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    One of many things the last year has taught us is the importance of connection and networking. With this in mind, we're excited to launch our newest IFAI member benefit, CONNECT by IFAI. CONNECT is an online community available to you to help build your network, create new connections, solve problems ... More

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    In March of 2020 the Gov of NY ordered everyone to stop producing consumer products but allowed us to continue to produce military or medical products. Which is only accounts for 30% of our workforce. In a mater of a few days we designed, sourced materials for and began producing medical face shields ... More

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    What is your #1 challenge to growing your business today? Is Workforce Development currently a business challenge for your organization? #Workforce ​​ ------------------------------ Frank Henderson CEO Henderson Sewing Machine Co. Inc. Andalusia AL (334)488-4534 ------------------------------ More

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    Brooke Kahn VP Marketing Keyston Bros Roswell GA Thank you for your great reply. I may take you up on you offer sometime in the future. Have a great day! regards Chris Semonelli ------------------------------ Chris Semonelli Coated Technical Solutions Newport RI (401)864-0333 --------------------- ... More

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    What is your #1 challenge to growing your business today? Is Workforce Development currently a business challenge for your organization? #Workforce ​​ ------------------------------ Frank Henderson CEO Henderson Sewing Machine Co. Inc. Andalusia AL (334)488-4534 ------------------------------ Reply

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    Hi all - I'd like to hear what tactics others are using to contain price increases in today's volatile market. #PricingStructure ​ ------------------------------ Jennifer Fennell Director of Supply Chain Polo Custom Products Topeka KS (785)408-5539 ------------------------------ Reply

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    Hello Members! Ron from Awnings Direct is looking for approximately 10 yards of white Pfifer SheerWeave 7000. If anyone has this blackout fabric, please contact him at 518-678-0329. Thanks so much! ------------------------------ Janet Atz Membership Engagement Specialist IFAI 651-225-6982 800-486-3947 ... Reply

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    Spikes in demand

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    Since bookings of new orders continue to spike and have since July 2020, it's a challenge to produce fast enough to meet demand. Economic forecasts see demand for shade and upholstery continuing well into 2022. I'd like to know what others think about 2022 forecasts and how you are responding to this ... Reply

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  • RE: COVID Lessons

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    In March of 2020 the Gov of NY ordered everyone to stop producing consumer products but allowed us to continue to produce military or medical products. Which is only accounts for 30% of our workforce. ...

  • Workforce challenges

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    What is your #1 challenge to growing your business today? Is Workforce Development currently a business challenge for your organization? #Workforce ​​ ------------------------------ Frank Henderson CEO ...

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    Brooke Kahn VP Marketing Keyston Bros Roswell GA Thank you for your great reply. I may take you up on you offer sometime in the future. Have a great day! regards Chris Semonelli ------------------------------ ...

  • RE: Social media strategies

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    Hi Chris, This is a great question. First, one thing to remember with social media is people have to do something (like, follow, etc) to be able to see your content. So yes you don't want to over-bombard ...

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    Hi all - I'd like to hear what tactics others are using to contain price increases in today's volatile market. #PricingStructure ​ ------------------------------ Jennifer Fennell Director of Supply Chain ...

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