Pro Em Party & Event Rentals acquires Universal Resource Supply LLC and SoCal Tents & Events

July 18, 2017

PRO EM Party & Event Rentals (PRO EM), Phoenix, Ariz., has acquired Universal Resource Supply LLC and SoCal Tents & Events (URS), a Los Angeles, Calif.-based event rental company. The purchase marks the second acquisition in 45 days by PRO EM, according to a press release. The company acquired Illinois-based Partytime-HDO Productions in May. Financial …

Shelter Structures America opens its first U.S. warehouse

July 12, 2017

Shelter Structures America, distributor of Shelter temporary clearspan tent structures in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, has opened a warehouse in the Los Angeles, Calif., area. This is the company’s first warehouse facility in the United States. “Our Los Angeles-area warehouse will allow us to warehouse structures, accessories and parts for our U.S. cliental,” says …

Classic Party Rentals to sell all tenting assets

Classic Party Rentals is selling all tenting assets as part of a decision to exit the third-party event rental services business. Hilco Industrial, Northbrook, Ill., announced on July 12 the immediate private treaty sale process for Classic’s tenting assets. The sale includes substantially all assets from the tenting business unit of Classic Party Rentals, according …

LENZIP releases No. 12 Marine Grade UV Zipper

June 22, 2017

LENZIP Manufacturing Corporation, a manufacturer of industrial and commercial grade zippers based in Rolling Meadows, Ill., has released the LENZIP No. 12 Marine Grade UV Zipper. No. 12 gauge is larger than the industry standard No. 10, but smaller than LENZIP’s BIGZIP® No. 15 gauge. The No. 12 gauge is available with 316 stainless steel …

Advances in technology boost demand for frame tents

June 13, 2017

Frame tents are a must-have for almost every tent rental business; they’re incredibly popular with clients of all stripes and are reliable money-makers. Technology advancements both within tent manufacturing and outside of that arena have contributed to the clamor for frame tents. Take custom graphics. According to Gary Feuerborn, vice president of All Seasons Tent …

’Tis the season for tented backyard parties

Summer means backyard party season. And today’s backyard parties often require more than a simple tent, tables and chairs. From concession equipment to custom flooring, rental companies strive to provide private clients with everything they need to have memorable events right in their own backyards. Backyard parties are as diverse as the neighborhoods and families …

Sean Wilson joins Shelter Structures America

June 12, 2017

Shelter Structures America, distributor of Shelter temporary clearspan tent structures in North America, appointed Sean Wilson as the company’s new business development manager. Wilson will be based out of the company’s Los Angeles office. “I am very excited for the opportunity to be a part of the team at Shelter Structures America. The leadership and industry …

Free space planner tool for CORT customers

June 1, 2017

CORT Events has partnered with Social Tables to offer 3D space planning technology free of charge to its clients with its integration of a proprietary custom version of the Social Tables space planner on CORT’s website. The integration allows clients to design events in 2D, view and share in 3D and automatically request quotes for …

Stocking the right tent inventory for the popular events

From tented festivals to weddings and special events, Marianne’s Rentals brings in-demand rentals to Oklahoma and West Texas. When Marianne Long became involved with a rental company in 1986, it consisted of one warehouse filled mostly with tools and very little party equipment. The tool side of the business was sold, and she began to …

Washington’s wartime tent restored

Often described as the “first Oval Office,” George Washington’s headquarters tent, used by the general from mid-1778 until 1783, is now preserved at the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia, Pa. The tent’s journey to the museum, which opened in April, spans more than 100 years. In pieces, it was purchased in 1909 by …