IFAI announces new Textile Career Center

September 19, 2018

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) has announced a new online career resource: the Textile Career Center. This new initiative will offer IFAI members, and the industry at large, an easy-to-use and highly targeted resource for online employment connections. For job seekers, the Textile Career Center will serve as a tool to find and apply …

Beckman joins Losberger DeBoer

September 17, 2018

Losberger DeBoer, Frederick, Md., has named Justin Beckman West Coast sales representative. He joins Losberger DeBoer with almost 20 years of event and tent experience. Starting as a stagehand, Becker migrated to the event rental world in college. After attending Colorado State University, he owned and operated a tent and event company in the Sioux …

Mentor Meetings at IFAI Expo

September 6, 2018

Need confidential advice? IFAI is now offering a fully endorsed mentorship program at IFAI Expo 2018. Professional consultations are available by appointment during show floor hours. Book a 30-minute meeting with an impressive lineup of industry experts! This opportunity is open to all attendees and exhibitors and free with any registration type.   Why Seek Mentorship? Mentors become trusted advisers …

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

September 5, 2018

InTents is looking for the perfect photo for the cover of the 2019 Buyer’s Guide. This is your opportunity to show off your best work to the entire industry—and engage your customers on social media! In last year’s voting on Facebook, Loane Bros. of Towson, Md., not only received the most votes for its photo …

Lambarena joins Rainier Industries

August 23, 2018

Stacey Lambarena has joined Rainier Industries as its new display business unit manager. Prior to joining Rainier, Lambarena was a sales plan and steer manager at IKEA. She traveled the world to attend and facilitate trainings related to every aspect of the business, from selling and marketing to products to leadership. Lambarena is tasked with …

IFAI to host Women in Textiles Summit 2019, call for presentations open

August 8, 2018

IFAI will host its first ever Women in Textiles Summit on March 6-8, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency Savannah in Savannah, Ga. The goal of the summit is to strengthen the advancement of women through an interactive forum that provides education, networking and dialogue about important issues affecting women in business. The summit will explore …

Aztec Tents launches new website to improve user experience

July 6, 2018

Tent manufacturer Aztec Tents, Torrance, Calif., has launched a new website—AztecTent.com, featuring a new design that tells Aztec’s story along with updated features such as full mobile functionality, new webpage animations, refreshed slideshow functionality and increased security to create a more comprehensive user experience. The site establishes a hub for Aztec’s family of companies comprised …

PEAK Event Services names Brian Bacica as chief executive officer

July 4, 2018

PEAK Event Services, Boston, Mass., has named Brian D. Bacica Jr. as chief executive officer. Bacica replaces William (Bick) Jones, interim CEO at PEAK. Bob Traina and Larry Green continue as senior advisors to Bacica and the PEAK board of directors and remain significant shareholders. “After a thorough and thoughtful search process, we are excited …

Whitehouse unveils new Bill to help Rhode Island manufacturers address workforce challenges and support innovation

June 30, 2018

Legislation provides funding for manufacturers to train employees and retain institutional knowledge U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse today joined Congressman David Cicilline and leaders in Rhode Island’s manufacturing industry to unveil new legislation to help manufacturers temporarily retain retiring employees to train a replacement and transfer their institutional knowledge. Whitehouse made the announcement at Cooley Group, …

Memorable summer soirees begin with the right furniture and decor

June 14, 2018

Outdoor event design is all about making indoor and outdoor spaces blend seamlessly, according to the experts at CORT Events, the nationwide furniture, lighting and accessories rental company based in Chantilly, Va. For this summer’s parties, event designers are selecting transitional furniture and designing around bold yet classic color pallets and patterns and Mediterranean influences. …