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Iverson’s Design wins IFAI 2007 International Achievement Award

(Roseville, Minn. – Oct. 3, 2007) Iverson’s Design, Olympia Washington was recognized with the 2007 International Achievement Award (IAA) presented by the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) for its exceptional specialty fabric projects.

For 60 years, the International Achievement Awards have recognized skillful design, technological innovation and excellence in the specialty fabrics industry. The projects created by the industry continue to grow in scope as applications for specialty fabrics advance.

Iverson’s Design received 3 awards; an Award of Excellence for its “Extra Large Dodger” project, an Outstanding Achievement Award for its “Elan 386 Retractable Dodger” project, and another Outstanding Achievement Award for its “Yellow Enclosure” project. The projects were recognized in the competition’s Marine Canvas category.

Selected from 387 entries in 13 different countries, these winners represent many of today’s top professionals in the specialty fabrics industry. Entries in 28 categories were judged by a diverse panel of industry experts, editors, architects, educators and design professionals selected for their knowledge of the particular category of competition. Judging was based on complexity, design, workmanship, uniqueness and function.

The competition is sponsored by IFAI, a not-for-profit trade association whose member companies represent the international specialty fabrics marketplace. The 2007 International Achievement awards were presented during IFAI Expo 2007, the largest annual specialty fabrics event.

For more information on the annual International Achievement Awards competition, contact Christine Malmgren, International Achievement Awards Manager, at 1801 County Road B W., Roseville MN, 55113-4061, phone: +1 651 225 6926 or 800 225 4324, fax: +1 651 631 9334, e-mail, or visit

*You may request an electronic image of this project by contacting Jessica Sellers, IFAI Marketing Specialist, at +1 651 225 6982 or