Tri Vantage unveils new booth during IFAI

Tri Vantage, a distributor serving the awning, marine and furniture markets, will debut a new booth during the IFAI Expo in Baltimore on Oct. 25-27. The new booth, No. 523, has four sections focused on Sun Control, Industrial, Furniture, Marine and Awning Composer.

"When Expo attendees visit each of these areas, they will have an opportunity to experience product and service offerings with excellent growth potential," said Ron Paratore, vice president of sales for Tri Vantage. "Fabric samples are displayed throughout the booth, along with flat panel televisions featuring inspiring video of product applications."

In addition to the new design, the Tri Vantage booth will feature touch-screen product literature ordering. Customers can select needed sales materials from a video monitor and place their orders, anticipating arrival of materials by the time they are back at home, or shortly thereafter.

The Shade Inspiration Collection from Tri Vantage is comprehensive, addressing virtually all residential or commercial window shading needs. From light filtering to total blackout and from manual to motorized systems, Shade Inspiration has fabrics in a wide array of patterns and colors.

Awning fabricators can also learn more about Tri Vantage's Cover Express program, which assures rapid availability of ready-to-install Solair Select and Solair Comfort retractable awning systems.

"Furniture fabrics are one of our fastest growing segments; our lines cover both inside and outside of the home, along with boat cockpits and below deck uses," said Tom Koster, furniture and marine products manager.

The High Point Collection of Sunbrella performance fabrics will be a focal point of the booth as Koster and his team offer the latest in colors and styles. Look for numerous other furniture weight fabrics, including the GeoBella brand from Phifer and Rennaisance by Sunbrella, both of which are made with recycled content. The Tri Vantage booth will also feature ultraleather and other premium fabrics featured on booth seating areas.

Tri Vantage is also releasing the complete Awning Composer Version 5, which includes two new tools - Shade Simulator and Electronic Tape Measure - designed to help awning fabricators make both highly effective and accurate estimates.

Shade Simulator utilizes online maps to allow fabricators to show how much shade an awning will create on a home or building. By entering a full address or location of the project and the orientation of the structure, the software identifies the longitude and latitude of the location to create an animated simulation showing the progression of the shade created by the awning from sunrise to sunset. Go to for more information.

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