Shepherd Color Co. and Shepherd Chemical Co. form legal entity

March 1st

The Shepherd Color Co. and The Shepherd Chemical Co., Cincinnati, Ohio., have jointly formed a legal entity, Shepherd Europe Ltd., to serve as an only representative for Reach pre-registration and registration of its non-European manufactured products. This new service company is backed with proficiency in Reach compliance and expertise in the pigment and chemical industries....

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Multi-year event contracts

March 1st

Because tent rental companies cater to a fluid and unpredictable industry, they value services and practices that can bring stability to their business. One such element that provides security and peace of mind is the multi-year contract. While they certainly aren’t foolproof, multi-year contracts offer plenty of advantages. One significant benefit of the multi-year contract—which...

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New shades and screens offer efficiency and beauty

March 1st

The Austin Convention Center Parking Garage and Cooling Plant in Austin, Texas, features Cambridge Architectural’s PLAIT woven metal product with the FRAME attachment system. Photo by David Chirstiansen. The days of Grandma’s stiff, vinyl rollup shades and the heavy-duty bug screen you could hardly see through are gone. Today’s shades and screens are made from...

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How to do better business online

March 1st

Your business is about making custom fabric products, not creating a Web site to sell custom fabric products. So, dismiss his ideas on forming canopies, if you will, but listen to Bob Filipczak when he talks about conducting business on the Internet. Don’t let his long title—site content and experience specialist in interactive marketing for...

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Tailor your Web presence to bring in customers

March 1st

Stephen Sibbald’s 15-year-old nephew washed boats for his uncle one summer, but he really wanted to work on the computer. Sibbald made him a deal: One boat-washing day earned one computer day. By the end of the summer, Scottie’s Canvas & Marine Outfitters in Fort Myers, Fla., had a Web site selling a $120, French-made...

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New materials for architectural innovation

March 1st

The Soft House, one of 15 architectural innovations created for the 2006 Intelligent Living by Design exhibit at Germany’s Vitra Museum. The futuristic vision by Kennedy & Violich Architecture (KVA) invites visitors to bask in a glowing world of curves, curtains and translucent screens, around a fountain of light-filled fabric at the center. Photo: KVA....

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ARA volunteers honored

March 1st

The American Rental Association (ARA) recognized a number of members for their volunteer services to the association and the industry during The Rental Show last month in Las Vegas. Receiving awards during the ARA’ annual recognition ceremony: J. Barry Ghiglione, Handyman Rental Centre, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, received the Meritorious Service Award, which honors an ARA...

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NECPA elects officers for 2008

March 1st

The North East Canvas Products Association (NECPA), a trade association dedicated to helping member companies by generating interest and demand for products made from outdoor fabrics, has announced its newly elected officers for 2008. David Randa, owner and co-president of ViewPoint Sign & Awning, Marlboro, Mass., U.S.A., will serve as president of the association. Tonya...

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Water, energy savings for textile mills

March 1st

Two innovative technologies recently developed by A. Monforts Textilmaschinen GmbH & Co. KG, Germany, have been recognized by the All China Printers and Dyers Association for the important contributions they can make to energy and water savings in textile mills. Monfort’s E-Control process for continuous dyeing, as well as the company’s latest heat recovery system...

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The textile industry in China

March 1st

Li Ying Lu: The China Textile News (CTN) is the only authorized national newspaper on the textile industry in China. Would you please give us some background on your newspaper? Mr. Chi: CTN started in 1986, and is 22 years old this year. The fundamental mission of this newspaper is to offer comprehensive information services...

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