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Latest edition of Cutting Edge available online

A very belated Happy New Year to all OFPANZ members. The December 2015 edition of our association newsletter Cutting Edge is now available to members. Featured is a run-down on the IFAI International Achievement Awards as well as information about the 2016 Conference and Trade Expo, the latest on the changes to the Resource Management Act and […]

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Scholarships available for Industrial Fabric Students

IFF awards scholarship 10 scholarships that cover tuition expenses at an accredited college, university or technical school for students interested in a career in the specialty fabrics industry or are otherwise associated with the industry. Deadline for applications are June 6, 2014. The scholarships include: Architecture Student Scholarship Don Williams IFF Student Scholarship Fabric Graphics […]

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IFAI announces the 2013 International Achievement Award winners

New Zealand was once again well-represented at the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) International Achievement Awards (IAA). The ceremony, which highlights design excellence in specialty fabrics applications, took place at the 2013 Specialty Fabrics Expo and Advanced Textiles Conference & Trade Show in Orlando, Fla. This year’s competition included 29 categories. IFAI received a total […]

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OFPANZ member wins supplier award

OFPANZ member Peter May Ltd., a canvas and upholstery manufacturer, took out Ruralco’s Supreme Supplier Award. The company received the top accolade for providing a quality product, member discounts and special offers, enabling them to demonstrate growth in a very competitive market. “Peter May presents as polished and professional,” said Ruralco Group CEO Neal Shaw. […]

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Former Supreme Winner featured in Specialty Fabrics Review

Fabric Structure Systems’ “The Cloud” was recently featured in the August issue of Specialty Fabrics Review. OFPANZ awarded the project the honor of Supreme Winner in the 2012 Awards for Excellence program. A collaborative effort among fabricator, engineer and architect, the structure was the focal point of “Party Central” for the Rugby World Cup at […]

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2013 Conference overview

The OFPANZ challenge was held at the Classic Flyers Museum, and boy what a challenge it was! Regional teams had to peruse the artefacts and memorabilia in the hangar to answer questions about the history associated with the displays. Coming out on top this year and breaking the tied overall winner title, was the Southern […]

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OFPANZ honours first two life members

This year at the 25th Anniversary Conference, Mike Cross and Spencer Tankard were the first two candidates nominated and honoured by members with Life Membership. Under the OFPANZ Constitution, Life Membership may be awarded to individuals for significant contribution to the association over a long period of time. Both Spencer and Mike have put significant […]

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Entries for the 2013 Awards for Excellence now open

Entries for the 2013 Awards for Excellence are now open. You have just under six weeks to get your entries in before closing, 12 May 2013. Please remember all entries must include the completed entry form, photos and a detailed project description. All category winners will automatically be entered in the IFAI International Achievement Awards. […]

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