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 …

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 …

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, …

Lawrence Fabric & Metal Structures, a manufacturer of custom commercial fabric and metal awnings and canopies, fabrication of exhibit components, experiential displays and industrial architectural elements, based in St. Louis, Mo., celebrates its 75th anniversary this week. On May 16, 1941, Lawrence Canvas Products Company opened to manufacture and sell tarpaulins, truck and trailer covers. …

The Industrial Fabrics Foundation (IFF) is now accepting entries for its 2016 Innovation Award. Each year, the IFF honors projects created by those who pace the industry of tomorrow. IFF encourages companies to submit their projects so they can inspire others in the specialty fabrics industry and act as catalysts for the next great innovations. …