IFAI receives U.S. funding award to boost exports

September 30, 2010

U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke has announced the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) is one of five organizations selected in 2010 to receive more than $1.7 million for projects that increase U.S. exports, create jobs and strengthen the U.S. global competitive edge. The awards are given under the Department of Commerce’s Market Development Cooperator Program …

Aaction Rents sells party rental division

September 29, 2010

Aaction Rents of Windsor, Calif., has sold its party rental division, The Special Event, to Cal-West Rents of Petaluma, Calif., according to Hageman, Stansberry & Associates, who represented Aaction in the transaction. Aaction will continue to operate as a tool and equipment rental business.

CORT acquires Lounge22 rental operations

September 16, 2010

CORT, a Berkshire Hathaway company, has acquired the rental operations of Lounge22. The acquisition includes all product and exclusive rights to market the rental brand globally, making CORT’s Trade Show and Events Furnishing division the sole provider of Lounge22 designs. CORT and Lounge22 will collaborate in the development of new products, including a collection this …

Items needed for 8th Annual IFF Silent Auction

September 7, 2010

The Industrial Fabrics Foundation (IFF) is requesting donations for the 8th Annual IFF Silent Auction, which will take place at the IFAI Expo Americas Welcome Reception on Oct. 27 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Orlando, Fla. Previously donated items include custom quilts, vacation packages, jewelry, luggage and more. Funds raised through the auction …

5th Annual IFF Golf Tournament to take place in Orlando

September 2, 2010

The Industrial Fabrics Foundation (IFF) will hold the 5th Annual IFF Golf Tournament on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010 in Orlando, Fla., during IFAI Expo Americas. The tournament will take place at Disney’s famed Magnolia Golf Course, a Golf Digest 4-star course featuring tree-lined fairways, strategic bunkering and rolling greens. Box lunches will be served at …

ShelterBox responds to “absolutely desperate” need in Pakistan

September 1, 2010

ShelterBox’s partners in Pakistan have moved 1,800 tents from Islamabad to the Sindh province for immediate distribution to flood victims. ShelterBox response team member Mark Pearson describes the situation as “absolutely desperate.” “There’s thousands of families living in the flooded area with no shelter, no clean drinking water and some people have had no food …