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SPESA's 2017 Executive Conference

The Peabody Memphis | November 7-9

The Peabody Hotel - Memphis

Learn from and share with industry, government and academic leaders on a wide range of current issues and trends including domestic and regional manufacturing, workforce training, economics, government legislation, and more.

The SPESA 2017 Executive Conference Conference has become a “must attend” event for everyone from suppliers to manufacturers to brand and retail executives.

Members in the News

Sewn Products Equipment Company Has Acquired Ahearn Denning Cutting Machines

Sewn Products Equipment Company (SPEC) is pleased to announce that it has acquired Ahearn Denning Cutting Machine Incorporated of Los Angeles.

The vast range of equipment offered by SPEC will now be available from Ahearn Denning Machines and will grow the customer interest from what is now mainly apparel companies to include furniture and upholstery, carbon fiber and industrial fabrics, fiberglass, leather and vinyl among many other soft goods industries. The vast range of equipment and services now available from SPEC and Ahearn Denning Machines makes these companies a true, single-point source with multiple solutions for today’s soft goods manufacturers.

Vice President Dan Berzack said, “Having a physical West Coast presence in the U.S. is very important for the growth of SPEC. We were extremely lucky to be able to acquire a 57-year old company like Ahearn Denning. Their long history, coupled with an extremely wide range of equipment and solutions will benefit manufacturers, dealers, and those in the soft goods industries across the U.S.”

By adding Ahearn Denning, there will now be offices on both the East and West Coasts of the U.S. as well as in San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

Texprocess Americas Wins Award
Two Editions In a Row

Trade Show Executive Magazine has awarded Texprocess Americas two awards for the Fastest 50. Each year winners are selected based on the highest percentage of growth in each of the following categories; net square feet of paid exhibit space, number of exhibiting companies and number of attendees. This year Texprocess Americas brings home for the second edition in a row (2014 and 2016) awards for net square feet of paid exhibit space, and number of attendees.

Texprocess Americas, co-produced by SPESA, was held at the Georgia World Congress Center, in Atlanta, Georgia May 3-5, 2016 alongside co-located shows Techtextil North America and JEC Americas. The three in one show brought in over 9,000 visitors from top industry executives, buyers, designers, engineers, technical directors, plant managers, product development managers, media and more.

The Georgia World Congress Center will host Texprocess Americas again with Techtextil North America May 22-24, 2018.



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