Code update

July 22, 2015

Factors that would trigger structural reviews of tent installations considered. A proposal to the International Code Council’s (ICC) International Building Code (IBC) involving multistory tents installed for fewer than 180 days shows the continued need for the tent industry to work with code officials at the ICC. The current IBC code for tents and membrane …

B.C. Tent & Awning names Gene LaPierre vice president of operations

July 20, 2015

Avon, Mass.-based B.C. Tent & Awnings, provider of tents, awnings and event party items, announced the promotion of Gene LaPierre to vice president of operations. Formerly the director of special projects, LaPierre will implement new and more efficient ways to serve the company’s existing clients and grow business. Training new and existing employees will become …

Milestone purchases Aztec and Shaffer

July 16, 2015

Milestone Capital recently announced that it has purchased Aztec Events & Tents (Houston, Texas) and Shaffer Sports & Events (Birmingham, Ala.). Milestone, a private equity group based in Houston, is headed by A. Kelly Williams and Michael P. Hanks. A press release from Milestone said that Williams and Hanks plan to work with all current …

Classic Party Rentals signs six-year agreement with PGA of America

July 1, 2015

Inglewood, Calif.-based Classic Party Rentals, the event rental and service provider with 25 locations across the U.S., has signed a six-year exclusive deal with the PGA of America to provide all flooring, tenting, and furnishings for its championship golf events through 2020. In a press release announcing the agreement, Classic said it plans to invest …