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) February 15, 2008

                           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 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement

Restricted Stock Units Granted under 2003 Restricted Unit Plan

On February 15, 2008, the Compensation Committee of the Registrant's Board of
Directors approved the grant of Restricted Stock Units under the Registrant's
2003 Restricted Stock Unit Plan to certain of the Registrant's executives,
including certain of the Registrant's named executive officers (as defined by
S-K Item 402(a)(3)). A copy of the Form of Stock Unit Award Agreement used for
such awards is being filed with this report as Exhibit 10(l)(v), and is
incorporated by reference herein.

Awards to each recipient consist of a grant of a specified number of restricted
stock units (RSUs). Upon vesting, each RSU is paid in full in cash, in an amount
equal to the average closing price of one share of the Company's Class A Common
Stock during a specified period preceding the vesting/payment date. No shares of
Class A Common Stock are issued or issuable under the RSU Plan. There is no
exercise price. In lieu of cash dividends, a holder of RSUs is credited with
additional RSUs equal to the number of shares of Class A Common Stock having the
same value on the dividend payment date as the aggregate dividends that would be
payable on shares of Class A Common Stock equal in number to the RSUs held by
such holder. These RSU awards vest (and are immediately paid in cash) as to 25%
of the awarded units on each of the following dates, but only if the holder is
then employed by the Company or a subsidiary: March 1, 2011, September 1, 2011,
March 1, 2012 and September 1, 2012, or upon termination following a change of
control as defined in the award agreement. In the event of termination of
employment, all unvested RSUs terminate without payment, except that, in the
case of death, disability, or involuntary termination, one-half of all unvested
RSUs automatically vest and are paid at termination.

The number of restricted stock units awarded to the executive officers were as
follows: Joseph G. Morone, 100,000 shares; Michael C. Nahl, 32,000 shares;
Daniel A. Halftermeyer, 27,000 shares; Ralph M. Polumbo, 27,000 shares; Mike J.
Joyce, 27,000 shares, David B. Madden, 27,000 shares, and Robert Hansen, 24,000


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: February 20, 2008

                                  EXHIBIT INDEX

Exhibit No.       Description
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10(l)(v)          Restricted Unit Award Agreement