Announcing the 2020 InTents magazine Reader’s Choice Award winners!

April 1, 2020

Twenty-two manufacturers and suppliers to the tent rental industry are honored in the April–May 2020 issue of InTents magazine in the third annual Reader’s Choice Awards. In December 2019, InTents asked readers to vote for the best of the best in 15 categories, ranging from Best Frame Tent Manufacturer to Best Rental Software Provider. “Participation …

Seaman Corporation recognized for favorable work culture

March 23, 2020

Established in 1949, Seaman Corporation is a world leader in the production of innovative, high-performance coated fabrics. Headquartered in Wooster, Ohio, with additional manufacturing in Bristol, Tenn., Seaman was recently named one of the top companies to work for in Ohio by Comparably. Comparably is a platform that provides culture and compensation data for public …

Milliken & Company: one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® for 14th Year

February 25, 2020

A capstone recognition for the diversified global manufacturer, Milliken & Company now celebrates its 14th year among the World’s Most Ethical Companies. Selected by the Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, the esteemed designation honors companies with purpose-driven strategies that strive to create positive change throughout …

The 2019 OFPANZ Awards for Excellence Winners

December 1, 2019

This year, 11 projects were recognized as winners in the 2019 Awards for Excellence competition hosted by the Outdoor Fabric Products Association of New Zealand (OFPANZ). The contest offers OFPANZ members a chance to showcase design excellence, technical skill and innovation to other members and the entire industry. Entries are judged by appearance, workmanship, complexity, …

Cloud ceiling

October 10, 2019

2019 IAA Outstanding Achievement Award The client wanted to create a more enclosed luxury retail space while retaining a view of the iconic domed roof of the O2 London, one of the largest tensile fabric structures in the U.K. The result was a stunning suspended ceiling system made of 256 fabric fins set 1250 mm …

Quiet Critters

2019 IAA Award of Excellence The eight 5-foot by 8-foot sound-absorbing “Acoustical FireFlys” that float above the Patten Free Library teen area allow a lively range of programming to take place, including films and maker workshops, without disturbing other library patrons. The new teen area has a distinctive high ceiling and a curved outer wall …

IFAI’s 2019 Outstanding Volunteer Awards

October 8, 2019

At this year’s annual meeting during IFAI Expo 2019, IFAI presented the Outstanding Volunteer Awards, recognizing members who generously gave of their time to serve on different boards, task forces and committees, judged competitions and provided education and leadership to others in the industry. This year’s winners: Amy Bircher, president, MMI Textiles Inc. Jonathan Chakales, …

2019 Show Stoppers at IFAI Expo

October 3, 2019

All the best from Florida: Thursday morning, Oct. 3, at IFAI Expo led off with lists of winners for the year, including the most popular products on the show floor. The eighth annual Show Stopper competition was designed to showcase the best of the best in the industry, from fabrics, equipment and chemicals to services …

2019 Fabric Structures Student Design Competition winner announced

​The Fabric Structures Association, a division of IFAI, recently announced the recipient of the 2019 Fabric Structures Student Design Competition. Association representatives announced the winner at IFAI Expo 2019, held Oct. 1-4 in Orlando, Florida. First place went to Omar Fabrisio Avellandea Lopez, for his project “Vertex Pavilion.” The Vertex Pavilion is a structure of …

2019 Advanced Textiles Student Design Competition Winners Announced

The Advanced Textile Products and Narrow Fabrics Institute, divisions of IFAI, recently selected recipients of the 2019 Advanced Textiles Student Design Competition. Association representatives announced the winners at IFAI Expo 2019, held Oct. 1-4 in Orlando, Florida.  First Place First place honors went to University of Minnesota–Twin Cities students, Ian Harris, Warda Moosa and Mary …