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 …

Architectural shading systems find new markets

Ever since the 1970s back-to-earth, energy enlightenment era of oil embargoes and the beginning of the environmentalism movement, architects and government officials have acknowledged the importance of making ever more energy-efficient buildings. It has been proven that buildings (the construction of them and the manufacturing of all the materials that go into making and operating …

Job costing: the art of realizing your true profits

It’s a fairly safe bet that not many business owners started their operations because they wanted to work on spreadsheets. But like it or not, when you hang out a shingle, only part of your work will be designing a custom awning or fabric structure. Figuring out how to charge for those jobs accurately is …

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 …

Glen Raven’s solar commitment boosts sustainability

For textile manufacturers that operate energy-intensive machinery, solar-generated energy provides a way to save on energy bills and reduce carbon footprint. Glen Raven Custom Fabrics LLC, best known as the makers of Sunbrella® fabrics, recently debuted a 3,076-panel solar array at its flagship manufacturing facility in Anderson, S.C. The one-megawatt project was designed to power …