Shade Industries wins Award of Excellence

February 1, 2018

Shade Industries Inc., Phoenix, Ariz., was awarded the Award of Excellence in the 2017 IFAI International Achievement Awards. The winning project is located at the Resurrection Lutheran Church in southern Arizona, where the congregation wanted to create a comfortable outdoor gathering and worship space to hold afternoon and evening events. The project’s goal was to …

Outstanding Achievement Award given to Shade Industries

SHADE Industries Inc., Phoenix, Ariz., was recognized with an Outstanding Achievement Award in the 2017 IFAI International Achievement Awards. The award-winning project at Calvary Chapel is located in an unusual spot—a vacant portion of an open-air shopping center. The project involved creating a striking entry to the church by designing a functional and comfortable outdoor …

Trivantage offers SolaMesh hardware

Trivantage has added SolaMesh™ hardware to its shade sail and structure product offerings. The new line of hardware complements SolaMesh fabric with a wide range of D-rings, shackles, stainless steel rope, rope connections and mounting options for all installations. The hardware offers eye-on-eye, jaw-on-jaw and hook-on-hook turnbuckle options to suit a variety of preferences and …

Duncan’s Canvas recognized with Award of Excellence

Duncan’s Canvas Ltd., Hamilton, New Zealand, was awarded an Award of Excellence in the 2017 IFAI International Achievement Awards. The goal of the award-winning project was to replace the dead tree that had sheltered the Hamilton Zoo rhinoceros viewing platform with something that blended in well with the environment. The resulting project is a steel …

Denney to lead BondCote; Anderson retires

Martin Denney has been named president of BondCote, the American branch of the international textile group HEYtex®, Bramsche, Germany. Denney succeeds Ted Anderson, who retired after 14 years of leadership. Denney was president of North American operations for Gale Pacific Ltd., and has also held senior positions in general management, and sales and marketing. Anderson …

Registration open for IFAI Canada Expo 2018

January 1, 2018

Registration is now open for IFAI Canada Expo 2018 set for February 9-9 in Montreal. IFAI Canada Expo promotes and expands the Canadian marketplace for the textile industry. In conjunction with the foremost industry leaders and experts this event provides a forum for connection through the latest in education and networking opportunities. For more information, …

R + T 2018 trade show to include IFAI booth and members-only delegation

The Professional Awning Manufacturers Association (PAMA) and the Fabric Structures Association (FSA), will be hosting a booth at the upcoming R + T 2018 trade show floor, the international trade fair for roller shutter, doors/gates and sun protection systems. The event will be held February 27 through March 3, 2018, at the Messe Stuttgart, Germany. …

Advanced awning fabric launched

Cooley Group has launched Weathertyte PLUS, a premier product designed for use in commercial awning applications. The product features the benefits of the original flagship Weathertyte® fabric, with a softer hand, superior strength, improved weldability and bolder image quality. It offers the high performance of vinyl with the look, feel and texture of a woven …

Léger joins Serge Ferrari

Serge Ferrari North America has name Simon Léger as regional sales manager for Canada. The new position is part of Serge Ferrari North America’s expansion of its sales team to better serve existing customers as well as to accommodate an increased interest in Canada for the company’s products, particularly in the solar protection, furniture and …

Saint-Gobain documents sustainability

Saint-Gobain has published the first Environmental Product Declaration for a PTFE-coated architectural membrane, SHEERFILL II. The report documents the ways in which the product affects the environment throughout its lifecycle. A global leader in strong, long-lasting architectural membranes, SHEERFILL is committed to sustainability; it’s the only PTFE-coated architectural membrane that is Energy Star and Cool …