Flowers bloom in tents

June 1, 2008

As clients become more discriminating, theirchoices for tent décor become increasingly sophisticated—and more costly as well. Decking out a tent with fresh blooms is no longer as simple as placing centerpieces. “We’re dealing with a more mature bride, a bride that has traveled a lot, a bride that is involved in corporate America,” says Coby …

Dome houses Made in Berlin exhibition

Zendome and partners craft an identity for Berlin designers in Italy. Berlin, UNESCO’s City of Design for 2006, has a new creative ambassador in the form of the Berlin Design Dome. The dome was created to house the Made in Berlin exhibition at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan, a trade show for furniture …

Indian pilgrims to get new tents

This year, 157,000 Indian pilgrims traveling to Saudi Arabia for the Hajj, the largest annual pilgrimage in the world, will be treated to streamlined accommodation arrangements and other services, according to the Hindu. Muslims traveling to Mecca with the Hajj Committee in early December will stay in exclusive Indian-only tents equipped with all the necessary …

Nonprofit association accepts donated rental materials

The National Association for the Exchange of Industrial Resources (NAEIR), Galesburg, Ill., is a nonprofit association that accepts donated materials and distributes them to schools and other nonprofits around the U.S. The NAEIR says that tents and party rental items are among the many kinds of products that the organization accepts. Under IRS Tax Code …

Church tents pulled down

Tents housing churches in Johannesburg, South Africa, were torn down in April by the city’s emergency management services (EMS) and police force, due to non-compliance with safety laws. Community members shouted at city workers as they pulled down the tents in an operation to remove four unsafe church locations, according to the City of Johannesburg …

Discounted tents protect communities from sun

A new program in Australia is offering discounted tents for rent to organizations such as charities, sports clubs and schools, to help protect people from damaging sun rays. The SunWise Shade Tent Lending program from Suncorp offers 10-by-10-foot and 10-by-20-foot tents to help create shade for communities near Brisbane and Gold Coast. Bernadette Norrie, sponsorship …

“Tent guy” starts new rental forum

Jon Anderson, a 10-year veteran of D.C. Hall Rental Service in North Branford, Conn., recently launched Rent Talk Online (www.renttalkonline.com), a new forum for the rental industry. The free site has multiple threads covering a wide range of rental industry topics, which users can easily access after registering with the site. Topic threads include tenting, …

Tent installers killed in Charleston

Two men were electrocuted and two others were shocked during a pole tent installation in Charleston, S.C., in April. The men were working for Stage Presence Equipment & Rental, according to WCBD-TV online. One man died at the scene while another died later at the hospital. The other two men affected were sent to the …

Family tent business owner dies

Fred Findlay, former longtime owner of Regina Tent & Awning in Regina, British Columbia, Canada, has died at the age of 83. The Regina Leader-Post reports that Findlay returned home to Regina from the Second World War to help run Regina Tent & Awning with his father. The company was founded in the late 1890s, …

Teer joins Aztec

Phil Teer, 12-year veteran of the tent industry, has joined Aztec Tents as regional account manager. Visit aztectents.com.