Association Memberships

AMI is a proud and participating member of the following organizations:

National Council of Textile Organizations

The National Council of Textile Organizations is a unique association representing the entire spectrum of the textile sector.  From fibers to finished products, from machinery manufacturers to power suppliers, NCTO is the voice of the U.S. textile industry.

NCTO’s mission is focused on creating powerful national and international alliances to advance the interests of the U.S. textile sector.  As an organization, it is unrivaled in its composition which allows each segment of the industry to have a vote in determining NCTO policy.

The centerpiece of NCTO is the four separate councils representing the fiber, yarn, fabric, and supplier industries, each with its own board representation.

As a lobbying group, NCTO is harnessing the influence of an array of associations and business groups that have a stake in the survival and prosperity of the U.S. textile sector to leverage our impact in the halls of our nation’s capital.

NCTO is also mobilizing global resources in its efforts to preserve the U.S. textile industry.  Through new powerful international alliances, our voice is heard and has an impact from Washington, DC, to Geneva, to Beijing.

Domestically focused to ensure a prosperous future for the U.S. textile sector and globally positioned to work effectively with our international allies, NCTO is on the front lines meeting the challenges of the 21st Century.

Auburn Manufacturing is a proud member of the Government Textile Committee.

U.S. Industrial Fabrics Institute

The United States Industrial Fabrics Institute (USIFI) is a coalition of United States specialty fabric manufacturers and users. USIFI develops and hosts the Outlook Conference in partnership with the Narrow Fabrics Institute (NFI). It monitors and advocates for member positions in both legislative and regulatory issues in international trade, and hosts an annual lobby day event in Washington, D.C.

The United States Industrial Fabrics Institute provides a network to exchange information, solve common problems and develop mutually beneficial relationships.

USIFI is a division of the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), a trade association comprised of member companies representing the global specialty fabrics and advanced textiles marketplace. IFAI invests more than $8 million each year to advance the fabrics industry and support member companies.

Advanced Functional Fabrics Association

AFFOA’s mission is to enable a manufacturing-based revolution by transforming traditional fibers, yarns, and fabrics into highly sophisticated, integrated and networked devices and systems.

Maine Technology Institute

MTI works with entrepreneurs, innovators, established businesses and institutions conducting research and development to FUND, CONNECT and GROW them to resources that will help them commercialize their technologies. Our programs help innovators accelerate progress to the market, leverage additional private and public investment, and ultimately, expand their economic impact in Maine.

MTI is a lead player in the State of Maine’s strategy to build an Innovation Economy. Read the 2017 Maine Innovation Economy Action Plan here, and the Executive Summary here.

International Fabrics Association International (IFAI)

International Fabrics Association International (IFAI)

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) is a not-for-profit trade association with nearly 2,000 member companies representing the international specialty fabrics marketplace. Member companies range in size from one-person shops to multinational corporations; members’ products span the entire spectrum of the specialty fabrics industry, from fiber and fabric suppliers to manufacturers of end products, equipment and hardware. IFAI facilitates the development, application and promotion of products manufactured by our diverse membership.

Maine International Trade Center (MITC)

Maine International Trade Center (MITC)

The MITC mission is to provide our clients with a global view of the 21st Century business environment and the economic and social forces that shape their ability to survive and prosper. We do this by providing expert knowledge, critical information, education and training in survival strategies, international meetings and conferences and technical analyses and reports.

National Fire Protection Association

National Fire Protection Association

The mission of the international nonprofit NFPA is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education. NFPA membership totals more than 81,000 individuals from around the world and more than 80 national trade and professional organizations.

Member of NFPA 51B Technical Committee:

This Committee shall have primary responsibility for documents on the prevention of injury, loss of life and loss of property from fire or explosion as a result of hot work. Hot work operations include, but are not limited to, cutting, welding, burning, or similar operations capable of initiating fire or explosion.

Committee Responsibility

Standard for Fire Prevention During Welding, Cutting, and Other Hot Work (NFPA 51B)