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 …

APPI explains energy contracts

September 3, 2020

By Kathryn Allen, APPI Energy (Editor’s note: APPI energy services are included in the membership benefit package offered by Industrial Fabrics Association International. The following information was compiled by APPI to help explain their services.) APPI Energy provides our clients a comprehensive way to reduce energy expenses and create budget certainty. Unbiased and independent, we …

SergeFerrari Group acquires Verseidag-Indutex

July 29, 2020

SergeFerrari Group announced the acquisition of Verseidag-Indutex, a world leader in PTFE glass materials, from Jagenberg AG, in a press release on July 29. SergeFerrari designs, manufactures and distributes innovative flexible composite materials. The acquisition, for an undisclosed amount, will strengthen the company’s position as a global leader in tensile architecture and modular structures and …

Canvas Products Association, Zone 7, cancels 2020 conference

July 27, 2020

The Canvas Products Association, Zone 7, has canceled its 2020 annual conference due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The association plans to reach out to members in the coming months with details on its annual membership meeting via video conference.   The Canvas Products Association, Zone 7, is a trade organization comprised of fabric product manufacturers …