The Fabric Structures Association (FSA) and the Professional Awning Manufacturers Association (PAMA), both divisions of Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), are hosting an introductory two-day Educate the Professor seminar on the fundamentals of using fabric and films as building materials. Professors who attend these courses can bring their knowledge to students at their respective institutions. …

Ed Hunzinger, former owner of Evanston Awning Co., Evanston, Ill., passed away on April 11, 2017 after a long battle with cancer. Hunzinger passed on 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 …

Students have until June 10, 2017, to apply for any of four $5,000 scholarships available through The Industrial Fabrics Foundation (IFF). Each year, IFF awards several scholarships to degree-seeking students enrolled in accredited colleges, universities or technical schools. The scholarships are paid directly to the students’ schools for fall semester tuition. Available scholarships include: Textile …

We asked for your best work, and you gave it to us! InTents put out an open call for cover images for the 2017 InTents Buyer’s Guide. And so many gorgeous pictures of tent installations came in, we can’t decide! We’ve narrowed the choices to three, and now we need your help to select the …

IFAI Tent Expo 2017 is almost here! Tent professionals from around the globe will gather Jan. 24–26 in Orlando, Fla., for education, networking, exhibits and more. Keynote speaker Scott Burrows will share his unforgettable story that shows how overwhelming setbacks can be converted into success, fulfillment and personal realization through a clear vision, a determined …

Information about IFAI Expo 2017 is now available on the show’s website. IFAI Expo 2017 will take place at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, La., Sept. 26–29. It will highlight three show floor areas: specialty fabrics, advanced textiles and shade & weather protection. The show will feature a broad marketplace connecting thousands …

Evansville, Ind.–based Anchor Industries launched a new website showcasing its fabric and frame products. The site is easier to navigate and includes new capabilities that make it more mobile friendly and socially integrated. In addition to providing features and benefits for its full line of products, the new website offers downloadable product brochures, product photos, videos …

Understanding and preventing sewing machine breakdowns was addressed at IFAI’s recent Sewing Maintenance Workshop in Orlando, Fla. “Some prefer Juki, others Consew, Mitsubishi, Durkopp or Pfaff,” according to speaker Frank Henderson, Henderson Sewing Machine. “It’s like a car, some want a Chevy, others a Ford or Chrysler. They’re all good brands; it’s just a matter …

Source: Fabric Architecture Magazine RetractableAwnings.com, an internet manufacturer and distributor, has developed Awning Advisor. This proprietary tool asks a series of simple questions to help narrow down awning choices to those that best fit client needs. The Awning Advisor session starts by asking users to specify the kind of area to be covered. Then users …

IFAI Expo Exhibitors: Tell us about the products and services you’ll be exhibiting at IFAI Expo 2016. Product descriptions are featured in the August issue of Specialty Fabrics Review. The August issue of Specialty Fabrics Review will include an advance look at new products and services to be exhibited at IFAI Expo 2016 in Charlotte, …