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)        August 23, 2005

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

          Delaware                     0-16214                    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

A copy of a Company news release  announcing certain  organizational  changes is
filed as Exhibit 99.1 to this report.


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
                                             (Principal Financial Officer)

Date: August 23, 2005

                                  EXHIBIT INDEX

Exhibit No.   Description
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99.1          News release dated August 23, 2005.