Tents take LPGA tournament to another level

August 1, 2007

By Jake Kulju George Smith of Mahaffey Fabric Structures in Memphis, Tenn., spends one week each year in upstate New York. But he isn’t there for his health. His company provides tents and fabric structures for a stop on the LPGA tour each year at Locust Hill Country Club in Rochester. In business since 1924, …

New tented paddock for Tioga Downs

A tent has nearly doubled the capacity of the racing paddock at Tioga Downs in Nichols, N.Y., according to Harnesslink. The original paddock had enough space for five full races with a few stalls left over, but the new configuration with a 60-by-90-foot tent means the Tioga paddock can now hold nine full races. The …

Theft of services bill signed

Earlier this year, Mississippi governor Haley Barbour signed a new law making it a crime not to return rental property at the end of a rental period. Clients will have five days to return overdue rental property after an owner has given them notice. Under the new law, those with overdue rental property must pay …

Residents delay tent vote

Residents of Kildeer, Ill., have decided to postpone their vote on a controversial tent plan until more information about the tent’s effects on the community can be gathered. The Illinois Daily Herald reports that Concorde Banquets has proposed installing a 6,500-square-foot tented pavilion at the back of its property to increase its event space. But …

City adopts new tent permit powers

The city council for Orange, Texas, has adopted a new ordinance to require permits for large tents. According to the Orange Leader, the new requirement means that no one will be able to put up a tent in Orange for any public assembly without first getting a tent permit. Exceptions to this include when the …

Compromise over school’s athletic tent

Residents of Towson, Md., have agreed to drop pending litigation against the athletic tent at Baltimore Lutheran School in Towson, the Baltimore Examiner reports. Neighbors of the school have said they will withdraw a zoning appeal as well as nuisance and property-value lawsuits concerning the five-story tent that has brought the school more flexible event …

Classic Party Rentals and Chameleon Chair get exclusive

Classic Party Rentals and Chameleon Chair, both of Los Angeles, have entered into an exclusive national marketing agreement that will mean Chameleon’s chairs and barstools will only be available in the U.S. through Classic Party Rentals or Chameleon. Chameleon Chair will continue to operate independently, and Classic Party Rentals will stock and rent the chairs …

Immigration bill dies again

In late June, the stalled immigration bill was resurrected on the Senate floor, but proponents of the bill were once again unable to gain enough votes for cloture, which would move the bill into the final stage of debate and much nearer to passing. The developments mean that the comprehensive immigration reform measures are as …

Teeco Solutions hires national sales manager

Teeco Solutions of Fenton, Mo., has hired Jim Fox as national sales manager. Fox has 20 years of sales and marketing experience. “Teeco Solutions has grown by supplying the tent rental market with products of superior quality and performance,” Fox said. “My goal is to continue our growth by helping our clients find real solutions …

Duracote Corp. hires account manager for west coast

Duracote Corp. has hired Ron Miller as account manager for the company’s west coast territory of the U.S. Miller will be responsible for establishing new customers, servicing current accounts, helping with new product development and promoting Duracote’s products within the industry. Miller has 10 years of industrial sales experience.