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Military Textiles Procurement Meeting

James A. Morrissey, Washington Correspondent

The Textile Industry Coalition on Government Procurement is sponsoring a one-day interactive forum at which textile and apparel manufacturers can meet with military officials and learn about the specific needs of the military and how they might be able to fulfill them.

The meeting, sponsored by the National Textile Association (NTA), American Manufacturing Trade Action Coalition, National Council of Textile Organizations and the US Industrial Fabrics Institute, will be held Thursday, September 24, from 9:45 a.m. until 2 p.m., in conjunction with the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) Expo 2009 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego.

Participating in the meeting will be Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force procurement officials, who will discuss their current and future needs for textiles and clothing. Former Congressman Duncan Hunter, who served as chairman of the House Armed Services Committee and who is a leading authority on the Berry Amendment  covering procurement of military textiles, will speak at the luncheon. 

Registration for coalition members is $129 on or before September 11, and $159 after that date. Registration for non-members is $179 on or before September 11, and $209 afterwards. Participants may register online at www.ifaiexpo.com. For more information, contact Jane Lomas at NTA, +617-542-8220.

September 1, 2009