In memoriam: Frederick “Fred” Dupy

May 24, 2022

Frederick “Fred” Dupy, 69, of Round Rock, Texas, died May 15, 2022, in Austin, Texas. after a courageous, but brief battle with cancer. Dupy was the president of American Party Rental in Austin, Texas. All who knew him share the same sentiment: He had a huge heart and never let an obstacle get in the […]

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Sunbelt Rentals expands offerings

May 19, 2022

Sunbelt Rentals, Fort Mill, S.C., now is offering temporary containment walls that can be used for health care facilities, airports, data centers and office spaces. These reusable, modular walls can be placed in occupied areas during construction and remodeling to keep staff and visitors safe, the company said. The walls are a sustainable, environmentally friendly solution that […]

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IFAI selects Advanced Textiles Association as new name

May 17, 2022

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) will become the Advanced Textiles Association (ATA) effective June 1. The name change was approved in April with 85.6 percent of association members casting their votes to do so. Association bylaws require the approval of two-thirds of those returning ballots. The results were audited by Clifton Larson Allen. “This […]

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Outlook® gives attendees exclusive insights to power informed decisions at the 2022 conference

May 17, 2022

Close to 100 attendees gathered at the Omni Homestead Resort (circa 1766) in Hot Springs, VA to engage, learn and connect with colleagues in the industry. A day and a half of informative business sessions, intermingled with several networking opportunities, were filled with knowledge and idea exchange as well as insights from various thought leaders […]

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Upholstery & Trim International Council to join IFAI

May 9, 2022

Photo: Rick Wisotzkey The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) announced that the Upholstery & Trim International Council (UTIC) with its members are joining the IFAI. UTIC membership is comprised of manufacturers and distributors of fabrics and accessories for applications in the automotive, marine, industrial and contract markets. “We are so glad to have the Upholstery […]

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Eschenbach Temporary Architecture celebrates 50th anniversary

May 3, 2022

Eschenbach Zeltbau GmbH & Co. KG from Bad Königshofen looks back on 50 years of tent construction. It started when James T. Eschenbach founded the family business in 1972. At that time, the focus was on the sale and renting of simple marquees. Managing director Alexander Eschenbach has remained true to the classic marquee of […]

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Ask Me Anything 5/10 on trade and tariffs with Nate Bolin

April 28, 2022

The Industrial Fabrics Association International will be hosting an “Ask Me Anything” on trade issues with attorney Nate Bolin in May. The event will take place on Tuesday, May 10, from 2 to 3 p.m. EDT, in CONNECT by IFAI’s Open Forum. This is a great opportunity to ask him your questions about trade and […]

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PRO EM acquires Kirby Rentals

April 25, 2022

PRO EM National Event Services, recognized for its work with major national events such as Super Bowl LV, Coachella, The Grammys and The WM Phoenix Open, today announced the acquisition of Florida-based Kirby Rentals, LLC, one of the Southeast's largest suppliers of tents and other event equipment. Along with its assets, PRO EM will retain […]

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In memoriam: Thomas “Tom” Fridley

April 21, 2022

Thomas “Tom” Robert Fridley, age 69, of Waynesville, Ohio passed away Tuesday, April 19, 2022, surrounded by his family. Passionate about business, he had a 35-year career at Glawe Awnings and Tents in Dayton, Ohio before retiring in 2011 as part-owner and VP of the awning division. Fridley was on the IFAI Board of Directors […]

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OSHA creates program to protect workers against heat

April 21, 2022

For the first time, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has launched a National Emphasis Program to protect millions of workers from heat illness and injuries. Through the program, which went into effect April 8, 2022, OSHA will conduct heat-related workplace inspections before workers suffer completely preventable injuries, illnesses or, even worse, fatalities. According to OSHA, […]

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Brad Gleason rejoins Anchor Industries

April 18, 2022

Anchor Industries announced Brad Gleason has rejoined the Anchor team assisting with tent sales in the Caribbean and Canada. He’ll report to Houston Wedding. In 1978, Gleason and his wife Deb founded Caloosa Canvas Company in Sanibel, Florida. Since then, he owned and operated his own tent rental company and worked for two of our […]

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Ardent Hire CEO seeks donations for Ukrainian refugees

April 14, 2022

Photo courtesy of Andriy Baganich/Rotary International. Since Feb. 24, 2022, news reports of the Russia-Ukraine War have been characterized by images of destroyed landscapes and, even more impactful, citizens who have been displaced, injured or worse. While many empathize with the Ukrainian people, Jeremy Fish, CEO of Enfield, England-based Ardent Hire, has deep-rooted ties to the […]

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Point of Rental celebrates 40 years

April 12, 2022

Point of Rental, Fort Worth, Texas, is celebrating 40 years of business along with providing software-based solutions for those in the equipment and event rental industry. Founded in 1982 as part of Overland Rentals, Point of Rental was built by three former NASA engineers who wanted to start their own small general rental business. Wayne […]

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L. B. White Company, LLC introduces Volt electric heaters

April 4, 2022

L. B. White Company, LLC, a manufacturer of agricultural, horticultural, commercial, and industrial heaters and torches as well as overall climate solutions, is pleased to introduce the Volt family of portable electric heaters. When it’s not desirable or possible to use LP gas, natural gas, or kerosene for fuel to heat non-ventilated areas, L.B. White’s […]

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RentalMax acquires Regional Rentals & Sales

March 31, 2022

RentalMax, Carol Stream, Ill., has acquired Regional Rentals & Sales, Hobart, Ind. The acquisition was effective on Feb. 1, 2022 and gives RentalMax nine store locations serving the Greater Chicagoland area. This is its first location in Indiana, which the company sees as an extension of its current market. The Northwest Indiana location will provide additional […]

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