How the TRD Ballasting Tool and other IFAI safety resources have benefited the tent rental industry

August 24, 2020

The Tent Rental Division (TRD) of the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) would like to take a moment to explain the TRD Ballasting Tool, why and how it was developed, why it produces the results that it does, and how it benefits the industry. The goal of the Ballasting Study was to determine the friction …

Tent Rental Division of Industrial Fabrics Association International Shows Appreciation to Frontline Medical Workers by Promoting Nationwide “CARES” Day

July 16, 2020

The Tent Rental Division (TRD) of Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) is showing support for frontline medical workers that are serving during the COVID-19 pandemic by promoting the tent rental industry’s nationwide “CARES” day. “CARES” day, happening Aug. 29, 2020, was created by the USTSA (United States Tent and Structure Alliance). USTSA is a group …

Tent rental industry CARES Day

June 25, 2020

The USTSA (United States Tent and Structure Alliance) is a group of tent and clearspan fabric structure manufacturers that have aligned to help promote the safe use of tents and other temporary structures for a wide variety of uses. The group was formed in March of 2020 in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic. The …

Point of Rental is back on the Inc. 5000 list

August 15, 2019

Point of Rental Software, Fort Worth, Texas, was named to the Inc. 5000, Inc. magazine’s list of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States, for 2019. The honor marks the fourth time the company has been listed, having been named in 2014, 2016 and 2017. “Consistent growth isn’t easy to achieve,” said Point of …

Glen Raven announces new chief marketing officer

August 13, 2019

Glen Raven Custom Fabrics, makers of Sunbrella®, announced the hiring of Steve Pawl as its first chief marketing officer. Pawl has a track record of developing growth strategies and strengthening brands for global companies including Husqvarna Group, Fruit of the Loom, Newell Brands and Pfizer. He will direct the global brand strategy, positioning and activation …

Tent OX and Avant Tecno announce formal partnership

June 19, 2019

Specialized event rental tool provider Tent OX, Enola, Pa., and articulated loader manufacturer Avant Tecno, Ylöjärvi, Finland, have established a formal partnership, after five years of informal cooperation. “The big benefit of the partnership for tent and event businesses will be the increased access to Avant machines that are tailor-made at the factory to tent …

Wholesale Tape & Supply marks 35 years in business

March 21, 2019

  Wholesale Tape & Supply (Expendable Essentials), Van Nuys, Calif., is celebrating 35 years in business in 2019. The supplier to the special events, audiovisual, studio and packaging industries began as a distributor of shipping and packaging supplies to the Los Angeles area. Operating out of an 800-square-foot warehouse, owner J.R. Kliaman and his nephew …

Sustainability: A way of doing business

August 1, 2017

For Rainier Industries Ltd., sustainability is more than just a buzzword—it’s a way of doing business. Although the term is often associated with high expenses, Rainier president and CEO Scott Campbell considers sustainability an initiative that makes business sense. “It’s actually pretty easy and saves money,” he says, “so the barriers are pretty dang low.” …

CORT Trade Show and Events expands with addition of new distribution center

February 14, 2017

CORT Trade Show & Events Furnishings announced the opening of a new distribution center in the Chicago metro-area. The new facility has doubled the size of its previous facility. The expanded Chicago location will continue to serve customers across 12 Midwestern states as well as Toronto, Canada. CORT Trade Show & Event Furnishings has been …

IFF announces 2017 scholarships

February 7, 2017

Students have until June 10, 2017, to apply for any of four $5,000 scholarships available through The Industrial Fabrics Foundation (IFF). Each year, IFF awards several scholarships to degree-seeking students enrolled in accredited colleges, universities or technical schools. The scholarships are paid directly to the students’ schools for fall semester tuition. Available scholarships include: Textile …