Global textile market outlook

October 21st, 2021

According to the report "Global Textile Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report by Raw Material (Wool, Chemical, Silk), by Product (Natural Fibers, Polyester), by Application (Household, Technical), by Region, and Segment Forecasts, 2021-2028" by ResearchAndMarkets.com, the global textile market size is anticipated to reach USD 1412.5 billion by 2028. The market is expected to […]

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Herculite Products promotes two employees to new roles

October 14th, 2021

Herculite Products Inc., an innovator and manufacturer of high performance and custom fabrics, has announced that Paul Flaherty and Marco Angelone have received leadership promotions. Flaherty has been promoted to the newly created position of chief strategy officer. In the new role, he will be responsible for the development and implementation of the company’s long […]

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Rainier Industries announces new CEO, partners with LMF Capital

October 11th, 2021

Rainier Industries has announced the promotion of Chris Inverso to CEO. Scott Campbell, Rainier’s long-time CEO, will continue as an owner and board member. Inverso, who started with Rainier in 2014, was promoted to general manager earlier in the year in a planned step to his transition to CEO. He brings a depth of experience […]

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IFAI introduces member benefit program and Expo discount offer

October 5th, 2021

IFAI has announced a new benefit for IFAI members in the United States: the IFAI Health and Benefit Insurance program. In light of the announcement, IFAI is also offering members a 25% discount on any IFAI Expo registration type to attend the show and learn more about the new benefit.  Use the code 21EXMD25 when registering for IFAI […]

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Parking structure punctuates Miami skyline

October 1st, 2021

Chemically inert PTFE fiberglass architectural membranes can tolerate climatic conditions ranging well outside the most extreme environments on earth and carry expected design lifespans of more than 30 years. Photo: Big Span Structures. Big Span Structures LLC, a provider of concept-to-completion solutions for signature lightweight tensile membrane structures, has completed a new tensile membrane shading […]

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How are industry codes and standards developed?

October 1st, 2021

New criteria for the use and testing of inflatable amusement devices are among current code change proposals in front of the International Fire Code (IFC) code development committee. Photo: © Clearvista, Dreamstime.com. When tent, awning and fabric structure installers think of codes and standards, they often envision the building and fire departments of local and […]

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The Shell amphitheater stuns on San Diego Bay

October 1st, 2021

The stage of the Rady Shell incorporates a state-of-the-art constellation sound system designed to provide an exemplary sound environment for symphony musicians, while also providing the technical flexibility required for a variety of other performances. Photos: San Diego Symphony. Years in the making—and a year delayed by the pandemic—the new summer home of the San […]

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Michigan dining outdoors, under cover

October 1st, 2021

In the autumn of 2020, while Michigan was experiencing a sharp rise in COVID-19 cases, the governor and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services put in place a three-week ban on indoor dining in restaurants. To keep their doors open, many Detroit restaurants turned to tents, heaters and other ways to extend their […]

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Avenue of opportunity: Streetscapes

October 1st, 2021

Street appeal for this South Florida restaurant was greatly enhanced with a fabric canopy. Photo: Awnings of Hollywood. The COVID-19 pandemic has opened up tens of thousands of public gathering spaces by forcing proprietors to move their services outdoors and onto sidewalks and street fronts. While it is unclear how long these outdoor public sheltered […]

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Deadline Extended for Steve Lukos Memorial Education Scholarship

September 16th, 2021

The Steve Lukos Memorial Education Scholarship, to honor the career of Steve Lukos in the industrial textiles industry, has been extended to Monday, October 4.  Steve Lukos was known as a hardworking, intelligent—a bit on the stubborn side—and innovator that refused to settle for anything less than perfection. He is noted as giving generously to […]

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