Ohio Awning celebrates 150 years

June 25th, 2015

Cleveland-based Ohio Awning and Manufacturing Co. is celebrating its 150th anniversary with a new space and plans for its first customer showroom. The company is leaving its home of 85 years—a 78,000-square-foot factory—for an even larger and more customer-conscious space. To help customers select among hundreds of awning options, the company will open a 4,500-square-foot...

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Rieter’s ‘spin center’ opens in China

June 24th, 2015

In 2012–13, Rieter Textile Systems, Winterthur, Switzerland, went “all in” on its investment in the short staple fiber spinning industry in China. The major supplier of textile machinery and components capped off its commitment during the grand opening of the Rieter Application and Research Centre for Spinning Technology in Changzhou, China. Among the services available...

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Rieter’s ‘spin center’ opens in China

June 24th, 2015

In 2012–13, Rieter Textile Systems, Winterthur, Switzerland, went “all in” on its investment in the short staple fiber spinning industry in China. The major supplier of textile machinery and components capped off its commitment during the grand opening of the Rieter Application and Research Centre for Spinning Technology in Changzhou, China. Among the services available...

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Sunesta awnings meet building codes

June 24th, 2015

Sunesta retractable awning models were validated for damage-free, reliable performance at 45 mph wind speed when extended and 150 mph when retracted as part of the product approval testing. Photo: Sunesta Sunesta Products, a Jacksonville, Fla., manufacturer of ready-to-install retractable awnings, achieved approval under Florida Building Code PDM 10447 and Miami Dade County NOA #13-1104.18...

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Outlast wins Top 10 Textile Innovations Award

June 23rd, 2015

The trademark of Outlast™ Technologies LLC, a Golden, Colo., maker of phase-change materials, is “… not too hot … not too cold … just right.”™ The FabricLink Network, a trade group for textile businesses, agreed that Outlast’s “Universe” filling material of climate-regulating viscose fibers and downs was “just right” and selected the product as one...

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Outlast wins Top 10 Textile Innovations Award

June 23rd, 2015

The trademark of Outlast™ Technologies LLC, a Golden, Colo., maker of phase-change materials, is “… not too hot … not too cold … just right.”™ The FabricLink Network, a trade group for textile businesses, agreed that Outlast’s “Universe” filling material of climate-regulating viscose fibers and downs was “just right” and selected the product as one...

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Qatar enlists Birdair for World Cup venue upgrade

June 23rd, 2015

The renovated stadium will contain a combination of three major product lines for the roof system: PTFE fiberglass membrane, single ETFE film and Tensotherm™, a translucent, insulated tensioned membrane system. Photo: Birdair Inc. Dubai-based Taiyo Middle East LLC, a subsidiary of Birdair Inc., Buffalo, N.Y., will update the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar, the...

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PAMA education course approved in Canada

June 22nd, 2015

IFAI division PAMA (Professional Awning Manufacturers Association) has received approval and accreditation for its education course “PAMA 101: Enhancing Your Design with Awnings and Canopies,” by Canada’s Interior Design Continuing Education Council Inc. (IDCEC). The course can now be taught to designers in Canada for education credit. The course covers awning definitions, styles, frames, fabric...

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PAMA education course approved in Canada

June 22nd, 2015

IFAI division PAMA (Professional Awning Manufacturers Association) has received approval and accreditation for its education course “PAMA 101: Enhancing Your Design with Awnings and Canopies,” by Canada’s Interior Design Continuing Education Council Inc. (IDCEC). The course can now be taught to designers in Canada for education credit. The course covers awning definitions, styles, frames, fabric...

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Solair redesigns mobile awning visualizer

June 22nd, 2015

As part of the brand’s newly designed website, Solair® Shade Solutions, Glen Raven, N.C., has redesigned its mobile-optimized awning visualizer, offering customers a digital outdoor design experience. With an emphasis on usability for mobile and tablet devices, the awning visualizer allows homeowners to take a photo of their home on their devices and preview a...

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