Aggreko beats the heat and keeps it cool for Moody Garden’s ICE LAND

December 13, 2016

When two million tons of ice arrived in October to help build Moody Gardens’ ICE LAND: A Caribbean Christmas, Aggreko’s team of technicians were on hand to keep it frozen for the holiday destination held in one of the southern United States’ warmest climates. Maintaining a temperature below freezing is critical to the success of …

Displays Unlimited is now PRX Exposition Services

PRX is the culmination of years of service to the tradeshow industry under the Displays Unlimited brand combined with a new level of capabilities. PRX is focused on building a new brand throughout the southeast region to elevate the business into a top tier exposition company. Operating as a division of Party Reflections, Inc., PRX …

Aztec Tents announces winners of 2016 Aztec Photo & Video Contest

December 8, 2016

After receiving hundreds of submissions from across the country, Aztec Tents announced the four winning photographs and videos for its 2016 Aztec Photo & Video Contest. This year marks the 50th anniversary of Aztec Tents, the leader in tents and structures within the special events industry. This year, more than 300 companies submitted their best event …

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When to say yes—and no—to new inventory

December 1, 2016

The economy is improving, tented events are on the upswing, and customers are spending more on decor and accessories such as sidewalls, doors, liners and drapes. This is good news for tent rental companies, because these items can bring a very good return on investment, says Scott Sutherland, president of Olympic Tent, a tent manufacturer …

Codes set for adoption

Code revision process reaches final voting stage. A proposal to regulate outdoor events regardless of the presence of tents or special event structures was approved at the Public Comment Hearing of the International Code Committee (ICC) in October. This proposal (F310-16), submitted by the Fire Code Action Committee, had been disapproved at the code committee’s …

Long distance sprint

O’Neil Tent Co. installs several structures in a short timeframe 250+ feet from the unloading zone. When Ohio State University needed tenting structures for its fundraising campaign, “But for Ohio State,” an event that raises funds for students to study abroad, it called on O’Neil Tent Co., Columbus, Ohio, to make it happen. O’Neil Tent …

On site

Don’t miss the valuable opportunities at IFAI Tent Expo 2017. One of the worst things about being editor of InTents is that, while I spend a lot of time writing about high-end, big-budget tented soirées, I rarely attend one. (To be honest, I’m not sure I’ve ever attended an event that could be accurately described …

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Scene Stealers

Three Wow! installations showcase talent and problem-solving in the tent industry. Each year, dozens of tent and event rental companies submit their outstanding projects to the IFAI International Achievement Awards (IAA), a competition that recognizes design excellence and technical skill in specialty fabrics. The 2016 submissions demonstrate that creativity and problem-solving continue to drive the …

In memoriam: Lou Brown

Former Anchor Industries vice president Louis (“Lou”) Ray Brown passed away on Aug. 11. Brown retired from Anchor in 1997 as senior vice president of the tent sales department after 45 years with the company. He began on the manufacturing floor and rose to manager of tent production before moving to sales. He oversaw launches …

Decadent masterpiece

A clear tent becomes a speakeasy with “The Great Gatsby” in every detail. Daisy Buchanan and Jay Gatsby may have been left off the guest list, but every other detail of a “Great Gatsby”-themed birthday party under a tent recalled the glitter and grandeur of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s masterpiece. Inspired by the client’s home and …