Phifer expands SheerWeave Performance + fabric options

September 14, 2012

Phifer’s SheerWeave Performance + collection has added Style 2500 to the family of high-tech interior sun control fabrics. A 1 percent open basketweave fabric, Style 2500 joins styles 2390 and 2410 in a range that combines the performance of a traditional SheerWeave fabric “plus” the highly reflective properties of a metallized coating. Using the latest …

Cooley Group secures $25 million financial commitment

September 13, 2012

Cooley Group, Pawtucket, R.I., and Webster Business Credit Corp. (WBCC), a division of Webster Bank, have announced that WBCC is providing Cooley with $25 million in new financing. The five-year financing package includes a combination of a revolving credit facility, a long-term note and a capital expenditure line, to be used to further support Cooley’s …

New LEDPOD lighted handrail system from Wagner Architectural Systems

September 12, 2012

Wagner Architectural Systems, Milwaukee, Wisc., has announced the addition of a new component for its illuminated Lumenrail® lighted handrail product group: the Klik System’s LEDPOD. Wagner will be the sole distributor for this product in North America. LEDPOD is an individual LED lighting fixture designed to snap into a 1-1/2 inch to 2-3/8 inch round …

Census Bureau launches business.census.gov to promote the 2012 Economic Census

September 11, 2012

The economic census is the U.S. Government’s official five-year measure of American business and the economy. To encourage response to the 2012 Economic Census, the Census Bureau has launched business.census.gov, which includes videos, fact sheets, story ideas and talking points that business associations, chambers of commerce, media and public agencies can use to get the …

UL-STR to present textiles seminar on selling into China

September 10, 2012

UL-STR, an independent provider of quality assurance (QA) testing, audit, inspection and responsible sourcing services for the consumer products industry, will present a textiles seminar, “China GB 18401—Implications for Selling into China,” on Sept. 19, 2012, at its U.K. laboratory in Reading. The textiles training course is part of an ongoing seminar series on the …

TenCate Geosynthetics Americas receives patent for GEOPORT filling system

September 7, 2012

Within the geotextile tube industry, producing a strong and secure textile injection port system has always proved challenging. Neither the sewn attachment nor the final closing method of the ports has ever been as durable as the textile tube itself. TenCate Geosynthetics Americas has developed a rigid, mechanical injection port system (known as Geoport) which …

On the money: The Rental Show 2013 in Las Vegas

September 6, 2012

The Rental Show, which will be held in Las Vegas Feb. 10-13, 2013, is designed with one thing in mind: helping rental businesses make more money. The 57th annual exposition moves to a new venue for 2013, The Sands Expo and Convention Center, located in the center of the Las Vegas Strip. The new site …

ExpeR+T Area: new format for business interaction

September 5, 2012

The international exhibition for roller shutters, doors, gates and sun protection systems—R+T Russia 2012—invites visitors to take part in the ExpeR+T Area, a specialized b2b forum for industry professionals. The program of the ExpeR+T Area includes the latest market overview and key business cases presented by leading Russian and foreign experts: independent market analysts, representatives …

New SBA platform lets small businesses tell their stories

September 4, 2012

Everyone has a story, and now the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is giving entrepreneurs a new online platform to share their stories and showcase their successful and thriving businesses. SBA has launched “Small Business Owners Speak,” an interactive platform featuring videos by entrepreneurs from across the country who have started or grown a business …

Miller Weldmaster at work for Olympics

September 1, 2012

Sign and graphics specialist Hollywood Monster, Birmingham, England, produced banners and signage for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games—with the help of some efficient new equipment. Hollywood Monster installed a Miller Weldmaster 112 Extreme at its production facility before the games began. The combined welding, eyeletting and cutting solution allows businesses to work with a wider …