Longtime Fasnap president George Lang to retire

April 25, 2016

Fasnap Corp., a wholesale distributor of fastener textile systems based in Elkhart, Ind., announced that president George Lang will retire effective April 29, after 17 years with the company. Lang began his 43-year career in fastener distribution in 1973 with TRW Fasteners, where he worked for 18 years. He spent eight years with Scovill Fasteners …

Tent codes under scrutiny at upcoming hearing

April 19, 2016

Proposed changes to codes governing tent installations will be discussed at the International Code Council (ICC) Group B Committee Action Hearing in Louisville, Ky. The hearing is set for April 17–27, with proposals related to tent codes most likely to be heard on April 19 and 20. Any individual can attend and testify at this …

Michael Gould named CEO of Christian Party Rental

April 13, 2016

Hollis, N.H.-based Christian Party Rental, a party rental company for weddings, corporate, sporting and nonprofit events, named Michael Gould it’s chief executive officer. Gould will be in charge of all operations of the family owned corporation. Christian Party Rentals provides rental services to many events in New England including the NH Motor Speedway, UNH, Harvard …

Sperry Tents announces new UK division Sperry Tents South West

April 6, 2016

Sperry Tents has announced an expansion with its second U.K.-based division, Sperry Tents South West, led by director Tim Francis, allowing the luxury tents to be more widely available across the U.K. The new office, located near Padstow, will provide the country’s southwest region—including Cornwall, Devon, Somerset and Dorset—with the opportunity to hire Sperry Tents …

OSHA: Circus tent in fatal New Hampshire collapse not erected correctly

April 1, 2016

A Sarasota, Fla.-based circus operator is contesting more than $33,000 in fines proposed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) following the collapse of a circus tent in August 2015. OSHA cited Walker International Events with 14 serious violations. The collapse killed a father and daughter in the audience and injured dozens of others, …

Stage and table skirts

New from Kwik-Covers are its 100-percent polyester stage and table skirts. Table skirts are 28 inches wide by 14 feet long and come in a variety of colors. Stage skirts come in white or black, are 12 feet long and offered in three heights: 8, 16 and 24 inches. Skirts are reusable and connect with …

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On trend

Welcome to the redesigned InTents, your complete source for events in tents. Sailcloth, two-story (and three-story!) structures, pagodas, glass walls, high-end flooring—the list goes on. In 2016, the tent and event industry has more varied and creative options than ever. As the only publication dedicated to tent rental and events, InTents strives to reflect the …

Macon Tent Rentals goes the extra mile to help its clients create memories

The staff at Macon Tent Rentals (MTR) in Macon, Ga., knows the company’s phone doesn’t ring unless someone has some fun planned. From ground breakings to grand openings to a business’s family fun day to collegiate tailgating, creating a celebration is what it’s all about. This second-generation business grew from a single small frame tent …

Rooftop clear-top tent gala celebrating the automobile

RG Live Events pulls off a rooftop grand reopening gala that celebrates the history of the automobile. For the multitudes of people who have a love affair with the history of the automobile, Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, Calif., is a wonder. The expansive three-storied automobile museum that showcases the impact and artistry of …

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Tented event trends poised to reshape the industry

Tented events tend to be subject to the same wishes and whims as other segments of fashion and lifestyle industries. Hot event themes, decor preferences and color schemes change as quickly as the weather. (Remember when everything was chocolate and turquoise?) But sometimes what starts as a fad or trend has long-lasting effects on the …