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Event Source acquires two south Florida locations of Classic Party Rentals

July 24, 2017

Event Source of Cleveland, Ohio, has purchased Panache Party Rental locations in Pompano Beach, Fla., and West Palm Beach, Fla., from Classic Party Rentals. Now under private ownership of JBK Group Inc., dba Event Source, the Panache locations join Event Source’s four existing territories in the Midwest: Cleveland, Ohio; Columbus, Ohio; Detroit, Mich.; and Pittsburgh, …

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Standard Party Rentals acquires the Modesto, Calif., branch of Classic Party Rentals

July 24, 2017

Standard Party Rentals, Richmond, Calif., has acquired the Modesto, Calif., location of Classic Party Rentals. The agreement includes bringing the employees of the Modesto branch into Standard Party Rentals, according to an announcement on the company’s Facebook page. “This is a great opportunity to expand our brand, keep industry skilled talent employed and maintain long-term …

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Pro Em Party & Event Rentals acquires Universal Resource Supply LLC and SoCal Tents & Events

July 18, 2017

PRO EM Party & Event Rentals (PRO EM), Phoenix, Ariz., has acquired Universal Resource Supply LLC and SoCal Tents & Events (URS), a Los Angeles, Calif.-based event rental company. The purchase marks the second acquisition in 45 days by PRO EM, according to a press release. The company acquired Illinois-based Partytime-HDO Productions in May. Financial …

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Shelter Structures America opens its first U.S. warehouse

July 12, 2017

Shelter Structures America, distributor of Shelter temporary clearspan tent structures in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, has opened a warehouse in the Los Angeles, Calif., area. This is the company’s first warehouse facility in the United States. “Our Los Angeles-area warehouse will allow us to warehouse structures, accessories and parts for our U.S. cliental,” says …

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Classic Party Rentals to sell all tenting assets

July 12, 2017

Classic Party Rentals is selling all tenting assets as part of a decision to exit the third-party event rental services business. Hilco Industrial, Northbrook, Ill., announced on July 12 the immediate private treaty sale process for Classic’s tenting assets. The sale includes substantially all assets from the tenting business unit of Classic Party Rentals, according …

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LENZIP releases No. 12 Marine Grade UV Zipper

June 22, 2017

LENZIP Manufacturing Corporation, a manufacturer of industrial and commercial grade zippers based in Rolling Meadows, Ill., has released the LENZIP No. 12 Marine Grade UV Zipper. No. 12 gauge is larger than the industry standard No. 10, but smaller than LENZIP’s BIGZIP® No. 15 gauge. The No. 12 gauge is available with 316 stainless steel …

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Advances in technology boost demand for frame tents

June 13, 2017

Frame tents are a must-have for almost every tent rental business; they’re incredibly popular with clients of all stripes and are reliable money-makers. Technology advancements both within tent manufacturing and outside of that arena have contributed to the clamor for frame tents. Take custom graphics. According to Gary Feuerborn, vice president of All Seasons Tent …

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’Tis the season for tented backyard parties

June 13, 2017

Summer means backyard party season. And today’s backyard parties often require more than a simple tent, tables and chairs. From concession equipment to custom flooring, rental companies strive to provide private clients with everything they need to have memorable events right in their own backyards. Backyard parties are as diverse as the neighborhoods and families …

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Sean Wilson joins Shelter Structures America

June 12, 2017

Shelter Structures America, distributor of Shelter temporary clearspan tent structures in North America, appointed Sean Wilson as the company’s new business development manager. Wilson will be based out of the company’s Los Angeles office. “I am very excited for the opportunity to be a part of the team at Shelter Structures America. The leadership and industry …

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Frame tent systems please customers of all kinds

June 1, 2017

For most tent rental companies, an inventory that doesn’t include frame tents is unthinkable. Frame tent systems are the workhorses of the industry, favored by customers for all kinds of events. Frame tents play an indispensable role in almost every tent rental company’s inventory. As common as they are, these tents are anything but unassuming …

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Frame tent systems please customers of all kinds

June 1, 2017

For most tent rental companies, an inventory that doesn’t include frame tents is unthinkable. Frame tent systems are the workhorses of the industry, favored by customers for all kinds of events. Frame tents play an indispensable role in almost every tent rental company’s inventory. As common as they are, these tents are anything but unassuming …

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Tent rental companies help clients throw the best backyard parties

June 1, 2017

Summertime for tent rental means street fairs, farmer’s markets, outdoor concerts and community festivals. If people are gathering and celebrating outdoors, there’s probably a tent involved. But many of the best tented parties are out of sight. They aren’t hidden underground like Prohibition speakeasies, they’re just in private backyards. Backyard parties have increased in both …

