The Clover, S.C.-based Synthetic Yarn and Fiber Association (SYFA) has announced the keynote
speakers for its 2011 Fall Conference, titled “Textiles Here and Now” and to be held November 16-17
at the Sheraton Airport Plaza hotel in Charlotte.
J. Keith Crisco, secretary of the North Carolina Department of Commerce and former president
and chairman of Asheboro Elastics Corp., will present a keynote address titled “Cooking with
Crisco: Spicing Up North Carolina’s Economic Development Efforts,” on Wednesday, November 16 from
12:40 p.m. to 1:20 p.m.
Dr. A. Blanton Godfrey, dean of North Carolina State University’s College of Textiles and
Joseph D. Moore Distinguished University Professor, will present a keynote address titled “Building
the New World of Textile Fibers, Fabrics and Products,” on Thursday, November 17 from 8:10 a.m. to
October 18, 2011