Tempotest Visualizer app offers virtual reality for awnings

July 9, 2018

Tempotest Visualizer® is time-saving app for smartphones and tablets that allows fabricators to choose the type of awnings and Para Tempotest® fabric suitable through “augmented” or virtual reality. The app allows users to use existing photographs and project various awning styles in 3D with any combination of fabrics available from the Tempotest® collection. The awning, …

Stimpson celebrates 165 years with digital and brand modernization

July 1, 2018

Stimpson, formerly known as Edwin B. Stimpson Co., a manufacturer of grommets and washers, eyelets and more, has announced the launch of a new brand identity and digital assets to celebrate 165 years in business. The company manufactures products out of a 278,000 square foot facility in Pompano Beach, Fla. Stimpson president Scott Thomas stated, …

2017 IAA winners for exterior shades and screens

Award of Excellence This poolside project was created by Rainier Industries Ltd., Tukwila, Wash. The client requested an 18-foot 7-inch wide by 8-foot tall power projection screen system for poolside use to watch movies and sporting events. The challenge was to design a screen that wouldn’t be affected by the weather, wind or reflection from …

Facebook’s algorithm changes will affect social media strategies

The power of Facebook® is undeniable—and while its data privacy issues dominate the news at the moment, the algorithm update that launched earlier this year is still a hot topic for social media marketers and page administrators across the globe. How might this update affect our marketing strategies? How much time should we devote to …

Interactive energy on display

The Houston Museum of Natural Science’s Wiess Energy Hall recently underwent a renovation that more than tripled the space from 8,500 square feet to 30,000 square feet. The new gallery, dubbed Wiess Energy Hall 3.0, features exciting, interactive exhibits on the science and technology of energy. Conceived and created by Paul Bernhard Exhibit Design & …

Selling shade, comfort and style

Who could have predicted, even 10 years ago, that Amazon would have driven shade and awning companies, let alone everyday retail stores, into changing their operations to meet the demand for overnight response rates? Yet today, more than we’d like to believe, sales behemoths like the online portal Amazon and similar services have taught consumers …

IFAI and BCH sign agreement

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) has announced an agreement with Business Co-ordination House (BCH) to provide representation of IFAI in India. “We believe BCH is uniquely positioned to help IFAI expand the opportunities for our organization with the emerging Indian market for technical textiles,” said Mary Hennessy, past president and CEO of IFAI. “One …

Recruiting the next generation of workers

Labor shortages are real and troubling, but a variety of organizations and manufactures are working on strategies to attract the next generation of workers–getting actively involved with public education and student training and recruitment. The dearth of skilled labor is an increasingly common lament heard from manufacturers of all stripes. It’s not a sudden or …