Equipment and event rental revenues expected to grow in 2021

February 17, 2021  |  Industry News, News

For the first time since the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic adversely impacted the equipment and event rental industry last year, the latest American Rental Association (ARA) forecast calls for more positive growth in 2021 and beyond. The previous forecast, released on Nov. 12, 2020, projected a mo…
Hohenstein authorized to verify compliance for Green Button

February 9, 2021  |  Company News, Industry News

Textile testing provider Hohenstein has been authorized by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) to verify compliance for the Green Button, a German government certification for sustainable textiles. Now, in addition to certification for MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX®, a q…
Brown and Manning call for Biden to prioritize American manufacturers and bolster domestic PPE

January 29, 2021  |  Industry News

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and U.S. Representative Kathy Manning (D-NC) wrote to President Biden calling on the Administration to prioritize purchasing fully made in America Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), according to Textile World in a January 24 article.  The lawmakers outline four…
Industry and union coalition outlines PPE recommendations to Biden and Congress

January 29, 2021  |  Industry News

 A broad coalition of industry organizations and labor unions, representing a broad spectrum of manufacturers and workers who stepped up to make essential PPE and other products throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, sent a letter today to President Biden and congressional leaders outlining recommen…
TRD Virtual Summit brings industry together in a new way

January 28, 2021  |  Company News, Events, Industry News, Industry News, News, Press Release, Tents & Tent Fabric

Members of the tent and event rental industry connected online Jan. 19–21, 2021, for a three-day virtual summit that offered dynamic education, networking and the annual Tent Rental Division (TRD) business meeting. The summit was held live on the virtual platform, Remo, where attendees were a…
SEAMS elects board of directors to lead made-in-America movement

January 26, 2021  |  Industry News

SEAMS, the national association and voice for the U.S. sewn products industry for over 50 years, announced the membership election of a new education director, eight manufacturer/contractor directors and a supplier director. ​The SEAMS 2021 Board of Directors leads the “Made in America” moveme…
Messe Frankfurt postpones major trade shows until 2022

January 26, 2021  |  Industry News

In September 2020, a decision was reached by Messe Frankfurt and the industries involved to forgo any physical events at its home base in the first quarter of 2021. Now, following close consultation with customers, the company announces that it will postpone the international physical trade fairs pl…
Take IFAI’s survey: COVID-19’s Business Impact in 2020

December 22, 2020  |  Industry News

The COVID-19 pandemic will be remembered as one of the most challenging and unprecedented periods ever for the specialty, technical and engineered textile industries. As 2020 comes to a close, Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) would like your help in understanding how businesses in…