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IFAI Takes A Chance On Vegas

IFAI Expo 2007 participants got down to business despite the myriad of amusements in Las Vegas.

Jim Borneman, Editor In Chief

ifaiH osting a trade show in Las Vegas is not an easy proposition. If you are looking for a town full of distractions, a time change for Easterners and a circus-like atmosphere, Vegas is the city for you. But you have to hand it to the Roseville, Minn.-based Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) — the show and seminars at IFAI Expo 2007 were strong enough to shine through the glare of Vegas and the din of clanging one-armed bandits.

According to IFAI, the show attracted 7,637 registered participants from 61 countries and featured 450 exhibitors. In addition, there were 114 industry speakers and facilitators, nine market-specific symposiums and 10 hands-on workshops and seminars. “The attendance at IFAI Expo builds each year and is living proof of the health of our industry,” said Todd Lindemann, IFAI’s vice president of conference management. “We continue to see strong growth in the digital graphics market [in terms of] machinery and also in fabric technology.”

Keynote speaker Philip Lempert, sponsored by Glen Raven, N.C.-based Glen Raven Custom Fabrics Group LLC, presented an overview of marketing opportunities and shifts caused by the aging of our society, as well as changes in technology influencing consumer behavior. With a reasonable attendance on hand for the 8 a.m. start — fairly early in Vegas terms — IFAI members and Expo attendees showed that for this show, they meant business.

Achievement Awards,
New Conference Announced

IFAI received 387 entries in 28 categories for the 60th International Achievement Awards, which recognize design, technological innovation and excellence in the specialty fabrics industry. Entries from 14 countries were submitted for this year’s competition. Please see sidebar below for a full list of award winners.

IFAI President Steve Warner made a special announcement to introduce the IFAI Advanced Textiles 2008 Conference, which will be held in Berlin in June 2008. “Our industry is now a global marketplace for every country no matter what the size,” Warner said. “Activities such as this conference help lay the foundation for our members’ success and build the strength and voice of our association on behalf of our members around the world.”

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IFAI President Steve Warner announced the new IFAI Advanced Textiles 2008 Conference, to be held in Berlin, during a special press conference at IFAI 2007.

IFAI Expo 2008
IFAI Expo 2008 will be held Oct. 21-23, 2008, at the Charlotte Convention Center. If past achievements are any indication of future success, IFAI’s track record in Charlotte is very positive. The 2002 Expo held in that city was a stepping-stone towards attracting larger numbers of visitors and exhibitors, particularly from the traditional textiles segment of the industry.

“Exhibitors already are very excited about IFAI Expo 2008 in Charlotte, N.C. — the heart of textile country,” Lindemann said. “Many exhibitors have increased their booth size for next year.” Additionally, Lindemann said, exhibitors at the Las Vegas show have already booked 69 percent of the space for IFAI Expo 2008.


IFAI 2007 International Achievement Award Winners

Tensile Structures, under 10,000 square feet

Award of Excellence
LEAD Inc., Husnes, Kvinnherad, Norway
Project Name: Tempo

Outstanding Achievement Award
Comercial Industrial Delta S.A, Lima, Peru
Project Name: Alameda del Rio

Outstanding Achievement Award
Beijing N & L Fabric Technology Co., Beijing, China 
Project Name: Square in the Center of Development Zone of Ningbo

Tensile Structures, 10,000–30,000 square feet

Award of Excellence
Oasis Tension Structures (Aust.) Pty. Ltd., Braeside, Victoria, Australia
Project Name: The Grand Pavilion

Outstanding Achievement Award
Architen Landrell Associates Ltd., Monmouthshire, United Kingdom
Project Name: O2 Riverwalk

Outstanding Achievement Award
Comercial Industrial Delta S.A, Lima, Peru
Project Name: Plaza Lima Sur Shopping Center

Tensile Structures, more than 30,000 square feet

Award of Excellence
UFS Australasia Pty Ltd., Kingscliff, New South Wales, Australia
Project Name: Sydney Wildlife World

Outstanding Achievement Award
Birdair Inc., Amherst, N.Y.
Project Name: Kuwait Stadium to Jaber Al-Ahmad International Stadium

Outstanding Achievement Award
Beijing N & L Fabric Technology Co., Beijing, China 
Project Name: Stadium of Foshan

Air Structures

Award of Excellence
Tectoniks Ltd., Shrewsbury, Shropshire, United Kingdom
Project Name: "Spirit of Dubai" Airship Terminal

Outstanding Achievement Award
Lindstrand Technologies Ltd., Shropshire, United Kingdom
Project Name: Arc Sphere

Outstanding Achievement Award
Tectoniks Ltd., Shrewsbury, Shropshire, United Kingdom
Project Name: Playstation 3 Touring Roadshow

Awnings, Commercial

Award of Excellence
Sunmaster of Naples Inc., Naples, Fla.
Project Name: Edgewater Cantilevered Dining Awning

