TRD announces new Steering Committee chairman

January 28, 2016

The Tent Rental Division (TRD) of the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) has announced that Mike Holland from Chattanooga Tents in Chattanooga, Tenn., will take over as chairman of the TRD Steering Committee. The announcement came this week in Las Vegas during the TRD’s annual Tent Conference event. The chairman of this committee drives TRD …

Equipment rental growth even

January 27, 2016

The U.S. equipment rental industry is expected to grow 6.7 percent in 2016 and 2017, 6.2 percent in 2018 and 5.8 percent in 2019 to reach $48.7 billion, according to the American Rental Association’s forecast from the ARA Rental Market Monitor™. Progress is consistent regardless of changes in oil and gas prices, construction and other …

Wehrman to retire from ARA

January 26, 2016

Christine Wehrman, executive vice president and CEO of the Moline, Ill.-based American Rental Association (ARA), has announced her retirement to the ARA Board of Directors after 15 years of service to the organization. Wehrman will continue in the position until her successor is named later this year. Terry Turner, CERP, the owner of All Occasions …

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Industry Q&A with Gary Feuerborn of All Seasons Event Rental

January 25, 2016

Gary Feuerborn, vice president of All Seasons Event Rental, Kansas City, Kan., began working with the owners of the company in 1982 as a way to work his way through college. After graduation, he went into business with his cousin, but in 1997, he returned as general manager to All Seasons—which manufactures party tents, rental …

ARA to recognize members

January 22, 2016

Members who have made a significant volunteer contribution to the American Rental Association (ARA) will be recognized at its annual conference, The Rental Show 2016. The event will take place Feb. 21-24 in Atlanta, Ga. Honorees include Distinguished Service Award winner Delores M. Crum, CERP, president, Premiere Events, Austin, Texas; Outstanding Leadership Award winner Ian …

Letter to the editor

January 21, 2016

In the tent industry, we all remember getting started and the people we worked with. The rest is like a blur, and 20 years go by like nothing. Danny Frost of Orlando, Fla., who passed away in September 2015 (due to cancer/health) was one of those people. Although he worked for another tent company, he …

Point of Rentals announces new branding

January 20, 2016

Grand Prairie, Texas-based Point of Rental Software Inc., a provider of rental and inventory management software, announced the release of its new branding, including a new logo, colors and product names. With customer growth at an all-time high and the company’s Australia office opening in January, Point of Rental opted for the brand makeover to …

Jaime Friedstadt joins Chauvet

January 18, 2016

Chauvet has appointed Jaime Friedstadt director of business development and marketing for Hispanic markets for the company’s Chauvet professional and Iluminarc divisions. He will report to Stephane Gressier, Chauvet’s international sales director. Friedstadt was previously the international sales manager at Philips Entertainment. He managed Latin American sales of all Philips Entertainment brands, including Vari-Lite, Strand …