Trivantage® offers Dickson® solar fabrics

August 1, 2017

Trivantage, a national one-stop shop for fabrics, hardware and accessories, recently added the Dickson North American Collection to its shade collection offerings. The popular shade fabric offers customers additional options with a wide range of solids, stripes and jacquards. The collection is available in 60 solid patterns, four block stripes, 47 traditional stripes and nine …

New EVP for Shelter Structures

Shelter Structures America, a distributor of Shelter temporary ClearSpan tent structures with offices in Los Angeles, Calif., and Roanoke, Va., has appointed Keith Krzeminski to be executive vice president. He will be based in Roanoke to allow the company to service the eastern U.S. and the midwest from a new regional location.

In memoriam: Edward Paul Hunzinger Jr.

Ed Hunzinger, former owner of Evanston Awning Co., Evanston, Ill., passed away on April 11, 2017, after a long battle with cancer. Hunzinger handed down the family tradition in the industrial fabrics industry to his fifth-generation sons who have successfully taken the reins of Evanston Awning Co. In his “retirement” he began volunteering on the …

Restructing an awning company results in positive results—for employees and the bottom line

Mike Peterson restructures an awning company’s culture by asking hard questions, collaborating on the anwers and fearlessly changing the rules. “Our old philosophy was to focus on profitability and the end result—and in order to get there we did our best to take care of our customers, and our employees came last,” says Mike Peterson, …

Eco-friendly prototype looks to the future

Living sustainably often means challenging the status quo to develop new, more eco-friendly alternatives. That’s the case with Breathe—MINI Living, a unique housing prototype introduced at Milan Salone del Mobile 2017. Designed by New York-based architects SO-IL for MINI Living, Breathe—MINI Living challenges people to think about how much space they need, how the space …

Tom Koster joins Fil-Tec Inc.

Fil-Tec Inc., an industrial thread manufacture in Hagerstown Md., has hired Tom Koster as the senior sales representative for the midwest region. Koster will handle sales and service for this region, along with new account development. He has more that 36 years of experience in sales and management.

Translucent velodrome offers natural ventilation and lighting

The Queensland State Velodrome is a new indoor track facility in Queensland, Australia. This facility will play a major role in the staging of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games™ in 2018, hosting the track cycling competition. The velodrome, located alongside the Brisbane Super X BMX Track at the Sleeman Sports Complex, is slated to provide …

Shade options that go beyond the basics

Successful marketing and selling means reaching, educating and caring for customers—in print, in person and online. Awnings, shades and screens offer a wide and appealing range of benefits, attested to by virtually every website in the business. But homeowners in particular concentrate on five letters: s-h-a-d-e. “UV protection is important, but not mentioned as much …