General Rental acquires Event Central

May 28, 2015

General Rental Sales & Service of Avondale, Pa. has acquired Event Central Rental and Sales of Mechanicsburg, Pa. The acquisition, described in an April press release, said that the purchase was part of General Rental’s strategic growth plan to expand the company’s special events rental operations into central Pennsylvania and Maryland. Eric Schuibbeo, owner of …

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Outdoor party opportunities for your backyard soiree

May 26, 2015

By Maura Keller Backyard tented soirees are a favorite pastime for many. For some reason, everything just tastes better outside. To meet the need of alfresco party aficionados, today’s tent professionals are offering an array of outdoor party opportunities that go far beyond the simple scattering of tables and chairs on a backyard patio. Frame …

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Saving labor

May 25, 2015

By Janice Kleinschmidt “Our philosophy is that installing tents is hard. How can we make it easier for the installer?” posits Kenny Puff, armed with an answer. “Every tent installer should have his own tool kit with the basics so they’re not continually borrowing or waiting for a tool. “Now you come to the bigger …

SmartEquip, Point-of-Rental Software form partnership

May 22, 2015

SmartEquip and Point-of-Rental Software announced in an April press release a partnership to integrate their respective software platforms. The integration allows Point-of-Rental Software users to receive real-time, accurate parts and service support for more than 150 brands of equipment currently on the SmartEquip Network, while automating electronic parts ordering from both manufacturers and their dealers. …

Event trends using five senses

May 19, 2015

When sight, sound, touch, smell and taste are delighted, so are your guests. Cort Trade Show & Event Furnishings shares tips and trends to turn any wedding into the most memorable event of the season. Some senses, such as sight, are fairly straightforward when designing an event. While the other senses can be a bit …

AmpliVox Sound Cruisers

May 14, 2015

AmpliVox Sound Systems is offering its Sound Cruiser PA systems in four versions. The product is made for any event requiring audio projection on the road or on the water. The horn PA systems can mount to the roof of cars, trucks, golf carts, emergency vehicles, construction equipment, boats or other vehicles. The roof-mounted speakers …

Herculite acquires Strataglass

May 11, 2015

Emigsville, Pa.-based Herculite Products Inc. has acquired Strataglass LLC, based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The agreement was announced May 8. The acquisition continues Herculite’s efforts to be a total solution provider in each of the markets it serves. “We are excited about the addition of the iconic Strataglass family of custom engineered solutions to Herculite’s …