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2016 International Achievement Awards

Lawrence Fabric & Metal Structures, Inc. was recognized at the 2016 IFAI (Industrial Fabrics Association International) Expo with 2 International Achievement Awards (IAA) for design excellence in specialty fabrics applications.

Lawrence received an Award of Excellence for its Sigma Aldrich Manufacturing project, recognized in the competition’s Commercial Awnings & Canopies (>1000 Square Feet) category. The University of Iowa Dental Science Building project received an Outstanding Achievement Award for the Exterior Shades & Screens category.

All entries receive prominent recognition at the IFAI Expo, the largest specialty fabrics tradeshow in America. Winners receive additional publicity through coverage in IFAI magazines and press releases distributed to media professionals.

For more than six decades, IAA has recognized excellence in design and innovation, highlighting truly spectacular work in the specialty fabrics and technical textiles industry. The International Achievement Awards competition is sponsored by Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), a not-for-profit trade association who’s over 1,600 member companies represent the growing international specialty fabrics and technical textiles marketplace.

IFAI received a total of 296 entries from 10 countries that were submitted for 42 categories in this year’s competition. Winners were selected based on complexity, design, workmanship, uniqueness and function. Judges included industry experts, editors, architects, educators and design professionals who were chosen for their knowledge in a particular field of study or product area.

For photos and a detailed project description of all winners click here.

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