2019 Chairman’s Award winner: Scott Campbell, Rainier Industries

October 8, 2019

The Chairman’s Award (originally, the President’s Award) is an honor bestowed by the chairman of IFAI to an individual that has had an extraordinary and meaningful impact on the association. It is rarely given, and awarded at the sole discretion of the IFAI chairman. At IFAI’s annual meeting at IFAI Expo 2019, IFAI chairman Steve …

New leadership for IFAI

October 2, 2019

Each year, the Leadership Development Committee of the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) follows a detailed process outlined in association bylaws for electing new board members. As recently announced at IFAI’s annual meeting at IFAI Expo in Orlando, the following individuals have been chosen to serve on the IFAI board of directors: Ron Houle, president …

U.S. Tent Rental Inc. grows into a major tent and event rental provider

October 1, 2019

The Boyle family turned a small seasonal business into a booming Florida tent and event rental company. by Jake Kilju Peanuts’ Charlie Brown looked at a limp pine branch and saw the potential for a beautiful Christmas tree.  Tim Boyle, along with his father and brother, looked at a small Christmas tree tent and festival …

Q&A on IFAI’s new Textile Industry Retirement Plan

Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) has launched the new Textile Industry Retirement Plan, a benefit exclusively for IFAI members. Andrew Aho, IFAI vice president of new business development, describes why members should consider the plan and the many advantages it offers.  Q: How does the Textile Industry Retirement Plan work?  A: The Textile Industry Retirement …

IFAI Women in Textiles Summit set for February

Come as colleagues and leave as friends. The goal of IFAI’s second Women in Textiles Summit is to strengthen the advancement of women and men through an interactive forum that provides education, networking and dialogue about important issues affecting women in business. The event will explore how women are contributing to the success of their …

Seasonal brilliance with tipi-style tents

Exquisite details delight wedding guests celebrating under tipi-style tents.  A fall wedding can take on rich jewel tones and sophistication without the stereotypical motif of orange pumpkins and yellow leaves. Just ask Heather Allen, president and cofounder of Table 6 Productions, a Denver, Colo.-based wedding and event planning company. For a wedding celebrating a second marriage …

A wedding with a grand entrance

Rain or Shine Tent and Events solves a wedding’s site challenges with a decked tent and an epic staircase.  Rain or Shine Tent and Events Co. of Randolph, Vt., has installed numerous tents for weddings at the picturesque Edson Hill resort in the Vermont ski town of Stowe. But the scale of a July 2019 …

Vote in the 2020 Reader’s Choice Awards!

What tent rental industry supplier always comes through when you need them? Which piece of equipment saves you the most labor and money? And what products and services do you depend on to run your business?  Tell us by voting in the 2020 InTents Reader’s Choice Awards—and enter to win a “Big Ass” prize!  Voting …

New York Tent fabricates a tented corridor for LED artistry

Custom curved hardwalls by New York Tent create a blackout canvas for LED artistry.  by Sigrid Tourquist Situated in the heart of Manhattan, N.Y., the Armory Show features innovative artist commissions and dynamic public programs—and for a March 2019 installation, a tented corridor played an integral part in the brilliant light-based display that immersed viewers …

A1 Tablecloth launches a redesigned website

September 26, 2019

A1 Tablecloth has launched a redesigned website with new site structures and features. The updated site allows customers to browse with a custom-built filtering system to find products, fabrics and solutions based on their purchasing needs and searching habits. Customers can isolate items based on rental or purchase options, colors and products. The relaunched website …