Anchor Industries launches new website

November 10th, 2016

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 […]

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Durable screen and shade material

October 1st, 2016

Serge Ferrari Soltis® 88 is now available in North America and sold to manufacturers of exterior and interior screens, awnings, retractables and pergolas. The fabric is 8 percent open for a perfect compromise between visual and thermal comfort: light is filtered and heat partially blocked while outward visibility is maintained. An even weave pattern and […]

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A sew helpful workshop

September 29th, 2016

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 […]

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RetractableAwnings.com launches Awning Advisor

August 31st, 2016

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 […]

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Case study: Expanding from one location to two

July 13th, 2016

Expanding a party and event rental business from one location to two ideally results in higher revenue, a bigger market share and more opportunities for the business and its employees. But every so often, the unexpected happens. Consider Jill Redmon, president of Montana Party Rentals in Bozeman and Wyoming Party Rentals in Jackson Hole. Redmon, […]

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Lighter weight fabric

June 1st, 2016

Serge Ferrari Stam® 6002L is an evolution of the classic version of Stam 6002 for awnings, canopies, fixed umbrellas, small tents and other light structures. The new product has similar performance characteristics as its predecessor, including a natural fiber woven appearance, UV resistance, heat and weather protection, a matte PVDF varnish for dirt resistance, and […]

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Memoriam: Michael Funk

May 18th, 2016

Michael Funk, of Montgomery, Ill., died unexpectedly from heart failure on May 14, 2016, at Rush Copley Medical Center. He worked for Glen Raven/Sunbrella in sales for the last 30 years. Michael is survived by his wife of nearly 30 years, Patti, his daughter Jennifer (fiancé Kristoffer Hinchley), his brothers David (Karen) Funk and James […]

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Lawrence Fabric & Metal Structures celebrates 75 years

May 17th, 2016

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. […]

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Industrial Fabrics Foundation Innovation Award call for entries

May 16th, 2016

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. […]

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Call for entries: IFAI’s Student Design Challenge

May 9th, 2016

IFAI’s Student Design Challenges is the industry’s best showcase for tomorrow’s talent. The opportunity will give students a chance to network with industry professionals and build their resume and portfolios. Deadline is June 10, 2016. This year’s competition features awards in four separate challenges, all using textiles as major components: Advanced Textiles: Design for aerospace, […]

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