Upholstery & Trim International Council to join IFAI

May 9, 2022  |  IFAI news, Industry News

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) announced that the Upholstery & Trim International Council (UTIC) with its members are joining the IFAI. UTIC membership is comprised of manufacturers and distributors of fabrics and accessories for applications in the automotive, marine, i…
In memoriam: Thomas “Tom” Fridley

April 21, 2022  |  Industry News

Thomas “Tom” Robert Fridley, age 69, of Waynesville, Ohio passed away Tuesday, April 19, 2022, surrounded by his family. Passionate about business, he had a 35-year career at Glawe Awnings and Tents in Dayton, Ohio before retiring in 2011 as part-owner and VP of the awning division. Fridley was …
OSHA creates program to protect workers against heat

April 21, 2022  |  Industry News, News

For the first time, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has launched a National Emphasis Program to protect millions of workers from heat illness and injuries. Through the program, which went into effect April 8, 2022, OSHA will conduct heat-related workplace inspectio…
Ardent Hire CEO seeks donations for Ukrainian refugees

April 14, 2022  |  Industry News, News

Since Feb. 24, 2022, news reports of the Russia-Ukraine War have been characterized by images of destroyed landscapes and, even more impactful, citizens who have been displaced, injured or worse. While many empathize with the Ukrainian people, Jeremy Fish, CEO of Enfield, England-based Ardent H…
U.S. sanctions compliance

March 23, 2022  |  Industry News, News

In response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, new sanctions/restrictive measures have been issued by the U.S., EU, UK and several other countries. Violations of these sanctions are prosecuted as felony violations of federal criminal law, and it is vital that companies understand that the standard …
COVID-EID loan deferment period extended

March 21, 2022  |  Industry News, News

The Small Business Administration (SBA) is providing additional deferment of principal and interest payments for existing COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) borrowers. The extension brings the total deferment time to 30 months from inception. Key information regarding deferment:&nb…
ARA pushes for restoration of Employee Retention Tax Credit

February 17, 2022  |  Industry News, News

The American Rental Association (ARA) has joined 70 other organizations in supporting the legislation introduced in the U.S. Senate to restore the Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC). The bipartisan Senate bill (S. 3625) was introduced by Senators Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Mark Wa…
Event rental industry leader retires

January 28, 2022  |  Industry News, News

After 18 years in the event rental industry, John Campanelli, CEO, InProduction, Chicago, and former leader of California-based Classic Party Rentals, has decided it is time to retire. Campanelli’s last day at InProduction was Jan. 1, 2022. Jason Tedrow, InProduction’s president and chief o…