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This website showcases the history of NIBA- The Belting Association. The Association was organized in 1927 as the American Leather Belting Association (ALBA). The group was open to “any active or retired manufacturer of flat leather belting.” In 1954, ALBA changed its name to the National Industrial Leather Association (NILA), expanding its membership to include manufacturers of textile and packing leathers. In 1976, it changed its name again, becoming the National Industrial Belting Association, expanding into the realm of rubber and reinforced belting manufacture and distribution. This growth reflects the organization’s flexibility and response to technological change. In 2001, the association’s name evolved to NIBA-The Belting Association to more accurately represent the global nature of the belting industry. Read more


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