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 …

Steve Szenay appointed Serge Ferrari technical support manager

January 13, 2020

Serge Ferrari announced that Steve Szenay has been promoted to Technical Support Manager for North America. Szenay will be responsible for disseminating technical information for all Serge Ferrari products sold in the United States and Canada, including product use, fabrication best- practices, maintenance and claim evaluation. In this newly created position, Szenay will be the …

BBJ Linen acquires La Tavola

January 7, 2020

BBJ Rentals Inc., a leading provider of special event linen rental products and services, has acquired La Tavola Fine Linen, a premier event linen rental company based in Napa, Calif. “Unifying La Tavola’s well-respected brand with the dependability and depth of inventory BBJ Linen is known for creates a unified organization with unmatched offerings,” says …

Equipment and event rental revenue forecast to outpace economic growth

November 12, 2019

The equipment and event rental industry in North America is expected to finish the year with total revenue up 5.35 percent to $61.56 billion, the first time combined rental revenue for Canada and the United States has surpassed $60 billion, according to the latest forecast released by the American Rental Association (ARA). The latest updated …

Final call! Submit your best photos to the InTents Buyer’s Guide cover contest by Friday.

October 29, 2019

Only four more days to submit photos for the InTents 2020 Buyer’s Guide cover contest! InTents is looking for the perfect photo for the cover of the 2020 Buyer’s Guide. This is your opportunity to show off your best work to the entire industry! Submit photos meeting these guidelines by Friday, Nov. 1: High resolution: 300 …

The deadline approaches! Submit your best photos to the InTents Buyer’s Guide cover contest by Nov. 1.

October 21, 2019

InTents is looking for the perfect photo for the cover of the 2020 Buyer’s Guide. This is your opportunity to show off your best work to the entire industry Submit photos meeting these guidelines by Nov. 1: High resolution: 300 dpi and at least 2 MB at 4-by-6 inches. A clean and safe tent installation. …

2019 Chairman’s Award winner: Scott Campbell, Rainier Industries

October 8, 2019

The Chairman’s Award (originally, the President’s Award) is an honor bestowed by the chairman of IFAI to an individual that has had an extraordinary and meaningful impact on the association. It is rarely given, and awarded at the sole discretion of the IFAI chairman. At IFAI’s annual meeting at IFAI Expo 2019, IFAI chairman Steve …

New leadership for IFAI

October 2, 2019

Each year, the Leadership Development Committee of the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) follows a detailed process outlined in association bylaws for electing new board members. As recently announced at IFAI’s annual meeting at IFAI Expo in Orlando, the following individuals have been chosen to serve on the IFAI board of directors: Ron Houle, president …

Submit your best photos to the InTents 2020 Buyer’s Guide cover contest!

September 23, 2019

It’s already that time of year! InTents is looking for the perfect photo for the cover of the 2020 Buyer’s Guide. This is your opportunity to show off your best work on the cover of the industry’s premier publication! Submit photos meeting these guidelines by Nov. 1: High resolution: 300 dpi and at least 2 MB at …