Outstanding Achievement Award
Architectural Sails, Ashmore City, Queensland, Australia
Project Name: Wynn Casino, Macau, China

Outstanding Achievement Award
Miami Awning Co., Miami
Project Name: Doral Sales Center Entrance Awning

Awnings, Residential

Award of Excellence
Hi Plains Canvas Products Inc., Amarillo, Texas
Project Name: Londa Carrasco

Outstanding Achievement Award
Caribbean Awning Production Co., Castries, Saint Lucia
Project Name: Du Boulay Residence, Cap Estate, St. Lucia

Outstanding Achievement Award
Sunmaster of Naples Inc., Naples, Fla.
Project Name: Deangelico Curved Accent Awnings

Awnings, Retractable

Award of Excellence
Chesterfield Awning Co. Inc., South Holland, Ill.
Project Name: Macy's

Outstanding Achievement Award
Craft-Bilt Manufacturing Co., Souderton, Pa.
Project Name: Haven Lake Installation

Outstanding Achievement Award
Rainier Industries Ltd. Tukwila, Wash.
Project Name: Interbay Golf Course

Canopies, Commercial

Award of Excellence
Rainier Industries Ltd., Tukwila, Wash.
Project Name: Gaia Hotel

Outstanding Achievement Award
Sunmaster of Naples Inc., Naples, Fla.
Project Name: Aria Entry "Porte Cochere"

Outstanding Achievement Award
G & J Awning and Canvas Inc., Sauk Rapids, Minn.
Project Name: St. Patrick's Church

Canopies, Residential

Award of Excellence
Rainier Industries Ltd., Tukwila, Wash.
Project Name: The Sling

Outstanding Achievement Award
Jones Awnings & Canvas Inc., Pompano Beach, Fla.
Project Name: Private Residence

Outstanding Achievement Award
Awning Factory & Marine Canvas, Oakland Park, Fla.
Project Name: King Residence

Free-Standing Canopies

Award of Excellence
Sunmaster of Naples Inc., Naples, Fla.
Project Name: A Trellis Runs Thru It

Outstanding Achievement Award
Sollertia Inc., Montreal
Project Name: Ripple Effect

Outstanding Achievement Award
Sollertia Inc., Montreal
Project Name: Val-Morin Terrace Canopy

Shades

Award of Excellence
G&J Awning and Canvas Inc., Sauk Rapids, Minn.
Project Name: Cross Lake Cabin

Outstanding Achievement Award
Sunmaster Of Naples Inc., Naples, Fla.
Project Name: Rooftop Dining Screens (Wensinger)

Outstanding Achievement Award
Lake Gaston Awning, Bracey, Va.
Project Name: Arnold Library

Interior Banners

Award of Excellence
Architen Landrell Associates Ltd., Monmouthshire, United Kingdom
Project Name: Duxford Airspace

Outstanding Achievement Award
Judy Dioszegi, Designer, Libertyville, Ill.
Project Name: Journey

Outstanding Achievement Award
Banner Creations Inc., Minneapolis
Project Name: Avant Storefront

Exterior Banners, more than 500 yards

Award of Excellence
Rainier Industries Ltd., Tukwila, Wash.
Project Name: Cheney Stadium

Marine Powerboats

Award of Excellence
Cape Canvas & Rigging Service, West Yarmouth, Mass.
Project Name: 31-foot Jupiter Center Console

Outstanding Achievement Award
Mike's Marine Custom Canvas, Virginia Beach, Va.
Project Name: 30-foot Glacier Bay Center Console

Outstanding Achievement Award
Rainier Industries Ltd., Tukwila, Wash.
Project Name: Tiara Yacht Enclosure

Marine Upholstery

Award of Excellence
DRH Canvas & Marine Ltd., Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Project Name: Chris Craft Interior Upholstery

Outstanding Achievement Award
Yacht Charmer Interiors LLC, Apollo Beach, Fla.
Project Name: 20-foot Deck Boat

Outstanding Achievement Award
European Custom Upholstery, Lighthouse Point, Fla.
Project Name: Cockpit and Interior Cushions

Marine Sailboats

Award of Excellence
Iverson's Design, Olympia, Wash.
Project Name: Extra-large Dodger

Outstanding Achievement Award
Iverson's Design, Olympia, Wash.
Project Name: Elan 386 Retractable Dodger

Outstanding Achievement Award
Iverson's Design, Olympia, Wash.
Project Name: Yellow Enclosure on Beneteau 353

Party Tent Rental

Award of Excellence
Chicago Party Rental, Countryside, Ill.
Project Name: 2006 Lexus Dealer Conference

Outstanding Achievement Award
Advanced Tent Rental Ltd., Concord, Ontario, Canada
Project Name: Bresler-Donahue Wedding

Outstanding Achievement Award
Eventstar Productions, Medley, Fla.
Project Name: Kansas City Wedding

Commercial Tent Rental

Award of Excellence
Röder Zelt und Veranstaltungsservice GmbH, Büdingen, Germany
Project Name: Car Presentation Smart For Two, November 2006, Stuttgart, Germany

