The PGA of America and Arena Americas enter long-term contract for golf event products and services

April 18, 2017

The Professional Golfers’ Association of America and Arena Americas signed a long-term contract for golf event-related products and services. Under the terms of the agreement, Arena Americas will provide tenting, flooring, and carpeting products and services in support of the PGA’s three annual golf championships. Arena’s support of these iconic golf events is already well …

Keith Krzeminski joins Shelter Structures America

April 17, 2017

Shelter Structures America announced the appointment of Keith Krzeminski as Executive Vice President. Krzeminski will be based in Roanoke, Va. allowing Shelter Structures to service the eastern United States and the midwest from a new regional location. Shelter Structures America Inc. is the distributor of Shelter Tent Structures for the US, Canada and Mexico. Shelter manufactures a wide …

IFAI Tent Expo 2017

April 1, 2017

More than 600 tent professionals gathered in Orlando, Fla., in January under more than 40 tents on display at IFAI Tent Expo 2017. The two-day biennial event included Tent Rental Division (TRD) Boot Camp and Leadership Track training sessions, networking with fellow tent renters and vendors, equipment demonstrations, the Tour of the Tents, a campfire …

Hubb adds DocUSign integration to event management platform

March 29, 2017

Event technology startup Hubb added an integration with DocUSign to its event content management platform. Event managers can now directly manage their speaker agreements through Hubb’s portal, streamlining the content management process to create a central source of data. The integration was enabled by Hubb’s API and DocuSign’s Integration Framework. Hubb is built for the …

IFAI’s 2017 Smart Fabrics Program

Channeling exciting ideas into new product development. At the 2017 Advanced Textiles Conference, four educational tracks—military, medical, smart fabrics and testing—will give attendees the latest news on the processes, products and profit potential in working with high-tech fabrics and fabrication techniques. The Advanced Textiles Conference, part of IFAI Expo 2017, will be held in New …

Student Design Competitions application deadline May 15

March 27, 2017

IFAI appreciates members’ dedication to helping advance the textile industry. We encourage you to further that advancement by passing along the following information to students  who are interested in a textile industry career. Students have until Monday, May 15, 2017, to submit projects for the IFAI Student Design Competitions. Any project completed between May 2016- May 2017 is eligible. …

Peachtree Tents & Events acquires three companies

March 7, 2017

Peachtree Tents & Events, along with its capital and mezzanine partners, Gemini Investors and Resolute Capital Partners, announced the acquisition of three companies. Peachtree will be expanding its brand throughout the Southeast. Tents Unlimited, Event Flooring Solutions and Event Rentals Unlimited were the companies acquired, the terms of the deal were not disclosed. Peachtree founders …

CORT Trade Show and Events names new regional sales manager

February 28, 2017

CORT Trade Show & Event Furnishings named Byron Loper as regional sales manager for the Southeast region. Loper joins CORT with more than 13 years of industry experience, ranging from strategic supplier to professional planner. Most recently, he served as an event planner for PSCU, a credit union service organization. Loper holds a bachelor’s degree …

Tharpe joins Rainier Industries

February 21, 2017

Rainier Industries’ shelter division named a new sales manger, Michael Tharpe. In his new role, Tharpe is charged with expanding the availability of Rainier tent and tent liner products across the U.S. He will continue to provide support to existing dealers with installation training, tradeshow assistance, and coaching as needed. Tharpe has more than 20 years of experience in …

InTents 2017 Buyer’s Guide cover contest winner

February 1, 2017

The winning photo in the 2017 InTents Buyer’s Guide cover contest features a festive tented wedding reception installed by Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals, Orlando, Fla. From dozens of submitted photos, InTents narrowed the choices to three, and hundreds of online voters chose the winner in early January. Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals installed the …