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 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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
MITO’s Apprentice Off the Job Training dates have been released for 2013. Apprentices and employers have been contacted already, however, please don’t hesitate to contact the OFPANZ Executive Officer for more information.
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. […]
The Industrial Fabrics Foundation‘s (IFF) 2013 scholarship applications are now available. Deadline for applications is 17 May 2013. The scholarship awards 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. Scholarship recipients are selected on […]
Registration is now open for the 2013 annual OFPANZ Conference. Don’t forget the early registration special is available until 7 April, with registration closing 12 May. Please note that if you are a full delegate you will be required to be in Tauranga no later than 4:00 p.m. on 21 June for the conference opening. […]