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Upcoming Events for the Sewn Products Industry

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  • SPESA Advancements in Manufacturing Technologies
  • Texprocess Americas
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Friedlander Highlead

Eastman Machine Helps Re-Establish Apparel Manufacturing with American Knits
Eastman Machine Company is honored to work with America Knits in restoring apparel manufacturing in Swainsboro, Georgia for the first time in over twenty years. America Knits, a Georgia-based apparel manufacturing company, held its grand opening Thursday, November 14, 2019, after investing in an Eastman Talon 75x™ System to aid support in the company's production of high quality, authentic, Made In America apparel.
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U.S. Trade and Commerce officials Visit Henderson Sewing Machine Co.
On January 8, Henderson Sewing Machine Co., Inc. hosted Bill Jackson, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Textiles in the U.S. Trade Representative's (USTR) office; and Lloyd Wood, Deputy Secretary for Textiles, Consumers Goods and Materials at the U.S. Commerce Department; for a plant tour and discussion on the company's commitment to U.S. investment in the Textile & Sewn Products Industries and the administration's key trade and investment priorities.
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Henderson Sewing

USMCA Thumbs-Up from Senate Hands Trump Second Trade Victory
The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement sailed through the U.S. Senate on Thursday, giving President Trump his second major trade win in as many days. The biggest trade deal of all time, the pact encompasses more than $1.3 trillion of commerce. While winning enough votes to pass in the Republican-led Senate was anticlimactic after months of modifications by the Democratically-controlled House, it delivers on Trump's 2016 campaign promise to overhaul the Clinton-era North American Free Trade Agreement that he called a "disaster."
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Pathfinder

Manufacturing Surveys Indicate Growth Returning to U.S. Factories
The U.S. manufacturing sector appears to be regaining its footing, suggesting the beaten-down sector may once again be expanding. The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia's survey-based index of manufacturing activity soared to 17 in January, up from the weak 0.3 reading in December and well-above forecasts for a reading of 3.0.
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Google Improves Search To Make Apparel Easier To Buy
Google has updated its search function to make searching for clothing items and accessories easier, the company said in a blog post. The company said it understands that no matter what type of clothing item you're searching for, it can be helpful to see a number of options through many different stores.
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Methods Workshop

The National Council Of Textile Organizations (NCTO) Statement On Signing Of Phase One Deal On 301 Tariffs
The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO), representing the full spectrum of U.S. textiles from fiber through finished sewn products, released a statement on the Phase One Deal on 301 tariffs signed by the U.S. and China. "While we are still studying the details of the deal signed today, we applaud the administration for finally pressing China for a more rational and equal trade relationship," said NCTO President and CEO Kim Glas. "Our industry has been severely damaged by China's predatory practices over the past 30 years and we are anxious to see a new era of sound trade principles and balanced trade.
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C and C

Industry Faces Limited Tariff Relief Following Signing of the 'Phase One' Trade Deal with China According to AAFA
The American Apparel & Footwear Association President and CEO Steve Lamar expressed disappointment that the 'Phase One' trade deal signed with China earlier today contains limited tariff relief for U.S. companies and consumers. Reiterating that all products hit with punitive tariffs during the Trump administration's trade war with China will continue to be penalized following the implementation of the deal, Lamar also highlighted industry concern with the use of tariffs as an enforcement mechanism.
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USMCA Revises Rules for Duty-Free Entry of Textiles and Apparel
The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement has been signed and implementing legislation is making its way through Congress. The USMCA will update and revise NAFTA in a number of ways, including with respect to textiles, apparel, footwear, and bags.
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Messe Frankfurt

MMI Textiles Appoints Papalia Vice President
MMI Textiles Inc., a global diversified supplier of industrial and custom fabrics and textile components with military and tactical, medical, commercial and apparel expertise, has named Jeff Papalia vice president. He will be strategically located in North Carolina and started with MMI on January 13.
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Miller Weldmaster Adds Radio Frequency Welding Solutions
Miller Weldmaster, a leading manufacturer of hot air, hot wedge and impulse welding, is will now be offering radio frequency welding solutions to its customers in North America starting in 2020. Miller Weldmaster has entered into a strategic relationship with Zemat Technology Group, the largest European manufacturer of radiofrequency machines in the western hemisphere. Over 60 years, Zemat has sold over 6500 machines in more than 75 countries.
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