Miami Open 2022

January 1st, 2023

The Terrace at the 2022 Miami Open contained two multilevel hospitality structures that housed multiple restaurants, bars, shops and a viewing terrace for attendees. Photos courtesy of Eventstar Structures. The legendary Miami Open returned to its home at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Fla., in the spring of 2022. Eventstar Structures, based out of Medley, […]

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Khalifa International Stadium

January 1st, 2023

When the 2022 FIFA World Cup games arrived at Qatar’s Khalifa International Stadium, viewers saw an innovative and visually stunning roof system built by Birdair Inc. Qatar has the honor of hosting the first-ever World Cup in the Middle East, where the Khalifa stadium is one of eight that will host World Cup matches from […]

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In memoriam: Phillip “Phil” Eugene Russell

January 1st, 2023

Phillip "Phil" Eugene Russell, 70, of Mansfield, Ohio passed away on Wednesday, November 23, 2022.  He passed away quietly in his home surrounded by close family members after a very long, courageous battle with cancer. Phil was born July 14, 1952, in Mt. Gilead, Ohio to Edd and Loretta Mae Russell.  He grew up with two […]

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Igloo marquees in Edinburgh

January 1st, 2023

Made possible through the generous support of Sir Ewan and Lady Brown, this 30-by-95-meter structure installed at Edinburgh Park housed festival-going crowds for the duration of the Edinburgh International Festival. When the 2021 Edinburgh International Festival asked Worcestershire, U.K.-based Fews Marquees to provide structures for three of its performance areas, the company had no hesitation […]

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Emerging Leaders 40 and under

December 1st, 2022

John Veith  [ age 36 ] Director of Project Management Birdair, Inc., Buffalo, N.Y. 8 years in the industry  How did you get involved with this industry and at what age? I was hired by Birdair at 22, as a project engineer. It was my first job out of college. I knew of Birdair from […]

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Digitally knitted structure shelters an outdoor space

December 1st, 2022

Jenny Sabin Studios, Ithaca, N.Y., is known for using knitting technologies to create structural and architectural applications. Sabin’s “exoKnit” at Neue House in New York City is a recent example of the designer pushing knitting beyond its traditional boundaries. The exoKnit project is a community-centered, public pavilion pergola designed for an urban street experience generated […]

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Fabric shades create comfort, protection

December 1st, 2022

The Kleiner Bandshell Park in Meridian, Idaho, is a striking shade structure by Landscape Structures. Photo: Landscape Structures  Cool, comfortable shade is easy to underestimate and hard to ignore when it’s not available. Bill Moore saw an opportunity in the fabric shade business when he moved from New England to California in the early 2000s. […]

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Striving for sustainability

December 1st, 2022

Glen Raven Inc. has increased the use of renewable energy in its facilities, but has also prioritized the use of more energy-efficient machinery. Photo: Glen Raven Inc. As public awareness of the importance of sustainability grows, there’s no doubt that fabricators are becoming greener. But it’s also becoming obvious that there are many different routes […]

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Renegade Plastics wins 2022 Cleantech Open

November 2nd, 2022

More than 90 companies joined Cleantech Open’s 2022 accelerator program, 77 participated in regional competitions across the US, and 18 finalists progressed to compete at the national level at the Global Forum, hosted at VERGE22 in San Jose, Calif., on October 25-27, 2022.  Renegade Plastics was named the US National Winner of Cleantech Open’s 2022 […]

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Outside the box

November 1st, 2022

At Tentipi, the best-selling product is the Stratus 72, which seats up to 128 people and can be linked to like models to create even more space. Photo courtesy of Tentipi. Back in the day, ordering a tent for a special event meant you could pretty much expect one thing: a basic, boxy structure that […]

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