Clearspan structures meet many demands

August 18, 2017

All Occasions Event Rental of Cincinnati, Ohio, has offered clearspans for 11 years, purchasing the first one in 2006, says Tommy Wilson, director of event services. The company started with smaller structures, in widths of 20, 30, 40, and 50 feet, and currently stocks about 50,000 square feet of clearspan. “We added them to our …

Making equipment investments pay for themselves

August 14, 2017

Prior to investing in new equipment, decision makers in tent rental companies should evaluate each task that needs to be done, measuring the costs of doing each task and looking for ways to eliminate or reduce those costs. Equipment investments should add efficiency and durability to the equation and outperform old technologies dramatically. Often, a …

Jim Reyen, past recipient of IFAI’s Bruce W. Wodetzki Award, passed away

August 8, 2017

Jim Reyen, 72, passed away Saturday, Aug. 5, at his home in Vestal, N.Y. Reyen was a past recipient of IFAI’s Bruce W. Wodetzki Award, the tent rental industry’s most prestigious honor. For more, click here.

Glen Raven to acquire Sunbury Textile Mills

August 2, 2017

Glen Raven Inc., a global provider of performance fabrics, has signed a Letter of Intent to acquire Sunbury Textile Mills, a market leader in the design and manufacture of decorative jacquard fabrics. Under the agreement, Sunbury will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Glen Raven Inc. and will operate as part of Glen Raven Custom …

M&M Event Rentals recapitalizes Marquee Event Group; Marquee’s Holditch to retire

M&M Event Rentals, Carol Stream, Ill., has recapitalized Marquee Event Group, Austin, Texas. This strategic acquisition is the sixth since partnering with Dubin Clark & Co. Inc. in February 2016. Terms were not disclosed. Prior acquisitions for M&M include: Celebration Event Rental, Grand Prairie, Texas All Seasons Event Rental, Kansas City, Kan. AAA Rental System, …

Mahaffey acquires $24.2 million in tent and structure assets from Classic Party Rentals

Mahaffey Fabric Structures has acquired more than $24.2 million in assets from Classic Party Rentals, including tents, structure frame, fabric pieces and specialty structures. Based in Memphis, Tenn., Mahaffey provides temporary turnkey structures and shelter solutions across the United States. With this purchase, Mahaffey will have an expanded network of both personnel and products to …

Beginning the code revision discussion

August 1, 2017

The Fire Code Action Committee (F-CAC) of the International Code Council (ICC) convened in late May in Chicago in the first of three meetings scheduled for 2017 to begin the 2021 code revision cycle for Group A. IFAI Tent Rental Division (TRD) Steering Committee members Linc Aldershof of Verseidag Seemee U.S., Randolph, N.J., and Tom …

The tradition of traveling tent shows

Traveling tent shows­ were once a revered Americana tradition, but they died out in the mid-twentieth century. Now, a British band may bring the tradition back, with the help of two bright yellow Bedouinflex™ marquees from Stretch Structures, a multinational manufacturer of stretch tents, stretch fabric creations and inflatable structures. Duncan Disorderly and the Scallywags, …

Party Reflections Inc. acquires Southern Event Rental

July 31, 2017

Party Reflections Inc., headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., has acquired Greensboro, N.C.-based Southern Event Rental. The expansion into the Triad region of North Carolina strengthens Party Reflections’ position as a regional brand in the Carolinas. The 59-year-old company has locations in Charlotte and Raleigh, N.C., and Columbia, S.C. “My parents started the company in 1958 with …

Event Source acquires two south Florida locations of Classic Party Rentals

July 24, 2017

Event Source of Cleveland, Ohio, has purchased Panache Party Rental locations in Pompano Beach, Fla., and West Palm Beach, Fla., from Classic Party Rentals. Now under private ownership of JBK Group Inc., dba Event Source, the Panache locations join Event Source’s four existing territories in the Midwest: Cleveland, Ohio; Columbus, Ohio; Detroit, Mich.; and Pittsburgh, …