U.S. tent and structure manufacturers unite with the special events industry to address the COVID-19 pandemic

April 3, 2020

The special events industry stands poised to address surging capacity needs of the U.S. health care infrastructure. Ten of the major U.S. tent and structure manufacturers have joined together in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The principal strategy of the group is to align needs for disaster resources including field hospitals, emergency temporary shelters, …

Free electronic signatures for rental companies affected by COVID-19 crisis

April 1, 2020

App allows for safe signature collection in the social distancing era. Point of Rental Software, Fort Worth, Texas, has made its electronic signature product, Rental eSign, available for free for 90 days for any rental business that needs it, regardless of the software they use. The setup fee is also waived, and no payment information …

Top tips for operating a specialty fabrics business during a pandemic

IFAI Division Webinars this week are bringing together diverse members of the specialty fabrics industry to discuss how they are navigating the COVID-19 crisis. For companies that are operational—that is, they have either been deemed essential businesses or they are not currently under a “shelter in place” order—worker health and safety is a major concern. …

Stand-out tents for trendy tech

Full Circle Events helps clients make a splash at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show.   by Darcy Maulsby  Want to see the future? From high-tech watches that can track your heart health to emotional-support robot puppies guided by artificial intelligence, the future was on display in Las Vegas, Nev., during the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show …

Twin tents make room for a graduation’s pomp

A Party Center solves a college graduation’s capacity challenge with side-by-side tents. When a community college needed a large space for its spring 2019 commencement ceremony for 1,000 graduates and their families, it turned to A Party Center in Fairfield, N.J., for a solution that fit its desired aesthetic and budget.  With six months of …

Smart growth for Pelican Tents & Events

Pelican Tents & Events grows with a focus on family and excellent customer service. by Cathy Broberg In a region with a season dedicated to crawfish and an early spring calendar jam-packed with Mardi Gras celebrations, it’s no wonder that Moss Duvall uses the word “fun” to describe his work at Pelican Tents & Events. …

NEW Covid-19 Resource Center

March 24, 2020

As we navigate through the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic, we want to remind you that IFAI is with you every step of the way. We have developed a COVID-19 Resource Center that will be updated daily on recent developments surrounding the virus and our industry. In this Resource Center, you will find up-to-date information on: Government and Agency Information  Financial Information …

IFAI Member Forum Webinars set

IFAI division members are invited to attend a Member Forum Webinar. We encourage you to take part in an open conversation with other members about the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic and discuss how your company is doing/navigating through this situation.  Discussion questions include: What practices are you implementing to keep staff working further apart and at a …

Smart Fabrics Summit goes virtual

March 23, 2020

Enjoy the summit via a 2-day webinar format  Due to the COVID-19/Coronavirus, there will no longer be an in-person summit in Washington D.C. However, we invite you to attend the Summit virtually. The Smart Fabrics Virtual Summit 2020 features the same great content that the in-person event offers, and you can enjoy it from the comfort of …

Seaman Corporation recognized for favorable work culture

Established in 1949, Seaman Corporation is a world leader in the production of innovative, high-performance coated fabrics. Headquartered in Wooster, Ohio, with additional manufacturing in Bristol, Tenn., Seaman was recently named one of the top companies to work for in Ohio by Comparably. Comparably is a platform that provides culture and compensation data for public …