Cornering the home shade

June 1, 2024  |  Features

Anyone who has spent time on a racing sailboat (and New Zealanders are noted for putting up challengers to the America’s Cup sailing competition, with four wins out of five attempts) knows that a tightly furled sail does not flap uncontrollably. A recent addition to a private home in Queenstown pr…
Innovation drives opportunities for inflatable structures

June 1, 2024  |  Features

The first image that springs to mind when inflatables are mentioned is likely bouncy houses or holiday decorations tethered on people’s lawns—unsurprising, since these are typically their most visible manifestations. But the forms inflatables assume and the purposes they can serve are astounding…
Rian True connects Carolina CoverTech to core values

June 1, 2024  |  Features

Founded as Bailie’s Furniture Company in 1858, Carolina CoverTech of North Augusta, S.C., is thriving in its third—and most transformative—era, due to the leadership of CEO Rian True. His early efforts in reshaping the company’s approach to manufacturing laid the foundation for a strategic v…
AI’s potential in saving manufacturers time and money

June 1, 2024  |  Markets

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has gained global prominence since serious discussions on this subject surfaced at the 2017 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Following the 1990s’ information technology (IT) revolution, we now have arrived at the point of harnessing the power of machine inte…
Traube Awning returns to family ownership after 10 years

June 1, 2024  |  News

Traube Awning, an awnings and shade provider based in Hartford, Ill., announced its return to family ownership after a 10-year hiatus with Steve Traube, a third-generation descendant of the founding family acquiring the company.
Anthony Pappalardo joins Herculite as regional sales manager for shade products

June 1, 2024  |  News

Herculite® Products Inc., a manufacturer of high performance and custom fabrics with brands such as Coastline Plus and Patio 500, announced that Anthony Pappalardo has been hired as regional sales manager covering the Midwest and Southeast. In this role he will develop and grow relationships with e…