A group of 24 USIFI members met with Congressman Kissell and more than 45 other Congressional offices on the Hill over several days to highlight the effects of U.
Said Rich Lippert, a member of the group from Glen Raven Technical Fabrics, LLC: "Working with USIFI to meet with the elected officials has helped our company convey the importance of defeating the Free Trade Agreement.
The USIFI group's secondary message to Congressional leaders concerned the erosion of parts of the Berry Amendment.
Several USIFI members had never come to Washington D.
USIFI's Executive Director Ruth Stephens stresses the important impact her group's face-to-face meetings have: "It continues to be apparent that USIFI is a strong voice for the industrial fabrics industry in Washington and that more can be done to educate and update the government about this market segment.