Cost management of obstructions

May 30, 2018

Every tent rental and installation company has faced installation jobs that are teeming with obstructions. From vegetation and trees to permanent fencing and asphalt, obstructions can cause problems with not only the installation process, but also the costs involved in completing the project. When Matt Mutton and his team at Bob Mutton Party & Tent …

Stimpson launches rebrand as part of 165th anniversary

May 21, 2018

Stimpson, formerly known as Edwin B. Stimpson Company, manufacturer of grommets and washers, eyelets and more, has launched a new brand identity and revamped its digital assets to celebrate 165 years in business. The company manufactures products for the commercial tent industry and countless other applications out of its 278,000-square-foot facility in Pompano Beach, Fla. …

All Seasons Tent Sales is now Infinity Tent Sales

May 17, 2018

All Seasons Tents Sales has rebranded as Infinity Tent Sales. The 35-year-old manufacturer of commercial tents based in Kansas City, Kan., plans to add new features and product lines. The business remains at the same location but is moving to Building 2: 5050 Kansas Avenue Bldg 2, Kansas City, KS 66106.

The Cutting Room

May 9, 2018

June 12, 2018 | Noon EST Free to IFAI Members/$79.00 for Nonmembers The presenters will cover four components used in a cutting room: digitizing, cutting, material handling and ROI. Learn what applications are best suited for full automation and how to implement them and increase your product volumes. Presenters Truy Pham Autometrix Inc. Truy “Tree” …

Webinar: Selling quality over price

June 20, 2018 | Noon EST Free to IFAI Members/$75.00 for Nonmembers Learn about increasing your bottom line and how to encourage your clients to upgrade to better quality materials. Find out how upselling reflects company image, leads to future referrals and produces long-lasting products.   Presenter Dave Callahan Granite State Cover & Canvas Inc. …

IFAI’S Student Design Competition: Deadline is May 15, 2018

May 4, 2018

Each year, the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) sponsors a Student Design Competition for students enrolled in a post-secondary college or university program studying textiles, apparel, engineering or design. The annual competition offers students a valuable opportunity to build their portfolios and advance their career opportunities—and first-place winners also receive a $6,000+ Prize Pack with …

Weighing aesthetics versus performance of event tent fabrics

May 1, 2018

A tent with translucent fabric makes a pretty Instagram photo, but for a tent rental company, the fabric isn’t without its challenges. To get the most out of their investment, tent rental professionals need to understand the qualities and care requirements of the various event tent fabrics on the market. In addition to heat and …