Washington, D.C. 20549

                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT

     Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

          Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) May 8, 2008

                           ALBANY INTERNATIONAL CORP.
             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

         Delaware                     1-10026                    14-0462060
(State or other jurisdiction        (Commission               (I.R.S. Employer
     of incorporation)              File Number)             Identification No.)

                      1373 Broadway, Albany, New York 12204
               (Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

        Registrant's telephone number, including area code (518) 445-2200

         (Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)

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Item 8.01. Other Events.

Albany International Corp. (the "Company") issued a news release on May 4, 2008
announcing an agreement to sell its global Albany Filtration Technologies
("AFT") business and plans to reduce manufacturing capacity in Australia. The
sale of AFT will be to All Filtration Technologies Australia Pty Ltd. for $45
million, subject to contractual closing adjustments. The reduction of
manufacturing capacity in Australia includes the consolidation of press and
fiber cement operations and the shutdown of high-performance door manufacturing.
These actions are part of an ongoing, company-wide effort to streamline
operations in order to efficiently balance the Company's manufacturing capacity
with demand.

Discussions with labor representatives are expected to begin shortly. Until they
are concluded, the Company is unable reasonably to estimate the costs expected
to be incurred in connection with these plans. The Company will disclose the
amount, type and timing of these costs promptly after they are determined.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.

99.1 News Release dated May 4, 2008.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the
registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

                           ALBANY INTERNATIONAL CORP.

                                       By:  /s/ Michael C. Nahl
                                       Name: Michael C. Nahl
                                       Title: Executive Vice President and
                                              Chief Financial Officer

Date: May 4, 2008

                                  EXHIBIT INDEX

Exhibit No.                 Description
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99.1                        News Release dated May 4, 2008