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Obama Puts Congress on Notice: TPP is Coming
The White House put Congress on notice that it will be sending lawmakers a bill to implement President Barack Obama's landmark Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement - a move intended to infuse new energy into efforts to ratify the flat-lining trade pact.
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SPESA Advancements in Manufacturing Technologies Conference
The 7th in the series of Advancements in Manufacturing Technologies conferences will be held on November 2-3, 2016 at Marriott San Antonio Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas.
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Sustainability Made Simple with YuniquePLM and Texbase Integration
Gerber Technology, a world leader in integrated software and automation solutions for the apparel and industrial markets, announces the integration between YuniquePLM® and Texbase™, helping companies simplify their delivery of innovative and socially responsible products in the apparel, footwear, home textiles and consumer products industries.
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SPESA Executive Conference
The 2016 SPESA Executive Conference will be held on November 3-5 at the Marriott San Antonio Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas.The focus of the annual Executive Conference is "Localization and Globalization".
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American Apparel Sets Sites East After LA Becomes Unaffordable
American Apparel's days as a Los Angeles-based manufacturer are numbered, sources close to the company told The New York Post. The 27-year-old teen retailer, which boasts on its website that its togs are "Designed, Cut and Sewn in Los Angeles," is making plans to pull up stakes and move east - possibly to North Carolina or Tennessee, where the minimum wage is $7.25.
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Polartec Relocating Part of its Textile Operation at Tennessee Plant
US-based Polartec, LLC, that manufacturers fabrics for garment manufacturing companies and is best known for inventing fleece materials for companies like Patagonia, North Face and LL Bean is relocating part of its textile operations from Massachusetts to south eastern Tennessee at its Cleveland factory.
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Shopfloor Advances Innovation with New R3 Capabilities and Enhancements
Shopfloor Support LLC announces Release 3.0 (R3) of its breakthrough Shop Floor Control (SFC) solution for sewn products and other discrete manufacturers.
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Registration of 32nd IAF World Apparel Convention in India
The IAF together with the Clothing Manufacturers Association of India is hosting the 32nd IAF World Fashion Convention in Mumbai (India) on 27-28 September, 2016. The theme for this Convention is 'Insights into New Opportunities'. The Convention will be held at one of Mumbai's premier hotels, the Trident Nariman Point.
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Textile and Apparel Manufacturing in the USA Enjoys a Resurgence
Textile and apparel manufacturing in the USA is enjoying a resurgence. Even companies based in India and China are investing in US facilities, according to a report in the latest issue of Textile Outlook International from the global business information company Textiles Intelligence.
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