Solution-dyed nylon fabrics meet military specifications

June 1, 2008

Problem: Soldiers deployed in hostile territory want to maintain concealment, and fabrics that don’t hold camouflage color or reflect a visible near-infrared (NIR) signature put them at greater risk. Solution: To enhance concealment, the exact color and NIR signature are permanently built into solution-dyed nylon CORDURA® fabrics using nano- and micro-sized particles. CORDURA fabrics provide …

Tractor assists in easy and safe tent set-up

Problem: Large event rental companies use equipment for setting up tents that isn’t designed for that purpose, causing prospective stability and safety concerns. Solution: The Bullfrog tractor, designed to set up and take down tents, has a traditional driver’s seat and a rear-mounted joystick for easy positioning of the on-board stake driver. With carrying capacity …

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Erickson values employees in creating a successful business

“I believe that as responsible corporate citizens, we must provide living wages for our employees,” says Mike Erickson, MFC, president and owner of Canvas Designers Inc. in Riviera Beach, Fla., who, in fact, pays his staff above the industry standard. “I want employees who stay on long term.” And that’s exactly what he’s got, along …