Tent rental industry CARES Day

June 25th, 2020

The USTSA (United States Tent and Structure Alliance) is a group of tent and clearspan fabric structure manufacturers that have aligned to help promote the safe use of tents and other temporary structures for a wide variety of uses. The group was formed in March of 2020 in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic. The […]

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Tent Expo 2021 postponed to January 2022

June 22nd, 2020

Tent Expo 2021 has been postponed to January 2022. Tent Rental Division (TRD) chairman Michael Tharpe released the following statement: The COVID-19 pandemic has hit our members hard and changed the way in which we do business in today's environment. As your association, TRD has felt your pain and has listened to your issues and concerns […]

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IFAI president responds to Coronavirus, adjusts upcoming events

March 17th, 2020

As concern over the Coronavirus (COVID-19) grows, I want all IFAI members to know we are closely monitoring developments and following recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). We will follow their recommendations to keep our employees, their families and our members healthy and safe. With this in […]

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Fabricators Conference and Showcase—Fall 2019 Motivates, Educates and Energizes Attendees

November 22nd, 2019

Fabricators Conference and Showcase—Fall 2019 held in Seattle, Wash. USA motivated, educated and energized attendees. The one and a half day event featured a shop tour followed by a networking event at Rainier Industries Ltd., along with a full day of education and time to meet with showcase suppliers at the Crowne Plaza Seattle Airport […]

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ITA webinar to explore export opportunities in Germany

April 16th, 2019

The U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration (ITA) is organizing a webinar featuring business opportunities for technical textile companies in the German market. The German textile industry consists of 1,400 mostly SME companies with 135,000 employees and an annual turnover of $39 billion. The market offers great opportunities for high-tech and leading-edge products in […]

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Tent Conference 2016 recap

April 1st, 2016

More than 100 attendees and 22 sponsors gathered in Las Vegas, Nev., in January for education,and networking at Tent Conference 2016. The conference kicked off with a golf tournament at the Las Vegas Country Club and a welcome reception sponsored by Anchor Industries Inc., Evansville, Ind., and Rainier Industries Ltd., Tukwila, Wash. Keynote speaker Chuck […]

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TRD submits code changes

March 29th, 2016

Proposed changes to codes governing tent installations to be discussed at the April ICC Committee Action Hearing. IFAI’s Tent Rental Division (TRD) submitted four proposals for changes in codes that relate to tent installation, plus an appendix proposal, as part of the Group B I-Code Development Cycle for the 2018 Model Code. The Special Events […]

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Enter the 2016 International Achievement Awards

March 21st, 2016

The 69th Annual International Achievement Awards are open for entries. Industrial fabric companies from around the world are encouraged to compete in new categories that showcase innovation, technical skill and design excellence. The competition has changed a bit this year. Each of the seven major categories will now have a brand new “Best in Category” […]

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