A. Hoffman Awning Co. honored by BUILD magazine

January 27th, 2020

This retractable awning project from A. Hoffman Awning Co., Baltimore, Md., won an International Achievement Award from the Industrial Fabrics Association International.   A. Hoffman Awning Co. has won an award for Best Residential Awning Manufacturer—Metropolitan Washington, D.C. The award was issued by BUILD magazine. The BUILD judging process is driven 100 percent by merit: […]

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Industry veteran Steve Toth retires

January 22nd, 2020

After 36 years in the textile industry Steve Toth will be retiring from his position at Ennis Fabrics as regional sales manager, specialty division. Over his career, Toth has served on the board for numerous industry associations. Currently, Toth is a director on IFAI’s PAMA board. “From the beginning, Steve’s customer service philosophy and values […]

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MMI Textiles names Jeff Papalia vice president

January 13th, 2020

MMI Textiles Inc., a global diversified supplier of industrial and custom fabrics and textile components with military and tactical, medical, commercial and apparel expertise, has named Jeff Papalia as vice president. Papalia will be strategically located in North Carolina and will start with MMI on January 13, 2020. Papalia was selected for the new position […]

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A stylish pergola, aglow

January 1st, 2020

KE Outdoor Design’s retractable pergola is aglow with lighting that is part of the design. The textile panels can be retracted using a smartphone or tablet app to adjust quickly to changing weather. Photos: KE Outdoor Design. Cool and contemporary, a new retractable pergola system showcases a sleek, linear style by integrating lighting as a […]

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Get your glamp on

January 1st, 2020

Traditional camping isn’t for everyone; some people prefer a more glamorous way to experience the outdoors. For these folks, glamping offers a way to enjoy nature without any mess, fuss or inconvenience.   by Pamela Mills-Senn Sure, there are some folks who enjoy the pup tent/sleeping bag approach to camping. But others don’t see why spending […]

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Sign up now for the 2020 Fabric Architecture Specifier’s Guide

January 1st, 2020

The 2020 Fabric Architecture Specifier’s Guide is a one-stop guide for architects, designers and fabricators. This guide features the versatility and reliability of fabric, whether your focus is on awnings and canopies or air, tent and tensile structures. The guide highlights products, services, supplier directories and detailed specifier guides. Make sure you are part of […]

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Structured symbolism: ‘Wings over Stinson’ custom architecture

January 1st, 2020

International Tension Structures lifts a community’s sense of pride, one 50-foot, membrane-wrapped steel wing at a time. By Holly Eamon Architecture without a definitive function is not an easy sell. But it’s rarely a regret. “The concept is hard for people to digest, especially early on in a project,” says Jacob Schwartz, director of engineering […]

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