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Industrial Fabrics Preshow Announcement: Raleigh, NC Hosts Techtextil NA 2019

IFAI Expo 2017 showfloorNorth Carolina is steeped in a rich textile heritage. The state's textile history dates back to its cotton manufacturing era of the early 1800s. During the 20th century, a period of sustained growth bolstered the industry. And despite the economic downturn of the new millennium, today's textile industry in North Carolina has grown to become the largest and most prosperous textile state in the U.S., producing a wide range of textile products and supporting around 700 textile manufactures and a workforce of more than 42,000. In addition, the state leads the way in nonwoven research at North Carolina State University's college of Textiles. Considering this backdrop, it is not surprising that Messe Frankfurt GmbH has selected Raleigh, NC, as the host city for Techtextil North America 2019.

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