ARA Foundation donates to Canadian Red Cross

May 23rd, 2016

In response to the wildfires sweeping through Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, the American Rental Association (ARA) Foundation has donated $3,000 to the Canadian Red Cross to assist in relief efforts for affected families, businesses and communities. The donation is a part of the Disaster Matching Funds Program and matches a donation previously made by the...

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Aurora hires new sales and management staff

May 20th, 2016

Aurora Specialty Textiles Group Inc., Yorkville, Ill., recently invested in a new U.S. manufacturing textile plant and its new hires reflect the company’s expansion as it adds new capabilities and enters new markets. John Schuster, a former Business Unit Director for GMT, has been named director of plant operations. Schuster will have responsibility for manufacturing,...

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Aurora hires new sales and management staff

May 20th, 2016

Aurora Specialty Textiles Group Inc., Yorkville, Ill., recently invested in a new U.S. manufacturing textile plant and its new hires reflect the company’s expansion as it adds new capabilities and enters new markets. John Schuster, a former Business Unit Director for GMT, has been named director of plant operations. Schuster will have responsibility for manufacturing,...

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Webinar: How to hit the profit zone

May 19th, 2016

As an IFAI member-exclusive benefit, the Tarp Association will host a breakeven analysis webinar on Thursday, May 26, 2016 from 11 a.m.–12 p.m. CDT. Knowing when you are above the breakeven point is essential to keep the boat afloat. Join business coach, author and CEO Ralph White on for a webinar that will help you...

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Webinar: How to hit the profit zone

May 19th, 2016

As an IFAI member-exclusive benefit, the Tarp Association will host a breakeven analysis webinar on Thursday, May 26, 2016 from 11 a.m.–12 p.m. CDT. Knowing when you are above the breakeven point is essential to keep the boat afloat. Join business coach, author and CEO Ralph White on for a webinar that will help you...

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Memoriam: Michael Funk

May 18th, 2016

Michael Funk, of Montgomery, Ill., died unexpectedly from heart failure on May 14, 2016, at Rush Copley Medical Center. He worked for Glen Raven/Sunbrella in sales for the last 30 years. Michael is survived by his wife of nearly 30 years, Patti, his daughter Jennifer (fiancé Kristoffer Hinchley), his brothers David (Karen) Funk and James...

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Memoriam: Michael Funk

May 18th, 2016

Michael Funk, of Montgomery, Ill., died unexpectedly from heart failure on May 14, 2016, at Rush Copley Medical Center. He worked for Glen Raven/Sunbrella in sales for the last 30 years. Michael is survived by his wife of nearly 30 years, Patti, his daughter Jennifer (fiancé Kristoffer Hinchley), his brothers David (Karen) Funk and James...

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Coolcore signs distribution agreement with ITOCHU

May 18th, 2016

Coolcore, Portsmouth, N.H.-based manufacturer of chemical-free cooling and moisture transportation fabrics, has entered into an exclusive relationship with Tokyo’s ITOCHU Corporation to distribute Coolcore fabric and finished goods throughout Japan. According to the agreement, ITOCHU will be the exclusive Japanese distributor for the entire collection of Coolcore cooling fabrics, designed for the everyday, workwear and...

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Lawrence Fabric & Metal Structures celebrates 75 years

May 17th, 2016

Lawrence Fabric & Metal Structures, a manufacturer of custom commercial fabric and metal awnings and canopies, fabrication of exhibit components, experiential displays and industrial architectural elements, based in St. Louis, Mo., celebrates its 75th anniversary this week. On May 16, 1941, Lawrence Canvas Products Company opened to manufacture and sell tarpaulins, truck and trailer covers....

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Lawrence Fabric & Metal Structures celebrates 75 years

May 17th, 2016

Lawrence Fabric & Metal Structures, a manufacturer of custom commercial fabric and metal awnings and canopies, fabrication of exhibit components, experiential displays and industrial architectural elements, based in St. Louis, Mo., celebrates its 75th anniversary this week. On May 16, 1941, Lawrence Canvas Products Company opened to manufacture and sell tarpaulins, truck and trailer covers....

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