Jason Mills adds to mesh line

August 31, 2015

Jason Mills LLC, a Milltown, N.J.-based convertor/manufacturer of knit textiles, has expanded its line of products sold into the outdoor retailing industry with the addition of Style 413. The product meets basic requirements of no-see-um mesh screening, and is fire-resistant, water-repellent and UV-resistant. The screen is 60 inches wide and made of 100 percent polyester …

Exhibitor Product Preview

August 27, 2015

An advance look at new products and services to be exhibited at IFAI Expo 2015 in Anaheim, Calif., Oct. 6–9. This year’s show floor will offer new, dedicated areas for advanced textiles, shade and weather protection, and disaster mitigation and response, as well as several hands-on demonstrations. IFAI Expo 2015 in Anaheim, Calif., Oct. 6–9, …

Rose Brand Inc. acquires Swag Décor

Rose Brand Inc., has acquired Swag Décor, a Florida-based event and venue décor company. Swag Décor specializes in providing event décor to the Florida market and has recently doubled the size of its business. Swag Décor offerings include event décor design, rental drapes, and custom décor products. “Our joint organization will help us better serve …

Equipment rental industry continues to grow

The equipment rental industry revenue is forecasted to grow 7 percent through at least 2018, according to the latest projections released by the American Rental Association (ARA). The U.S. industry also remains on track to reach record revenue of $38.3 billion in 2015. Despite slower demand for rental equipment from the mining, oil and gas …

Urena joins Strataglass sales/engineering team

August 18, 2015

Strataglass, a subsidiary of Herculite Products, announced in a recent press release the addition of Dino Urena to its sales and engineering team. Urena has more than 25 years of experience in domestic and international technical sales and specialty market development. The press release noted that Urena “is an avid supporter of our industry presenting …

Circus tent collapses; two fatalities

August 4, 2015

For the second day in a row, severe storms are being blamed for a tent collapse resulting in death and injuries. A father and daughter were killed Monday when a circus tent at the Lancaster fairgrounds in New Hampshire collapsed amid 60-mile-an-hour gusts and hail. Thirty-two people were treated at hospitals for injuries. Fire Marshal …

Storm collapses event tent, 1 fatality

August 3, 2015

A 35-year-old father of two died Sunday, and 20 others were injured, when a storm collapsed a tent at a community festival in Chicago. About 100 people were sheltering under or near the tent when it collapsed, according to the Chicago Tribune. The same storm prompted the Lollapalooza music festival to temporarily evacuate to three …

Structure of champions

RÖDER installs merchandising structure for UEFA Champions League Final. The UEFA Champions League is the top tournament of European soccer leagues and is widely acclaimed as the best and most challenging club competition in the world. For a top tournament, only top tents will do. At the UEFA Champions League Final 2015 in Berlin, Germany, …

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Attachment issues

August 1, 2015

Connecting tents to existing buildings requires customization and time. By their nature, tents are portable, temporary structures. Buildings are permanent and immobile. From time to time, the two meet and that’s where things get interesting. Connecting a tent to a building for an event marries the permanence and stability of a building with the temporary …

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Taking it to the stage

Staging systems and accompanying tents for outdoor concerts spark new opportunities for rental companies. The months of May through October represent prime time for music festivals, which number in the thousands and increase every year. These outdoor concerts have two unsung heroes: staging and tents. By adding stages and large tensile structures to their inventory, …