Shadow Cube fabric ideal for use in hospitals

January 1, 2009  |  Resources

Compiled by Juli Case We have a client specifying a fabric called Shadow Cube for the hospital privacy curtains we’re making for them. What can you tell us about this fabric? Shadow Cube is a fabric that is part of Milliken & Co.’s line of Visa fabrics. Visa is the trade name of a li…
Cooley Group provides fabric for Burger King awnings

January 1, 2009  |  Resources

Compiled by Juli Case We’re doing an awning for Burger King. What fabric should we use? National franchises such as Burger King often have a fabric specified from their corporate office in order to have a uniform look for their restaurants. Your customer should have access to that information.…
FMVSS 302 references several types of fabric

January 1, 2009  |  Resources

Compiled by Juli Case What can you tell me about MVSS 302? You’re probably referring to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 302, also known as FMVSS 302, entitled “Flammability of Interior Materials.” It is a U.S. government specification and often referenced, despite being inten…
Various resources help keep companies in touch

January 1, 2009  |  Resources

Compiled by Juli Case We’re looking for a company that we used to buy fabric from, but the phone number is no longer in service. Is there a way to find out if they’re still in business? Area codes for telephone numbers sometimes change, so that’s usually the first thing to check. Y…
Fabric graphics industry helps print awning fabric

January 1, 2009  |  Resources

Compiled by Juli Case We have a customer who wants a vinyl awning fabric with a leopard or tiger stripe, and it has to be suitable for outdoors. Any idea who makes this material? We couldn’t find a supplier who stocked a vinyl awning fabric with these particular prints; apparently most awning …
Stocking programs for olive drab cotton duck

December 1, 2008  |  Resources

Compiled by Juli Case We’re looking for sources that stock olive drab cotton duck that’s been treated for water and mildew resistance. Can you give us any sources? There’s been a run on olive drab cotton duck recently, although we’re not exactly sure why. We had three differe…
Customers seek Silent Gliss fabric

December 1, 2008  |  Resources, Upholstery

Compiled by Juli Case A client is requesting a fabric called Silent Gliss Colorama 2. Who supplies it? Silent Gliss is a manufacturer of window and curtain systems; they also hold the trade name on Colorama fabrics. Most likely it is being produced for them on a private label basis, and they may be …
Replacing limit switch on old retractable awning

December 1, 2008  |  Awnings & Canopies, Resources

Compiled by Juli Case I’ve been contacted by the owners of a historic mansion who are looking to replace the limit switch on the motor of a very old retractable awning. The original awning was installed sometime between the 1940s and the 1960s; and at 45 inches, the awning is pretty large. I&r…
Favorini awning systems not distributed in United States

December 1, 2008  |  Awnings & Canopies, Resources

Compiled by Juli Case We’ve had an architect specify a Favorini awning system. Where can we get one? Favorini is a retractable awning manufacturer located in Italy. We contacted them and were told that they do not have a distributor in the United States, so if your client truly has his heart s…
Tax incentives for energy-efficient businesses

November 1, 2008  |  Resources

I’ve heard that the U.S. government is giving incentives to businesses for insulating their buildings. Where can I get more information? Compiled by Juli Case We contacted the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) and were informed that there are tax incentives for U.S. business owners who …