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Tent renters and event planners contend with photo-collection sites

June 1, 2017

His company’s hometown may be North Carolina’s largest city, site of NASCAR’s Hall of Fame and Bank of America’s headquarters location, but Dan Hooks isn’t too proud to chuckle that “Charlotte is not exactly the hotbed for fashion or cutting-edge style. “It used to take six months to a year for a trend to get …

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Weddings that stand out

April 1, 2017

While the ceremony is considered the most important part of a wedding, the reception is where the fun begins. Each reception site reflects the personality and style of the couple, as well as the trends of today’s popular wedding decor. Are your clients more comfortable in black-tie events surrounded by glittering china and crystal? Or …

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Going green

April 1, 2017

Natural decor brings tented events to life. According to the color gurus at Pantone®, Greenery—the Pantone Color of the Year 2017—emblematizes our intrinsic desire to restore, revitalize and reconnect. Pantone calls the naturally neutral shade “symbolic of new beginnings” —a description appropriate to the thousands of weddings and other social events that occur under tents …

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Beyond the altar

April 1, 2017

Sailcloth-style tents are synonymous with weddings—a trend that shows no signs of abating—and their appeal is spreading as event professionals become entranced by their beauty and light. Sailcloth-style tents are strongly associated with rustic decor, a trend that has dominated the wedding scene for several years, accelerating demand for this tent design and prompting many …

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Scene Stealers

December 1, 2016

Three Wow! installations showcase talent and problem-solving in the tent industry. Each year, dozens of tent and event rental companies submit their outstanding projects to the IFAI International Achievement Awards (IAA), a competition that recognizes design excellence and technical skill in specialty fabrics. The 2016 submissions demonstrate that creativity and problem-solving continue to drive the …

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Finishing Touches

December 1, 2016

Tented events take place in all kinds of weather, upping the demand for doors and specialty sidewalls. The popularity of tented events can be attributed, at least in part, to the human desire to be outdoors. However, this doesn’t mean that people actually want to experience being outside. Instead, they want the panoramic vistas while …

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Premier Product Showcase 2017

December 1, 2016

The products you need for the tented events you want. Editor’s note: The companies in this section submitted product information by the specified deadline. This section is organized by three product categories: tents, structures and fabric; decor and accessories; and tools and equipment. InTents features a regular New Products section in each issue. To have …

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Putting tents in their place with ballasting

October 1, 2016

Tent rental companies use IFAI’s ballasting tool to provide accurate amounts of weight, meet code compliance and create a safe experience for event guests. When it came to calculating weight requirements to anchor commercial tents in the past, rental companies needed some math and science on their side. They typically determined ballasting weights by what …

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Event Source acquires two south Florida locations of Classic Party Rentals

July 24, 2017

Event Source of Cleveland, Ohio, has purchased Panache Party Rental locations in Pompano Beach, Fla., and West Palm Beach, Fla., from Classic Party Rentals. Now under private ownership of JBK Group Inc., dba Event Source, the Panache locations join Event Source’s four existing territories in the Midwest: Cleveland, Ohio; Columbus, Ohio; Detroit, Mich.; and Pittsburgh, …

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Standard Party Rentals acquires the Modesto, Calif., branch of Classic Party Rentals

July 24, 2017

Standard Party Rentals, Richmond, Calif., has acquired the Modesto, Calif., location of Classic Party Rentals. The agreement includes bringing the employees of the Modesto branch into Standard Party Rentals, according to an announcement on the company’s Facebook page. “This is a great opportunity to expand our brand, keep industry skilled talent employed and maintain long-term …

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Pro Em Party & Event Rentals acquires Universal Resource Supply LLC and SoCal Tents & Events

July 18, 2017

PRO EM Party & Event Rentals (PRO EM), Phoenix, Ariz., has acquired Universal Resource Supply LLC and SoCal Tents & Events (URS), a Los Angeles, Calif.-based event rental company. The purchase marks the second acquisition in 45 days by PRO EM, according to a press release. The company acquired Illinois-based Partytime-HDO Productions in May. Financial …

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Shelter Structures America opens its first U.S. warehouse

July 12, 2017

Shelter Structures America, distributor of Shelter temporary clearspan tent structures in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, has opened a warehouse in the Los Angeles, Calif., area. This is the company’s first warehouse facility in the United States. “Our Los Angeles-area warehouse will allow us to warehouse structures, accessories and parts for our U.S. cliental,” says …

