Smart fabrics: getting smarter on April 24, 2018

March 23, 2018

Register for the 2018 Smart Fabrics Summit by April 23, 2018 The 2018 Smart Fabrics Summit will be held on April 24, 2018, in Washington, D.C., at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. Co-hosted by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), the goal of the summit is …

Ron G. Duke Joins TopTec Event Tents

Ron G. Duke has joined TopTec Event Tents, Moore, S.C., to lead the company’s business development initiatives. Duke previously served as the director of sales at American Credit Acceptance and brings more than 25 years of new business acquisition and product management experience to TopTec. “Most of Ron’s career has been dedicated to increasing sales …

AmazonSmile promotion

March 22, 2018

If you shop on Amazon, be sure to take advantage of the AmazonSmile promotion. From March 12–31, 2018, AmazonSmile will triple the donation amount to 1.5 percent to Industrial Fabrics Foundation. Go to For additional details about the promotion, click here

Jules Duguay appointed vice president, Serge Ferrari Americas

March 21, 2018

Flexible composite material technology supplier Serge Ferrari has named Jules Duguay as vice president, Serge Ferrari Americas. A more than 20-year industry veteran, Duguay will lead business operations in North, Central, and South America. Duguay joins Serge Ferrari after spending 13 years in the textile industry, where he was responsible for managing a multi-million dollar …

March is National Ladder Safety Month!

March 20, 2018

March is National Ladder Safety Month. The American Ladder Institute (ALI) highlights these workplace statistics to bring awareness to the importance of the safe use of ladders in the workplace: · $5.50 billion is spent on workplace falls from working at heights. · Falls from height are the third most common disabling workplace injury. · …

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Unconventional tents offer exceptional features

March 14, 2018

Tents that are less common in conventional inventories can help rental businesses open up new markets. A unique product won’t be right for every tent rental business, but for companies interested in exploring potential opportunities, an unusual tent may be just the thing their customers didn’t know they needed. Losberger De Boer, an international manufacturer …

CORT Party Rental acquires Choice Linens of Seattle, Wash.

March 12, 2018

CORT Party Rental, a division of CORT, a Berkshire Hathaway Company, has acquired Choice Linens LLC of Seattle, Wash. A provider of fine linen rentals for 25 years, Choice Linens is known in the Seattle area for its trendsetting designs and outstanding service. “Choice Linens has been the ‘go to’ for high-quality, unique fabrics in …

Signature Systems Group celebrates its 20th anniversary

March 8, 2018

Signature Systems Group, supplier of high performance composite matting and specialty flooring systems, is celebrating 20 years of growth and innovation. The company started in 1998 as a small office in Manhattan, N.Y., with SportPanel® and Signature Fencing, which made its mark as quality manufactured modular fencing panels. Five years later, Signature added EventDeck® portable …