Two Chicago-based companies create partnership

June 24, 2015

Event Equipment Sales (EES), supplier of portable event products, is now an approved vendor with True Value Co (TVC). EES has been approved to supply portable dance floors to all True Value Co. brands including True Value’s Just Ask Rental, Grand Rental Station and Taylor Rental. “The quality and scope of our portable dance floors …

InsTent introduces V3 High Peak

June 23, 2015

California-based InsTent has introduced the V3 High Peak Tent based on the company’s best-seller, the V3 tent model. InsTent partner, Vitabri, based in France, has been manufacturing canopies for 17 years. The V3 High Peak version is designed with Vitabri’s 30-second deployment system and is available in three sizes: 10ft × 10ft, 10ft × 15ft, …

New owners at Vermont Tent Company

June 18, 2015

As Vermont Tent Company founder John Crabbe Jr. steps down as owner, three veteran employees will take over the reins and company leadership. Mike Lubas, CEO, Lon Finkelstein, CFO, and Mike Solomon, COO, are now equal partners and will use their years of knowledge and experience at Vermont Tent as new leaders of the company. …

Trending in tents: Transforming the ordinary into magical

June 15, 2015

Event designers and planners are tasked now more than ever with putting on unforgettable events that reach new creative heights. They are utilizing all platforms to excite and thrill clients and attendees. The tented event is no exception to this rising trend. Popping up in events are: poles that have become an integral part of …

Tent collapse kills one at petroleum industry gathering

June 12, 2015

A massive tent collapsed during a strong storm Thursday night at a social event hosted by the Mexican Petroleum Congress (CMP) in Guadalajara, killing one and injuring more than 50 others. Four of the injured were hospitalized. The CMP is the top oil and gas industry event in Mexico, attracting 8,000 delegates from 12 countries. …

Registration open for IFAI Expo 2015

June 3, 2015

Registration is now open for IFAI Expo 2015, the most comprehensive industrial and technical textiles event of the year. This year’s event will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif., Oct. 6–9. Programming begins Oct. 6; trade show opens Oct. 7. Attendees can save up to $300 when registering by July 4 …

Annual photo contest adds video submissions

Aztec Tents launched its 2015 Photo & Video contest. This year the annual Best Tent Photos contest will accept video submissions. The deadline for submissions is July 15, 2015. Contestants can submit their photo or video into the following four categories: Best Daytime Tent Photo Best Tent Video Best Evening/Night Tent Photo Best Time-Lapse Video …

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Work smarter

June 1, 2015

Every tent rental company needs equipment, tools and strategies that help it get maximum efficiency from its crews. By Janice Kleinschmidt Our philosophy is that installing tents is hard. How can we make it easier for the installer?” posits Kenny Puff, president and owner of Green Monster Mfg. LLC, which makes a hydraulic stake puller, …

From glam to punk

Two nights, two themes, one tent. In a public parking lot for a popular local beach in southern California, Elite Productions International, Laguna Niguel, Calif., created a venue for a glam rock event one night and a punk rock event the next. The client, hosting a conference at the hotel across the street, required a …

Decor-enhancing scrim

TRUSST, a Chauvet brand, has released a new line of fabric, TRUSST Scrim, designed to cover trussing of different sizes, as well as tripod stands and X-stands, to provide a neater more polished appearance to stages and DJ booths. Made of a white fire-retardant stretch fabric, the scrim not only conceals cables and cords, it …