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Classic Party Rentals to sell all tenting assets

July 12, 2017

Classic Party Rentals is selling all tenting assets as part of a decision to exit the third-party event rental services business. Hilco Industrial, Northbrook, Ill., announced on July 12 the immediate private treaty sale process for Classic’s tenting assets. The sale includes substantially all assets from the tenting business unit of Classic Party Rentals, according …

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LENZIP releases No. 12 Marine Grade UV Zipper

June 22, 2017

LENZIP Manufacturing Corporation, a manufacturer of industrial and commercial grade zippers based in Rolling Meadows, Ill., has released the LENZIP No. 12 Marine Grade UV Zipper. No. 12 gauge is larger than the industry standard No. 10, but smaller than LENZIP’s BIGZIP® No. 15 gauge. The No. 12 gauge is available with 316 stainless steel …

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Advances in technology boost demand for frame tents

June 13, 2017

Frame tents are a must-have for almost every tent rental business; they’re incredibly popular with clients of all stripes and are reliable money-makers. Technology advancements both within tent manufacturing and outside of that arena have contributed to the clamor for frame tents. Take custom graphics. According to Gary Feuerborn, vice president of All Seasons Tent …

Industry News

’Tis the season for tented backyard parties

June 13, 2017

Summer means backyard party season. And today’s backyard parties often require more than a simple tent, tables and chairs. From concession equipment to custom flooring, rental companies strive to provide private clients with everything they need to have memorable events right in their own backyards. Backyard parties are as diverse as the neighborhoods and families …

Industry News

Sean Wilson joins Shelter Structures America

June 12, 2017

Shelter Structures America, distributor of Shelter temporary clearspan tent structures in North America, appointed Sean Wilson as the company’s new business development manager. Wilson will be based out of the company’s Los Angeles office. “I am very excited for the opportunity to be a part of the team at Shelter Structures America. The leadership and industry …

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Free space planner tool for CORT customers

June 1, 2017

CORT Events has partnered with Social Tables to offer 3D space planning technology free of charge to its clients with its integration of a proprietary custom version of the Social Tables space planner on CORT’s website. The integration allows clients to design events in 2D, view and share in 3D and automatically request quotes for …

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Codes set for adoption

December 1, 2016

Code revision process reaches final voting stage. A proposal to regulate outdoor events regardless of the presence of tents or special event structures was approved at the Public Comment Hearing of the International Code Committee (ICC) in October. This proposal (F310-16), submitted by the Fire Code Action Committee, had been disapproved at the code committee’s …

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Site survey equals site safety

December 1, 2016

A thorough site survey communicates event needs and flags potential safety issues. Ensuring the safety of tented event participants and the tent installation crew starts at the beginning of the job. Before a single rental item is loaded onto the truck, a site survey should be completed by a qualified professional with set-up experience. A …

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TopTec training goes on the road

December 1, 2016

TopTec Event Tents, Moore, S.C., is taking its long running tent installation and safety training program on the road in 2017. The first Tent School On The Road session will be held at Rent-E-Quip in Colonial Heights, Va., March 7–8. “Our goal was to make Tent School more accessible to our customers across the United …

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Tent inspections before events ensure safety

October 1, 2016

Inspections will help avoid disaster and add years to the life of a tent. The tent is up and the event is underway. But there may still be work to be done. Especially for installations that will be up for any length of time, inspection and maintenance are top priorities for keeping the tent as …

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IFAI’s Tent Rental Division works toward standard

October 1, 2016

IFAI’s Tent Rental Division looks to write an industry standard for tent anchorage. With final voting on tent-related code revisions for the 2018 Model Code set for late October, IFAI’s Tent Rental Division (TRD) is looking ahead to writing an industry standard that could be taken up in the 2021 code cycle. “As the 2018 …

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Moving on up with multiple locations

August 1, 2016

Expanding to multiple locations offers numerous benefits, if the timing is right and both will and cash flow are strong. Delores Crum didn’t see that she had a choice. Sure, her party, tent and wedding rental store in south Austin, Texas, opened in 2000, was doing well. But up in north Austin, another rental company …

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OSHA fines increase

August 1, 2016

New law directs U.S. Department of Labor to “catch up” penalties to inflation. Fines assessed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) increased by 78 percent as of Aug. 1. OSHA’s top penalty for serious violations rises from $7,000 to $12,471, and its top penalty for willful or repeated violations rises from $70,000 to …

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Collaboration yields successful code revisions

