Gant retires as Glen Raven CEO

October 9, 2017

Allen Gant Jr. has retired as CEO of textile manufacturer Glen Raven Inc., with C.G. “Leib” Oehmig IV, a 28-year veteran of Glen Raven, stepping in as his successor. Gant will remain chairman of the company’s operating board. Gant joined Glen Raven in 1971 and was named CEO in 1996.

Read More

Educate the Professor seminar set on using fabrics as building materials

June 30, 2017

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

Read More

Remembering Edward Paul Hunzinger Jr.

April 12, 2017

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”

Read More

InTents Buyer’s Guide cover contest

January 9, 2017

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

Read More

IFAI Tent Expo 2017

December 1, 2016

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

Read More

Anchor Industries launches new website

November 10, 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

Read More

A sew helpful workshop

September 29, 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

Read More

RetractableAwnings.com launches Awning Advisor

August 31, 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

Read More

2016 Exhibitor Product Preview: Call for entries

May 24, 2016

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

Read More

Lawrence Fabric & Metal Structures celebrates 75 years

May 17, 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

Read More