Peterson Party Center recapitalized by Dubin Clark & Company

December 9, 2014

Peterson Party Center, Woburn, Mass., has entered into a recapitalization transaction with private equity firm Dubin Clark & Co. Inc. The recapitalization enables Peterson Party Center’s president and owner Robert Traina to divest himself of a portion of the business while providing the company with a partner to continue growth. The 60-year-old tent and event …

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Wealth of knowledge

December 1, 2014

Whether your company has been in the tent industry for one year or 100, IFAI Tent Expo 2015 is the place to gain more knowledge and a professional edge. InTents: What issues face tent rental companies of all sizes? Mike Holland: Codes and their enforcement. Many states and municipalities are trying to regulate the industry …

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Off-season actions

Now is the time to prepare for the high season. By Lars Erickson Winter is a slower time for many tent rental companies, but there are plenty of tasks to accomplish in the off-season that will help your company be more efficient and profitable in the busy summer season. Analysis While reviewing the past season, …

Visual feast

Attention to detail and a strong focal point inspire wedding guests’ awe. By David Caruso With the shores of Lake Michigan and the downtown Milwaukee skyline as a backdrop, a tented wedding reception requires a vibrant and focused design to complement the scenic locale. Dynamic Events by David Caruso designed this wedding to be a …

Safety in cold weather

Tips to protect workers on cold job sites. Winter weather may slow tent rental but it rarely stops it. From polar plunges and ice fishing tournaments to holiday markets and the bride who wants a winter wedding, tenting needs continue despite cold climates. Prolonged exposure to freezing or cold temperatures on tent installation sites may …

Epoch installation

A unique air beam solution for a unique venue—the roof terrace of Carnegie Hall. Imagine conceptualizing and installing a tented structure on the roof terrace of a historic, iconic venue built in 1891, a venue that featured Tchaikovsky on its opening night. Take into account that the architectural structure of the building reflects Italian Renaissance: …

High peaks for high fliers

Baytex designs and manufactures an award-winning big top. A circus that features high-flying acrobats, daring trapeze artists and a “Mystifying Wheel of Death” needs a tent that generates as much excitement as the thrills within. Baytex Manufacturing Co. Ltd. of Mt. Maunganui, New Zealand, delivered that excitement with a new tent for the Loritz Circus, …

Expert Q&A

Q: What is Pantone? And how does it relate to color trends for tented events? A:Pantone® is a color matching system used by graphic designers, printers and anything that requires consistent color. Pantone assigns numbers to colors in a system known as the Pantone Matching System (PMS). For example, the logo for our company, Party Reflections, uses …

A cut above

A New York family business evolves into a rental provider for large-scale events. Hank Parker’s Party & Tent Rentals, Rochester, N.Y., began as tool and equipment rental stores with a limited tent rental inventory available for small parties and weddings. Now, 75 percent of the Berardi family business comes from corporate and sporting events, and …

Let it snow

Atent for Rent overcomes snow and a tight fit to enclose a patio for a holiday party. A client for Atent for Rent Inc., Dedham, Mass., was so happy with an installation at their home for a Thanksgiving gathering that they requested an even bigger set up for a holiday party. The outdoor entertaining area …