August 1, 2016

F-CAC work group is a key factor in the code revision process for tents, membrane structures and outdoor assembly events. The International Code Council (ICC) Committee Action Hearings were held in Louisville, Ky., in April. During the International Fire Code (IFC) hearings, stakeholders representing IFAI’s Tent Rental Division (TRD), the ICC Fire Code Action Committee …

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Ballasting for safety and safety when ballasting

June 1, 2016

Learning to ballast with concrete? Follow these steps to ensure safe and efficient jobsite practices. My crew has forgotten how to use a sledgehammer. Well, not really, but it could happen. In my local tent rental market, ballasting is common. So common that the top priority for my management team has been to figure out …

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Code revisions underway

June 1, 2016

Triggers for site-specific engineering top the tent-related proposals taken up at the ICC’s Committee Action Hearing. With debate and voting at the April Committee Action Hearing (CAH), the International Code Council (ICC) took its first step in revising codes as part of the Group B I-Code Development Cycle for the 2018 Model Code. A proposal …

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Museum of the American Revolution inspires with a clear top tent

June 1, 2017

For the April grand opening gala of the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia, Pa., EventQuip of Lansdale, Pa., installed a 12-by-76-meter Losberger P7 profile with a clear top for the gala dinner tent, a 9-by-6-meter Losberger P7 with a white top for the entrance tent, a 9-by-55-foot clear-top Aztec marquee for building access, …

Project Briefs

Long distance sprint

December 1, 2016

O’Neil Tent Co. installs several structures in a short timeframe 250+ feet from the unloading zone. When Ohio State University needed tenting structures for its fundraising campaign, “But for Ohio State,” an event that raises funds for students to study abroad, it called on O’Neil Tent Co., Columbus, Ohio, to make it happen. O’Neil Tent …

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Decadent masterpiece

December 1, 2016

A clear tent becomes a speakeasy with “The Great Gatsby” in every detail. Daisy Buchanan and Jay Gatsby may have been left off the guest list, but every other detail of a “Great Gatsby”-themed birthday party under a tent recalled the glitter and grandeur of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s masterpiece. Inspired by the client’s home and …

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Building a city

December 1, 2016

Classic Event and Tent Rentals prepared a scenic, suburban golf course for an invasion of hundreds of thousands of fans. When Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn., was awarded the 2016 Ryder Cup, planners knew a temporary city would be needed to accommodate the anticipated 250,000 spectators who would descend on the picturesque course …

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Anything’s possible

December 1, 2016

Over the Top Tents and Events makes events happen in the wild and magnificent Alaska terrain. The largest state in the union is home to breathtaking landscapes. The mountains, rivers and glaciers provide stunning backdrops for unforgettable events—but along with the wild, untamed beauty of Alaska comes unpredictable climates and challenging accessibility for companies like …

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Creating A Distinctive Atmosphere for Multiple Events Using One Tent

October 28, 2016

There is a reason why so many tented events seem to be cookie-cutter productions. There are people to please and placate, funds to be allocated, tent design and layout to be developed, and complex lighting and flooring elements to be installed. It is no wonder that so many people end up with the same event …

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Installing a structure on a scaffold

October 1, 2016

New York Tent installs a rooftop structure that couldn’t be attached to the roof. When Citnalta Construction Corp. approached Long Island-based New York Tent to cover a roof that it needed to rip off and replace, the construction firm had one big caveat: because of the work that had to be done, the tent couldn’t …

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Amazon Originals interactive experience at Comic-Con

October 1, 2016

Choura Events creates an Amazon Originals interactive experience for Comic-Con enthusiasts. Comic-Con junkies are the tastemakers of tomorrow,” actress Kristen Bell once said—and she’s not alone in her enthusiasm for the event that celebrates comic books and other aspects of popular arts, such as films and science fiction/fantasy literature. Comic-Con International takes place each year …

Projects

An organic palette under a sailcloth tent

October 1, 2016

Earthiness and formality blend perfectly under a sailcloth tent. With a bride specifically requesting a twin-pole sailcloth tent for her wedding, Durkin’s Inc. of Danbury, Conn., and Amy Cagginello of Amy Champagne Events LLC, Milford, Conn., and New York City, set out to seamlessly blend the tent and decor. Fulfilling the bride’s dream, Durkin’s installed …

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Disaster relief and weddings on the beach

October 1, 2016

From disaster relief to weddings on the beach, Beachview Event Rentals & Design brings the right stuff. Georgia’s Atlantic seaboard, with its tidal rivers, salt marshes and miles of beaches, attracts tourists and locals alike with a sense of the ancient and the hypnotic lull of the natural world. And for two brothers who grew …