Fisher adds fabric to Enviro-Tex line

March 25, 2015

Made with REPREVE recycled yarns. Fisher Textiles has added GF 5351 Waterfall fabric to its Enviro-Tex fabric line. There is no change to the fabric’s physical properties or price, but GF 5341, aka ET 5351, now contains 60 percent REPREVE polyester and 40 percent polyester. It can be used for awnings, canopy tents and outdoor …

New OSHA requirements

Revisions in reporting work-related fatalities and injuries. A revised Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rule that went into effect Jan. 1, 2015, changes reporting requirements of work-related fatalities and injuries. Under the revised rule, employers are required to notify OSHA of work-related fatalities within eight hours of the incident, and work-related inpatient hospitalizations, amputations …

Tent industry outlook

Party and event rental market expected to grow 8 percent in 2015. Editor’s Note: IFAI’s 2015 State of the Industry report appeared in the February and March issues of Specialty Fabrics Review magazine. The report’s tent industry segment is reprinted here. For a full report, visit www.specialtyfabricsreview-com.ifai.staging.wpengine.com. The tent rental industry is a splintered, competitive …

Tentickle Stretch Tents expands its reach

March 17, 2015

Partners with Creative Tent in Australia South Africa-based Tentickle Stretch Tents, a manufacturer and supplier of bedouin-inspired stretch tents, is partnering with Creative Tent Systems in the Netherlands to spread their names into the Australian event industry, according to a recent press release. Creative Tent Systems provides personal services to its clients and offers advice …

Tent installation in subzero temperatures

March 10, 2015

Tasked with installing a 20,000-foot clearspan tent during sub-zero temperatures, snow fall and a bit of freezing rain at a Wisconsin construction site, American Pavilion’s winter crew finished the job in three days. The client needed a heavy-duty, cold-resistant construction tent so that a concrete pad could be poured and cured properly no matter the …