chain Management and apparel ERP solutions, today announced that Grupo M, the Western Hemisphere's largest apparel manufacturer, has selected NGC's PLM software. Grupo M chose NGC's PLM platform to drive innovation and efficiency for its rapidly growing business.
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Texprocess Launches Own Pavilion at Techtextil India
Texprocess, the leading international trade fair for processing textile and flexible materials, launches a Texprocess Pavilion at Techtextil India in Mumbai, from 13 to 15 September 2017. For the first time, international exhibitors of garment-manufacturing and textile processing technologies will have the opportunity to present their innovations under the Texprocess brand in India. The pavilion is organized by Messe Frankfurt India, a subsidiary of Messe Frankfurt.
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Fibers and Textiles Manufacturing Innovation Institute Launched
A consortium of 89 manufacturers, universities and nonprofits organized by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) will spearhead a new manufacturing innovation institute in partnership with the Department of Defense focused on securing U.S. leadership in revolutionary fibers and textiles manufacturing, says Secretary of Defense Ash Carter.
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