In memoriam: Chuck Rothstein

February 25, 2022  |  News, People

Chuck Rothstein, 87, of Knoxville, Tenn., died Feb. 5, 2022. After serving in the U.S. Navy and working as an insurance agent and sales manager, Rothstein opened his first business in 1969 — Redi Rentals in Knoxville. The company rented construction equipment and tools. When the World’s Fair cam…
Tent industry remembers Kevin McBride

January 7, 2022  |  Industry News, News, People

Industry leader Kevin McBride passed away Wednesday. McBride, the owner of PJ McBride Inc., in West Babylon, N.Y., served as a longtime leader and member of the Industrial Fabrics Association International and the Tent Rental Division. McBride was the TRD chairman from 2004 to 2006.
Field joins Point of Rental Software

June 24, 2021  |  Company News, News, People

Point of Rental Software has hired Jim Field as its new business development manager. Field will head a small group aimed at touting the company’s abilities to handle businesses in the construction sector. He has more than 30 years of experience managing businesses, split evenly among the hire ind…
Perspective: Scott Sutherland, Olympic Tent/Tacoma Tent & Awning

June 1, 2021  |  News, People

In the summer of 2020, Scott Sutherland was elated with record-shattering sales, but he was also in a situation he had never imagined: out of aluminum, out of fabric, out of nearly every component used to make tents. The pandemic roller coaster had sent the event tent industry from a bust to a boom,…
Shiels joins ASTM International board of directors

January 18, 2021  |  People

Brian P. Shiels, senior PPE engineer for ArcWear, will serve a three-year term on the ASTM International board of directors. Shiels has served in his current role since 2019, having previously held positions at PBI Performance Products before joining ArcWear in 2018. An ASTM International member sin…
Mahaffey recognizes Pretsch and DeVore

November 30, 2020  |  People

In a nod to Mahaffey Event & Tent Rentals’ positive impact in support of a wide-ranging customer base, Mahaffey chairman William (Bill) Pretsch has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from Vistage Worldwide, a global CEO group. “The Vistage Lifetime Achievement Award signifies Bill’s i…
2020 Outstanding Volunteer Award Recipients announced

November 12, 2020  |  Awards, IFAI news, Industry News, News, People

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 other…
2020 Honored Life Member Award Recipient announced

November 12, 2020  |  Awards, IFAI news, Industry News, News, People

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 …