Buyer expectations for clearspan tents

August 28, 2018

Tent rental companies investing in clearspans should expect documentation, customer service, training and more. Clearspan structures are a major investment for tent rental companies. Before taking the plunge, buyers need to understand what a manufacturer offers in regard to engineering documentation and other certification, product availability, training and ongoing support. “Clients can expect the validation …

Lambarena joins Rainier Industries

August 23, 2018

Stacey Lambarena has joined Rainier Industries as its new display business unit manager. Prior to joining Rainier, Lambarena was a sales plan and steering manager at IKEA. She traveled the world to attend and facilitate trainings related to every aspect of the business, from selling and marketing to products to leadership. Lambarena is tasked with …

Point of Rental acquires PartyCAD

August 22, 2018

Point of Rental Software, Dallas, Texas, has acquired PartyCAD, a specialized computer-aided 3D design program for the events industry. Hank Hufnagel, who built the software that became PartyCAD back in the early 1980s, passed away on June 28, 2018, leaving responsibility for the program up to his son, Pete. By selling to Point of Rental, …

Industrial Fabrics Association International Endorses APPI Energy

August 10, 2018

Industrial Fabrics Association International announced their endorsement of consulting firm APPI Energy to provide electricity and natural gas cost management and reduction services for their members. With APPI Energy’s member benefit, IFAI members will receive expert recommendations, cost reduction opportunities, and budget certainty through competitive procurement and fixed, all-inclusive energy contracts. “Every day, APPI Energy …

IFAI to host Women in Textiles Summit 2019, call for presentations open

August 8, 2018

IFAI will host its first ever Women in Textiles Summit on March 6-8, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency Savannah in Savannah, Ga. The goal of the summit is to strengthen the advancement of women through an interactive forum that provides education, networking and dialogue about important issues affecting women in business. The summit will explore …

Wodetzki Award honoree Ernest Hagler dies

Former IFAI Board Member Ernest Hagler of Denver, Colo., passed away July 29. Hagler, 96, was a past recipient of IFAI’s Bruce W. Wodetzki Award, the tent rental industry’s most prestigious honor. President of American Canvas Company and Denver Tent Company, Hagler served on IFAI’s Board of Directors from 1981 to 1988 and was an …

Sunshield shade product

August 6, 2018

Sun protection From Shelter Structures America is its Sunshield Shade product line that offers polycarbonate shade solutions for patios, vehicles and other outdoor applications. Visit www.shelterstructuresamerica.com.

Space conserving printer

Mouvent’s new digital textile printer TX801 is an eight-color multi-pass digital textile printer producing high print quality on textiles with up to 2,000 DPI optical resolution at high printing speeds. The printer utilizes the revolutionary Mouvent™ Cluster Technology, a unique, highly compact single print head integration of Fuji Dimatix Samba print heads, resulting in a …

Tropical décor from CORT

Tropical ease Drawing from popular home furnishing trends, Palm Beach Chic lends a cool, casual vibe to outdoor soirees this season. CORT’s new tropical pillow collection channels the easy essence of the 70s with cool prints that incorporate a playful, luxurious feel to seating arrangements. Visit www.cortevents.com.

Flexible canopy

The patented Infinity Canopy is a dynamic and versatile slide-on-wire canopy. Its modular design allows it to adapt to any space, be configured in one or multiple colors, and change within minutes to create new designs and patterns—even on existing pergolas. It uses readily available parts and shade panels, which eliminates production time and simplifies …