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Alpha’s global online meet a...

Alpha Tubular Motors is hosting an online webinar - 'Alpha 101: The Alpha advantage', to introduce customers to its global staff on Thursday the 4th of March from 8:30am.
David Fezer, CEO of Alpha Tubular Motors Global Corporations, says that the webinar will allow participants to... READ MORE

Innovations awarded at R+T Dig...

With coronavirus restricting events and international travel R+T Stuttgart has gone digital with a number of Innovation awards announced during the hybrid event program.
Running from 22 to 25 February, R+T Digital (https://www.messe-stuttgart.de/r-t/en/r-t-digital-2021/) is designed to complement the physical... READ MORE

Weinor launches new sustainabl...

In what is claimed as a world first, Weinor has launched a range of awning fabrics made from recycled PET.
The modern basics blue sustainable collection from Weinor is made from 85 percent recycled PET,... READ MORE

Creditors owed $600K as Rainbo...

Dozens of creditors have been caught up in the collapse of a Brisbane blind and shutter retailer with liquidators now investigating how and why the company went bust.
Travis Pullen, of B&T Advisory, was appointed liquidator of Capalaba-based Rainbow Blinds and Shutters in... READ MORE

Covid strikes training program...

Retailers around the country are facing shortages of installers in peak periods, a problem accelerated by an aging workforce and difficulties training staff during the pandemic.
Brenton Bailey from Bailey Blinds in South Australia told attendees at the recent Blind Manufacturers... READ MORE

Motorisation now included in W...

Motorised blinds are now included as part of the WincovER energy rating scheme with folding arm awnings next on the agenda. The Blind Manufacturer’s Association of Australia (BMAA)’s energy rating scheme now includes ratings for a wide range of automated blinds on both timer and sensor operating systems according to WincovER committee chair Robert Mayer.
“The good news for industry is we are producing those ratings are at no extra... READ MORE

Bliss from Ricky Richards

The Bliss fabrics range distributed in Australia by Ricky Richards looks set to bring outdoor spaces to life.
“Bliss fabrics are 100% solution dyed acrylic and are suitable for use both indoors and... READ MORE

Somfy Oceania confirms new Hea...

Paul de Salis has re-joined Somfy Oceania as Head of Marketing after some time as the General Manager for Somfy Singapore. De Salis has been with Somfy for more than 19 years in sales, customer service, product management and operation functions.
“Somfy Oceania is delighted to be able to retain Paul’s experience and to have welcomed... READ MORE

NEW TRADE EVENTS SIGNAL US EXP...

Next year will see Messe Stuttgart and the Industrial Fabrics Association International co-locating trade show events in the USA.
The organisers of R+T, the world’s leading trade show for roller shutters, doors and gates,... READ MORE

BUSINESSES URGED TO TAKE ADVAN...

A tranche of new Australian Federal Government Support for businesses taking on apprentices looks set to offer a critical opportunity for businesses in the window furnishings sector.
Steve Quirk, of the Australian Blind Industry Training & Employment Initiative (ABITEI) (a joint initiative... READ MORE
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