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 …

Pantone reveals Color of the Year selection for 2021

Pantone, the global color authority and provider of professional color language standards and digital solutions for the design community, has announced PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray and PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating, as the Pantone® Color of the Year selection for 2021, two independent colors that come together to create an aspirational color pairing, conjoining deeper feelings of …

ARA releases equipment and event rental revenue forecast

December 8, 2020

The American Rental Association (ARA) is forecasting a 13 percent decline in equipment and event rental revenue this year compared to 2019, dropping to $48.7 billion in the United States. The latest forecast released by the association on Nov. 12, 2020, calls for modest overall growth in 2021, ticking up 0.3 percent to $48.9 billion, …

2020 Outstanding Volunteer Award Recipients announced

November 12, 2020

Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) is very fortunate to have so many volunteers who give of themselves selflessly, helping every day by serving on different boards, task forces and committees. These volunteers judge competitions, provide education and impassioned leadership to others day-in and day-out. To acknowledge their service, IFAI developed a program in 2012 called …

2020 Honored Life Member Award Recipient announced

Honored Life Member status for Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) is designed for individuals who have shown a commitment to the association. Honored Life Membership is bestowed by special request only, and at the discretion of the IFAI Board of Directors to candidates based on the following criteria: Meritorious or outstanding work accomplished for the …

Meet the Newly Elected and Re-elected 2021 IFAI Board of Directors

Each year, Industrial Fabrics Association International’s (IFAI) Leadership Development Committee follows a detailed process outlined in our bylaws for electing board members. It is IFAI’s pleasure to announce the newly elected and re-elected individuals who were chosen to serve on the 2021 IFAI Board of Directors. Newly Elected Directors Jennifer Fennell, Polo Custom ProductsJennifer Fennell …

Get listed in the 2021 InTents Buyer’s Guide

November 9, 2020

The annual call for listings in the 2021 InTents Buyer’s Guide will be open Nov. 9–Dec. 7, 2020. The InTents Buyer’s Guide is your comprehensive guide to products, services, equipment and supplies for the tented events industry. Find the products and services you need for your business, and see contact information to purchase products and find related products from …

ARA Show rescheduled for 2021

October 2, 2020

The American Rental Association (ARA) has announced that The ARA Show 2021 has been rescheduled for Oct. 18-20, 2021, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The 2021 edition of ARA’s annual trade show and convention for the equipment and event rental industry was previously scheduled for February in New Orleans. To accommodate the shift to …

Call for photos: InTents Buyer’s Guide cover

InTents is looking for the perfect photo for the cover of the 2021 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. A clean and safe tent installation. Good composition, lighting and …