APPI explains energy contracts

September 3, 2020

By Kathryn Allen, APPI Energy (Editor’s note: APPI energy services are included in the membership benefit package offered by Industrial Fabrics Association International. The following information was compiled by APPI to help explain their services.) APPI Energy provides our clients a comprehensive way to reduce energy expenses and create budget certainty. Unbiased and independent, we …

SergeFerrari Group acquires Verseidag-Indutex

July 29, 2020

SergeFerrari Group announced the acquisition of Verseidag-Indutex, a world leader in PTFE glass materials, from Jagenberg AG, in a press release on July 29. SergeFerrari designs, manufactures and distributes innovative flexible composite materials. The acquisition, for an undisclosed amount, will strengthen the company’s position as a global leader in tensile architecture and modular structures and …

Canvas Products Association, Zone 7, cancels 2020 conference

July 27, 2020

The Canvas Products Association, Zone 7, has canceled its 2020 annual conference due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The association plans to reach out to members in the coming months with details on its annual membership meeting via video conference.   The Canvas Products Association, Zone 7, is a trade organization comprised of fabric product manufacturers …

Tent Rental Division of Industrial Fabrics Association International Shows Appreciation to Frontline Medical Workers by Promoting Nationwide “CARES” Day

July 16, 2020

The Tent Rental Division (TRD) of Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) is showing support for frontline medical workers that are serving during the COVID-19 pandemic by promoting the tent rental industry’s nationwide “CARES” day. “CARES” day, happening Aug. 29, 2020, was created by the USTSA (United States Tent and Structure Alliance). USTSA is a group …

Submit your top product to the InTents Premier Product Showcase!

July 2, 2020

Get your products in front of thousands of customers in the October/November issue of InTents magazine, for free! Showcase your company’s most valued products and get maximum exposure during a time when many organizations are making their purchasing decisions for the upcoming season. There is no cost to participate. The deadline is July 30, 2020. …

Tent Expo 2021 postponed to January 2022

June 22, 2020

Tent Expo 2021 has been postponed to January 2022. Tent Rental Division (TRD) chairman Michael Tharpe released the following statement: The COVID-19 pandemic has hit our members hard and changed the way in which we do business in today’s environment. As your association, TRD has felt your pain and has listened to your issues and concerns …

Eureka! offers guide to help rental companies get back to business

May 4, 2020

As the demand for COVID-19 emergency testing sites and drive-thrus winds down, tent rental companies are exploring how they might recover lost revenue during the “bridge period” as the economy slowly reopens. Tent manufacturer Eureka! Tents, Binghamton, N.Y., has created a guide that rental companies can use to promote their services.   “A Practical Guide …

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, …

Tent rental companies grapple with COVID-19 cancellations

March 13, 2020

Amid a wave of postponed and cancelled events, tent rental companies brace for the worst while attempting to find a “win-win” for themselves and their customers. By Jill C. Lafferty Tent rentals companies that were gearing up for a robust spring season, and those whose season was already underway, spent the week of March 9 …

NCTO responds to coronavirus and global market uncertainties

February 25, 2020

National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) president and CEO Kim Glas recently issued the following statement on the industry’s response to the coronavirus crisis: “The coronavirus has impacted Asian textile and apparel manufacturing productivity and output, and our concerns lie with the affected companies and workers during this terrible crisis. The U.S. textile industry continues …