Take IFAI’s survey: COVID-19’s Business Impact in 2020

December 22nd, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic will be remembered as one of the most challenging and unprecedented periods ever for the specialty, technical and engineered textile industries. As 2020 comes to a close, Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) would like your help in understanding how businesses in our industries were affected by the events of this year and […]

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Glen Raven Custom Fabrics announces multiphase expansion plan

December 21st, 2020

Glen Raven Custom Fabrics, Burlington, N.C., has announced the latest milestones in a multiphase global expansion plan, representing a $65 million investment to create additional capacity and support sustainability initiatives, according to a company press release. The first phase, initiated at the end of 2019, includes new and upgraded equipment to support the continuing growth […]

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Register for the TRD Virtual Summit

December 17th, 2020

Registration is open for IFAI’s Tent Rental Division (TRD) Virtual Summit. The multi-day virtual event will take place January 19–21, 2021, and will include dynamic education, product demos and networking opportunities. Each day of the summit will feature the following themes: Day 1: The Pandemic; How has the last 9 months effected the Tent Industry Day […]

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Pantone reveals Color of the Year selection for 2021

December 17th, 2020

Pantone, the global color authority and provider of professional color language standards and digital solutions for the design community, has announced PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray and PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating, as the Pantone® Color of the Year selection for 2021, two independent colors that come together to create an aspirational color pairing, conjoining deeper feelings of […]

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ARA releases equipment and event rental revenue forecast

December 8th, 2020

The American Rental Association (ARA) is forecasting a 13 percent decline in equipment and event rental revenue this year compared to 2019, dropping to $48.7 billion in the United States. The latest forecast released by the association on Nov. 12, 2020, calls for modest overall growth in 2021, ticking up 0.3 percent to $48.9 billion, […]

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An entrepreneurial mindset

December 1st, 2020

An oceanside wedding at a private residence in St. Petersburg, Fla., featured a 20-by-30-meter clear Losberger structure as well as other rentals provided by Elite Events and Rentals. All photos courtesy of Elite Events and Rentals LLC. For Elite Events and Rentals, downtime during the pandemic creates an opportunity for business planning.  by Cathy Broberg […]

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Inspired! Outdoor gym

December 1st, 2020

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, much of California—most notably Los Angeles County—has not been able to break out of the “Tier One” phase of reopening as set forth by the state. Over the past several months, 24/7 Events, a party supply and rental shop based in Castaic Junction, Calif., has worked with a variety of […]

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Sales fundamentals during a crisis

December 1st, 2020

Tips for selling products and services during COVID-19. by Madeleine MacRae Determining the best way to sell and, even more so, how to effectively and appropriately market your products and services at a time of such widespread uncertainty and deep market disruption can be a daunting task. As a leader during this unprecedented time, you […]

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Reimagining event space design

December 1st, 2020

Guidelines and trends to follow for events and meetingsin a post-pandemic world.  by Kevin Dana Over the past few months event professionals have pivoted quickly to support the new landscape of our industry. From virtual trade shows to micro-weddings, we’ve seen a major shift in how we approach meetings and events as a result of […]

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SoCal Tents & Events provides tenting for the U.S. vice presidential debate

December 1st, 2020

SoCal Tents & Events, South El Monte, Calif., provided tenting and setup for the 2020 United States vice presidential debate held at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. All photos courtesy of SoCal Tents & Events LLC. SoCal Tents & Events LLC, South El Monte, Calif., is no stranger to large-scale productions and […]

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