Structure on ice

April 1, 2017

A modular structure recently installed at the Summit Station, Greenland, meets the unique needs of the extreme cold weather location through a design by Rubb USA and fabric from Serge Ferrari. The Summit Station, located on the summit of the Greenland ice sheet, is home to the National Science Foundation’s Greenland Environmental Observatory (GEOSummit). The …

Where dreams may lead

A North Carolina-based tent and event rental company sets the stage for weddings of all kinds in the heart of a mountain community. Hendersonville Tents Party and Event Rentals started with a dream—literally. In 1977, Lloyd Morgan went to bed as usual, and during the night dreamed that he could build a tent. He knew …

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 …

CORT Trade Show and Events expands with addition of new distribution center

February 14, 2017

CORT Trade Show & Events Furnishings announced the opening of a new distribution center in the Chicago metro-area. The new facility has doubled the size of its previous facility. The expanded Chicago location will continue to serve customers across 12 Midwestern states as well as Toronto, Canada. CORT Trade Show & Event Furnishings has been …

IFF announces 2017 scholarships

February 7, 2017

Students have until June 10, 2017, to apply for any of four $5,000 scholarships available through The Industrial Fabrics Foundation (IFF). Each year, IFF awards several scholarships to degree-seeking students enrolled in accredited colleges, universities or technical schools. The scholarships are paid directly to the students’ schools for fall semester tuition. Available scholarships include: Textile …