Bridal fair scammer pleads guilty

October 19, 2010

A Pittsburgh woman who defrauded at least 200 wedding vendors as well as thousands of brides-to-be pleaded guilty Oct. 8 to wire fraud and aggravated identity theft, according to the Boston Herald. Karen Tucker was alleged to have set up a fake business called Boston 411 and a website that promoted a wedding fair that …

Fourth Global Rental Alliance exchange is underway

October 7, 2010

The latest Global Rental Alliance exchange participants are set to learn about rental practices in different parts of the globe and develop new leadership skills. Matt Gordon of Centenary Hire, Darra, Queensland, Australia, will learn about business practices at Nor-Val Rentals in Armstrong, B.C., Canada, in the month of October. In mid-October, Brittany Haas of …

Cross-country trip factors into Wii event installations

October 1, 2010

If there were a Wii™ competition for tent installation, Premier Tenting Solutions and Event Rentals of Stuart, Fla. would be at the top of the leaderboard. The company installed a 100-by-260-foot Twin Peak Century® tent for the Wii Games: Summer 2010 kickoff event in Liberty State Park, Jersey City, N.J., in July, then dismantled the …

Convenient equipment labeling

New from Wholesale Tape is a convenient way to label equipment without leaving residue when the labels are removed. Appropriate for use on audio visual and lighting equipment, Gaff Write-On labels are created from premium gaffer tape—a non-reflective substrate that is printable and known for clean removal from most surfaces. The 24mm by 71mm labels …

Combination die cutting system

Spartanics Finecut-Plus-Rotary is a combination laser die cutting and rotary die cutting system designed for companies that combine short run and long run work. The system is a versatile cutting technology with capabilities including rotary die cutting at speeds up to 400 feet per minute, tool-free laser die cutting with accurate single source lasers at …

Flame-retardant fabric designed for group tents

TenCate Outdoor Fabrics has introduced Campshield™, an inherently flame-retardant fabric for group tents. Extremely strong fabric is resistant to scorching, smoldering and sparks, working like a time buffer to provide both extra protection and more time to find a safe refuge if required. It’s also breathable and offers moisture-regulating properties to help create a more …

Strategies for preventing back injuries

Lifting-related injuries continue to decrease as awareness and prevention increase among employers and employees. According to the most recent data available from U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the number of nonfatal cases involving days away from work dropped from 140,330 in 2007 to 129,990 in 2008. Educating employees on lifting strategies and providing a …

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Preparing staff for tent site emergencies

By Dan Nolan III Q: How should I prepare my staff for an emergency on a tent site? A: The nature of an emergency is that it arises unexpectedly. Developing a set of guidelines for staff to follow if an emergency occurs under at tent or on a job site will assist them in efficiently …

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Tax tips for equipment maintenance decisions

Fix or replace, depreciate or write off? By Mark E. Battersby In today’s economy, the question is not whether to fix or replace equipment, fixtures, business assets or even the building housing a business, but rather which path will be the most affordable. Will the business benefit more from an immediate write-off for repairs, or …

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Unforgettable marketing strategies

Get the right message to the right market using the right media, and new business will appear. By Ron Rosenberg These are difficult times in the tent rental and event industry. Customers are becoming more demanding while they shop around for the best deal, event budgets are scaled back, and promotional strategies that worked in …