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Advancements in Manufacturing Technologies Conference
The 8th Advancements in Manufacturing Technologies Conference' will be held on June 20 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois.
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Industry 4.0 a Threat to Vietnam's Textiles Sector
The fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0) will present a challenge for Vietnam's textiles and garment sector within the next five years, according to Mr. Le Tien Truong, CEO of the Vietnam National Textile and Garment Group.
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Gerber Appointed New CEO, Mohit Uberoi
Gerber Technology, the world leader in integrated software and automation solutions for the apparel and industrial markets, today announced, as part of a succession plan, the appointment of a new CEO, Mohit Uberoi, to succeed retiring Mike Elia effective Friday, May 5. Elia will join Gerber Technology's Board of Directors continuing to provide leadership and on going counsel.
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Some Good News for the 2,400 People Laid Off from American Apparel
The federal government had some good news Friday for the 2,400 people laid off from American Apparel's Los Angeles factories earlier this year: It approved the company's petition for money to cover the ex-workers' retraining and education over the next two years.
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China Helping to Revive South Carolina's Textile Industry
South Carolina, once a center of the American textile industry, has seen the business rebound through an influx of Chinese companies.
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Steering A New Course for New York's Apparel Industry
New York City's garment industry has been woven into the fabric of the city's economy and provides thousands of jobs for our residents. However, the economic well-being of the garment industry – whose historic home has been in the West 30s and lower West 40s, between Broadway and Ninth Avenue – has seen steady and significant decline in employment for more than four decades.
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Why Retailers are Shuttering Locations and Laying Off Employees like the Great Recession
While the overall U.S. economy remains robust, the retail sector is showing worrying signs of seriously ill health.
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A&E's 2016-2017 Sustainability Report Demonstrates Industry Transparency, Traceability, and Trust
American & Efird (A&E), one of the world's leading manufacturers and distributors of industrial and consumer sewing thread, embroidery thread, and technical textiles, announced today it is releasing its 2016-2017 Corporate Sustainability Report. This year's report reflects the three concepts that drive A&E's industry-leading sustainability program: Transparency, Traceability and Trust, while highlighting A&E's accomplishments in the areas of safety, environmental sustainability and corporate social responsibility.
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