IFAI Expo and R+T Show Organizer, Messe Stuttgart, to Co-locate Trade Shows Starting in 2021

September 21st, 2020

ROSEVILLE, MN—Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) and Messe Stuttgart, organizers of R+T in Stuttgart, Germany; R+T Turkey in Istanbul, Turkey; R+T Asia in Shanghai, China and R+T South America in Sao Paulo, Brazil, are pleased to announce that they will co-locate IFAI Expo with Messe Stuttgart’s new U.S. show named Sun Shading Expo North America […]

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Wall joins New York Tent

September 18th, 2020

New York Tent, Bohemia, N.Y., has welcomed Diane Wall as its new vice president of sales and marketing. Wall, formerly with Florida-based Tentlogix, will be responsible for the continued growth of New York Tent as the leader in tenting and temporary structures in the New York Metro region and beyond. In conjunction with Wall’s hiring, New York Tent has promoted Matthew Koprowski to vice president of operations. As a seven-year veteran of the company, Koprowski has been instrumental in our recent success and growing the operations team.

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Granite Industries releases Party Pods

September 15th, 2020

Granite Industries has released Party Pods, a new special event product designed specifically for socially distanced events. The Standard Pod Package includes three 8-foot fence panels and the Plus Pod Package adds Dura-Trac™ flooring. In the VIP Pod Package, each frame is constructed from steel scaffolding panels on four base plates for a sturdy and […]

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APPI explains energy contracts

September 3rd, 2020

By Kathryn Allen, APPI Energy (Editor’s note: APPI energy services are included in the membership benefit package offered by Industrial Fabrics Association International. The following information was compiled by APPI to help explain their services.) APPI Energy provides our clients a comprehensive way to reduce energy expenses and create budget certainty. Unbiased and independent, we […]

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How the TRD Ballasting Tool and other IFAI safety resources have benefited the tent rental industry

August 24th, 2020

The Tent Rental Division (TRD) of the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) would like to take a moment to explain the TRD Ballasting Tool, why and how it was developed, why it produces the results that it does, and how it benefits the industry. The goal of the Ballasting Study was to determine the friction […]

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Pvilion awarded $1.5 million USAF contract for autonomously deployable structures

August 19th, 2020

Pvilion, a market leader in fabric structure technologies, has been awarded a Phase II, $1.5 million Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract by the United States Air Force (USAF) Rapid Sustainment Office (RSO) to deliver its rapidly deployable, flexible Hands-Off Expeditionary Tent, known by the acronym HEXT. The RSO was created to increase mission readiness […]

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Aggreko launches Clean Air solutions for temporary and permanent structures

August 11th, 2020

Aggreko has launched Aggreko Clean Air, a multi-solution approach to quickly and cost-effectively address air quality issues for facilities that must implement health and safety measures in temporary or permanent structures where people need to gather. Formulated to help employers, community response teams and event producers meet new air quality guidelines, Aggreko Clean Air solutions […]

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Eight promotions announced at Glen Raven

August 7th, 2020

Glen Raven Inc., has announced the promotion of eight executives in its Technical Fabrics operating division. The moves will support the continued growth of its diverse business segments, particularly its GlenGuard brand of high-performance flame-resistant fabric. Glen Raven Technical Fabrics creates technical solutions that help keep people safe from military and protective work wear to […]

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Germ-fighting hand sanitizer stand

August 1st, 2020

McCarthy Fabrication’s hand sanitizer stand is suitable for high traffic areas and comes fully assembled. Portable or permanent, the aluminum station ships at 11 pounds. Two holes (64 mm on center) on top of the vertical plate allow certain hand sanitizer pumps to be mounted or 3-inch strips of double-sided adhesive tape can be used […]

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Inspired outdoor seating

August 1st, 2020

When the governor of Illinois announced in May that restaurants in the state could reopen for outside dining if able to meet COVID-19 safety regulations, Blue Peak Tents, Batavia, Ill., was bombarded by phone calls from restaurants looking for tents to cover parking lots and patios. This particular project was for a Naperville, Ill.-based wine […]

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