L.B. White and related companies under new ownership

December 22, 2010

L.B. White Company Inc., Onalaska, Wis., has been acquired by Jeff Diermeier, Rick Diermeier and Kevin Gagermeier. The company manufacturers and markets direct-fired forced air, radiant and indirect-fired heaters for tents and other environments. The acquisition includes L.B. White, PSI Heating Systems and two sister companies that make up Hospitality International LLC: La Crosse (manufacturer …

A&R Tarpaulins Inc. honored for innovation

December 13, 2010

A&R Tarpaulins Inc., Fontana, Calif., manufacturers of SKP® high strength fabric repair tape, was a finalist for the 2010 Spirit of the Entrepreneur Award. The eighth annual Spirit of the Entrepreneur Awards were given in seven categories. Nominations started with 159 companies, and A&R was one of three finalists in the 2010 Innovative Entrepreneur Award …

Pantone names 2011 color of the year

December 10, 2010

Pantone has named 18-2120 honeysuckle the Pantone Color of the Year for 2011. Appropriate for year-round occasions, the vibrant reddish pink hue has an uplifting, energizing effect. The choice reflects an optimistic outlook for 2011, and serves as a contrast to 2010’s choice, turquoise.

Creative ideas for wedding fair displays

December 1, 2010

Attract customers with a tented experience at wedding fairs. By Shereé Bochenek Wedding fairs attract many types of vendors, but the exhibitor who provides tenting has a special opportunity to show clients the possibilities tents can provide. The challenge? Showcasing tenting while overcoming the unique challenges posed by the legal and physical restrictions of the …

Latest trends in wedding planning

What’s hot for the 2011 wedding season. The 2011 event season is right around the corner, and with it comes a treasure chest of fun and whimsy with new (and some old) trends! While it is fun to bask in the trendy “eye candy,” remember that trends are great upsells, and the key to taking …

Aerial lifts and safety on the jobsite

The major causes of injuries and fatalities involving aerial lifts are falls, electrocutions and collapses or tip-overs. Aerial devices include boom-supported aerial platforms, such as cherry pickers or bucket trucks, aerial ladders and vertical towers (OSHA regulates scissor lifts as mobile scaffolds, not as aerial devices). Safe work practices for aerial lifts include: Ensure that …

Tent highlights Miami’s historic style at Red Bull event

A modern structure in a historic Miami Beach area. The South Beach area in Miami, Fla., is known for more than its diet—it’s also home to the oldest Art Deco society in the world. For those planning a tented event in the area, that means one more entity that has to sign off on the …

Two-story tent provides additional square footage to cramped event space

The Union of European Football Association (UEFA) Champions League is among the top tournaments of European soccer leagues, and the final game is one of the most popular televised sporting events in Europe. In May 2010, the event took place for the first time in one of the world’s most prestigious soccer stadiums, Santiago Bernabéu, …

Safe installation for hanging loads

By Mike Crews Q: How can I ensure safe installation when hanging loads in tents? A: In today’s world of tenting, demand for high-end decorating is at an all time high. Many renters are asked by the decorator, light company or audio company, “How much weight can I hang in the tent?” The response should …

Tents help bring “Elegant Occasions” to destination weddings

Tents are a part of the journey for veteran destination wedding planner JoAnn Gregoli. For wedding planner JoAnn Gregoli, professional satisfaction comes from “the moment.” That is, that one moment before an event when everything comes together. “The tent is up and the lighting is in place, the tables are set, and you get this …