Outstanding Achievement Award
Special Event Tent & Party Rental, Bangor, Pa.
Project Name: Di Sabatino Construction Project

Outstanding Achievement Award
Röder Zelt und Veranstaltungsservice GmbH, Büdingen, Germany
Project Name: Equestrian World Championships

Tent Manufacturing

Award of Excellence
Pacific Domes, Ashland, Ore.
Project Name: Premier, Metropolis Mall

Award of Excellence
Carpas y Lonas el Carrousel S.A. de C.V., Mexico City
Project Name: Tent for Animatronix Tour

Outstanding Achievement Award
Carpas y Lonas el Carrousel S.A. de C.V., Mexico City
Project Name: Bardum Circus

Outstanding Achievement Award
Carpas y Lonas el Carrousel S.A. de C.V., Mexico City
Project Name: Tent Tensostructure for Playa Mia Beach Club

Architectural Structures

Award of Excellence
Jens J. Meyer, Visual Artist, Essen, NRW, Germany
Project Name: Hovering Archives

Outstanding Achievement Award
FTL Design Engineering Studio, New York
Project Name: City Place Performance Bandshell

Outstanding Achievement Award
USA Shade & Fabric Structures Inc., Costa Mesa, Calif.
Project Name: Westgate Mall

Outstanding Achievement Award
Taiyo Membrane Corp., Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Project Name: Radisson Resort, Fiji Denarau Island

Trade Show, Display & Stage

Award of Excellence
Moss Inc., Belfast, Maine
Project Name: Nokia "NGage" Tradeshow Booth

Outstanding Achievement Award
Moss Inc., Belfast, Maine
Project Name: Crashing the Culture, PepsiCo Consumer Day 2007

Outstanding Achievement Award
Transformit, Gorham, Maine
Project Name: Starkey Hearing at AAA 2006

Outstanding Achievement Award
University of Texas College of Architecture, San Antonio, Texas
Project Name: Advanced Fabrics Exhibition Structure, IFAI Expo 2005

Commercial Interiors

Award of Excellence
Taiyo Kogyo Corp., Tokyo
Project Name: Flower Dance

Outstanding Achievement Award
Eventscape Inc., Toronto
Project Name: Stockton Event Center

Outstanding Achievement Award
Hightex GmbH, Rimsting, Germany
Project Name: Monumento Homenaje a Las Victimas de Los Atentados Del 11M

Interactive and Cold-Air Inflatables

Award of Excellence
Kanbo Pras Corp., Osaka, Japan
Project Name: Baseball glove

Outstanding Achievement Award
Canvasland Holdings Ltd., Levin, New Zealand
Project Name: Hold

Outstanding Achievement Award
Giant International, Victoria, Australia
Project Name: Inflatable Wall at Federation Square

Geosynthetic Projects

Award of Excellence
TenCate Geosynthetics, Pendergrass, Ga.
Project Name: Yeager Airport Runway 5 Safety Area Improvements, Charleston, W.Va.

Outstanding Achievement Award
ML Ingeniería, Morelos, Mexico
Project Name: Chilpancingo Retaining Walls

Outstanding Achievement Award
Flint Industries Inc., Metter, Ga.
Project Name: Sludge Pond Cap

Industrial Applications

Award of Excellence
Taiyo Kogyo Corp., Tokyo
Project Name: Cool Cargo FZ

Outstanding Achievement Award
Hi Plains Canvas Products Inc., Amarillo, Texas
Project Name: City Tractor

Outstanding Achievement Award
AR Tech, Div. of A&R Tarpaulin, Fontana, Calif.
Project Name: Remote Roll-Over

Safety and Protective

Award of Excellence
AR Tech, Division of A&R Tarpaulin, Fontana, Calif.
Project Name: DRA Protection Pads

Outstanding Achievement Award
Thermal Control Products, Inc., Concord, N.C.
Project Name: Flame-retardant Furnace Pad

Outstanding Achievement Award
AR Tech, Div. of A&R Tarpaulin, Fontana, Calif.
Project Name: Amp Systems

Miscellaneous

Award of Excellence
Capitol Awning Co. Inc., Jamaica, N.Y.
Project Name: Waldorf Towers

Outstanding Achievement Award
Carpas Y Lonas El Carrousel S.A. de C.V., Mexico City
Project Name: Trajineras

Outstanding Achievement Award
Expert Upholstery, Gloucester City, N.J.
Project Name: 1953 Porsche

Multiple Fabric Structures

Award of Excellence
Tropical Js Inc., Honolulu
Project Name: Miramar Canopy, Awnings and Umbrellas

Outstanding Achievement Award
Tropical Js Inc., Honolulu
Project Name: Fairfield Hawaii, Waikiki

Outstanding Achievement Award
Trimmer Smith Awning & Upholstery, Mobile, Ala.
Project Name: Beau Rivage Casino Resort

Source: http://www.ifai.com


November/December 2007




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