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 …
Meet the Newly Elected and Re-elected 2021 IFAI Board of Directors

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

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…
Wall joins New York Tent

September 18, 2020  |  People

New York Tent, Bohemia, N.Y., has welcomed Diane Wall as its new vice president of sales and marketing. Wall, formerly with Florida-based Tentlogix, will be responsible for the continued growth of New York Tent as the leader …
In memoriam: Davis Richardson

July 13, 2020  |  People

Davis Michael Richardson of Boyds, Md., passed away on July 8 after a brief but valiant fight with melanoma. Davis was the founder and owner of Sugarplum Tent Company, a leading special events company in the Washington, D.C., metro area since 1990. Davis established Sugarplum Tent Company with his w…