ARA Foundation to award $128,500 in scholarships

January 20th, 2022

Each year, the American Rental Association (ARA) Foundation awards numerous scholarships in effort to attract talent to the equipment and event rental industry. For the 2022-2023 academic year, $128,500 will be available to students seeking higher education through trade schools, universities and community colleges. In total, 66 individual scholarships are available with amounts ranging from […]

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Tent Expo this week in Daytona Beach

January 18th, 2022

Tent Expo 2022 kicks off today in Daytona Beach as the tent rental gathers to celebrate the industry in-person. Tent Expo is the biggest show of its kind in North America for the tent rental and supply industry. Every two years, hundreds of CEOs, colleagues, installer and suppliers come together to network, learn, stretch their […]

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Latest episode of Talking Textiles features Sollertia’s Claude Le Bel

January 17th, 2022

The latest episode of IFAI's Talking Textiles podcast is now available. From the circus biz to the fabric biz, learn how Canadian architectural textile firm Sollertia built its business. Sollertia has taken on and completed some of the most ambitious fabric structure projects in the country.  In this episode, "If You Build It, They Will Come," […]

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Ask Me Anything with IFAI chair Amy Bircher January 31

January 13th, 2022

The Industrial Fabrics Association International will be hosting an "Ask Me Anything" with new IFAI board chair Amy Bircher. The event will take place from 2 to 3pm EST, Monday, January 31, in CONNECT by IFAI's Open Forum. Bircher will be answering member questions about the future of IFAI and challenges currently facing the industry. […]

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Oeko-Tex Association releases annual updates

January 10th, 2022

Oeko-Tex Association has released its annual updates to test criteria, limit values and requirements. In addition, its new Impact Calculator is now available for STeP by Oeko-Tex customers. The industry-specific tool will provide carbon and water footprint data essential to meeting climate goals. Later in 2022, Oeko-Tex will also introduce a new certification for corporate […]

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Steve Fredrickson joins Rainier Industries

December 21st, 2021

Industry veteran Steve Fredrickson is joining Rainier Industries as the National Sales Director for Rainier Shade. Frederickson has more than 25 years of experience in the textile industry, with several different companies. Most recently, he was sales director at Sattler Corp. "I started working with Rainier Industries in 1997; loved my time here and am […]

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Pantone announces Color of the Year for 2022

December 17th, 2021

Pantone, the global color authority and provider of professional color language standards and digital solutions for the design community, has introduced a new blue shade, PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri, a dynamic periwinkle blue hue with a vivifying violet red undertone as the Pantone Color of the Year selection for 2022. Blending the faithfulness and constancy […]

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Colorado Yurt Company hires Winkelmann

December 16th, 2021

Colorado Yurt Company has hired Joe Winkelmann as Director of Operations. He will lead the production, manufacturing and shipping teams as the company focuses on strategic growth opportunities and customer connections to the outdoors. Winkelmann has more than 25 years of experience in operations and manufacturing leadership with companies such as Lawrence Fabric and Metal […]

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IFAI offers webinar Dec. 15 on lowering employee turnover

December 14th, 2021

Photograph courtesy of FlexJobs.com The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) will host the webinar “The Key to Lowering your Turnover” on Dec. 15, 2021, at 1–2 p.m. EST. The webinar is free to IFAI members (including Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) members) and is $39 for nonmembers. Hiring has become tougher and finding the right applicant […]

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Mahaffey USA joins forces with Sunbelt Rentals

December 7th, 2021

Mahaffey USA, a leader of temporary and semi-permanent structures, has been acquired by Sunbelt Rentals. Terms of the deal were not released.  For nearly 100 years, Mahaffey has been providing large-scale temporary fabric structures for businesses across the country, from temporary warehouses and aviation hangars to fire stations and blast-resistant structures. “We are excited about this […]

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