YKK highlights sustainability with digital showcase

February 25th, 2021

YKK, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of zippers and fastening products, will present its spring/summer 2022 collection digitally, in response to the ongoing global pandemic. The format will include new features such as a 3D and color options simulator, alongside virtual previews and online presentations. At the heart of the YKK spring/summer 2022 collection […]

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Employers face continued challenges creating employee pandemic policies

February 23rd, 2021

Kicking off the second day of the IFAI Fabricators Conference & Showcase on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021, human resources expert, Chad Sorenson, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, from Adaptive HR Solutions LLC, presented a session entitled “Employee Strategies in the midst of COVID-19.” Sorenson says that for the past year, employers have been forced to “make things up […]

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COVID-19 and the tent rental industry supply chain

February 23rd, 2021

Michael Tharpe, national sales manager of Rainier Industries Ltd. and chairman of IFAI’s Tent Rental Division, discussed the effects of COVID-19 on the tent rental industry supply chain during his presentation at the IFAI Fabricators Conference & Showcase on Friday, Feb. 19, 2021. Before the pandemic, the 2020 forecast for the revenue, party and event […]

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EPA approves Livinguard self-disinfecting textile

February 18th, 2021

Livinguard has announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved the hygiene-technology company’s patented self-disinfecting textile (EPA Reg N. 95700-2). Livinguard’s new textile is effective against Gram negative and Gram positive bacteria to the tune of 100,000 times in 10 minutes, among the highest levels of defense against disease-causing pathogens. In addition to killing 99.999% of bacteria, Livinguard’s technology continuously […]

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Equipment and event rental revenues expected to grow in 2021

February 17th, 2021

For the first time since the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic adversely impacted the equipment and event rental industry last year, the latest American Rental Association (ARA) forecast calls for more positive growth in 2021 and beyond. The previous forecast, released on Nov. 12, 2020, projected a modest uptick of 0.3 percent in equipment and event rental […]

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Miller Weldmaster announces management team additions

February 16th, 2021

Miller Weldmaster has hired Samantha Zimmerman as its financial controller and Nichole Simmons as its human resources manager. Zimmerman will oversee the finance department and ensure that the integrity of the financials is maintained, and data is compiled and distributed timely and accurately. Simmons will align the human resources functions to meet the goals, directives […]

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Herculite Products acquires Laminated Fabrics Division of Burlan Manufacturing

February 11th, 2021

Herculite Products Inc., a leading innovator and manufacturer of high performance and custom fabrics, has acquired the Laminated Fabrics Division of Burlan Manufacturing LLC. This acquisition strengthens Herculite’s position as a global leader in high performance reinforced textile composites. Herculite’s President & CEO, Peter McKernan says, “The acquisition advances our mission to help our customers […]

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Eastman Machine Company announces building acquisition and expansion of headquarters

February 10th, 2021

Eastman Machine Company, influenced by client and product line growth, has announced a building acquisition and anticipated expansion of its headquarters in Buffalo, N.Y. Eastman Machine recently closed on 707 Washington Street and will now occupy the entire city block between Washington and Ellicott streets, south of Goodell Street and north of E. Tupper Street. […]

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Hohenstein authorized to verify compliance for Green Button

February 9th, 2021

Textile testing provider Hohenstein has been authorized by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) to verify compliance for the Green Button, a German government certification for sustainable textiles. Now, in addition to certification for MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX®, a qualifier for the Green Button, Hohenstein certifies for the 46 Green Button […]

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Point of Rental acquires Rental Hosting

February 4th, 2021

Point of Rental has acquired Rental Hosting, a web design/hosting company that builds integrated websites for rental businesses. The acquisition marks another step in Point of Rental’s prioritization of e-commerce functionality. The company acquired RentItOnline, another e-commerce platform, late in 2020. “As we move e-commerce to the forefront, both as a company and as an […]

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