Washington’s wartime tent restored

June 1, 2017

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 …

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 …

McCarthy Tents & Events installs structures for U.S. Presidential Inauguration

Providing tents for the U.S. Presidential Inauguration’s media crews meant working long hours within a tight timeframe for McCarthy Tents & Events. For Rochester, N.Y.-based McCarthy Tents & Events, the U.S. Presidential Inauguration in January was just another step in the company’s steady growth trajectory over the past 10 years. The company typically provides services …

A tented wedding on Lake Michigan

When the sun sets on Sleeping Bear Bay in Glen Arbor, Mich., on just the right night with just the right amount of clouds, the sky explodes with an interaction of color worthy of an impressionist’s palette. Alicia Caldecott, founder of A Day in May Event Planning and Design LLC of Traverse City, Mich., and …

ICC to revise codes

A reorganization by the International Code Council (ICC) of its groups that develop model codes will result in the next round of code revisions for the tent industry being moved up by one year. The ICC uses a three-year cycle for developing model codes, and most codes that govern tents and temporary membrane structures fall …

One tent features three themes

Elite Productions International has long produced a two-night, two-themed event under one tent for an annual financial conference, requiring master planning and a quick switch out of themes between nights. But in 2017, the event design and production company took on a new challenge, with three event themes over the course of three nights, all …

A tented event tests planning capabilities

An event on a school’s campus put the planning capabilities of Elite Tents and Events to the test. A Jewish school academy near Baltimore, Md., broke ground in February for a new school building on its existing property, and it turned to Elite Tents and Events, Sykesville, Md., to provide some massive tenting for the …

Teens explore the event industry through EnventU

A new education initiative provides work-based learning opportunities within the events industry for Washington, D.C., high school students. EnventU was founded to help underserved teens explore career opportunities in the live events industry. The curriculum gives students an inside look at the profession through guest speakers, hands-on event planning, vendor field trips, paid summer jobs …

Losberger De Boer Group formed following merger

May 30, 2017

Losberger acquired structures supplier De Boer to form Losberger De Boer Group. The merger is expected in the second quarter of 2017. The acquisition of De Boer by Losberger will be a major step for the companies in becoming a leading provider of temporary space solutions in the international event market. This will enable both companies to …

CORT Events shares top wedding design trends for 2017

May 5, 2017

CORT Events is sharing an inside look at the top 2017 wedding design trends as wedding season begins to kick up nationwide. As the nation’s leading furniture, lighting and accessories rental company, CORT Events works with hundreds of couples each year to help bring their vision to life for their pending nuptials. Leading the top wedding …