TRD postpones Training for the Tent Installer

September 30, 2009

IFAI’s Tent Rental Division announced Training for the Tent Installer, which was scheduled for Oct. 6 at Mahaffey Tents in Memphis, Tenn., has been postponed. The event featuring experienced professionals conducting a training workshop on how to complete a safe and successful tent installation from start to finish will be rescheduled for a date yet …

Online calculator measures carbon footprint of events

September 23, 2009

The German Convention Bureau and CO2OL have launched an online calculator that measures the CO2 emissions generated by events, meetings and conventions. The companies are offering the calculator service to event and meeting planners in order to encourage more eco-friendly event planning. In addition to the calculator, the CO2OL website offers tips on how to …

Tents provide shelter after West Java earthquake

September 16, 2009

Emergency tents housed hundreds of people after a 7.3-magnitute earthquake hit Cianjur, West Java. The earthquake, which killed at least 35 people, caused citizens to flee their homes and have pre-dawn meals, part of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, in the tents the day after the disaster struck.

ARA international rental exchange participant works in Texas

September 14, 2009

Michael Hayek, branch manager for Kennards Hire P/L in Sydney, Australia, is working with Eagle Rentals in Seguin, Texas, through Sept. 18 as part of the American Rental Association (ARA) international rental exchange program. After his stay at Eagle, Hayek will work at Taylor’s Rental Equipment Co., Fort Worth Texas, and will later work at …

CEO of Classic Party Rentals resigns

John Campanelli resigned from his position as CEO of Classic Party Rentals, Los Angeles, Calif., on Thursday, Sept. 10. Campanelli stepped down to spend more time with his family, a spokeswoman for the company says. The roll of acting CEO will be filled by Pedro Mata, a member of the Classic Party Rentals board.

Marquee Event Group relocates

September 9, 2009

Marquee Event Group, Austin, Texas, is relocating to a 73,000-square-foot facility seven miles north of their current location. The larger building will accommodate the growing company’s 82 employees with a new showroom and warehouse. The company credits Austin’s stable event market for its success, citing numerous rentals for food and wine festivals in the spring …

Interactive forum to address military textiles

September 8, 2009

An interactive forum will offer apparel and textile manufacturers the opportunity to ask military officials from the Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Army about specific military needs and how the textile industry might be able to meet those needs. The meeting, sponsored by the Textile Industry Coalition on Government Procurement, National Council of Textile …

Fabric Graphics magazine launches new website

September 2, 2009

Fabric Graphics magazine, the official publication of IFAI’s Fabric Graphics Association, has launched a new website. The site features the current issue of the magazine, up-to-date fabric graphics industry news and two years of previously published content. New issues of the magazine will be uploaded on the first of every other month. Check out the …

Sail Cloth Tents features custom line from Exeter

Exeter Rent-All, Exeter, N.H., has introduced Sail Cloth Tents, a new addition to its luxury products division. Sail Cloth Tents features a custom-made line of products created by Exeter CEO Mike Parkin and his daughter, Ashley Parkin. The line includes sailcloth tents, furniture, lighting, dinnerware and decor accessories.