Classic Party Rentals Wins N.I.C.E. Awards

April 28, 2010

The Chicago location of Classic Party Rentals won four NACE/ISES Chicago Excellence (N.I.C.E.) Awards at the 9th annual N.I.C.E. Awards celebration to honor hospitality/special event industry professionals for their achievements. The National Association of Catering Executives (NACE) and the International Special Events Society (ISES) held the award ceremony April 20 at the Horseshoe Casino in …

IFF announces Innovation Award

April 19, 2010

The Industrial Fabrics Foundation (IFF) announced the development of the Innovation Award, a new award program created to inspire imagination and innovation within the specialty fabrics industry. Any company that has developed and manufactured an innovative product related to the industry is eligible in one of three award categories: fabric, hardware and machinery; end product; …

IFAI seeks candidates for board positions

April 12, 2010

The Leadership Development Committee of the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) is now seeking candidates to be considered for three director positions on the IFAI Board of Directors. All candidates must be employed by either an End Product or Supplier member who is in good standing. Interested parties must submit written confirmation of their wish …

Moss promotes Bob Frey

April 8, 2010

Moss Inc. has appointed Bob Frey to executive vice president of research and development. Frey has been with the company since its 2006 acquisition of Nichols Incorporated, where he was the co-owner and general manager since 1999. His major contributions to Moss include the development of the Moss EZ Fabric Wall system and the launch …

Ballasting study

April 1, 2010

The TRD begins process of developing safety guidelines for ballasted tents. Because of increasing regulatory limitations on the staking of commercial rental tents, installers need to ballast tents more and more often. The Tent Rental Division (TRD) of the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) plans to conduct a ballasting study, the objective of which is …

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Determining your business’ worth

Do you know where you stand? What is your business worth? According to Gary Stansberry, if you are an owner or manager, you should be able to answer that question immediately, or at least at the touch of a button. Stansberry, a partner with Hageman, Stansberry & Associates, a leading mergers and acquisitions firm in …

Wildly successful installation at Central Park Zoo

A tent installation in New York City’s Central Park Zoo was so well received that the client decided to keep it up. To say that organizers of the Wildlife Conservation Society’s 2009 Central Park Zoo gala were happy with the work of Stamford Tent & Event Services is an understatement. Steve Frost, president of the …

New tent design debuted at wedding

A family wedding for a longtime client was the perfect opportunity for Custom Covers to introduce a new tent design. Tent renter Ridgeway Marquees Ltd. of Redditch, Worcestershire, England, has been a longtime customer of tent manufacturer Custom Covers (1984) Ltd. So when Ridgeway owner Tim Jones was arranging his daughter’s wedding, he turned to …

Anchoring in sandy soil

By Michael Tharpe Q: What should I consider when anchoring in sandy soil? A:Everyone wants a memorable event, and the natural beauty of a beach makes the perfect background for that memory. However, the reaction from many rental stores, when confronted with doing a tented beach event, is “no way.” If you must consider moving …

Race to finish Olympic tents

Preparing for the last leg of the race. By Janice Kleinschmidt With just a week before the opening ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games and more than 620 tents installed, you might think the staff of Karl’s Event Rental could sit back and relax, knowing their job was done. But that would be simplifying …