2013 Annual Convention April 18th - 20th Houston, TX
The Southwest Industrial Fabrics Association, SWIFA, is a non-profit Professional Association and is an affiliated zone of the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI). Membership in the Southwest Industrial Fabrics Association is open to suppliers, manufacturers, fabricators and others interested in promoting the technical fabrics industry.
SWIFA is made up of fabricators from Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma & Texas. Suppliers from across the United States are also part of our organization. Many of our members also belong to the Professional Awnings Manufacturers Association.
Projects and activities include promotion of the annual membership directory, regional education programs at our annual Fall Meeting and the Spring Conference, which features new products and services, seminars and how-to demonstrations and networking opportunities. Southwest Industrial Fabric Association publishes a website that is available for all members and prospective members.
Some comments from our members:
"It was a great SWIFA convention!! Thanks a million!"
Michael Griffith, W. L. Gore
"It was a pleasure seeing how well everyone in this association gets along with each other. I look forward to getting involved and getting to know everyone better in the coming years".
John Dove, Eastern Metal Supply
"Most important, however, about this group is the opportunity it affords its members to network and develop business relationships with other fabricators in our industry. I look forward to future participation in this association."
Mark Matson, President, ACF Tarp & Awning
"Thanks for putting a great convention together. You are all great!"
Robert R. Dennis, Snyder Vinyl Fabrics & Film Products
"SWIFA provides an excellent opportunity to meet and learn from others in our industry. Because it's region-specific, time isn't wasted discussing snow loads or other trends that typically don't affect the Southwest. As a supplier, SWIFA meetings are a great time to hear about news and issues that are important to the trade and affect my customers."
"It's no coincidence that shops with the best reputations for quality, professionalism, and innovation are usually active SWIFA members."
Tim Martin, Glen Raven Custom Fabrics, LLC
IFAI - http://www.ifai.com
IFAI canada - http://www.ifaicanada.com
PAMA - http://www.awninginfo.com
PAMA - http://www.awningstoday.com
The Canvas Products Association, Zone 7 - http://www.canvaszone7.com
North East Canvas Products Association - http://www.necpa.org
Western Canvas Products Association - http://www.wcpaonline.com
Virginia-Carolinas Canvas Products Assn, Zone 4 - http://zone4canvasproducts.com