Tharpe joins Rainier Industries

February 21, 2017

Rainier Industries’ shelter division named a new sales manger, Michael Tharpe. In his new role, Tharpe is charged with expanding the availability of Rainier tent and tent liner products across the U.S. He will continue to provide support to existing dealers with installation training, tradeshow assistance, and coaching as needed. Tharpe has more than 20 years of experience in …

InTents 2017 Buyer’s Guide cover contest winner

February 1, 2017

The winning photo in the 2017 InTents Buyer’s Guide cover contest features a festive tented wedding reception installed by Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals, Orlando, Fla. From dozens of submitted photos, InTents narrowed the choices to three, and hundreds of online voters chose the winner in early January. Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals installed the …

Resolutions, goals and decisions

Whatever you want to achieve, the 2017 InTents Buyer’s Guide will help you get there. Would it surprise you to know that I’ve kept all of my new year’s resolutions? Confession: While you are reading this in early February or later, I’m writing this on Jan. 3. So far so good! I did take a …

Arena Americas names new CEO

January 12, 2017

Greg Lawless, Arena Group CEO, named Paul Bryant CEO of the Arena Americas division. Bryant has had success in the areas of business development and commercial growth initiatives as EVP & CCO of IEWC Corp- an employee-owned, Milwaukee-based global distributor of wire, cable, and wire management products. He has also led various business units within …

InTents Buyer’s Guide cover contest

January 9, 2017

We asked for your best work, and you gave it to us! InTents put out an open call for cover images for the 2017 InTents Buyer’s Guide. And so many gorgeous pictures of tent installations came in, we can’t decide! We’ve narrowed the choices to three, and now we need your help to select the …

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 …

On site

December 1, 2016

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 …

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 …