Smart fabrics: getting smarter on April 24, 2018

March 23rd, 2018

Register for the 2018 Smart Fabrics Summit by April 23, 2018 The 2018 Smart Fabrics Summit will be held on April 24, 2018, in Washington, D.C., at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. Co-hosted by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), the goal of the summit is...

Read More

Ron G. Duke Joins TopTec Event Tents

March 23rd, 2018

Ron G. Duke has joined TopTec Event Tents, Moore, S.C., to lead the company’s business development initiatives. Duke previously served as the director of sales at American Credit Acceptance and brings more than 25 years of new business acquisition and product management experience to TopTec. “Most of Ron’s career has been dedicated to increasing sales...

Read More

AmazonSmile promotion

March 22nd, 2018

If you shop on Amazon, be sure to take advantage of the AmazonSmile promotion. From March 12–31, 2018, AmazonSmile will triple the donation amount to 1.5 percent to Industrial Fabrics Foundation. Go to smile.amazon.com/ch/52-2164483. For additional details about the promotion, click here

Read More

Jules Duguay appointed vice president, Serge Ferrari Americas

March 21st, 2018

Flexible composite material technology supplier Serge Ferrari has named Jules Duguay as vice president, Serge Ferrari Americas. A more than 20-year industry veteran, Duguay will lead business operations in North, Central, and South America. Duguay joins Serge Ferrari after spending 13 years in the textile industry, where he was responsible for managing a multi-million dollar...

Read More

GMA meets with White House to discuss infrastructure a second time

March 20th, 2018

On Tuesday, March 15, 2018, the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) met with White House senior staff to discuss President Donald J. Trump’s “Legislative Outline for Rebuilding Infrastructure in America.” The leaders of GMA’s executive council emphasized the innovative and transformative benefits of geosynthetic products and the role geosynthetics can play in helping the administration achieve the...

Read More

March is National Ladder Safety Month!

March 20th, 2018

March is National Ladder Safety Month. The American Ladder Institute (ALI) highlights these workplace statistics to bring awareness to the importance of the safe use of ladders in the workplace: · $5.50 billion is spent on workplace falls from working at heights. · Falls from height are the third most common disabling workplace injury. ·...

Read More

SCS Engineers promotes Quinn to national expert on solid waste finance and rate studies

March 14th, 2018

Vita Quinn, SCS Engineers National Expert on Solid Waste Finance and Rate Studies. Photo courtesy of SCS Engineers On March 13, 2018, SCS Engineers announced it had promoted Vita Quinn, MBA, to the company’s national expert on solid waste finance and rate studies. Quinn came to SCS with 12 years of experience as a financial...

Read More

Unconventional tents offer exceptional features

March 14th, 2018

Stretch Marquees and Fabric Structures fabricated this custom inflated rectangular structure to house entertainment sponsored by Jägermeister at a music festival in New Zealand. Photo courtesy of Stretch Marquees and Fabric Structures. Tents that are less common in conventional inventories can help rental businesses open up new markets. A unique product won’t be right for...

Read More

On the horizon for marine tension shades

March 13th, 2018

Canvas shops around the country have seen an increase in demand for tension shades versus fixed-frame structures such as biminis. Boat owners like sun protection with less obstructive framing and the modern look of shade sails. Fabricators who have been installing tension shades are already looking at where the market is heading and where the...

Read More

Propex launches online course on engineered earth armoring

March 13th, 2018

Propex GeoSolution’s Engineering Services team is offering the free online course “Engineered Earth Armoring Solutions: An Alternative to Rock Riprap.” Those who complete the course, taught by Drew Loizeaux, engineering services manager at Propex, will earn earn 3 PDH credits. Propex said learning objectives of the course include how to determine the hydraulic performance of...

Read More