Retractable awnings complement setting

January 1, 2009

[Special Protection Inc.] Eagle, Colo., U.S.A. This home in the Roaring Fork Valley needed retractable awnings to provide cooling protection from the strong Colorado sun while complementing the mountain setting. The Solairette Maxi retractable window awnings achieved this goal while protecting interior furnishings from damaging UV rays. Solair retractable patio awnings provide the same cooling …

Awning and canopy combine to enhance building

[Sunmaster of Naples Inc.] Naples, Fla., U.S.A. Sunmaster constructed this awning/canopy to showcase the company’s ability to fabricate complicated and eye-catching canvas building façade enhancements. The project marries an elongated bullnose-style awning with an arched, flat-front entrance projection to a patio canopy with a grid-beamed building support and front support posts. The entry arch includes …

Burak cuts labor costs to improve business

Ed Burak improves the bottom line by shaving time off labor costs. By Sigrid Tornquist “The greatest expense for our business is the labor—shaving time off labor is key to our success,” says Ed Burak, president of Hudson Awning and Sign Co. Inc. in Bayonne, N.J. Burak, who runs the company with his wife Lynda, …

Production system provides clean, durable work surface

Problem: Keeping fabric clean when producing large jobs. Solution: Sinclair Production System provides a complete work station for cutting, welding and grommeting various projects. Clean, durable work surface changes and grows as needed, with additional tables that can be added to the Main Vacuum Table as the job requires. A precision rotary cutting system and …

Saving time and labor while setting grommets

Problem: Fabricators waste time and labor pre-punching holes to set grommets. Solution: Fasnap’s full line of self-piercing grommets, bench press and dies saves time and labor by setting grommets in one quick motion. A variety of grommet styles and sizes can be set in these machines, including the rolled-rim and spur self-piercing line. SOURCE Fasnap …

Digital template system increases productivity

Problem: Physical templates are often difficult to capture due to their size and complexity, and the information needs to be recreated in a CAD format to work with modern cutting technology. Solution: The Proliner Digital Template System allows users to create CAD templates of existing field conditions and objects, with an easy-to-use four-button operation. Templates …

Polyester mesh minimizes waste and saves energy

Problem: Small rolls require larger purchases and extra seaming and can be damaged during shipping. Solution: Solrec® PVC-coated polyester mesh is available in nine colors in a 118-inch width and 32-yard lengths, minimizing waste by reducing cutting and seaming. Mesh construction improves air flow, provides UV protection and can reduce customers’ energy consumption—a prime selling …

New gaming suede used with grand-format printers

Problem: Customers want a grand-format-sized gaming suede for sublimation printing. Solution: Now available in a 135-inch width, GF4908 Gaming Suede allows more speed and efficiency for grand-format printers. The 7.6-ounce 100-percent polyester knit was developed as a top cover for gaming tables, and offers excellent print qualities and superior stain resistance. Flame-retardant fabric passes the …