In memoriam: Frederick “Fred” Dupy

May 24th, 2022

Frederick “Fred” Dupy, 69, of Round Rock, Texas, died May 15, 2022, in Austin, Texas, after a courageous, but brief battle with cancer. Dupy was the president of American Party Rental in Austin, Texas. All who knew him share the same sentiment: He had a huge heart and never let an obstacle get in the […]

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Sunbelt Rentals expands offerings

May 19th, 2022

Sunbelt Rentals, Fort Mill, S.C., now is offering temporary containment walls that can be used for health care facilities, airports, data centers and office spaces. These reusable, modular walls can be placed in occupied areas during construction and remodeling to keep staff and visitors safe, the company said. The walls are a sustainable, environmentally friendly solution that […]

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IFAI selects Advanced Textiles Association as new name

May 17th, 2022

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) will become the Advanced Textiles Association (ATA) effective June 1. The name change was approved in April with 85.6 percent of association members casting their votes to do so. Association bylaws require the approval of two-thirds of those returning ballots. The results were audited by Clifton Larson Allen. “This […]

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Outlook® gives attendees exclusive insights to power informed decisions at the 2022 conference

May 17th, 2022

Close to 100 attendees gathered at the Omni Homestead Resort (circa 1766) in Hot Springs, VA to engage, learn and connect with colleagues in the industry. A day and a half of informative business sessions, intermingled with several networking opportunities, were filled with knowledge and idea exchange as well as insights from various thought leaders […]

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Upholstery & Trim International Council to join IFAI

May 9th, 2022

Photo: Rick Wisotzkey The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) announced that the Upholstery & Trim International Council (UTIC) with its members are joining the IFAI. UTIC membership is comprised of manufacturers and distributors of fabrics and accessories for applications in the automotive, marine, industrial and contract markets. “We are so glad to have the Upholstery […]

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Eschenbach Temporary Architecture celebrates 50th anniversary

May 3rd, 2022

Eschenbach Zeltbau GmbH & Co. KG from Bad Königshofen looks back on 50 years of tent construction. It started when James T. Eschenbach founded the family business in 1972. At that time, the focus was on the sale and renting of simple marquees. Managing director Alexander Eschenbach has remained true to the classic marquee of […]

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May 1st, 2022

United Rentals’ Powrbank portable energy storage system integrates with diesel generators, enabling significantly reduced generator run-time and reducing emissions, noise and fuel waste, the company says. The system is comprised of high-density lithium batteries, inverters and load-sensing technology. The Powrbank model designed for United Rentals is rated for 40kW to 60kW of power output and […]

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