Bauer joins APV Engineered Coatings

May 24, 2016

APV Engineered Coatings hired Lon Bauer as product development manager. Bauer will be responsible for developing new coatings for flexible films and textiles, including development on the company’s VYNGUARD® line of premium high-performance coatings. Bauer’s background includes more than 25 years in the chemical industry with more than 20 years in the coatings industry. He …

Chauvet introduces Maverick MK2 spotlight

May 23, 2016

Chauvet Professional has unveiled its new Maverick MK2 spot, the first product in the Maverick series of moving fixtures from the company. The new LED spot is powered by a 440-watt LED engine producing an illuminance of 2,518 to 18,079 lux at 5 meters, depending on the zoom angle. The Maverick MK2 Spot has seven …

Point of Rental adds kiosks to enhance customer experience

May 18, 2016

Grand Prairie, Texas-based Point of Rental Software, a provider of rental management software, announced that it has implemented the use of kiosks in its latest update to Point of Rental Essentials cloud-based software. Point of Rental said that the kiosks allow customers to self-serve and, when utilized with a barcode reader, the customer can scan …

Lawrence Fabric & Metal Structures celebrates 75 years

May 17, 2016

Lawrence Fabric & Metal Structures, a manufacturer of custom commercial fabric and metal awnings and canopies, fabrication of exhibit components, experiential displays and industrial architectural elements, based in St. Louis, Mo., celebrates its 75th anniversary this week. On May 16, 1941, Lawrence Canvas Products Company opened to manufacture and sell tarpaulins, truck and trailer covers. …

Industrial Fabrics Foundation Innovation Award call for entries

May 16, 2016

The Industrial Fabrics Foundation (IFF) is now accepting entries for its 2016 Innovation Award. Each year, the IFF honors projects created by those who pace the industry of tomorrow. IFF encourages companies to submit their projects so they can inspire others in the specialty fabrics industry and act as catalysts for the next great innovations. …

Taking it personally: Digitally printed tents reflect character

May 12, 2016

The introduction of flat smartphones created a lucrative marketplace for another new product that has taken the world by storm: the smartphone cover. Sophisticatedly sedate, boldly colored, or blinged out with rhinestones, this snap-on accessory reveals something about the owner’s personality. Taking it to the next level, many people get one customized with a photograph …

Let there be light

“Romantic, dreamy lighting is one of the biggest trends we see [in tented events],” says Sarah Miller of Caplan Miller Events in Austin, Texas. “I love ‘layering’ lighting by incorporating chandeliers, pendants, and sconces with functional lighting such as pin spots and Lekolites.” “Lighting in general can really dial up an event,” says Jim Gallagher, …