NFPA documents open for public comment

June 21, 2012

Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) is collecting comments regarding NFPA-701 and NFPA-70E. A notice has been issued by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on behalf of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to anyone interested in submitting comments about existing fire codes and standards and the development of new codes and standards. This …

IFAI’s International Achievement Awards entry deadline: July 15

June 13, 2012

For more than 60 years, global companies have entered the annual International Achievement Awards competition: high-visibility recognition of the best products in the specialty fabrics market. Entries are judged by industry experts, editors, architects, educators and design professionals selected for their knowledge in a particular field of study or product area. If you’d like to …

Sonia Sharma Events & Design launches new website

June 1, 2012

Sonia Sharma Events and Design has launched a rebranded website.

Showy installation: tents and tourism

Tianguis Turístico is Mexico’s largest annual tourism trade show. The event, in its 36th year, brings together travel businesses, national and international buyers, hotels and airlines with the goal of boosting Mexico’s travel industry.. Mexico-based tent rental company Grupo Serna has a goal as well: to boost Mexico’s tent rental industry, with top-of-the-line products and …

Tough door

An alternative to high-speed roll-up doors and opaque swinging doors, the translucent Mega-Pro™ HD swinging door provides increased energy savings, improved workflow and lower maintenance costs. The new door is designed to handle heavy levels of forklift and mechanized traffic while effectively separating a building’s environments and controlling temperatures without impeding traffic flow. Designed for …

One-step taping

Wholesale Tape has merged two worlds: the aggressiveness of a 40-ounce adhesion double-faced cloth (carpet) tape with the sensitivity of a 15-ounce adhesion paper tape. The new Hi/Lo Hybrid Tape provides an excellent carpet (or upper surface) grab while allowing a lighter tack to surfaces below, which may be more sensitive. The one-step process eliminates …

Affordable cooling

The Yellow Jacket fan, launched in spring 2011 by Big Ass Fans, now provides more cooling power. The durable fan is available with a high-pressure misting system and oscillator. These two improvements, combined with Yellow Jacket’s established airflow, translate to a cooling effect equivalent to 11 tons of air conditioning at a fraction of the …

Danger underground: call 811 before digging

Protect people and profits by calling 811 before you dig. By Jennifer Connally Safety is a priority for tent installation companies, and hitting a gas pipeline or electric cable can cause serious injury or death. Driving in stakes for large commercial tents is considered excavation in all 50 states. Making one important and free phone …

Event flow and floor layout can make all the difference

Q: How can my event flow and floor layout help to create a successful event or party? As an integral part of most any event at which we perform, Rock With U Entertainment makes it our business to take note of the flow and layout of the room. We do this because, as entertainers, we …

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The best insurance policy

Does your company have the right insurance coverage? By Matthew Davis Don’t automatically assume you’re protected—or that your insurance is right for your business. According to one national survey, nearly 60 percent of businesses are seriously underinsured. In the event of a major claim, the survey showed that those who are underinsured could find that …