Monday, May 23, 2022

American Woolen Company on "How America Works" Tonight

American Woolen Company is set to be featured on an episode of television host Mike Rowe’s show, “How America Works,” that will air Monday night at 8 p.m. on the FOX Business Network.

Read more HERE.

Friday, May 20, 2022

IFAI Selects Advanced Textiles Association As New Name

Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) has chosen a new name, the Advanced Textiles Association (ATA), effective June 1.

The name change was approved in April with 85.6 percent of association members casting their votes to do so. Per our bylaws, a two-thirds affirmative vote of those returning ballots is needed for approval. The results were audited by Clifton Larson Allen.

The new name, Advanced Textiles Association, reflects the evolving textile industry and is designed to position the association to meet the needs of its members and the industry as a whole. IFAI's Board of Directors, staff and industry partners have been researching the IFAI brand for over a year, with the goal of ensuring the association is well-positioned for the future.

That market research and discussion with members found the need for a new 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.” We are working on rebranding to match our new name and we are excited to share it with the industry soon!

Air Force Trouser Contract Awarded

Creighton AB Inc., Reidsville, North Carolina, has been awarded a maximum $8,674,173 modification (P00014) exercising the third one-year option period of a one-year base contract (SPE1C1-20-D-1211) with four one-year option periods for dress trousers. This is a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. Location of performance is New York, with a May 22, 2023, ordering period end date. Using military service is Air Force. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2022 through 2023 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Air Force Coat Contract Awarded

Creighton AB Inc., Reidsville, North Carolina, has been awarded a maximum $12,656,835 modification (P00008) exercising the second one-year option period of a one-year base contract (SPE1C1-20-D-1274) with four one-year option periods for men’s and women’s blue coats. This is a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. The ordering period end date is May 20, 2023. Using military service is Air Force. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2022 through 2023 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Maritime Buoyant Plates Contract Awarded

Tencate Advanced Armor USA Inc.,* Hebron, Ohio, was awarded an $8,951,506 firm-fixed-priced modification to previously awarded contract N61331-20-D-0011 for maritime buoyant plates to support the Antiterrorism Afloat Equipage Program. Work will be performed in Hebron, Ohio, and is expected to be completed by June 2023, unless further options are exercised. If all options are exercised, performance will be completed by June 2025 with a contract value not to exceed $15,335,931. Varying types of funding will be utilized to place orders on an “as needed” basis. No funding will be obligated at time of award. The Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division, Panama City, Florida, is the contracting activity. (Awarded May 17, 2022)

*Small business

In Less than 24 Hours CBP Officers in Louisville Intercept $3.65M in Counterfeit Designer Apparel & Unapproved Medication

On May 17 officers inspected a shipment arriving from Hong Kong that was heading to a residence in Suwanee, Georgia. Inside officers found over 5,000 pairs of counterfeit Chanel earring. An Import Specialist determined that the earrings were counterfeit. The 5052 earrings had a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $2.27 million, had they been genuine.

Later that night, officers were inspecting a shipment arriving from the United Kingdom and was heading to a residence in Las Vegas, Nevada. Officers inspected the shipment and found 1,000 blister packs of Sildenafil along with clothes and Cheetos. The Sildenafil has a MSRP of more than $309,000.

Early the next morning, officers were still inspecting shipments and targeted a shipment arriving from Hong Kong. The package supposedly contained a kid bag. When officers inspected the shipment, they found more than 150 counterfeit Chanel handbags. An Import Specialist also determined these were counterfeit knockoffs. The 156 handbags had a MSRP of $1.07 million, had they been real. These fakes were heading to a residence in Sands Point, New York.

Read more HERE.

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Navy Poly/Wool Fabric Contract Awarded

Burlington Apparel Fabrics, Greensboro, North Carolina, has been awarded a maximum $11,891,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity letter contract for poly/wool tropical khaki cloth. This was a sole-source acquisition using justification 10 U.S. Code 2304 (c)(1), as stated in Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1. This is a two-year contract with no option periods. Location of performance is Mexico, with a May 10, 2024, ordering period end date. Using military service is Navy. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2022 through 2024 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (SPE1C1-22-D-1547).