IFAI’s Tent Rental Division 2015 Tent Expo

February 26, 2015

Nearly 600 tent rental professionals gathered in Orlando, Fla., to attend the annual Tent Expo hosted by IFAI’s Tent Rental Division (TRD). The event began with TRD Boot Camp: Training for the Tent Professional, along with a golf tournament. Educational sessions focused on code advocacy, inspections, safety and workers’ compensation. The show consisted of 58 …

Goodman joins Sew What? Inc.

February 25, 2015

Frank Goodman hired as lead purchasing agent. Sew What? Inc. manufactures stage drapery for the entertainment industry, so Megan Duckett, president, wanted a wide range of industry knowledge and staging experience in her lead purchasing agent. Frank Goodman, an experienced lighting and stage manager for touring musicians such as Bruno Mars and Bette Midler, filled …

In memoriam: Allen Swers

Glen Raven remembers industry leader who brought Sunbrella® brand to casual furniture market. Allen Swers, a furniture industry leader who first championed the Sunbrella brand as a casual-furniture fabric, recently passed away at the age of 93. He began his career in textiles in New York, progressing to chief operating officer of one of the …

Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals wins contest

Gracing the cover of the 2015 InTents Buyer’s Guide is a tented wedding from Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals. Beating out two other finalists, the winning event image featured purple uplighting and a romantic glow to the elegant draping of a 40-by-80 foot Economy Tent International tent. Décor for this wedding at The Ever After …

Valley Forge appoints vice president

February 12, 2015

Vanessa Patino is new VP of operations Pompano Beach, Fla.-based Valley Forge Fabrics announced in a Feb. 12 press release the appointment of Vanesa Patino as vice president of operations. The release noted that Patino has 20 years of experience in strategic senior management roles and proven leadership in managing operations, process improvement, financial planning, …