Tent Expo this week in Daytona Beach

January 18, 2022  |  IFAI news, News

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

January 17, 2022  |  IFAI news, Industry News, News

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.&n…
Ask Me Anything with IFAI chair Amy Bircher January 31

January 13, 2022  |  IFAI news, News

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…
ARA hosting first Rental Innovation conference

January 11, 2022  |  Industry News, News

The American Rental Association (ARA) will host its first-ever Rental Innovation Conference & Exhibits in March. The event, scheduled March 9-10, will feature two full days of education sessions, networking and exhibits focused on the latest technology and innovations to advance the equipme…
Oeko-Tex Association releases annual updates

January 10, 2022  |  Industry News, News

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. La…
Tent industry remembers Kevin McBride

January 7, 2022  |  Industry News, News, People

Industry leader Kevin McBride passed away Wednesday. McBride, the owner of PJ McBride Inc., in West Babylon, N.Y., served as a longtime leader and member of the Industrial Fabrics Association International and the Tent Rental Division. McBride was the TRD chairman from 2004 to 2006.
IFAI hosting product diversification workshop in February

January 6, 2022  |  Industry News, News

With the supply chain challenges facing the industry today, it’s more important than ever to be thinking about changing your product offerings. IFAI will be holding a workshop February 23-24 at Sharp’s Tarps Inc. in Salt Lake City, Utah, with education and networking focused on product diversifi…
Tates Rents raises $8,085 for charity camp

January 5, 2022  |  Industry News, News

Tates Rents recently donated thousands of dollars to a local camp supporting families facing pediatric cancer through a holiday raffle. The Boise, Idaho-based company presented Camp Rainbow Gold with a $8,085 check to support their efforts. Tickets were sold at all eight Treasure Valley locations fo…