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 …

Equipment and event rental revenues expected to grow in 2021

February 17, 2021

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 modest uptick of 0.3 percent in equipment and event rental …

Hohenstein authorized to verify compliance for Green Button

February 9, 2021

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 qualifier for the Green Button, Hohenstein certifies for the 46 Green Button …

Brown and Manning call for Biden to prioritize American manufacturers and bolster domestic PPE

January 29, 2021

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 steps the Administration can take now to ensure our frontline workers have products needed …

Industry and union coalition outlines PPE recommendations to Biden and Congress

 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 recommendations on specific policy initiatives that must be adopted to re-establish a permanent …

TRD Virtual Summit brings industry together in a new way

January 28, 2021

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 able to experience face-to-face engagement opportunities and interact with vendors. “The …

SEAMS elects board of directors to lead made-in-America movement

January 26, 2021

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” movement with its prestigious members for bringing jobs, education and business opportunities …

Messe Frankfurt postpones major trade shows until 2022

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 planned for April and May as a result …

Take IFAI’s survey: COVID-19’s Business Impact in 2020

December 22, 2020

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 our industries were affected by the events of this year and …

Register for the TRD Virtual Summit

December 17, 2020

Registration is open for IFAI’s Tent Rental Division (TRD) Virtual Summit. The multi-day virtual event will take place January 19–21, 2021, and will include dynamic education, product demos and networking opportunities. Each day of the summit will feature the following themes: Day 1: The Pandemic; How has the last 9 months effected the Tent Industry Day …