Enter now: IFAI’s International Achievement Awards

May 13, 2021

After a year away, the International Achievement Awards (IAA) return for the 75th anniversary of recognizing the best projects across the specialty fabrics industry. The awards are an opportunity for you to showcase your technical skills and talents to the entire industry. The International Achievement Awards is an annual competition that recognizes and promotes awareness …

Registration is open for IFAI Expo 2021

May 10, 2021

Registration is open for IFAI Expo 2021. IFAI Expo celebrates the 100th anniversary of the show this November, and you won’t want to miss it! After a long hiatus of in-person events, this year’s show is the perfect place to reconnect with your industry. Register now to get the Early Bird rate! Early Bird rates end …

Arena Group acquires Aztec Shaffer Sports

May 6, 2021

Arena Events Group has completed the acquisition of event industry icon Aztec Shaffer Sports based in Houston, Texas. Aztec Shaffer comprises two businesses, Aztec Events & Tents and Shaffer Sports & Events. Aztec Events is a full-service party rental business that supplies its diversified customer base with a full array of linens, table top items, …

Call for candidates: IFAI board positions

May 5, 2021

The Leadership Development Committee of the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) is looking for individuals with strong leadership skills to fill the following positions: 1st Vice Chairman–2 year term (the individual elected to this position will be the “Chairman-elect” and shall automatically become Chairman of the Board at the completion of the incoming Chairman’s term). …

Funk joins Herculite

May 3, 2021

Herculite Products Inc., an innovator and manufacturer of high performance and custom fabrics, has hired Pamela Funk as manager of human resources. Funk brings a wealth of human resource management experience to Herculite. Most recently she served as director of human resources for United Fiber and Data in York. Prior to that, she spent 16 …

Sanders wraps up contract with TVF

April 28, 2021

TVF, a leading supplier of high-quality fabric, has announced that long time industry veteran Michael Sanders will be leaving the company. On July 1, 2021, Sanders will be moving on from TVF to pursue personal interests and other business opportunities in the digital print industry, an area in which he is passionate. He has had …

First IFAI Virtual Market Showcase to focus on shade market

April 26, 2021

A new virtual offering from IFAI will kick off May 27, 2021, with a focus on New Materials & Developments in Shade. Through presentations, roundtables and live Q&A, attendees will have a chance to learn about the latest products and innovations in the shade market from leading suppliers. “It’s critical that those suppliers who are …

Glen Raven emphasizes people and the planet in its first corporate sustainability report

Glen Raven Inc., a leading provider of innovative textiles including Sunbrella® brand fabrics and the parent company of Trivantage, has released its first ever corporate sustainability report, Continuing a Pattern of Good. The report establishes a baseline of metrics across two foundational pillars—“Supporting Our People and Communities” and “Sustaining Our Planet”—while outlining the company’s measurable …

H&E Equipment Services opens new Tennessee branch

April 20, 2021

H&E Equipment Services has opened a new branch in Knoxville, Tenn. The 5,000 square foot facility sits on 5.5 acres with a fully fenced yard area, offices, parts warehouse and a repair shop with four service bays. It is capable of servicing a variety of construction and general industrial equipment for customers in the eastern …

OSHA 10-hour General Industry Training video conference

April 14, 2021

Event Safety Alliance has announced another edition of its OSHA 10 General Industry Training, specially curated for those working in the live event and entertainment fields. The online, real-time learning opportunity will be delivered via video conference on May 25-26, 2021. The course adheres to all OSHA 10 program requirements, with a focus on how …